Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Summer by the Sea

Welcome,

No, it's not quite summer here, but the theme this month for the small N.Z.  swap group I am in
was to create a Pinwheel Tower card with an optional summer theme.


As you can see I went with a beachy theme. 
As this is a photo heavy post, I will keep the words to a minimum


All the stamps on the larger sides were from a magazine freebie set,
All were stamped in snippets of card, and coloured with Polychromo Pencils


The papers were from an unmarked pack - possibly from the local 'Warehouse' store


The sun ray image was  cut free-hand, from yellow vellum


The shells and seahorse were digi images by Pattie G at Pattie's Creations.  
The shell border I won, the seahorse was a freebie.


This final (small) panel used stamped images


The 'sand' was kraft card sprayed with Tim Holtz Mica sprays - a bronze and a gold


Thank  you for visiting, and making it this far - I hope you enjoyed this fun card.

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29 comments:

brenda said...

Love this Maxine, the sea and beach theme works for me as we had so little summer this year and because of COVID not see the sea for so very long.

B x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Maxine, a super design and I love the beach theme.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your Pinwheel Tower card looks fabulous!

Mac Mable said...

What an eye catching pinwheel tower card with a cheerful and sunny theme Maxine x.

Irish Cherokee said...

Clever design. Excellent coloring. Loving this pinwheel card. This card will be a delightful fun card that someone will treasure.

Love, Hugs and blessings,
Jim

Sarn said...

What a fabulous shaped card and so well decorated on each side. Loving the beach theme.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

JD/ Jill said...

This is a really neat card design. So very nicely done!

Glennis F said...

A really lovely card Maxine, looks like a lot of work!

Gerrina said...

Oh wow; this get's me straight back to summer! You used all the stamps so beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

At Home In New Zealand said...

Awesome card, I imagine it was a lot of fun to make :) xx

Carol W said...

WOW WOW WOW Maxine this is an amazing card. I bet it took a long time to make. You did an outstanding job on it. Just wonderful.

Dawn T said...

Great beach theme Maxine. It turned out just awesome.

R's Rue said...

So pretty.

MiamiKel said...

Magnificent card, Maxine! You had me at beach! I love the theme and this is one fabulous card fold .I've only done it once and it took me all day! Love the look of the pencils! Blessings!

Franic said...

Muy linda!😍

Suze said...

It is a fantastic card. I am lucky enough to have been the recipient of this lovely card in our swap group. I love the beachy theme to the card and hope that the weather and Alert Levels will soon be co-operative that we can see the real thing. I had wondered how you got the shimmer on the kraft card - it is very effective.
With my DT hat on now, Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Brenda said...

Wow! This card is amazing and so beautiful Maxine! I've never made this kind of card before and wouldn't even know how to even start, but think it is so cool. I love that you went with the summer beach theme, that sand just sparkles and I love it. The shells, lighthouse, sea critters are so fun and colored so pretty. Love the papers you used as well. I wish we were going back into summer. lol But can't complain as our fall has been warm. Still not looking forward to winter, but hopefully it will be short. Hugs, Brenda

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fabulous card, I've been seeing these around in blogland lately thank you for the link to the instructions. The summer theme looks great and goes well with your Nana Napped story too. Lockdowns are lifting here, more Sydney siders coming into our area whilst some of us are waiting for access to vaccines. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Judy McKay said...

I love the tower card. Your card is stunning. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

Gail said...

Fabulous card - I have made these and they really are a cool card! Nice work! thanks you for dropping off your art at WAW! Have a blessed day!

Di said...

Stunning card Maxine - I do love the shape and there's so much interest all around it. Wonderful and reminds me, like Brenda, it's a long time since I last saw the sea.

Hugs

Di xx

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute project, I love it. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
Hugs
Danka
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Neet said...

It's a lovely card and the only Pinwheel card I have seen that is decorated with anything other than fancy paper. Well done - a lovely subject nicely done.
Blessings, Neet xx

Irish Cherokee said...

This is a really fun card. Like getting a bunch of cards in one envelope. Very well done. Someone will love this when they get it.

Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Ilonka said...

A beautiful Card, Thanks for sharing it with us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.
Hugs Ilonka DT

mamapez5 said...

I am a bit late to this party, but I love the layout of this card and all the summery images. Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous Maxine, so love this scene and card shape. x

Parmi Mudhar said...

Such a clever design. Love the theme and the pinwheel tower card. First time I've seen this design. Very creative perfect for our Get Creative challenge. All the best the Get Creative Design Team

Quillish said...

What a stunning card, every element on that card is so thought out! It's like creating 4 cards in one, so much to plan! But am amazed at how easy it was to make it. Looked like a puzzle to me earlier. Though I doubt I'll make it, but definitely inspired! Thank you so much Maxine for teaching me something cool ❤