Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Welcome all.........." MMSC Sketch Challenge #53 and The Pixi Cottage Challenge #18

Hello again everyone! This weeks card has a vintage/distressed theme. The challenge details can be found HERE and HERE. I just started playing with photoshop and recoloring images. I've wanted to do a Red, White and Blue card for some time now. The stars were fashioned out of fimo clay coated with Crystal Effects and dusted with super fine glitter. The "buntings" were made by masking off copy paper and airbrushing the stripes. I wanted to use ribbons but just couldn't find the right one. So, when all else fails FABRICATE! I folded the paper strips into fans and adhered them to the card using Sookwang tape. A few of the stars had holes poked in them before baking so I could thread the colored florist wire through them. The wires were coiled around a long metal dowel. The striped paper was a digital freebie from GinaK that I recolored in photoshop. The Statue of Liberty is a googeled image from the internet recolored as well.

The Details:      Images:      Internet search

                        Paper:       Colored cardstocks from Joanne's, DP (GinkaK digital, 29th Street Market)
                        Ink:           SU Cranberry Crisp, Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Copic markers (R89, B97)

                        Other:       Fimo Clay, MS Star border punch, MS Fine glitter, florist wire, Eclipse masking

Have a great week and see you next Sunday with another challenge card!




  1. WOW Holly - this is stunning - you are so amazing with all of your details - I would like to spend a day inside your head!! I love this image and the red, white & blue theme - those stars are very cool - my Mum used to use fimo to make beads, she would love this! Love the fanned DP as well - girl - you ROCK! This is a favourite with me!! We are glad you joined in the fun this week and appreciate your support for the MMSC - we look forward to seeing you NEXT week when we are going to be 'sizzling' - on the Barbeque - YUMBLY! C U there! (((HUGS)))
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  2. this is wow
    you have made a wunderful card


  3. This is gorgeous!
    I love all the recoloring and that stars border is just perfect!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

  4. WOW Holly you amaze me week after week with your creativity. You are truly an artist. Your card this week is over the top fantastic and your take on the sketch is exceptional. I just love what you have done this week. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge and for helping us celebrate our one year anniversary. We had such a great time at the Dance Party and I hope you will help keep the fun going by joining us for the Midnight Madness BBQ this week. Break out your Cookbook. It’s going to be a Pot Luck BBQ ;)
    MMSC Hostess

  5. This is a fantastic vintage card Holly! I love the distressing, the image and the details. Thanks so much for playing at the Pixie Cottage this week!

  6. Fantastic! Love the stars and the fans!

  7. this is just briliant hun love the stars and fans,many thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage this week love hugs cheryl xxxxx

  8. Oh Holly, what a work of art. I remember taking a class trip when I was in Jr. High to the Statue of Liberty. We got to go inside all the way up to the top of the crown. It was magnificent. You have captured the patriotic theme and presented it here in glory. Just magnificent. Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  9. Thanks so much for joining us at the Pixie Cottage,

  10. Congratulations on being one of the finalists for the prestige “Priscilla Award”. In my opinion, you have been selected among some of the best card makers on the internet. I encourage you to blog about this and to contact all your friends and family to come support you and place a vote for you. The voting will last one week and I am truly honored that you are a part of this yearly award. You can find all the details and your “Gold Star” card on our current post below
    Good luck and be sure to cast your own vote as well. Thank you and Good Luck :)