Friday, May 20, 2022

Playtime Background...

This card was made for a small swap group here in N.Z.  The theme this month was to use inks or paints on your background - I had a lot of fun making this, for a lovely friend in the group.  

It started with three colours, Peanut Brittle, Orange and Ladybug Memento inks blended over white card, then I added C.P .Limoncello over the Peanut Brittle

Then came some very old lemon mica spray, followed by Candle Light and Peppermint Stick mica sprays by TH.... I was having fun!!

Once dry, I had to stamp it to the right, not the left of the card as I had intended because of the design of the stamp – I then embossed the stamping. 

I added some background stamping with a stamp from STAMPlorations using Caramel ink (the chicken wire one) and a stamp from AALL And Create with Lawn Fawn Crunchy leaf ink, I loved the result as it looks a bit like cobwebs.

I trimmed and mounted the feature panel over the yellow, added the ribbons and then mounted onto the base... then added the sequins and called it finished.

The inside was decorated with a trimming from the main panel, as was the envelope

The recipient loved the card, and now she has received it, I can share it.

I am linking this to:
There are layers of ink, spray and ribbon
Bling includes sequins and mica sprays


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a beauty! Love love LOVE the rich colors! And that ribbon treatment. Very nice!

Gerrina said...

The text is beatiful, but my attention went to that great warm background; looks so good! Hugs, Gerrina

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous blended colours and love the shimmer from the sprays. Yes it sure looked like you had fun with this striking card Maxine x.

Carol W said...

Maxine this card is absolutely stunning. Just beautiful.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, you have created a wonderful background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

At Home In New Zealand said...

Love the Mark Twain quote :) xx

Becca Sadler said...

Fantastic mixed media card that is summery bright and eye-catching! Great card, Maxine!

D.L. Walls said...

Maxine, this is a lovely card. The sentiment is wonderful and I love the silhouette images. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Paper Funday!
The Paper Funday Challenge
The Inspiration Station Challenge

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so pretty, Maxine. I love the blood orange color and your amazing embossing skills never fail. You're SO creative, my friend.

Dawn Phillips said...

That's stunning and such fabulous words to live by. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

R's Rue said...

So beautiful.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous colours here.

Inkyfingers said...

I love your beautiful card and I wish I could see all that gorgeous sheen in person! I can see that you had such fun making this and it was so worth the time you spent on it.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Kate said...

Such a striking card! The heat embossing looks fabulous with your inked background!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Small Bits of Paper

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love this and can see why you had so much fun making it! I love the ink colors you used, they blended beautifully, the sprays that give that shimmer and shine-just gorgeous! The background stamping looks like this card has been around for a long time, kinda like when glaze crackles on an old vase or plate-love that look. I am so in love with this stamp as well. Not sure if it is two stamps or one, but I love the sentiment-we all need to live by this sentiment and I love the, what looks like, queen anne's lace flower and tiny butterfly. I definitely think you had loads of fun making this Maxine. It is stunning and I'm in love with it myself! Hugs, Brenda

Irish Cherokee said...

Great card. Great words to live by. Bright and cheerful. We need more of all of this in today's world.

Hugs and Blessings,

Rocky said...

Wow, love the ombre effect, some wonderful blending there. A truly gorgeous card with a wonderful sentiment, thank you for sharing it with us at The Paper Funday.

Ellibelle said...

Another stunning card, Maxine. Love the shades of orange and the embossing looks fabulous! Beautiful sentiment too, I have it in a bit of a different font!
Thank you so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

dorsetdawndesigns said...

Pretty card, I love the background. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz Dawn S DT x

Neet said...

Wow, what a beautiful card and what fun you had in creating. I love how the three colours of ink blended so well together. Peanut Brittle and Ladybug inks - what wonderful names! I am sure the Limoncello also worked its magic on these inks. It really is a lovely background. My words, you added more - what fun you had and how it paid off with such a gorgeous card.
Blessings, neet xx