Thursday, August 4, 2022

Mythical Maiden Birthday

 Hello, everyone, hope you're doing well. 
The August theme at Gecko Galz is Myths and Legends. This is a theme that can be widely interpreted and is easy to think of using famous historical figures. But you can also use regular folk or scenes from mythical/legendary times as well, which is my preference here. I received the Mythical Maidens digital stamp set as a prize win some time back and decided to use this image from the set. You might notice the repetitive swirls on the ribbon, the background and in the image -- that was intentional! 😀
I used this Splitcoaststampers sketch as my layout design, but I flipped the sketch horizontally and resized in PSE, then decided to put the sketch elements inside a larger framed front, if that makes sense. Here is the sketch with the card to show how I followed it. The yellow framed area is the sketch.
The light lime green A7 card base is SU. The white frame was cut using the largest die in the  Spellbinders A7 Renaissance Jubilee Card Creator set. The computer-generated sentiment was cut with a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Label die from white card. The focal image was colored with Distress Markers and metallic gel pens and the edges were ink-distressed with some Distress Crayon smudging and then edged with black chalk ink.
Thought I'd show the mat layer the focal sits on, with the shiny ribbon that straddles the ink-blended/stamped and emboss-resist halves. The background stamp I used is Technique Junkies' Graphic Swirl.  The outer edge of each half was ink-distressed with the black chalk ink and layered onto yellow card before adding the ribbon and placing on the white frame.
I did a lot of metallic gel pen work on the focal image. You can get some idea of it from this close-up.
Inside, I stamped Hero Arts and Stampendous sentiments with Onyx Versafine ink.
An overhead shot of the back (decorated with leftovers from the front) with the front to show continuity.
And final view. A different look from me, but I was going for a look that complemented the image. I do like how it came out and so did the recipient.

Now, onto Rain's Art and Dinner Date share and I'm wanting to call it The week of Lucky Coincidences, because my planned art and food synched unbelievably well with hers. This week, the Art topic is Lines and Contours. I'd say my emboss resisted background has those and so does the focal image. Also the white frame and the sentiment label. And ribbon, lol. So, what a coincidence!
Rain made several pasta dishes this week and I have a Italian Sausage and Pasta Skillet dish to share! Now, how often does that happen? 😲
We used Tagliatelle pasta and served it with garlic bread and salad. It's one of those comfort foods that taste even better as a leftover and it was gone quick! Honey's the oldest child of a large family and there are 2 things he usually will not eat: frozen bread loaves thawed out and meal leftovers (his rebellion at growing up having to eat both all the time). Well, he ate a total of THREE meals off this. It's that good! Let me know if you try it and what you think.
Thanks for the visit and come back soon.

I used an image from the GG Mythical Maidens Set
Playing music
Distress Markers and Spellbinder Dies
Inks, Crayons, Markers, Gel Pens, Embossing Powders, Ribbon, Paper 


kathyinozarks said...

Good afternoon, I am loving your art piece and it does fit in nicely with Rain's theme.
Your pasta dish sounds delicious
Happy Thursday kathy

Christine said...

Lovely work thanks for showing how you did it. The pasta looks so good.

My name is Erika. said...

I do like your latest card creation Aimeslee. I like how you took a more classical looking image and used those bold bright colors. It all works together great! And I won't forget this time and thank you for joining our feminine challenge at TIOT. And your dish looks good. Your serving bowl is pretty also. I'd say if Honey ate this dish 3 times it was a BIG success. Have a great rest of your week. hugs-Erika

Megan J said...

Hi Aimeslee, a beautiful card with stunning embossed background. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT LPoCF

SarahR said...

Hello Aimeslee, wow wonderful image and a fabulous card! I love your colour choices and the sketch works perfectly. Great pasta as well!!! :-)

Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, Sarah - DT

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I am absolutely loving everything about your mythical card so pretty. Well done. Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at AAA Birthday and we would love to see you in our future challenges
Elaine DT

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Ellibelle said...

How very beautiful with the gorgeous image and love the layers under it! So nicely finished all around too! Thanks so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Aimes, this is an awesome card. I love the metallic work it really shows it off with the scrolls, great die and fab image also. As for the pasta dish. Looks good. Honey eating makes it a great success, methinks.
Faith x

Gillena Cox said...

Your mythical art stamp is intriguing. Nice response to lines and contours.
Yummy looking pasta.

Have a good weekend


craftytrog said...

A beautiful card Aimeslee, I love the colours and that gorgeous image.
I shall have to get into the habit of looking at my Blogger reading list every day, to keep up to date :-)
Have a great weekend,

Jane said...

Oh how lovely! Love your mix of mythology and vibrant colour. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers

Helen said...

Beautiful feminine card! LOVE it! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! ((HUGS)) Helen

Valérie said...

Beautiful card Aimeslee! I love the mythical woman and the color scheme. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at AAA Birthday. Take care and keep crafting!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

This card coordinates so well with my Birthday card. Thanks, again. Heat embossing adds such an "I spent lots of time on this" feel. All your elements are so nice and are certainly typical for your cards. Each card must take so long to make. -- Bethie

Catie Cuddles said...

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Birthday challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Joan said...

Lovely image and great colour scheme, interesting card

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday Challenge

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CREATIVE CRAFTERS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Cards By MI said...

Such lovely use of dies and card design. Smashing! Thanks for playing along with my challenge over at PFM this week. A new fun challenge is up for you to play along with.
Love n hugs
Marie, DT-member PFM

Creaine said...

So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
Blogowner: Ine

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work, Aimeslee! You created a fabulous environment for this image!

Thanks for sharing at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your card design is so right for this beautiful image. I love a good pasta dish, this looks yummy and even better for having leftovers. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Creative Fingers challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

Helma said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for joining the challenge of Mixed Media Lovers. Hope to see you again. Greetings Helma DT

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the die you used for your background.
Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.
Barb Housner, DT