Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In the Pink :-)

Warm hello's to all of you who call by.

This card was made with  the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (#38), in mind.

I was pleased with my efforts - until I saw the Midnight Madness Sketch up close and realised that I had put more than the required amount of bling on -  call it artistic licence!!

The centre butterfly and the corner butterflies were both from the Layers of Color stamp set Flutterescent, and I embossed them with silver detail embossing powder, then added chalk for colour - pink only on the centre one as it was on the lemon card, and yellow over the butterfly on the pink card in the corners, which made it glow a little like stained glass against the light.

The circle was cut and distressed and sponged with Whisper Ink in rich plum, the bling added and it was set aside while I cut and sponged the lemon, and stamped and embossed the sentiment.

The dp is part of a sheet that I have had in my stash for a loooong time - it was one of the original pieces of dp that I bought..... it was almost too nice to use!!  Again it was sponged with the rich plum ink, as was the base card, which is a lovely rich, dark pink, rather than red.

When I assembled it all I popped the butterfly up on dimensional tape, cut down to size - a wee bit fiddly, to say the least, but it gave it a lovely raised look to it, as though it might fly off the page :-)  I hope it doesn't!!

The light on this photo does not do the colour justice, but I was very happy with the overall look of this card!

Thanks for calling by, and I do love hearing from you when you leave a comment.


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine, love this pretty card. You have used the Layers of Color butterfly beautifully, it does look as though it could fly right off the card - fabulous!! The embossing is perfect, I love the dimension that this gives, it all works so well with your DP!! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness sketch Challenge this week, you know we love to see your cards. Don't forget to check back on Friday for the 'Sneak Peek' of next weeks challenge! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Phyllis said...

Lovely card! Great colors and that butterfly is very pretty!! Those corners with the butterflies are neat!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Carol said...

Maxine your card is simply splendid. I love all the shine and sparkle coming off the butterfly. Just gorgeous and a delight for the eyes. Thanks so much for finding the time to play along with us this week. We welcome your participation as we love to visit and view your work.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Gwen said...

Beautiful, Maxine! You did a great job with the sketch and love all the bling!!

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Maxine, this is a wonderful use of the LOC stamp! I like how you made the stamp the central focus and even embossed it, great idea! Heather, LOC design team.

Priscilla said...

Maxine, I LOVE your card.. who cares about the bling..the more the better :) You rocked the sketch and should be very proud of the outcome :) That embossing is so perfect..what is your secret? :) As Always, thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Be sure to stop back by for the Mid Week tutorial ;)
MMSC Hostess

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oh, flutter my heart!...Love this Maxine,lovely!!

Jessica said...

THis is great!!! I love the jewels and all the embossing such wonderful textures. Wonderful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I (heart)this card!I love your image,paper, and
bling!!Thank`s for
playing with the Midnight Madness
sketch challenge!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Oh Maxine! Your butterfly is gorgeous! I just love butterflies! Beautiful job on the sketch this week too! Well done! Thank you for joining us again this week! See you next week!