Sunday, April 11, 2010

"At the strike of Midnight!".......MMSC48

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great weekend and got to relax .... It actually SNOWED Saturday night! Mind you, last weekend it was a record breaking 88 degrees in Rochester, NY. Go figure......This weeks "Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge" (details found HERE) had me pulling out my QuicKutz "Chandelier" die. No other reason than I wanted to use it! The old fashioned ballroom concept came together from there.....and when I think of chandeliers, hanging jewels come to mind.The shoes were made using a Cuttlekids die and shrink plastic, A layer of Viva Decor Glitter Liner in "Holo Iridescent" was applied to the shoes for a glass slipper effect. Lots of great "Viva Decor" products can be purchased HERE.  All the beads on the chandelier were beaded by hand, kinda time consuming but worth the effort I thought. I've given up on clean and simple cards anyways! Just when I thought I couldn't get any more "over the top", I added gold veins to the black floor tiles to simulate marble. I"m hopeless I tell ya! The White panel was stamped with the same gold veins as the floor tiles and then distressed with the Zutter " Distrezz-it-all". I hope you enjoyed a trip to my ballroom......

 Here are the details......

Paper:     Glitz Designs (Glitz Pack "Divalicious" purchased at Hobby Lobby), GP White, SU Black
               Black chipboard for the chandelier die cut.

Ink:         Ranger Distress Ink in "Weathered Wood", Brilliance "Galaxy Gold"

Stamps:   Stampendous "Faux Finish Quad Cube" (gold veins on the black floor tiles)

Other:     QuicKutz Chandelier die, Cuttlekids Shoe die, Crystazzi jewels, head pins, Translucent Shrink
               Plastic, Black Stickles (on chandelier), Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Holo Irridescent, Black ribbon
               and Prima Flower Centers.      

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!



  1. Hi Holly - this is just fabulous - as usual - love the chandelier, it is gorgeous and a great inspiration for this weeks sketch! what a perfect theme you have used! I love everything about it, right down to those gorgeous shoes! Beautiful! We love having you join us with this weeks Sketch Challenge Midnight Madness, your support is appreciated - and would love to see you again next week! (((Hugs)))
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  2. Holly your card has me dreaming of Cinderella's slippers at the ball. You are telling a wonderful story with your card. The Chandelier is just outstanding and I would love to make those shoes myself. How clever and utterly fabulous. Great job on the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. It was fun to come to see your creation.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  3. This is fabulous! Your attention to detail is amazing. I love everything you have done. The glass slippers are to die for. A magnificent job on this weeks sketch!! Thank you for playing with us at the MMSC this week. What a treat to visit you.


  4. Wow this was dramatic and stylish!!! Love all the details you have added; amazing :-)
    Hugs Guro

  5. What an absolutely wonderful little scene!!!!! It's fantastic.

  6. This card is fab! I love it! So creative!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, leaving such a nice comment!


  7. Hi Holly, I'm Holly from Crystazzi (find us on facebook and I just wanted to say what a beautiful piece! Thank you for recommending our product. Oh, and I will be pointing to your blog from our twitter account! Keep up the beautiful crafting!