Wednesday, August 18, 2010

For fun

Welcome once again and thank you for calling by.

I decided that I would make a card simply for fun - and with a couple of challenges in mind.  My starting point was an image I was sent in a RAK from my dear friend Linda, that has a pithy quote accompanying it!!

I had hoped to trim the total image to an oval, but it just would not 'work', so I had to go with a rectangle and a scalloped edged rectangle underneath it.

The colours took some time to 'come together', and they are not a colour combination that I would typically use being lemon and bright pink, with some blue in a background panel.

wanted to put a focal point on the ribbon, but had nothing on hand, so improvised instead with a jewelery pin, some beads and a pair of pliers to twist the end with.  I also added some half pearls in lavender to accent the floral corners and one corner of the main image.  

This is the end result, which when looking at it again, still brings a smile to me.

I am linking this to: 

                                 based on Proverbs 17:22

                  "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." 

This scripture holds so true, and I personally know that if one can keep a positive attitude in the more difficult times of life, and can have a laugh with a friend, life seems to be so much more bearable.

The challenge is to use humour in a card, and I think this fits the bill.

I appreciate you visiting, and leaving a comment - may your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - I am so happy to see you have used that image - I love this gal and need to use her more! What a great take on the SSIC and MMSC! Your ribbon and the jewellery pin are a fabulous touch! Love all of the details Maxine! Thanks for being part of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, along with the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge - we love to see you.....and hope to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC & SSIC Design Team

Becky said...

What a wonderful card, love the ribbon and its little treatment, I think this card turned out great. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Miesje said...

Ha, ha, ha! What a cute card! I do think it fits the bill! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Priscilla said...

Love your card and the way you used your beads on this card is FANTASTIC..I will have to remember the way you did that. Great take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

You've made such a delightful gift here, Maxine! Your loving handmade touches mixed with encouragement and humor, wonderful!! It's lovely in every way!

Carol Hurlock said...

Oh Maxine this is so cute. I really love that pin you devised on your ribbon. Your pink and yellow came together so well too!!! Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Grace said...

Oh this is fantastic Maxine! I love these ladies... have this one and need to get it out! Great job with the sketch and thanks so much for your continued support of Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

pam124 said...

Maxine, what a totally FUN take on this week's MMSC. I love your image and sentiment and you're right, that ribbon treatment is definitely a beautiful focal point!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I hope you can come back next week to share your talent!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun card Maxine but oh so true also!! Love your use of the sketch!! Thanks for joining the Stampin sisters in Christ challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

I have this stamp and I love it!! You have made it delightful! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week. I look forward to seeing your creations again next week.

Pat (mspfd) said...

I love Emerson Quillin images! What a fabulous, fun creation!

TinaB said...

I love this Maxine! Great quote! lad to be working with you xx Hugs Tina xx