Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sea, Sky and a Ship

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Some time ago I made a batch of 'ink over dried glue resist' backgrounds.  On this one I stenciled some dots using a brown ink, and then it sat, until recently.


I stamped the panel using the Crafty Individuals stamp 'Of The Sea'.  The stamp is fabulously detailed, and I had difficulty getting a good impression, and then the paper moved in the MISTI so I could not re-stamp...  so I used a fine black pen to add in detail that was missing


To 'colour' the ship, I stamped the image onto plain white paper and painted it with watercolour paint before trimming it out and paper piecing it over the original image


To the sea area around the base of the ship, I added dark blue and some white pen for detail


The sentiment was a magazine freebie, which was stamped on deep blue card and white embossed, then trimmed into a banner shape before being mounted on foam dots


I added this washi tape to the inside - it reminds me of compasses.

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36 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

wow this is stunning, what a great scene and stamp. xx

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, you have created a wonderful scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Brenda said...

What a cool masculine card Maxine! I love the boat/ship. It looks like a fun time on that boat. If one is a boat person. lol Your background looks amazing, loving the stenciling and details on the water. I sure couldn't tell you colored the boat and glued it over top, when I read that I kept looking but you can't tell it. Love the sentiment on the dark blue embossed in white, it really pops! That washi does remind one of compasses, perfect for the inside of this beautiful card!

I agree, outside is best when the weather is nice and I've been out there a lot so far. After being shut in for the winter, one just wants out of the house don't we?! Hugs, Brenda

R's Rue said...

❤️

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, that ship is such an amazing image and your card looks fabulous!

Debbie said...

Fantastic card x
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at
Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Debbie
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Ellibelle said...

What a perfect masculine card, Maxine! Love the ship!

Caroline said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

Darlene LeTavec said...

Wow Maxine, this is gorgeous! I love all of the details you provided in the description. Certainly a multi-step process, both for the ship and the lovely background. Very, very beautiful end result!

Glennis F said...

I love this stamp - great card Maxine

Stevenson Q said...

Oh such beauty Maxine! I have always ben a lover of the Nautical themes things especially when I was in college when I started to be less scared of the sea (imagine an island boy being scared of the sea HAHA) Love the classy drawing and the soothing color blues!

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: Your card is fabulous! I love how your mixed media applications add to the vintage-ness of the stamp!!! Tremendous!!

Karen Letchworth said...

I love the background on this stunning card. What a great image and wonderful colors.

Dawn T said...

A really lovely card. Great stamping and making the most of your background.

Mac Mable said...

WOW this card looks amazing Maxine. Great stamped image and wonderful and creative background x.

mamapez5 said...

Hi Maxine. I love this stamp. I bought it too but it hasn't been inked yet. I thought it would make a good card for one of my boys. His birthday is next month so I had better start thinking about it.
I like your background. You are very good at using up 'one I made earlier', and using them to good effect. A great card. Kate x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Loved how you rescued this by paper piecing a new coloured image. Great male card.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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brenda said...

A super Ocean inspire creation Maxine and what a perfect masculine make.

B x

creationsnz said...

A stunning card Maxine. Love the arty look and the paperpieced detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Men or Kraft challenge, have a great week. CarolG

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love the soft colours

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is one of my favourite stamps and it looks great on your background. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your great background, and what a cool ship- beautiful card!!!

Gail said...

Beautiful card! TFS and dropping it off at WAW - best wishes in the draw

Chriss America Real said...

This card is just gorgeous! I might have to steal your idea to make a card for my brother.

Hugs,
Chriss

Suze said...

Great background for this image Maxine. Thank you for entering the For Men or Kraft Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Nicolette said...

Very nice card.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

Irish Cherokee said...

Great image. The images I do are often lacking detail that needs to be penned in to make it look right. You did a spectacular job of doing that. Excellent card for that sea faring person. Great coloring.

Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Sheryl said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx
TTCRD DT

Carol W said...

WOW WOW WOW what a great card Maxine. I absolutely love everything about it!!!

Neet said...

The washi tape on the inside does look like compasses, good idea.
I like this idea of glue on the background - I am presuming you put some glue on (PVA?) and let it dry so that it gives some texture and then colour it. Must give that a try when I get back home.
A lovely ship image and nicely coloured in, it just sits on the sea so well.
A card which will delight the recipient.
Blessings, Neet xx

Gerrina said...

Great job on a not that easy stamp! Love the colours! Hugs, Gerrina

Rhodidodi said...

You have created a lovely masculine card. Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

Cynthia said...

Great masculine card, Maxine. The ship is perfect on this background.

SewPaperPaint said...

WOW Maxine! I have never ever tried this technique. It's exciting after so many years of stamping to realize something I've never done. Thanks for the inspiration. I adore this stamp and your card is sublime. xx, Autumn

JD/ Jill said...

What an great scene you have created here. Very nicely done!

Karen Dunbrook said...

I love this!!
xx Karen