Thursday, August 4, 2011

Break over!!

The summer (mid-winter for me) break for the Design Team for McMahon Five Design is over and we are all keen to present to you the new releases for this week.

This first image Shipwrecked is a wonderful atmospheric vintage image from McMahon Five Vintage Stamps

I painted the image with Twinkling H2Os after printing it out on watercolour paper giving the whole a rather eerie impression.

I then mounted the image over some distressed, double embossed card.
Here is a close up of the double embossed card. 

After mounting this on a deep blue base card, I then added the white panel and buttons.  This then had the ribbon added before it was mounted onto a white base card.

My second card this week is using an image from Solocosmo Digital Stamps.

I took the baby cupcake image and came up with this card

I made the background of the card by 'blocking' Pearlescent Lavender and Orchid inks direct to white card. (I learnt the technique here)  This gives a subtle sheen to the base.

The image was printed out and painted with Twinkling H2O's, had some pink rhinestones added and was mounted on dimensional foam dots.

The sentiment was stamped in the Orchid ink and mounted over some lace

The very base of the card is pink, and I taped some narrow pink lace to the edges before machine stitching the main panel onto it.

Please visit the rest of the design team (names and links on my sidebar) to see all the other exciting releases from McMahon Five this week.

Thank you for visiting - may your day be blessed.


Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous cards! I love how you used the Twinkling H2O's!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love both of your cards- the shipwreck has the most gorgeous shimmer and moonshine on it! The cupcake- I love the shimmer and the great layout you used.

Fran said...

Love your card especially the bling on the cupcake and the background. Awesome! Hugs, Fran

Grace said...

Hi Maxine! Your cards are both fabulous! I love all the shimmer you get with those H2Os! I only have a few colors and seem to not use them because of that! You always make beautiful effects with yours! Love that watercolor look on the ship wreck! Love the bling and machine stitching on the cupcake! So pretty! Have a blessed weekend!

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous Maxine, love how you did the embossing and shading on that first one, and that second one is just adorable.