Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Let there be Light

Greetings - it is good to be here again and to have you visit.  Life has been a little fraught of late, so my apologies for being MIA.

DH is going through a bit of a rough time at the moment, so I thought I would make him a card to cheer him up, and my starting point was the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge # 79, and this is the result.
I love this image available from Priscilla Styles and it so lent itself to this challenge - well I thought it did!!

The image was printed three times and coloured using chalks, ink and gold kindy glitz, although I don't seem to have been able to capture the sparkle it gives IRL.

The gold dp in the background was punched on either side with a Martha Stewart punch, and the sequins draped around the panels and secured with glue dots.  The sentiment I hand printed with a lovely gold pen I have. (I think the brand is Signo).

I was pleased with the card, and DH was happy to receive it.

I am linking this to these challenges:
Thank you for calling by - May your day be blessed


Jennie said...

Oh Maxine I am sure has been a blessing for your dh!!! So sweet of your to create a card for him and it is just beautiful!! Love the scallops and sequins!

Annette22 said...

such a wonderful creation,

thank you for joining us at the fairytale challenge

hugs Annette

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - this is fabulous - I am sure Kelson loved it! I love how you have used the fabulous lamp for the sketch and those fabulous sequins!! What a great take on the sketch my friend! Thanks for joining us at the MMSC this week!! We appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Denise said...

Awesome job on this, Maxine. I love this "priscillastyles" image and what you have done with it. I'm sure your DH will treasure it always! Nicely done!
Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

MMSC Design Team

karlinchen50 said...

Hi this is a very nice card.

Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Karla

Bianca said...

You have made a very pritty card! I love the image and the colors very much! Thanks for playing with us at our very first challenge of Fairy Tale. xx Bianca

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Maxine!
thank you for joining in @ Digital Tuesday!

darling Ho said...

So Pretty!
The string of bling piece is so special!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Maxine! What a super fabulous take on the sketch challenge Love the way you turned the sketch, your wonderful coloring of the images and the sequins are pure genius!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh how sweet of you to make this for DH. I hope things are improving some. Thinking of you and saying a little prayer tonight for him. I hope your week is filled with much joy my friend!

Connie M. said...

Oh so pretty, Maxine! I so love the fun setiment you added with this PS image, and the sequins are such a fun touch! Thanks so much for playing in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week! Hugs!!


PokSa said...

Your card is great. I love the pretty details.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine!
This is gorgeous! I love the sentiment! Great take on the sketch! I am sure your DH was thrillied to recive this. I think I will have to use that sentiment for a card for Marcus... It is fathersday here in Norway tomorrow.... hmmm. Thank you for the inspiration!

Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge. We really appriciate your support and hope to see you again next week.

Midnight Madness Design Team

Paddington fan said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations this time for our ‘Anything goes’ challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Gorgeous Card! Love every single detail! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

marsha said...

Maxine, what a gorgeous card and what a cheery and uplifting sentiment! This should give DH a big "pick me up". Prayers and hugs for the both of you! Thanks for entering your divine card is this week's challenge!

Priscilla said...

How inventive are you with this card. I am always amazed at what you will come up with. Thank you for using my image. Just love what you have done.