Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Sunset


It's a new month and a new challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  This month the theme is Sunset, and the optional element is Postage Stamp.


My background is made from encaustic wax applied with a craft iron, and the highlights were made with a white gel pen.  I stamped the cruise liner on white card, cut it out and added shading with Distress Ink.  I placed the three quotes on a long acrylic block, inked them up in similar colours to the background and stamped on spare card, then grunged the edges with scissors.

The cruise ship image reminded me of when we emigrated to Australia not long after we were married in the late 1970s, hence the Australian postage stamp on my card.  It took four and a half weeks from England to Sydney via South Africa.  We were the rump of the Ten Pound Poms (although it cost us a bit more than that), and it was the next-to-last sea voyage - flights only after that.

DH at Port Melbourne
Pop on over to The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for some more fabulous inspiration for the team, and add your sunset card.

7 comments:

  1. Had to stop to reconsider what I was going to say about your card (oh yeah - love that waxy thing you do. And your sentiment treatment is so darn clever) But you blew my mind with four and a half weeks. Really? Wow. Wow. Really. Wow.

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  2. So cool - and the perfect postage stamp to go along with it!

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  3. Beautiful card for treasured memories Cornelia. I LOVE your encaustic wax background, colors, postage stamp and stamped sentiments. Your stamped ship is perfect. TFS the photo of your DH and emigration story too. Hugs, nancy

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  4. I LOVE your wax background and the fab postcard style of card! Had you told me about emigrating to Aust? How long did you stay?

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  5. Awesome card, awesome image! I love the bright colors!!!

    Thanks for sharing your store. It is always so nice to learn about my bloggie pals! Great pic f DH - love the long hair and 'stash' :)

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  6. Loved the story, Shirley ... what a fantastic way to start such an amazing adventure ... your stunning card captures it brilliantly! Hugs, Anita :)

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  7. fabulous card!! and what a story!!!

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