Greetings to you, my visitors - it is a cold bleak day here, but I have some lovely images to share that remind me that summer will come again :-)
Both images are from McMahon Vintage Digitals and are totally different!
Firstly Garden Door
I just love this image - it reminds me of some books that once belonged to my grandparents, which were probably published circa 1900, some of which I read in my early teens.
What fascinates me is that the lady has an envelope in her hand, as though she has just retrieved it, or is about to hid it, under the greenery by the gate... a letter to or from her secret beau??
After colouring the image with chalks I trimmed it leaving a small white border that I sponged with Whisper Plum ink. The image and lace were mounted over a scrap strip of dp that I embossed with the Stylized Flowers folder, and then onto a maroon dp and a kraft card stock base.
The lace came from McMahon Five Designs online store, and the rhinestones are from a Zva packet - also available at McMahon Five Design.
Unfortunately due to a technicality involving incompatibility between Blogger and a new program that I used to watermark my cards, I cannot bring you any close-up views of this card.
Next is a rather whimsical image entitled Meet Me At The Rhine
Again I used chalks to colour this image. Which gives it a lovely soft, spring feel - it can't be summer as the people are wearing scarves, although one hardy soul is in short sleeves!!
The image was then mounted onto a mid green card base and I chose to use the current Card Patterns sketch to complete the card!!
The base panel was embossed using the Retro Squares folder, and the lace was an edge cut off a crochet doily... bought from a thrift shop for only a couple of dollars.
The corner embellishment was made from a couple of cuts from the Vintage Corner Dies by Cuttlebug.
The first one was tucked behind the panel, and the second one was a square, cut on the diagonal and placed over the image.
Remember these are only two of numerous releases over at McMahon Five Design blog - do feel free to visit this home blog as well as all the Design Team members who's names are listed (and linked) on my side bar
I am linking this to:
Card Patterns Sketch #122 (2nd Card)
Crazy Amigo challenge - Lazy Days(2nd card)
Thank you for visiting - I hope you enjoyed your time here.
May your day be blessed.