Monday, May 11, 2020

Brushos and a Lighthouse

Welcome

A  clean and simple (CAS) masculine card to share today, 
made for a man who loves his salt water/ deep sea fishing.


My starting point was the brushos panel that I made earlier in the year in a fun session with a friend - that was when I was introduced to SparkleITs. You can just see the iridescent sparkle from this angle. 


The panel was placed behind the MFT peek-a-boo die cut, and the fussy cut light house image on the edge of the aperture.
I deliberately kept the stamp plain, apart from some light colouring on the grass and cliff face, and some Glossy Accents on the 'glass'.  


The sentiment (a magazine freebie) was silver embossed and the silver ribbon was the only embellishment. 


This inside was finished with the light house stamped in London fog ink. 


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24 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

sO BEATIFUL!

Hugs, Susi

Mac Mable said...

Such a classy masculine card and the brusho's with the sparkle look fabulous Maxine and I do like the uncoloured lighthouse x.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Maxine, a super design - perfect for a salt water fisherman.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so creative and pretty! I love the brushos piece! Perfect addition!

brenda said...

I'm a big Brusho fan Maxine, one of the few crafty things (along with Pan Pastels) that I still use regularly years on. It's a super masculine card and perfect for our 'Men and Boys' theme at Penny Black and More, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

jimlynn said...

Love the panel and all those blues. SO pretty! Great card for any guy Maxine. LOVE the lighthouse!
Lynn

Barb said...

Very Pretty! I need to get mine out soon!

Ellibelle said...

So nicely done, Maxine. Loving the effects from the Brushos!
Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge and Penny Black and More!
Ellibelle's Corner

creationsnz said...

Great effect with the brushos and a great card design too. CarolG

Darnell said...

What an awesome design you've created, Maxine! That background is incredible and perfect as a backdrop for the lighthouse. I love the gorgeous blue card front and silver ribbon. The schparkle and shimmer must be incredible in person, but it's still a very manly card!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Wonderful masculine birthday card Maxine. The brushos panel is gorgeous with it's sparkle. Love that you have the lighthouse left white ... lots of contrast and it really pops off the brushos panel and your deep blue card base. Great work! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely male card, love the use of your brusho's they look fabulous here. Chilly so take care.xx

Kim said...

Beautiful card. I could see that panel being the whole sky. Thanks for joining the challenge at Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge Blog.

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Maxine! Such a wonderful and serene feel to your card -and I see your sparkle! Very much like the waves and ocean when the hits it at just the right angel - love the lighthouse. They've always brought me comfort - this is magnificent!

Monica said...

Lovely colours and ideal for a saltwater look. Loving everything including the posh ribbon.

Love,

Monica

Gerrina said...

Oeps; almost missed this one and it looks stunning! Love how you let the image fall over the panel with watery colours! Hugs, Gerrina

mamapez5 said...

A classic card. I love the pretty brushos panel. I also like it when the inside reflects the main image. Very nice! Kate x

Linby said...

The lighthouse looks great against your background. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge.
Lynn x
DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

A beautiful card- so love the Brusho and SparkleIt effect- have not heard of those before, but can see the sparkle! Great colors and love the lighthouse too!

Joy Wilson said...

Maxine, Your card is beautiful! I hope you are doing well!
Many blessings, Joy

Neet said...

You never seem to have a problem when it comes to a masculine card. Something I struggle with.
Love how you used that panel behind the lighthouse and I do think you were right to leave the lighthouse plain - but what a great touch the Glossy Accents was.
The ribbon finishes it off perfectly.
God Bless and keep you safe, Neet xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Elegant gorgeousness, this is beautifully designed hun, love the black and white image juxtaposed with the fab brushos background and the peekaboo frame is fab to set the scene. LOVE it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Barb said...

So pretty--I love the colors and layout!

Candace O said...

Beautiful Card! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!