Friday, January 1, 2010

MMSC34 and more LOC

Happy New Year to all who have visited and read my blog - you have made my venture into 'blogland' very pleasurable.

I started this card with the idea to use this Layers of Color image from the Granny's Jewellery set, set on an oval, with the burgundy scallops on pink card, but the overall layout defied me until I saw this sketch challenge over at Midnight Madness.

I took some liberties, but isn't that what it is all about?, and I ended up with quite a clean and simple look to the card in the end!!

I sponged the edge of the base card with chalk ink - rouge- and the corners were run through the Textile textures cuttlebug folder - I used the negative embossing just to be different. The ovals were both cut with Spellbinders nestabilities classic ovals - do love those nesties!! and the blue sponged on before I removed the oval...

The pearls both on the corners and in the basket are Kaiser half pearls.

I painted outside of the basket and the      background to the flowers with Twinkling H2O's before attaching the pearls.  

The ribbon is chiffon that I had on hand - recycled if I remember correctly - it's a bit of a standing joke within the extended family that any parcels with ribbon on are carefully undone and the ribbon passed to me....

Thanks for calling by - I do love seeing that you have been,especially when you leave a comment.

May 2010 bring you and yours many blessings.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - how lovely to see you playing along this week and what a gorgeous card. I love the way you have used Granny's Jewelry - it is perfect for this sketch!! Gorgeous colours and those pearls are just lovely!! I love the 'artistic licence' you have taken with the sketch - it makes it uniquely 'YOU!' Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Chellenge this week Maxine, we appreciate you support and would love to see you again next week! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Gwen said...

Lovely card! I see that you used the MMSC sketch! So funny, I used it for my Immanuel page!:) Hope you find time to finish the HHN Names, love to see your creations!'I've taken to saving those random ribbons, too, the other day I took the rope handles off a bag from a store we shopped in!! They'll be perfect...somewhere!!
God bless you in 2010!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty in pink Maxine!! Love your addition of the pearls to the image. So beautiful! Great take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week!


Carol said...

Maxine you have created the most beautiful image with this basket by using the pearls on the flowers. It is so glamorous and elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness. Have a Very Happy Cardmaking New Year!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Grace said...

Maxine this is so pretty! Your image is so pretty and I love how you colored it! Pink is always pretty!!! Great take on the MMSC!!! Glad you played along!!!

Priscilla said...

Just lovely..those pearls are so pretty too...WOW We are off to a great start in the new year. Please be sure to check in tomorrow for some of the new changes with our MMSC. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and as always we love the inspirations our players give to us. Thank you :)
MMSC Hostess