Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Channeling Seth Apter...

Welcome 
Two posts in three days - quite astonishing at the moment. With needing to garden during the day (before it gets too hot) and then water said gardens in the evening I am constantly running out of time for indoorish things, apart from card making!

I would also like to welcome my newest follower, Shirley-Ann Barber, of Stamping For Joy She lives 'across the Ditch' from me in Australia - I hope you have not been affected by the fires Shirley-Ann.

This is my DT card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge starting today, and our sponsor is the wonderful Seth Apter, who is giving two $25 vouchers to his store to two winners!! 

I started this card with this wonderful coffee circle die. I understand it was a Seth Apter one, unfortunately now unavailable.
It was cut twice from Kraft card, and sponged with espresso ink.


I then created the background by sponging/brushing more espresso ink around the edges of the cream cardstock I had chosen to work with, and had distressed the edges of,  to give a really grungy look.  I layered the die cut(s) over a piece of old dictionary paper I had on my desk... 

I  then picked up a piece of corrugated card (also lingering on my desk) and stripped off one surface to give a textural background panel to the scripture (Available as a freebie at Word Art Wednesday)


The scripture panel was also sponged with the espresso ink, and distressed around the edges.  I was liking the look, but there was something missing, and I spotted some stamps I bought from China about a year ages ago, so I inked one up, held it in my fingers, and did some selective stamping in the background, often using a second and third generation impressions to give some more variation


To finish the inside I distressed and sponged the edges of the panel, and stamped the gauze like stamp again, on a block this time, along one edge.  

I loved how this turned out, as grungy is not my normal make!!

35 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Great project Maxine, love that die and a pity it's unavailable looks fantastic. Take care.xx

Petra-loves-paper said...

Great background, beautiful card, thanks for joining our challenge, greetings Petra DT digichoosday challenge

Monica said...

What creativity with the die cut here, Maxine. I have a similar die cut which Aleeza insisted looked better in the store but that convinced me to buy it. That was two years ago, and now your card has given me a brill idea. Thank you.

I like all the coffee effect here and the verse is lovely as ever.


Love,

Monica

Cinderella said...

Hello Maxine,

How are You doin just found out You are living in Australie I hope You haven`t had trouble during the Fires and You and Your family are safe.
Love Your work for your Dt at World at Wednesday challenge

Have a great Day here in the Netherlands it`s windy this week
Hugs and Creativity
Cinderella
Xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card looks great, coffee stains and all!

Mia said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine. Lovely distressed. Thank you for sharing the steps, my friend. Kisses.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love all the texture on your card and the dictionary sheet you embellished and love that coffee stain die (too bad not available)...great card, and lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble. Please come back and check out our future fun challenges with Thing 1,2 and 3.

Cynthia said...

Great mixed media card, Maxine. Love the random burlap stamp and distressing on the edges!

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful project and reminder from God's Word. Thanks for sharing your card at Crafting Happiness Challenges. I hope you'll link up again!

Glennis F said...

Looks great Maxine, I love the grungy look!

Mac Mable said...

You should try grungy more often Maxine as your card is fabulous. I am loving your attention to detail and your wonderful design x.

Brenda said...

This is an amazing "grunge" card Maxine! I love the coffee ring die cuts, they are so fun, the inking really makes the card and I love the "cheesecloth" look stamping. But the sentiment is what the focal is all about and I love how you placed it on the cardboard. Great job!! Hugs, Brenda

Joy Wilson said...

Wonderful creation and verse! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this may not be your style but it's so pretty! Love all the distressed look and that scripture too.
Lynn

MiamiKel said...

Oh Maxine, be still my heart! Do I spy COFFEE! yes, I do! Love the fun theme and the coffee marks and the length of your card gives so much room to be FUN!
Love this so much! Hugs!

Dawn T said...

A delightful card Maxine. Great card.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear Maxine,
A wonderful male card and agree re the die it’s a beauty, love the addition of the gauze stamp, I thought at first you’d stencilled through a piece of cotton gauze! I’m not buying anymore from China at first mostly were not replicas but find nearly all are, now, very disheartening, some are the craft mag freebies but been caught too many times now, and with virus etc Oz buys are good.

Love that verse too, don’t you? a treasure indeed. Will happily send rain, we’ve now had here in our spot 615mm or almost 25”! Yes that’s over half a metre.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

froebelsternchen said...

Wow Maxine! This looks amazing!

Deezy's Handmade Cards said...

Your project looks awesome! Thank you for playing along at A Place to Start Challenge Blog. We hope to see you again! Bye, Deezy (DT) xxx

Sue said...

Fabulous inking and stampng, Maxine, and great design. You achieved the vintage look x

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a fabulous die.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

aussie aNNie said...

Glad you liked your 'card' Maxine, you make me laugh so much re the florist so had to add something for you...enjoy your weekend.xx

Janis Lewis said...

Hi, Maxine! It's me again - Janis from Crafting Happiness Challenges. I forgot to tell you... Don’t forget to click the LIKE under the entries for the projects you love that are submitted in our challenges each week after you link up. Yes, it's okay to like more than one AND to like your own. :) The project with the most likes will be highlighted in next week’s post!
Janis
Crafting Happiness Challenges, Founder
Pause Dream Enjoy, Blog

jimlynn said...

Oops....forgot to thank you for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Maxine!!!
Lynn

LindaStampAndInk said...

Love all the different techniques used. I can visualize sipping coffee and reading scripture. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing with Double Trouble challenge #49.

Catrin Goodwin said...

Great card! I love the vintage feel, thank you for joining us at LPOCF good luck x

Chana Malkah said...

Very nicely crafted! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place To Start! Your card is perfect for our masculine card challenge!
Hiugz,
Chana Malkah, Owner

Karen Letchworth said...

Thank you so much for helping promote SETH APTER Designs, and for making a mixed media project for the challenge. I wish there was a way to let more of the mixed media crafting community know about our challenges and this amazing prize. Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your talents. We are so blessed to have you on the team, and for me to call you friend.
Karen

Liz said...

Beautiful card - great design, Maxine. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT xx

MariLynn said...

This is fabulous Maxine. I love the corragated cardboard. So cool. I left you a message on my blog, and I will leave it here as well, you were a winner in the Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop. You need to message Lori.

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Great project. Thanks you for joining with us at https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2020/02/wk-6-anything-goes-card-making-crafting.html. Good luck with your entry
Maritza DT

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - it has taken me forever to get here, but it is well worth the trip. I love this card - and you know I just love Seth Apters die and stamps - you have used them so perfectly - love everything about it!! XO

Karthikha said...

That's a lovely take on masculine theme! Thank you for sharing your work at A Place to Start challenge. All the best :)

Karthikha,
DT - A Place to Start
My Blog - K's Kards and Krafts

Gerrina said...

Glad you found some time; this looks so good! Hugs, Gerrina

Jane Savage said...

Brilliant project, great textures!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx