Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Flying Birds MMSC #80

Greetings once again from a lovely warm Antipodean Island - ahh I do love late spring!!

Once again I am featuring a card using digi images from Priscillastyles - this time the Flying Birds set, which has six images - three of the birds and three of the beaded flowers.  I used the double image of the both birds and the flowers.

The flowers were printed onto a piece of patterned vellum and gold heat embossed, which gave a lovely deep background.  This I matted onto cream card stock and then a very deep brown. 

 I put this aside and coloured the bird images with chalks and cut them out.

I was then able to match the pink with some card, and made my background panel with that, again using the dark brown to mat it onto.  I toyed with embossing it, but as the main image was so 'busy' I kept it simple.

When I did the final assembly of the card, I added some decorative strands of (?) plastic that I sourced from a local business - it is generally used for window dressing , and this business is retailing it for home, think Christmas, decorations.  The beauty of it is that it reflects the colours that it is against, so is very versatile!

I enjoyed making this card - and what I had planned happened, which is quite a change, and here is the final result, complimented by the addition of some Kaiser pearls.

I am linking this to
Basic Grey Challenge #33 - Wings (no Basic Grey product, sorry)

Thank you for calling by  - I treasure your comments.
May your day be blessed. 


Elizabeth said...

That's pretty Mum ;-)!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh Maxine - I am so-o-o glad you showed the close ups - they are gorgeous!! This would have to be my favourite of all of your cards - I ADORE the gold and shimmer it is so elegant and RICH - you have outdone yourself Maxine - I am loving this - definitely a favourite with me! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight madness Sketch Challenge - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC & PS Design Teams

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is gorgeous what beautiful detail and those birds look wonderful I love it.
Lorraine x

Becky said...

This is stunning! Love the design and colors. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Denise said...

Gorgeous, Maxine! Your coloring is outstanding, and your background is just beautiful. Awesome job with these "priscillastyles" birds and with the sketch!

Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

MMSC Design Team

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a gorgeous, elegant creation, Maxine. Love the amazing color combo and the gold embossing is breathtaking against your pink birds.

Michelle said...

Hi Maxine

Wow, what a stunning card. All the elements work so well together. I really love the layout.

Thanks for joining in the fun this week at KKKG.

Michelle :-)

mum of two said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors. Thanks for playing with us over at Paper Playtime this week :)


Alica said...

amazing! Love the gold embossed background!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - me again - you know I am loving this for both Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and the Midnight Madness Challenges - it is perfect for both! Still loving it! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC and MMSC Design Teams

Grace said...

Wow Maxine! This is so pretty! The gold embossing is really rich and the birds are lovely... lots of fussy cutting there but so worth it! Love this and thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

LINDA said...

This is simply beautiful.. Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week. Hugs, Linda

Jan Hennings said...

Gorgeous card and the embossing looks great!

Michele said...

beautiful card, love the gold embossing. thanks for playing the critter sketch challenge.

Janis Lewis said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Carol Hurlock said...

Beautifully done Maxine. This is phenomenal. The birds look so magnificent. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Very pretty card, Maxine! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Tammy Miller said...

This card is so adorable. Wonderful embellish and love how you color the image. Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for our Embossing Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Priscilla said...

I am in awe of your gold embossing on this card...it is amazing. Thank you for having such great pictures of your creations.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is so lovely Maxine!
The birds looks amazing in pink and your background is so vintage and cool!e

Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge. We really appriciate your support and hope to see you again next week.

Midnight Madness Design Team

Ps. No, I don't have your snailmail adress - but I would love to have it!

crafty amy said...

Maxine this is great I love layout and the effect the embossing gives :D
Thank you for joining us at KKKG and good luck.


Amy xx

marsha said...

Maxine, WOW this is just stunning! The gold embossing is just so rich and gorgeous, especially love how you matched the color of the birds with your card stock. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, ! love seeing your creations!

Tanya said...

What a beautiful card!

Thanks for playing with us at Critter Sketch this week!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Another fabulous technique to inspire me!!! Love it. I think sometimes I'm so busy just trying to meet deadlines, that I have forgotten how much fun it is to try new things. Fabulous chick!

Anonymous said...

Ha! Did you ever catch my attention when you wrote of late spring! We're in late autumn with total winter weather freezing and melting depending on time of day, any and all entire night chinook winds...high temps of 43F in the night and 34F on computer weather station before I came onto your blog site!! Ice will be slippery as a wet mirror today so make certain your footing is solid!good treads on your shoe sole. Birds are totally refreshing when crows, ravens, and magpies outnumber chickedees, robins not migrating south and a very occasional sage grouse these days. Your card birds grabbed a second look of enjoyment and refreshment. Praises be for Creator's way of balancing this earth in his might and power all because He loves us!!
Keep Looking UP!