Monday, March 29, 2021

Classic Crayon and Gold Car


Welcome

I was going to preface this post with a few photos of a two week trip I recently took to the South Island 
(of New Zealand), but my phone camera and my computer are not cooperating and I cannot seem to download them to share.... I will have to talk nicely to my son in law.... 

I will say I had a wonderful time and have some awesome photos to share once I can get them downloaded.

I would like to welcome Kiwi Card House as my newest follower - they are a small Kiwi company specializing in vintage images, and their Facebook page is here

This is another melted wax crayon card - it was the first one I made using the technique


I used the back of a piece of card that I had previously printed on, and did not need... being thrifty with my supplies, I repurposed it - not the best idea as the melted crayon made the card translucent, and the print did show through under the light yellow coloured centre. 
A strategically placed gold die cut disguised it nicely! (The die was a magazine freebie)


I loved the rough texture on this background, and as I had this in mind when I made it, I did not try to smooth it off. 


The card was made for a 'seventy something' gent, so the second part of the sentiment seemed rather appropriate.  
Both parts are from another magazine freebie, and were embossed using WOW glitter gold ep.


The inside was finished with a wee snippet of the gold paper that I had used for the die cut.


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22 comments:

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a fabulous background. I look forward to seeing your photographs when you manage to get them downloaded.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Gerrina said...

This background looks super! (A technique that I forsure want to try) And a beautiful match with the car image! Hugs, Gerrina

Mac Mable said...

Maxine this is amazing and absolutely stunning x. Looking forward to seeing photos of your trip to the South Island x.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this looks fabulous! I love the metallic touches and that vintage vehicle!

aussie aNNie said...

wow what a fabulous card, love the gold and your background work is amazing. xx

Cynthia said...

Glad you had a nice trip, Maxine! Love the texture and colors of this technique.

Carol W said...

WOW WOW WOW Maxine. You did an outstanding job on this card. Impressive card!!!!

brenda said...

What super effects you achieved here Maxine and love the vibrant colours, many thanks for joining in with our AG/Mono theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Dawn T said...

Just gorgeous Maxine. The background is really amazing. Love the ancient car.

mamapez5 said...

A great card and perfect for a 'seventy something gent'!. The crayons give such lovely vibrant colours, that set off the gold so well. A perfect 'cover-up' story. Kate x

Linby said...

A fabulous use of the wax technique, it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Julene Matthews said...

Interesting tehnique and a great finished card. THanks for joining us at Archiscraps this month

LCSmithSAVED said...

How awesomely creative! Thanks for playing along at Archi-scraps!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love that you try these techniques. Nicely done. The sentiment fits the card perfectly. Excellent!

One Covid shot down, one more to go.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Mitzi said...

This card is such a gift. I can see you put a lot of time in it and I’m sure your gentleman will treasure it. Thanks for joining in at Archiscraps.

JD/ Jill said...

Stuuning card! Great image!

Joy Wilson said...

wow this is awesome! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
JoyWilsonInk
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: What a great idea of using melted crayons for creating card backgrounds!!! I've seen school art teachers use melted crayons for lots of different projects but I think you are the first card-maker to use the technique for your background!! FABULOUS!

Jane Savage said...

Wow this looks amazing!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

creationsnz said...

Interesting technique Maxine, makes a great background. CarolG

Neet said...

Oh Wow! What a stunning card this is. I love this colours you have used for your melted crayon background. So rich and it makes me think of hot sunshiney places.
That is a gorgeous die cut car you have used and the sentiment, as you say is perfect.
Bless, Neet xx

Time on My Hands said...

Wow Maxine just a fabulous card. You put so much work into it and I bet the gentleman loved it. Barb Holmes.