Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Another Digital Two for Tuesday GD spot and MMSC# 69

Thank you for calling by - I love to see that you have visited. Today I am able to share some cards that I made for a Guest Designer spot over at Digital Two for Tuesday.  Cora shares the most amazing digital images sourced from old books, dress catalogues and the like.

She sent me the two images that she is sharing today, and this is what I did with them.  This cottage just cried out to be a masculine card, so that is what it became.  

I coloured the image with chalks, sponged the edge lightly with brown ink, and mounted it on a very dark green card. The base card was scored with the Scor-it tool.  I wanted a wee bit more detail, and as I had no brads, I punched some dark brown card with a 3/8" punch, glued them on and then put a drop of dimensional magic glue over them to give some shape and gloss.  What took the longest with this card was actually finalising the colour card to mount it on!

This is being linked to 
Stamping Sisters In Christ - Depicting Water 
Based on this scripture John 4:10, 13-14 (NIV) Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

The next card had a lot more detail in the image and the card itself - The image was coloured with a combination of mediums, but primarily watercolour pencils - I decided to cut into the image with an oval nestibility.  To mount it on the purple scalloped part oval was an simple decision, but when put against the lace that edge was lost, so I eventually added the green layer, trimmed very closely, before the purple.

The detail on the purple was a gold dimensional glue.

The base that the lace, and then the oval was mounted on was a olive/gold paper which I had run through the Cuttlebug fleur-de-lis folder, distressed the edge of and then stitched onto the paler base that had been sponged with a similar coloured Whisper dye ink, Mossy Stone.

The butterflies were part of gift given as a thank you for "cat sitting".   They lacked an elusive 'something', so I sat and scrabbled through all sorts of odds and ends until I came across the green bugle beads  which were glued in place   - they seemed to just pull the whole thing together into a pleasing result.

I am linking this to 
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #69

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #3 - Vintage, distressing etc

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #75 - distress it

Thank you for calling by - I treasure your comments.

May you day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello-o-o Maxine - haven't you been busy my friend! I love both of these cards and just saw the images over at Cora's! they are both fabulous - I love the individual style you have given them! The first is perfect for the SSIC and the second is ideal for the MMSC! Love the detail and your colouring my friend! Thanks for playing along on both challenges! Love them!
Linda MMSC & SSIC Design Teams

Grace said...

Oh Maxine these are both fabulous!!! You have been busy too! Love the images.... the first is so perfect for a masculine card and we so appreciate your continued support of SSIC! Love the pretty floral too! Great work!

Becky said...

Maxine these are some beautiful images.. I just love that old griss mill..Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Graphicat said...

Both cards are wonderful! But I sure love that first image! Reminds me of Little House on the Prarie! Awesome!
Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

BOth cards are gorgeous Maxine!! I so love the first one though with the fabulously colored scene. Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

Cora said...

They are both lovely. Thank you so much for hosting. I think you got the most comments ever on my site. Regards,

Paula said...

Both cards are so lovely...really like the embossed background on the first card! I'm so glad you could join us this week for our Distress challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hello Maxine! I hope you are doing well. I love Cora's Iimages. Congrats on the DT gig!! YOU GO GIRL! I wish I had more time to play with her wonderful vintage images. Is all well with your family??

maxine said...

A beautiful card