Saturday, June 20, 2009
Edwin Christens His Little Dinghy, The SS Tilda
A very happy Saturday evening to everyone!!! It has been 90 degrees here and I can't stand it outside...I mow a row and sip a row...lol
I don't know about you, BUT Student Edwin doesn't look like any student I EVER had in any of my classes at the college. But he does look like a very handsome and loving ship's captain I know quite well....lol....referring to my Dad of course!!! Anyway, I pulled together some digital papers I was given and came up with a scene of Little Seafaring Edwin christening his little dinghy as the SS Tilda!!!! Cute, huh? I used alot of stitching on the card to outline the dinghy, etc. The card base is Bazzill and matting is PTI. I also used scrapper's floss and kitchen twine for ropes with brass grommets to lace the sails. Edwin was colored with Copics (notice his blue and khaki rep tie), the brass buckle and buttons are Gold Spica, and the bill of his cap, the champagne glass, and bubbles are covered with Diamond Glaze. I propped Edwin and the pennant (outlined with opaque white) up on dimensional tape. I used coordinating papers to make the various pieces of the little dinghy. The design is taken from one of the motifs in the paper. Square brass brads and reef knot side borders finish off the front. I learned how to make those from some nautical site on line...lol
The inside is pretty simple with just a couple of round nesties, a ship's wheel dotted with Gold Spica and a wrapped rope...finished off with the same square brass brads.
Student Edwin is from the Graduation and Student Collection 2009 and of course you can find him along with the best selection of stamps in North America at Magnolia-licious. Diana offers wonderful opportunities to not only get your Maggies at a wonderful price but also provides the best shipping policy in all the land--for the US and Canada only $2.50 for orders up to $50; over $50 the shipping is free!! Where can you find a better deal than that???
Thank you so much for dropping by to visit with us...we certainly appreciate you and we love to hear what you think!! This gives you an idea that all Maggies can be used for so many different things...just let your imagination soar...mine does most of the time...lolol Have a wonderful evening and the rest of the weekend...Take care and be safe and come back to see us often...HUGS!!!!