Saturday, January 9, 2010

Flowers from a calender - MMSC#35

I was at a bit of a loss when I came to make this card, so decided to rummage through some old calender pictures that I had on one end of my desk, and I found this image that I felt I could use - but how??

I then remembered the Midnight Madness sketch challenge and I was away.

The first layer of card is a pale limey lemon (not an official colour name, I know, but what else can I call it?)  I sponged the edge of it in Whispers Mossy Stone ink, and kept it longer than the image to stamp and gold emboss the greeting on at the bottom.

Next layer was a nice bright red, which I doodled gold stitching around, then the lovely clear yellow.  The ribbon is actually an olive green with gold edges, not grey, and then came the bright green card.

The feature of flower and leaves is made from sequins that  I was recently given (as a thank you for 'cat sitting'), topped with a gold rhinestone.  I am really pleased with this outcome, and thankful for that sketch challenge to get me going!

Thanks for calling by and commenting - I am really blessed when you do.

Have a great day!  God bless.


Grace said...

This is soooo pretty Maxine!!! You did a great job on the MMSC!!! Great idea to use the calendar pic! So glad you played along with us on the MMSC! Hope to see you next week too! BTW... congratulations on winning the ODBD Blog hop!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - great that you had the time to play along this week! Love the recycling that you have 'going on' here - that calendar picture is perfect!! Your colours are gorgeous together and scream 'summer!' Great use of the sketch!! Thanks for playing along at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see your cards Maxine and look forward to see ing you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Priscilla said...

Hi Maxine, you should be happy with the outcome, because it is beautiful. I will have to start saving my calendars. What a great idea. I never really thought to do that...very clever. Thanks for sharing and your take on the sketch is just perfect. Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week...and shhhhhhh I posted a sneak peek for next weeks sketch ;) LOL Have fun with it.
MMSC Hostess

Carol said...

Hey Maxine-What a clever use of old calendar pictures....sort of "Midnight Madness Goes Green".LOL Your colors are superb and your little flower embellishment element is delightful. What a sensational card!! Thanks for giving the Midnight Madness Sketch a whirl. Have a Very Happy Creative New Year!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Gwen said...

Lovely, bright, sunny card! Great job!