Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Gardening

Hello - yes another garden themed card - this time with a darling image by Jessica Grundy under the label of Solocosmo, part of McMahon Five, called Betty In Her Garden

And why so many cards on one day? - because it is New Release Day over at McMahon Five

I painted Bettiy with twinkling H2Os and was very happy with the results.

In this photo you can get and idea of the depth of glimmer these paints give, particularly on the hat.  I finished by sponging a very light blue ink around the image.

Betty was double mounted on light and then dark blue cardstock, and lace and silver cord were added to the dark blue.

I used a pale blue card for the base, and added these two strips of card that I had experimented with a wax paper cuttlebug resist technique years ago. Here is a link to a 'how to' tutorial.

Before mounting the main panel onto the base, I tucked in some silver roses snuggled onto a leaf on both the left hand corners.

Thank you for visiting and I trust you have enjoyed  the cards i have posted.

Do feel free to visit the other design team members today and see how they have used the images - their names are on my side bar and linked to their blogs.

I am linking this to the following challenges;
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #112
Pixie Dust Challenge - Girly girly

May your day be blessed


Lovely Linda said...

Hello maxine - well done with your colouring - the shimmer looks fabulous! What an adorable image - your details are perfect - I am going to have to check out that tutorial! A great take on the sketch Maxine - love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we love to see you and appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Amy Johnson said...

Your garden cards are beautiful, and I love your elephant card too!

Becky said...

What a sweet image and gorgeous card Maxine. Love those glittery flowers.

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Super card Maxine!! Love that you use the twinkling H20's so much. Adds such a neat effect. Love your crocheted lace on there as well! Nice job *Ü*

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful shimmer! What a great technique and I love the addition of the lace

Anonymous said...

The coloring on these is so beautiful and the shimmer is so pretty. I love the textures of paper with the flowers and ribbon. Very pretty!

Have a great day!

Donna Moore said...

Maxine, your coloring with the twinkles is phenomenal!! I could never get that kind of results, your card is gorgeous!!! I love this image, your roses are beautiful and I love that tiny silver bow, just fantastic!! I am so glad you played this week, keep coming back, I love your work!!!

Shirley said...

Maxine, she is so cute and I love the lace too! A really pretty card!!

Grace said...

Oh wow Maxine.... I'm loving these gardening cards! LOVE all the shimmer you get with your twinks! I don't have enough colors to do an entire pic with them so I tend not to use them much. You sure make me wish I had gotten more! Love those silver flowers and your lace is beautiful! I was just thinking about the wax paper resist the other day but didn't do it... thanks for the reminder!!! Great card Maxine! Have a great weekend.... and spring is coming soon for you!!! Hang on!!! :)

Erin said...

Love the twinkling H2O's, thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

Guro said...

Hi Maxine! WHat a lovely gardening card. Love the way you have colored your image, very pretty.
Great colorscheme too.
Thank you so much for sharing at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Hugs Guro

Kary said...

Hi Maxine! This card is really sweet!!