Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Anniversary Love Birds


I made this card some months ago, and had it on my file which I have with me in hospital... yes the 'bug' I had was not what the family had, but rather a massive chest infection.... but I am starting to recover!!

I started with a Brusho background on watercolour paper that I made one day when playing with them

I stamped the love birds and flower spray from a freebie magazine set, and coloured with watercolours.
I tried to stamp the floral spray directly onto the background, but messed up, hence it is stamped on white and fussy cut.... The sentiment was also from the set.
I cut the image with a hexagon from an infinity set by Hero Arts, and mounted it over dark green

From memory I also used some Brushos Pearl SprinkleIT powder, which shows here as a slightly deeper green, but in real life, it sparkled beautifully.
I ran a deep green ink panel around the edge of the  main panel which was mounted over a dark green base

I used an old anniversary stamp on the inside, and a snippet of the background paper cut into a banner shape, and edged in the same deep green ink. 

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brenda said...

This image makes a lovely Anniversary card Maxine and you have created such a pretty muted Brusho background.

B x

Gerrina said...

They look so beautiful! And that brusho background is wonderful with it! Hope you will get better quick and gain your energy back! Sending some positive energy to help you... Hugs, Gerrina

Glennis F said...

I love the soft colour Maxine.
I hope you are feeling better now.

Dawn T said...

Just beautiful Maxine. Take care.... I had a bad chest infection in June that had me off work for nearly two weeks... luckily not hospitalised like you.

cotnob said...

A lovely card Maxine, a sweet image and pretty background.
I hope you are on the mend and able to go home soon.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

R's Rue said...

Glad you starting to be on the mend. Lovely card my friend.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a real beauty!!! I am sorry you are in the hospital. Get well!!!

creationsnz said...

We all have Whoopsies that turn out even better. Hope you are feeling better soon Maxine. CarolG

JD/ Jill said...

This is a lovely card. Hope you are feeling much better! Please take care!

Ellibelle said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been ill, Maxine! But so glad you are doing better!
Your card is gorgeous! Love the birds!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the card you made and I hope you are soon on the mend.

Mac Mable said...

Such a romantic and pretty card. Sending love and hugs for a speedy recovery Maxine x.

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Maxine, I'm so sorry to hear you are in the hospital, but glad that you got help in time to help you! A chest infection is nothing to mess with! Pleases get well soon and I hope you will be back home soon. Your card is lovely! I love that brusho background, who can resist love birds, I love the way you colored them and I love the greenery under them. Love how you took the brusho background to the inside of the card too. Such a great anniversary card! Praying for a full recovery for you Maxine! Big hugs, Brenda

SewPaperPaint said...

This is so precious! I love the bird theme for anniversaries and love the green colorway here. xx, Autumn

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a beautiful card to celebrate an anniversary, love the little love birds. I hope you are starting to feel better, I know the suffocating feeling of having a chest infection... hope you are feeling better soon... Megan

coldwaters2 said...

What a lovely creation I love the stamp you have used and the wonderful background a super card thank you for joining our challenge at WLCB this month
lorraine x

stampingbowd said...

Such a gorgeous background for your sweet birds! So sorry to read you had an infection that caused you to be hospitalized. I hope you feel better each day!

Crafting Queen said...

Glad you are on the mend. Love the sweet image. Thanks for joining We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge. ANesha

Carol W said...

Maxine this card is wonderful and such a fitting card for an anniversary card.
You did a wonderful job on this.

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Challenge 19 at Gem of a Challenge!

aussie aNNie said...

A really beautiful card showing the wonders of our natured friends. xx

Doris Klein said...

Aaaawww.. this is really cute! Like the background. Great job you've done.

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mamapez5 said...

I am glad your chest infection is improving and I gather from your later posts that you are back home now. That's good.
The little love birds are sweet and the brusho background very nice. Kate x

NanaConnie said...

What a sweet pair of love birds, Maxine! Wonderful background and coloring. Thanks so much for supporting our Anything Goes challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute card and cute birds. Thank you for joining The Get Creative Challenge Blog
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Kristine said...

Cute anniversary card Maxine 😊

Neet said...

Such a lovely card and i do like how you have matched the colouring of the love birds to the background card. It makes the whole card cohesive.
Sorry to hear you ended up in hospital, hope the treatment has worked for you.
Sending healing thoughts and prayers
Neet xx

Suze said...

Beautiful card Maxine. I like the Brusho background.
Sorry to hear you ended up in hospital. I hope you are feeling a lot better now.
Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.