Thursday, November 17, 2011

Royal Gathering

Thank you for visiting, and I trust you are feeling most welcome.

Despite the title, I have not been taking tea with the queen.

This is a new release from McMahon Vintage Digital  entitled Royal Gathering.

I have discovered over the past months that I love these designs. I have coloured the image with chalks, and then sponged the edges with distress ink before mounting it on the beautiful paper from the Prima Romantique 6x6 stack.  

I chose this paper as it had the wee picture of the two horses in the corner, which so beautifully complemented the main image.  Again the edges were sponged, and then mounted on the Kraft base, which I simply ran the edges over the same ink pad.

The card was finished with a bow made from hand dyed seam binding, (a RAK from Lovely Linda) and some chino Kaiser half pearls

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  1. I really like the bow - the texture/colour all complement the card graphic so well (as do the lovely little horses in the corner, what a great find!).

  2. You've got to join Gunn and I and play WOYWW

  3. Maxine, this is lovely!! The image goes so well with the papers you used. Love the pearls & the bow at the top corner too.

  4. Beautiful card - love the soft colouring
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight
    Lisa x

  5. Thisis fabulously nostalgic Maxine - such great details and fabulous colouring! I love this image Maxine - and the seam binding looks great! Thanks for sharing Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

  6. Maxine :) your project is so sweet! Your coloring is beautiful and the dp you selected is perfect!!!

  7. Beautiful card, love that gorgeous bow...thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Wendy xx

  8. You are certainly making fabulous vintage cards- you really found the perfect DSp for the image!!!

  9. Fantastic vintage image! Love that huge bow! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

    DT Member

  10. Such a pretty vintage card,the colours are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational.

    Caroline xx

  11. Hey Maxine ... this is awesome! LOVE the soft colors and that bow is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

    Shelly's Images DT

  12. Lovely, thankyou for joining in our challenge at Just Inspirational
    Kate xxx

  13. A beautiful card Maxine. I love how you have combined the two images. It is all very soft and distressed. Have a lovely weekend xx

  14. wow! What a gorgeous card! I love the image colored with chalks and the paper you used!

  15. Gosh - it looks antique

    kitten Shelly's team

  16. What a gorgeous vintage card! I love the softness of your colouring! Hugs, Shannah xox

  17. Love it! The chalks give a great vintage look and that dp is the perfect touch. Love the pearls and bow in the corner!


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