Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ooooops - I'm Late

 "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!" 

To quote the white Rabbit in the Alice In Wonderland Film (1951), not that I remember the film, but Wikipedia gave me the quote.

And now to business - McMahon Five has once again released some stunning images, and this week I have worked with three, so I will get on with the cards and try to make this brief!!

Firstly, and most importantly is the Breast Cancer Freebie - although we focus on breast cancer, we acknowledge that there are lots of other cancers that we need to be aware of.

I wanted to keep it simple so was very reliant on the design paper for this card - it is from a Prima 6x6 pad called Fairy Flowers.  I mounted the dp onto a white base that I had  sponged the edges of with Whispers Sugar Loaf Green ink, then stitched it with a co-ordinating thread. 

I printed the image onto some Cryogen Curious Metalics paper  and painted it with watercolors, and the sparkle showed through beautifully IRL.  I then cut the image out and stitched it in the same thread before adhering it to the dp.
(remind me not to do that again - it was very fiddly)

The heart sticker was trimmed to fit the printed heart on the image, and the buttons were added to complete the card.

The next image is from the Little Ballerina set by Studio 313, and comes with a variety of sentiments.

I started by covering a piece of pink cardstock with pink tissue paper that arrived around the contents of a blog candy parcel (Thanks Michelle).  I scrunched up the tissue and sponged with Whispers Rich Plum ink before gluing it on, and ran the ink over it again once it was dry.  I used the same ink to sponge around the sentiment.

The ballerina was coloured using chalks, and a sparkle pen used to highlight the straps, hem and shoes.

  I cut the bottom edge of the skirt of the costume in inserted some gathered lace to mimic the petticoats.

The flowers were felt ones from the blog candy and layered together with a star brad.  The bottom border was cut using the Floral doily accents from Spellbinders, and decorated with half pearls.

The third card is from McMahon Vintage Digital range and entitled The Welcome.

Once again the chalks came out to colour this gorgeous image - there is an amazing amount of detail in this scene, but I enjoyed the challenge.

Once coloured I mounted the image on some deep pink paper.  The dp is from the Prima Fairy Flowers stack, and this was adhered to a deep green card stock.  

Some Prima lace was used to 'ground' the image, and some Kaiser half pearls in chino in the bottom corners and on the vintage corner, finished the card with a little elegance to match the classy lady in the image.

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Thanks for calling by - may your day be blessed


Wendy said...

love this such a fab card thank you for joining us at Truly Scrumptious this week for our rocked up pink challenge

Wendy DT TS

NanaConnie said...

Darling ballerina card. Love the brads in the border piece. Thanks for joining us at Cooking It Up with Katie. Hope to see you again.
NanaConnie DT

Amy Johnson said...

Such beautiful cards! Your enthusiam for making so many M5D cards each week always amazes me! Love all the shades of pink!

Tracey said...

OOh you have been busy & what gorgeous creations :)
Thanks for joining us at TPS this week.

Lena Katrine said...

Georgeous creation in beautiful colours, and lots of pretty details! Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings, hope to see you again another time :)
Hugs, Lena K

Mina said...

what a clever way to use lace Maxine...gorgeous work...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at TPS ……..

Hugs Judith

Carolina said...

Very beautiful card. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week.

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Loving all the lace used--especially on the li'l ballerinas tutu! :)

Fleur said...

Great cards. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx