Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MSSC#77 - Floral Birthday

Greetings again - it is so great that you call by and visit me here.

The card I am featuring today I made for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #77, featuring this sketch .

I started out with some background paper from Christina Re that I had been given some time ago, and decided on my colour scheme from that.  I loved the paper so much that I kept the central feature fairly contained to show off the design.

Although it is not easily apparent, the stamens in the paper (which has a lovely rich sheen to it IRL) are pale blue, and the blue card I used is an almost identical colour.  The central panel is stamped with the head of a flower from the Ornate Flowers clear stamp set by Paper Studio.  I inked it using the 'rock and roll' technique using the Memento inks Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa, and distressed and sponged the edges of that panel with the paler ink. 

I chose the double sided ribbon as the brown fitted so well, and the pink added just enough contrast to balance things out  with the pink flowers, which were a packet I had had on hand for ages.... I really am starting to use some of my stash!!  There were enough flowers in varying sizes to add some real interest, and for the main feature I layered three. Each flower then had a wee pink dimensional flower added which is quite shiney and really lifts the whole card.
The final feature was the wee tag and sentiment tucked in under the big flower.  The edges of that were also distressed and sponged.

I am linking this to the following challenges:

Thank you for calling by, I do treasure your visits and comments.

May your day be blessed.


Jeanette said...

Gorgeous card. I love that bg paper too. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Maggie's Crafts said...

So sweet. :) Thank you for sharing with us at http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/



Carol Hurlock said...

Maxine this is so pretty. I love your colors and those gorgeous flowers. How lovely. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a beauty, Maxine! Wonderful colors and your ribbon frame is beautiful. The gorgeous flowers and addition of the bling are perfect additions. Super take on the sketch.

Denise said...

Very pretty, Maxine. Love the beautiful color combination, and the designer paper. Great job with the sketch challenge!
Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Denise P.
MMSC Design Team

Anonymous said...

very pretty card! thanks for entering this week's challenge at AIF
-Tammy DT Lead

Georgia Ehrmann said...

such pretty flowers and I love the whole card! Very pretty! Thanks for playing at I Did It Creations and AiFactory this week!
DT for

Jennie said...

Lovely design Maxine and those flowers are just perfect :o)

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine!
This is lovely. Brown and pink is so pretty together and the flowertheme is fab. Great take on the sketch!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


marsha said...

Hi Maxine! This is just beautiful! Your paper is gorgeous and your flowers are the perfect color to really show this off! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week!

LindaS said...

I really like how the flower is framed at how you catch up the flowers from the beautiful background paper.

Valerie said...

Great card!

Holly Moore said...

Beautiful Maxine! I love how the center flower goes with the flowered paper. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Oh, great colors too!

Holly R. Moore