Wednesday, January 19, 2011

MMSC 87 - Pretty Petals

Welcome to all my visitors -just a quick post this time as I post a card I have made for the Midnight Madness Challenge - I have taken some liberties with the sketch, but that is allowable as long as the basic sketch is recognizable.

I chose to work with stamps from Layers of Color, using the Nature Walk set, and chalks.  My lovely neighbour who has dabbled in art over the years gave me all her artist quality chalks the other day, so my colour range is quite amazing - a huge step up from what I previously had to work with!!

 I used pink for the base cardstock and wanting something subtle for the lower section as the dp is so quiet in its design,  I put it through the cuttlebug in the leafy branch embossing folder, which was just what was needed.

I then cut the dp to size and ran the edges over a lavender ink pad.  The flowers were stamped twice in the same lavender ink, once in the circle area that I wanted to use, and once again on some other card to cut out and mount over the original images, after  colouring.
Despite the colour the camera had picked up, the flowers are actually a strong purple colour with a cyclamen  accent.   The layered flowers were mounted with a thin dimensional adhesive, and the leaves with double sided sellotape.  The edge of the feature circle was rubbed over a red ink pad to give it definition, and the sentiment was stamped in the same ink.  The whole was them assembled and the the pearls added to complete the card.
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Lovely Linda said...

Hello maxone - what a pretty card - I would recognise those flowers anywhere - gorgeous! your osft coloutrs are a great take on this weeks sketch! The embossing is a lovely touch Maxine! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate you support and love to see your creations! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Jen Leeflang said...

Your 'liberties' are just perfect, Maxine, as the sketch is instantly recognisable. Thanks for joining us on the MMSC this week, using your lovely 'soft' card.

marsha said...

Maxine, this is just lovely! What a gorgeous purple, I love the intensity, and also how you colored the edge. Thanks so much for joining us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, I'm looking forward to your entry for next week too!

Diana Queen said...

Hi Maxine! Beautiful card! I just adore your cut out flowers and the medallion effect you created with them. Beautiful color combo as well!

Jennie said...

Maxine, this is just beautiful!! Love the flowers and the bling and lace set it off just perfectly. Great job on the challenge my friend.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

How pretty, Maxine! I love the sweetness of the colors, lace and pearls, such a lovely combination!

MariLynn said...

Maxine, I love how you colored the flowers. They are gorgeous. Beautiful card!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

I LOVE the liberties you took! So pretty!!

Valerie said...

This is such a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Valerie PSDT

Amy said...

The flowers are so delicate and beautiful!

Darsie Bruno said...

Such a sweet card you have created! Love your color combinations and great coloring! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I hope you'll join us for our next sketch next week!
Hugs, Darsie