Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Fly, fly away.............."

Hello! I have exciting news for today....I have been chosen to a GUEST DIVA at priscillastyles "Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge" I am sure looking forward to working with all the talented ladies there. The  monthly Sponsor for July is:
 You can find her adorable images HERE

My debut card is for this weeks challenge MMSC61. You can make it fancy or make it simple. Here are the sketches

And here is my DT Challenge card using one of priscillastyles own images

Here are the materials I used to create this project:

Butterfly image from piscillastyles web store found HERE

Design Paper from K and Co. "Susan Winget" collection ( found at Joanne Fabrics), DCWV  "The Cardstock Stack" textured. (Joannes), Gina K Pure Luxury Ivory.

Ranger Distress Ink in "Vintage Photo", Copic Markers (YG95, Y32, YR15, YR18)

Round lace doilie with the center cut out to create the oval edge. I also airbrushed the lace edge for contrast. I then weaved a length of gold cord in the lace along the edge.

I made the flower with white organza fabric cut into flower shapes. I then "melted" the edges with the heat of a candle flame to curl them. There are many videos and tutorials to be googled for the instructions. I then airbrused them different shades with the above copic colors. After layering the petals, I sewed 3 beads in the center with invisible thread. The leaves are beads found in a package along with some plastic flower beads at Joannes. I twisted them together with wire and attached under the flower with Crazy glue gel. This is my all time favorite adhesive for embellishments I dont EVER want to move again!

I know you cant see this in the photo, but I spritzed the background DP with a copper shimmer mist to add  a gleam.

The center oval was embossed using a cuttlebug script folder and highlighted with distress ink

Stardust stickles were applied to the butterfly wings for sparkle and Kaiser pearls and a charm completed the look.

Thanks so much for stopping by on my MMSC Guest Diva debut. I look forward to seeing you next week with a new sketch creation! Sorry this was so long but I wanted to share all the supplies and details.

Have a great week!



  1. Holly this is simply beautiful!! Love the way you have done Priscilla's lovely butterfly and I love your papers and that scalloped lace!! All your details are wonderful!! Those pearls are awesome the entire creation is just GORGEOUS!! We are so happy that you have joined us as a Guest Designer!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  2. hi holly

    your cards are always different than others
    that is what I like about your cards
    this is again a beauty

    greetings karin

  3. Wow, I really love all of the beautifully done details on your butterfly. Your card sure does show off Priscilla's digis so well. I agree this is a beauty!

  4. Holly-welcome to the Midnight Madness Design Team. I have been an admirer of your fabulous cards since you started playing with us. I am looking forward to getting inspiration and helpful hints and tricks from your creative mind!!! This card is exceptional and you have showcased Priscilla's butterfly beautifully. I love it.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  5. Ahhhh, thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

  6. Oh Holly, I am so thrilled you are joining the team.. Your work has always been over the top gorgeous. Other than the image ;) my favorite part about your card is the vintage feeling of it along with that fantastic handmade flower. Wowza. I did a tutorial on those type of flowers and they are really fun to make. They all come out different and yours is divine :) Thank you for bringing your talent to the Midnight Madness sketches as a Diva this time.
    Priscilla :)

  7. Wahoo Holly - it is great to have you as part of the MMDT - we have loved your work and now get to be 'up close and personal!' LOL! Love this card - your warm colours are so gorgeous and add such a fabulous glow - along with the added shimmer! I love the lace and that adorable flower - I have not tried it yet - I am skeered the chiffon will catch fire! LOL! thanks for sharing Holly, love your work! {{{hugs}}}

  8. Wow, this is Stunning! Love the lace and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

  9. Wow this card took my breath away! Just stunning and beautiful!

  10. Beautiful card and so glad you played in Speedy's Friends Challenge this week.

  11. Hi Holly!
    Welcom to the MMSC Team. I have admired your work for a while so I am really looking forward to work alongside with you. You sure kickstart your time with us with this absolutley beautiful creation. I love the colors, the lace and the flower - oh the flower! Great job! I am so looking forward to see what you will make next week!


  12. I love this! I love the your beautiful vintage interpretation of the sketch without being overdone. You did such a gorgeous job showcasing the beautiful butterfly and the details are perfect!

  13. I love the vintage look to this card, Holly! Your antiqued lace piece is a nice touch! So happy to be working with you in the next few months!
    Hugs, Darsie

  14. Holly, a big welcome as guest diva with the Midnight Madness team. Your work is, by far, some of the best I've seen. Your use of the Priscilla's digi butterfly is a STUNNER!! Your colors, papers, b/g embossing, lace, pearls, distressing and hand-made flower is beyond GORGEOUS!! LOVE the vintage feel too!!


  15. Beautiful card Holly, and well done on being a guest designer, love how you've done the lacy doily and the embossing, especially love your flower. Thank you too for your visit!

  16. Hi Holly, your card is stunning!! The lace doily cut is brilliant! The butterfly is magnificent! Your coloring is awesome. The entire card is candy for the eyes, so much to take in and enjoy. Just a beautiful creation.

    Have fun with your Guest Diva spot, your work is amazing.

    Sue Drees

  17. Welcome Holly!!! Your card is just lovely and has quite the VINTAGE look about it...one of my favorite styles. Looking forward to working with you for the next few weeks. Blessings, Tracy

  18. Your card is truly amazing! Each aspect of it is something unique enough to use on a card itself. I think that rose is awesome. I am wondering how long it took you just to make the rose. I would love to find a tutorial on that!

  19. Hi Holly!! Welcome to the MMSC DT! Your card this week is abolutely GORGEOUS!! I am a sucker for vintage and this card definately has vintage written all over it!! I LOVE IT!

  20. Beautiful card with wonderful colors ...
    Love it ..