Friday, October 9, 2020

Clearing My Desk...


I am still working on sorting, purging and packing, and had overlooked the fact that I had to make a card for this week's Word Art Wednesday Challenge  .... eek!

I had started on my desk yesterday, and came across this piece of green cardstock so used that for my base this morning - I then ratted in my pre-made background container and found this piece.
If I recall, it was made by sprinkling Brusho's in an embossing folder, misting it with water, placing a piece of watercolour paper in it and simply pressing it together by hand. 

After printing the wonderful verse (available free on the WAW blog site)  I trimmed it and lightly distressed the edges - both the background and verse were layered on deep red card, then mounted on the green base
The butterflies were from my jar of pre-cut butterflies, and I brushed some red ink onto the yellow one to make it 'fit' colour-wise. 

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Mia said...

Great background, Maxine. The big yellow butterfly seems happy on the flowers of the background. Hugs, my dear friend.

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a lovely background - pretty colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

aussie aNNie said...

Just loving this, you got me just before I go to bed, almost midnight down under. Great colours and gorgeous result. xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your background looks awesome. Fun card... so colorful!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card, Maxine! I know your purging is do to your move...but I think you have a lot of company these days. As I travel through blog land I hear a lot of others are doing that too right now. I'm trying to finish a lot of cards that I started ages and just finishing. Hope your packing is going well for you.

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful and creative brusho background and a stunner of a card Maxine x.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

cass said...

Thanks for entering your beautiful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

Dawn T said...

Well done using all your "extra" bits to make this one Maxine. Great card. I stop in Tokoroa for breakfast/brunch yesterday on our way home from Taupo. Hope the purging/sorting/packing is going well.

mamapez5 said...

A lovely card Maxine. I really wouldn't want to sort and pack my craft stash now. What a job. But you found two gems which have gone together to make a great card, and it is a lovely scripture verse too. Kate x

brenda said...

Loving that background Maxine, don't think I've ever tried sprinkling Brusho's trough a stencil, must try.

B x

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card!Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Stay safe and Good luck!
Anneke DT

Doris Klein said...

Lovely make - love the colours and the butterflies

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

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Margaret said...

Lovely card. It's amazing what you can do with your odds and ends of pieces laying around.

sallysbitz2 said...

Beautiful x
Loving your hand made background x

hugs sally x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Maxine, days just vanish totally, I’m always chasing my tail even worse than usual .. lovely work I love this unusual card great background! And wonderful setting for a precious gem from Gods word.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Judy Markowitz said...

What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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Neet said...

A lovely card and a new technique for me to try - the Brusho's and the folder. It makes for a very interesting effect and I am just thinking of all the folders I have and don't use.
Incidentally, the Scrappy Strip Technique you introduced me to (or should I say got me addicted to) went down a storm with my virtual group of crafters. Was probably the most successful technique we have had so far since Covid times. Thank you for pointing it out to me.
Blessings to you, Neet xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautifully done. The verse is more than appropriate in this day and age. Good advise as well.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

Brenda said...

Wonderful fall colors, perfect for our challenge. Your background is so lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge!

MiamiKel said...

Such a beautiful verse, my friend and your card to showcase this scripture is sensational! Lovely!!

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Carol W said...

Oh my Maxine this card is outstanding. I just love it. (I also love your little smile saying on the sidebar). Great job!

Chriss America Real said...

Maxine, are you moving or just cleaning up your craft room? Love your card!


Maz said...

Lovely project - so colourful! Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck!
Maz DT

Annette said...

Fab watercoloury background.
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday
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creationsnz said...

A wonderful made background Maxine, really makes a bright spot and is sure to cheer someone up. CarolG

creationsnz said...

I hope your packing up is going okay, it's such a big job. You will be glad when it's behind you and you start your new adventure. CarolG

Monica said...

What a nice way to make the background, Maxine and I love the brightness of this card. The verse is wonderful.


karto_flana said...

Very creative!
Thank You for joining us at Do Al(l) Kreatives challenge. DT Ella.

Alex said...

Amazing card! Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

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Maria Nicotra Tinyworks said...

Beautiful card thank you for joining us at the Le Ann's World 101 Challenge
DT Maria

Suchi said...

That background is perfect for the butterfly!! Have a great time Maxine!
SO much love to you! :)

Gerrina said...

That backgrond looks so great; love the colours and the happines it seems to show! Hugs, Gerrina

Maria Valente said...

Fantastic card! I love that background! Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Moments. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Mary xx