Saturday, August 27, 2022

No App . Oval Needed


This months challenge in my small New Zealand swap group was a technique called  Faux Torn Mosaic
It was messy, but fun, and I loved my results.

I chose a purple paper that had a diagonal checked pattern on it, tore it up into random pieces, smudged the pieces with Wilted Violet DOX and the edges with Villainous Poison DI, and adhered them to the background layer, trimming the sides and then inking them with the darker ink again

The image and sentiment  I used are from an Art By Marlene set, coloured with my Polychromos pencils. (unfortunately the colours look somewhat washed out in the photo) 
The sentiment was filled in with a gold pen

I then die cut the image and sentiment using some deckle style oval dies.  The sentiment cut was too large, so I did some partial die cutting to reduce the size.  
The edges of the ovals and the base white layer, were brushed with Memento Dandelion yellow ink.

I finished the card with some small metallic adhesive embellishments, some purple flat back pearls for buttons, and a piece of sheer gold ribbon under the sentiment panel. 

The inside was finished with a narrow strip of the patterned paper in it's original form.

Unfortunately I managed to delete my photos as I downloaded them from the camera, so these two were kindly taken by the card's recipient - who loved it. 

I am linking this to:


Dawn T said...

Beautifully done Maxine. Love how it turned out.

brenda said...

I've never seen this technique before Maxine but how effective and great way of using up all those scraps of DP.

B x

Monica said...

Ah what delight to come to blogger after a long gap and be met with your creation. This card is really cute and I like the facial expressions of the lady. The sentiment matches perfectly. Hope you are well.
Lots of love,

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
CRAFT Challenge Blog

Donna Walls said...

Great project Maxine! I love creating journal pages with Art by Marlene images and this image is so fun. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
Donna xx
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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love the sentiment on this card... and your card is so cute!

Suze said...

This turned out really lovely Maxine. I like how the check pattern looks with this technique.

Gerrina said...

A fun and beautiful coloured image on a fun background (love the purple) Enjoy the sunday!

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a great background and fun image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sheryl said...

A lovely card.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the sentiment. The card is a giggler. Cute! Loving it.

Hugs and Blessings,

Jane Savage said...

Lovely card the background is so effective!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Pamela Duncan said...

What a great idea for your background. Love the card! Thank you for sharing on Polkadoodles. Pam, DT

Ellibelle said...

What a great background technique and fun image!
Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge! Hope you'll stop by again tomorrow when a new linky will be posted!
Ellibelle's Corner

Neet said...

I am not surprised the recipient loved this card. It is a delightful image but I cannot make myk mind up about its origin. Is it a cupcake girl or a flower with a girl for its centre. Either way it is a cute image and so typical of Art my Marlene.
Love the way you have done the background - I will have to follow the link for it.
Blessings, Neet xx