Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Captain and Peas and Thank You

Welcome again - I am so glad to see you here.

This week at McMahon Five there are quite a few images being released, so once you have finished here, I invite you to visit the other blogs (click on the links on my side bar) to see all the gorgeous-ness!

 This handsome fellow was coloured using chalks, cut out  using an oval Nesties die  by Spellbinders.  The edges were sponged with Memento Summer Sky.  He was then mounted on a blue oval that was sponged with Memento Danube Blue, and lightly sprayed with a silver glimmer mist.

 He embodies the dignity of a Cruise Liner Captain, so he deserved the wonderful dp Ocean Waters from Studio 313, to set him off to perfection.  The paper was printed onto Cryogen Mysterious Metallics paper with the very discrete sparkle that shines through whatever colour is applied over it.

I mounted this simply over some blue cardstock with the addition of a corner embellishment (a Cuttlebug Vintage Corner halved on the diagional),

and a simple stitched ribbon knotted in the centre.

In contrast the next release is by Studio 313 and is titled Peas and Thank You and is a rather fun set.  I have taken two elements of the nine in the set (nine images, how generous is that!) to make this card.

I just loved these wee peas in a pod and could not resist using them.  

I coloured them using dye inks as paint - after painting the image I then cut them using the nestie oval dies and sponged some ink to form a background before removing the die. The green layer was cut using the scalloped oval.

The sentiment was printed, trimmed and the corners rounded, and mounted on  a layer of green card.  When mounting it I used foam dots to give some dimension.

To assemble the card I  took some dp from a scrap pack, embossed it using the hounds-tooth folder, added the long ribbons then layered it onto the green base.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  May your day be blessed.


Melisa Waldorf said...

I love the way the waves flow across the card leading your eyes to the image on the first one! Great design idea!

And those pea's! too stinkin' cute!

I hope you are having a blessed week my dear.

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the pea one!!!!!!!

marsha said...

Beautiful cards Maxine! The captain is quite stunning in blue and I just adore your peas card - so fun!

Debbie said...

I LOVE both cards! What a great manly card (he's so handsome!) Love the little peas! Too cute!

Becky said...

What fabulous the paper and that handsome man on the first one, and the second is just adorable.

Unknown said...

These are both lovely cards Maxine. The blue sailor is so very handsome! And the pea family so very cute!! I loved reading all the details about how you made your card. I hardly ever write details...maybe I should!
Alicia xx

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Hi Maxine! Awesome job on both. Lov ethe li'l duckies on the "peas" bg paper!! And you're right, that ocean dp is perfect for the cap'n *Ü* Have a lovely day!!

pinky said...

I love them both, great vintage image in the first and the second is just so sweet. Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.

Amy Johnson said...

Such fabulous cards! Love the paper you used in the first one: it's perfect for that image. Love the yellow in the second.

Kary said...

Hi Maxine! Fabulous cards!! They are all really lovely, and my fave is the sweet pea card. So very cute!!
The sun is out, Maxine.. so glad to be warm again ;) {hugs}

Grace said...

Hi Maxine! Sorry I have been away so much (3 of the last 4 weeks I've been away) but am trying to catch up with all my friends! Your cards are both great! I love your coloring on the Captain and I do LOVE your choice of paper! Love the cute duckies on the sweet peas in a pod card too! So many cute details! Hope you are doing well my friend!!!

CarlaKH said...

two fabulous cards! That peas one always makes me smile! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Your gentleman is quite handsome and those peas are adorable!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow - you are really doing some gorgeous work Maxine - aorry my visits are late - I am borrowing my DD's computer while mine is in being repaired! Thanks for all of the inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

Louise said...

Such a stunningly cute project, love the image :) Papers are awesome too
Thank you so much for joining us at DOC this fortnight :)
Welcome back!

Hugs, Louise

Amy said...

The peas are just TOO CUTE! And such a lovely colour combination (and one I'd not have thought of but it works so well). I also love the restfulness of the blue gentleman with the 'waves' of blue behind him.