Sunday, May 9, 2010

"Imagine............." MMSC Sketch Challenge # 52

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend...... The weather here went from 80 last week to 34 today. It actually snowed! Needless to say I AM disgusted with our weather here in Western NY.  Today I have for you my challenge card for "Midnight Madness" #52. I have also submitted this card for this weeks "Pixie Cottage" challenge. We were to make our own charm. I used a jump ring and a gold disk to hang of of my tag.  The sketch and details can be found HERE. This week I was excited to use my new digital images from "Priscillastyles" Store. They are a lovely set of birds and flourishes. I already have a card in mind using the flourishes. First off I created the scalloped frame using my KNK digital die cutter software. I programed the design so the beading holes would be cut out with the frame. Next I applied a coat of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint in "Tattered Rose". I sponged the edges and hand sewed the beads. The "Birds" were resized and printed out on "velvet" paper. After trying several mediums for coloring, I got the best results with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. You can see the texture of the velvet paper better in the close-up photos below.

The Details:

Stamps:      Digital Images from "Priscillastyles", Tim Holtz Collection "Flights of Fancy"

Paper:        Gina K "120# Ivory", Creative Imaginations DP purchased @ Michael's, Various papers from
                  "Bazzill Basics", "Velvet Paper" The Paper Company (Joanne's)

Ink:           SU "Bravo Burgundy", Colorbox Chalk Inks, Copic  RV32 (airbrushed gem flourish)

Other:       Sizzix decorative strip "Swirly", MS Glitter "Smokey Quartz", Prismacolor pencils/Gamsol,
                 SU large and small tag punches, Pink Hem Tape from Joanne's, Spellbinders Fancy Flourish die,
                 Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, Beads and crochet cotton/beading needle, Jump Ring and charm.

Thanks for looking and have a GREAT week!



  1. Oh Holly, I am speechless!! Your card is fantastic. Velvet paper? WOW-ZA!! First of all your color scheme you have chosen is amazing. All your details on this is over the top.. I just love how you worked the images on this card too. I so impressed and thank you so much for making my digis look so good. I am so happy you are enjoying them. I can’t wait to see what you will come up with next. Ok, here is a heads up and a personal invitation to our PARTY :)
    Where: MMSC53 Post
    When: Next Tuesday May 11th
    Theme: Dance Party
    We are celebrating next week with a Dance Party? Do you have the moves? Better get that Party dress out of the Dry Cleaners and dust off those dancing shoes. Party will last all week and we will have a Dance contest, door prizes, best dressed etc. Don’t miss out on all the fun and be sure to loosen up those hips. Oh and it’s BYOB (Bring your own bootie) lol {{Shake}}(_|_)(_\_)(_|_){{shake}}(_/_)(_|_)(_\_)(_|_)(_/_){{skake}}your bootie.
    Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and the sneak peek is posted if you want to take a glance :)
    MMSC Hostess

  2. Holly this is amazing. You are the embellishment queen in my book. I love the soft romantic look of this. Just so wonderfully put together. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Stayed tuned for more Blogaversary celebrating this whole month!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  3. Lovely card, with that vintage/romantic look!!
    Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week.
    Adrina XX

  4. Hi Holly - if I hadn't have known better I would have thought this was one of Priscilla's cards - I L-O-V-E what you have done with those adorable birds - this is simply divine - the color, the paper, beads - everything! Holly this is a favourite with me - LOVE IT! We are so glad you could join us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blogaversary Celebrations! There is so much happening this month - we would love to see you next week - we are having a DANCE PARTY so get out your dancing shoes and get ready to 'kick up your heels' and shake your 'bootie'...
    LOL! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  5. Fabulous card, just so much to see and all that texture!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

  6. wow this is one stunning card,so much detail in this just gorjus many thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage hope too see you again love hugs cheryl xxxx

  7. Your card is absolutely all the special elements and details! Beautiful work!

  8. This is fabulous, love all the details!

  9. ooooooooooooooh all the dimensional and so much excitement. love the saying and all your "thoughts outside of the box"...way to go! thank you for sharing with us at the pixie cottage!

  10. I need that wonderful sizzix swirl! What a wonderful card. thanks for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage.