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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mcmahon Five Designs New Release 6/23/11

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 I had a fun image this week for the McMahon Five Designs release- I was able to work with an image by Designer Solocosmo who sells her Digi images at McMahon Five Designs. It is that time of year where the beach scenes are appealing to our senses, isn't it!

Here is a closer view of the image:
 I made this card using Kraft cardstock and dotted on Close to Cocoa ink.  I then ripped pieces and made the sand- sponging the edges at the top. For the background, I used a Technique Junkies technique from April 2004 called Marbled Rainbow. I added a touch by running the piece through the Cuttlebug with a Fiscars impressions plate.  I highlighted that with Versamark Dazzle and a touch of white ink, and when that was dry I added a touch of Copic marker as well.  The sun was punched from an unidentified TJ sample- all I can tell you is that it is done on watercolor paper.....  I added sparkle to the dots on her swimming suit with a Stardust Gelly Roll pen- it just does not show up too well in the pictures. Sentiment is by Create with TLC.

  I also needed a Sympathy card tonight- and at McMahon Five there is a free digi this week- Sympathy sentiments:
  And, unlike me.....I made a CAS Sympathy card with the Modern Flowers Digi's released this week.  I used the pre-colored flowers and the digi paper and the FREE Sympathy sentiment.  I made three of these tonight in less than an hour. 

Challenges:
Amber's Crafts and Stuff- Summer time (card #1)
Crafting for All Seasons -Summer
Fab n Funky-Summer Loving (swimming/snorkling)
Paper Shelter- Fun in the Sun
Celebrate the Occasion-Summer Fun
Clear it Out- CAS- (card #2)
Paper Take Weekly- Here comes the Sun
Shopping our Stash- use a neglected tool- Fiscars impressions plate
Try it on Tuesday- Anything goes with a Sun theme
Paper Creations Ink- Beach theme
Sentimental Sundays- Summer + Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

47 comments:

Jan said...

Great cards xx Jan

Nannieflash said...

Wow lovely background to a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Jingle said...

These are fantastic! So cute!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Such beautiful cards. Your first card is so creative and I love the cas design of the second card. Perfect for a sympathy card.

Becky said...

Awesome job..love how you did the sky and water.

Dr Sonia S V said...

wow such a lot of techniques you have used for this and the effect is magnificent. The picture is fit to be framed.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Oh that first card is just too cute! What a sweet image and the second one is a perfect sympathy card.. gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wow, cool;-) cards. Haven't been using digis lately, I'll have to hop over and check these out.

jimlynn said...

Shelly, your first card is just adorable!!! And so pretty with that background "sky" and the sane and everything. AND I LOVE that CAS card! WOW. Both are great
Lynn

Juliet A said...

I love all the little details in this card - it's a real work of art!

Willy said...

Beautiful artwork!

Lynn Stevens said...

Your making such great use of this little seaside beauty, Just darling!
Hugs lynn

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The first card is just so adorable :)
Wonderful.
Wishes
Lynne

Shirley said...

Your first card is pretty and also just too cute for words! The second is lovely!

Adrian said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Karli said...

Did you hear that? That was my jaw hitting the floor! LoL! Look at all that technique! The background is Amazing!!!! I just luv, luv, luv it. :) awesome card, my friend! Hugs~

Paige said...

fun sentiment on the first card! Goes so well with the cute image!

Melissa said...

Stunning, you did a great job on your background scene, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Ginny said...

gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Sharon said...

I love the little girl on the beach what an amazing background you have made for that card with the sand & sea!! Like the CAS card too LOL I struggle with CAS i keep wanting to add things!!!

Ret said...

Really, really cute!! I love these. Beautiful job!!

MaxineD said...

Shelly your cards are fabulous, the background behind Soaked is amazing, and I love the way you have made sympathy cards from the floral/striped set.
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful cards - the techniques looks fab as your waves!

Aletha J. Williams said...

Wonderful card. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Creations Ink.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

2 great cards! Love the sand and water in the first one! The CAS is great too! Thank You you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Crystal said...

Fabulous cards! Love the scene that you created on the first one, the sand looks fantastic. Love the CAS second card too. Thanks for playing along with us at SOS :)

GiGi said...

Very pretty cards! I love the subtle colors. Thanks for playing at CTO!

Karen Hasheck said...

Both cards are awesome! Love the fun beach scene. Thanks for joining us at PCI!

Miranda said...

great card Shelly, gorgeous image
thanks for joining the PCI challenge
hugs
Miranda

Kathryn said...

Nice coloring on the summer card and I also thought your CAS sympathy cards turned out great. Thanks for joining in at Sentimental Sundays :)
--Kathryn

girlia said...

Adorable. Very realistic looking water. Great job! Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

Sassylassy said...

Beautiful card. OMG the water looks so real.
Hugs Bonnie

Christine said...

Amazing! The sky & sand look amazing. Love the look. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons challenge #3.

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh my goodness! This looks amazing! I love the technique for the background! Super cute image too! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us!
Amber

Joanne Gilch said...

Shelly....luvin your cards...the beach scene is lovely and your techniques sure pay off...WOW!
The sympathy card is timeless and obviously time-less to make!!!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

What a fun card! I love all of the fabulous texture! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter! Hugz, Cheryl

Sprytebyrd said...

Lovely cards! I love how you've done the sand and a perfect sentiment as well!
Thanks for joining the fun at Sentimental Sundays this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Cheryl said...

Adorable card! I love how you created the background!

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Your card is so cute... lovely..

thanks for playing this week with us at CTO..

Ivette_DT

Paper Creations Ink said...

Soo cute love how you done the sea. Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink

Maquel said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us this week!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

PatR said...

Thanks for joining us for the TioT challenge this week. Great card! xx

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love the embossing and coloring on you card, very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Kathy said...

The beach scene with the girl is precious, perfect for summer. Love your CAS sympathy card, too. It's very pretty and will be greatly appreciated I'm sure.

Gry said...

Adorable card! Love your summercard!!

Thanks for joining CFAS this week!
Hugs,Gry!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

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

Hugs
Judith

Amy said...

Oh my goodness... Love BOTH of your cards, but the first one is absolutely fabulous -- Love the background and the beautiful image!! Great talent you have!! :)

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