Thursday, June 16, 2011

First Cards for McMahon 5 Designs

I am so pleased to be able to show you what I have been working on - and thank you for you patience - I must admit I have not blogged much recently.

On this first card the main image is from the McMahon Vintage, and just goes to show that the "flower power children" of the  '60's were not as original as they thought.
Introducing Wildflower

I painted her with twinkling H20's after printing her out twice - I then cut out the two flowers - her skirt and hat - painted them and layered them onto the main image which had been cut out using a Spellbinders labels 14 die and sponged.

As she is a Wildflower I used the Leafy Branches embossing folder behind her - I used the letterpress technique to colour the de-bossed area, and although it was not quite what I expected, I like the way it turned out for this card.
The paper I used at the base of the card is from the Studio 313 exclusive selection at McMahon Five Designs.

A couple of corners from the Cuttlebug Vintage corners and some rhinestones and Wildflower was ready for her debut.

My second project is again from McMahon Vintage  and is called Tea Time.

As soon as I saw this image I thought of a maid leaving the kitchen to take tea to her employer, and having read a lot of historical fiction, I know that the kitchens of old were poorly planned, dark and unpleasant, so I tried to tell this story in the card....

She was coloured using chalks, and the kitchen area smudged with Tea Stain Distress ink.  
Here is a close up of the detail in her face and the tea things on the tray.

The wall covering in the area she is walking into is a piece of figured vellum, and the 'portrait' was made using a wee oval of brown card and some white embossing.
Some white pearls trimmed the top of the vellum

The white flowers were smudged with orange ink, stacked with an orange one, and held with a flower brad.

This was mounted over some lace which had been 'glammed-up' with some more pearls.

I have really enjoyed working with these images, and I invite you to 'tour' the other design team creations and enjoy yourself - their work is outstanding.

There are also some exciting new releases being announced on Sue's blog today.

Thank you for visiting today, and may your day be blessed.


Elizabeth said...

Cute Mum - I really like them both, but esp. the bottom one!

Lovely Linda said...

Way to go Maxine - these cards are lovely - your details look great! It is lovely to see you on the M5D my friend - what a blessing for you and for them! I look forward to seeing more of your creations! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

Wonderful cards Maxine, love the colors and details on that first one.

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Maxine, WOW!! Love your Twinkling H2Os on your first card! They are beautiful on that flower =) And your 2nd card is pretty too with all the pearl and love that you cut her out and popped her up! Great having you on the team!! Have a nice day *Ü*

Michelle Pearson said...

nice cards Maxine! Look forward to getting to know you on MM5 DT!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your projects are wonderful- love the first flower child with the beautiful shimmery colors and DSP. And the next project is just perfect- I love all of the wonderful extra touches! Welcome to the M5DT!

Amy Johnson said...

Such pretty cards! I love the little stories you wrote about each of them. Your flower child comment is so funny!

Shirley said...

I love both of these. How very pretty the way you have layered them and the colors are wonderful!

Amy said...

What beautiful detailing you have put in the background of the fairy card, Maxine. The curled blue corner edges, and the texture in the green leaves all kind of tantilise the eye and tie in so well with the fairy in front! Love Amy