Sunday, August 7, 2011

Seaworthy Edwin

Hi all Maggie lovers!  It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a Maggie – even though I’ve been making cards.
This card is for our son’s birthday and in keeping it on a more masculine theme, it is a circle easel card, sans lace and flowers.  He loves to sail and since we all spent some time at the beach two weeks ago his Dad and he did some sailing.
I used Edwin with binoculars (although it looks like a telescope) (sometimes the P1000948 English translation gets a little lost…  I sketched a Sea background onto white cardstock, and covered it with a round frame to look like a porthole.  The rivets were made from stacked circles of Silver paper, glued together to give dimension.
Edwin was colored using Copic Markers:  R00; R20; R37; R39; C4; C2; BG72; BG75; BG78; & BG99.
I used a Marianne Creatable die for the large scalloped circle and edged it with sponged punchies from an older EK Success Corner punch.  .
P1000951Since I am entering this into the Magnolia-licious Highlights challenge using “paper only”.  I made an accordian chain to pop Edwin away from the background.
The compass “stopper” is an SU stamp, stamped and layered to make it dimensional.
Here is a close-up of the little cutie Edwin……P1000952  I am trying to get the hang of folds and creases – I still need lots of practice!
Hope you enjoyed looking at my card –  I appreciate each and every comment, they make my day!
I am entering the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious DT Challenge – paper only
Simon Says Stamp Special Monthly Challenge – anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 176 – No Designer Paper.
ATS Magnolia Challenge - summer
~ Rubber Hugs, Inky Wishes ~


Anonymous said...

Madge, this is lovely! Very clever use of the paper and layout
hugs Julie P

Cricket said...

Very cute. Love the layout.

NGCARDS said...

This is a wonderful card hun xxx

Beth said...

Great card, Madge! Your son will love it!

cathylynn said...

Great shaped easel card and decorated to perfection for your son. You're a very clever Mom!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Elle said...

Your son is gonna LOVE this card! I know I do!

Barb Hardeman said...

What a super great card for your sons special day! Love the shaped Easel card and the decorations are very 'sea-worthy". How clever to put Edwin in accordion folded paper. Hugs, Barb

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Awesome card! Love your coloring! : )

Louise said...

Fabulous card, he will absolutely love it

Anonymous said...

What a darling circle easel creation!! I really love this! :)

Lisette Morris said...

WOW!! Very creative in keeping all to paper only. Great card! Too cute!

Rene said...

Madge! This is just DARLING!!! How stinkin' CUTE! Love it!
Rene ;D

Linda said...

What a beautiful design!!!! The colors are great too!!!!! Fantastic job!!!!!

Jean said...

OMG Madge, I simply adore your easel card with the accordian holding Edwin.. a simply fantastic idea... great coloring job... terrific card.
Hugs, Jean

Pink Stamper Girl said...

Cute, cute, cute card! Loved it!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, what a great card.

Anonymous said...

Hey there Sweetie!
This is just so stinkin' cute! Got the ol' fella into sailing, I hear??
Great card!
Your Greatest fan

Francy said...

Lovely and gorgeous card.

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!

Pam Sparks said...

Adorable Edwin Creating! Love how you used the punch piece to decorate the circle! Lots of great detail here! Awesome hot days of summer creating! So glad you linked up to the All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge! Thanks for playing!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Madge, Love the shape and design of your base card. It looks so perfect and a great pick for this Edwin image. Looks so awesome!! I bet your son loved it :o)