Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Come fly away".......Midnight Madness Challenge #43

Gee, am I stuck on Sunday posts or what! This week went by pretty quick, the weekend even faster. We did manage to go to see "Shutter Island" Saturday nite! This weeks challenge can be found HERE. I just loved this sketch and the butterfly suggestion. I also got to play with my new "Viva Decor" Pearl Pens and made some " home made" pearls. This is really a nice product and performs exactly how it is marketed. The pearls in this card were made using the "Ice White" pearl pen and then airbrushed a peach color using my copic markers and airbrush. A little photo "how to" on how I get my pearls a uniform size follows. The pens can be found HERE and there is even a video you can watch!

Stamps:   SU French Script, Inkadinkado Dot Flouishes

Ink:          Versafine Vintage Sepia, SU Groovy Guava, Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Copic markers

Paper:      Sandy Lion DP "Music", SU Groovy Guava, SU Ivory, PTI Dark Chocolate, heavy weight Vellum

Other:      Viva Decor pearl pen Ice White, Prima flowers, Jolee's jewels butterfly (pin), Butterfly punches and diecuts, MS glitter, Airbrushed jewels, Nestabilities, Computer generated sentment, Beads colored peach for pin

Here are the pics for making the pearls:

Thanks for taking a look and I have more cards to post on Wednesday!



  1. WOW Holly awesome tech with the Pens and lovely card as well. What a great idea on using that punch as a template for size!!!
    Thanks for the shout out :o)
    Hearts and Hugs

  2. Hi Holly - another gorgeous card from you! I love the way you have used the sketch and the colours - but those pearls - they are fabulous - are they like liquid pearls...amazing! A great take on the sketch Holly - Love it! We are glad you are able to play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, your cards inspire us! We would love to see you again next week! (((hugs)))
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  3. Holly: This is an amazing work of art. I saw it this morning on SCS and fell in love with it. Just stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  4. Linda, they are like liquid pearls only in the sense that they come packaged in an applicatior squuze bottle. The main difference between the two products is that these pearls dry completely hard and rounded. No little pointy tops!

  5. Oh Holly this card is just stunning. I love all the distressed edges and the colors you chose. That sentiment is so beautiful too. The pearls are awesome, have to go check that out. We are so happy that you shared your amazing card with us this week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. What a wonderful take on the sketch.

    MMSC March guest

  6. Holly this is such a beautiful card. I love your butterflies and the pearl swirls. They are the perfect embellishment. Wonderful job on the sketch this week at Midnight Madness. Thanks so much for joining us this week!
    Midnight Madness DT

  7. Oh! Simply beautiful! Very soft and soothing colors. Thanks for playing along at MMSC this week. :)
    Michelle MMDT

  8. OMG...I love this is so elegant. I adore and admire your style. Lovely pearls on this card too. Exceptional take on the sketch.Thank you so much for your participating in our challenges. Lots of cool things happening on the Midnight Madness blog right now... Sneak Peek and if you qualify we have the The Huge Giveaway Plus, a BIG announcement will be revealed shortly :)
    Priscilla (MMSC Hostess)

  9. This is stunning!! I just the clean look and the elegance of this creation with all the butterflies and pearls. What an awesome take on the sketch with so many awesome details. Thanks for playing with us at MMSC this week!!