Saturday, February 12, 2011

MMSC #90

Greetings to my visitors once again - I am so flattered that you keep coming back to visit.

This card was made for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #90, and with a specific person in mind.  Some time ago I tried the "Black Magic" technique and this time it worked - I ended up with a row of samples all coloured up with Stampin' Up pencils, so when I reached for this image, it set the colours for the balance of the card.
I love the way the colours almost shimmer in strong light and the white highlights really bring the image to life.
This was mounted on a spellbinders lacy square, which I had cut in white card and backed with some blue.
The rest of the card was constructed to the sketch, using mid-yellow paper that was embossed with the Swiss dots folder, over cream card.  For the other features I used pink ribbon and card, and blue half pearls, and punched the bottom border with a Fiskars punch.
The lacing on the corners of the image was done using some multi coloured metallic thread  that I had on hand, and I used pearls to accent this too.
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Once again thank you for visiting - May your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Wow Maxine - this is divine! I love your Black Magic Technique -it is perfect with this image! I tried this technique this week and it did NOT look like this - back to the drawing board! LOL! I love this Maxine! This is a great take on this week sketch! It is great having you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we love to see you and your fabulous creations! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your flower is stunning!! You worked the magic beautifully!! And I love your swiss dot bg with the punched border!! Thanks for joining our CCEE challenge this week!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

MariLynn said...

Maxine, this is gorgeous. I was drawn to the white highlights on the flower. Love the stitching too!

Lori said...

Your flower is fabulous - beautiful card! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

~Jeri~ said...

Very pretty! Love that flower and the color!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you'll join us again!

marsha said...

Maxine, this is just stunning! I love this Black Magic Technique, you'll have to give us a tutorial! Love your stitching on this too! So glad you joined us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, I aways enjoy seeing your creations. Hope you will have another one to show us next week!

Cec said...

Fabulous creation. Love that technique. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Cec said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love that technique!!! I'm going to have to find out how to do that!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!!!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful card, this technique is stunning! I love your layout and gorgeous embellishments as well!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

Sue said...

Beautiful Maxine, love the metallic thread on the corners!
Thanks for joining us at AnnaBelle stamps for this weeks challenge! :)

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine!
This is absolutely fantastic! I must try this technique one day soon - it looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! I actually cased one of your cards last night, but I not sure that I was very sucsessful in doing it.... I may have to try one more time *LOL*

Thank you for sharing with us at Midnight Madness. I hope you will play with us again next week!

Midnight Madness Design Team

Lorie said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous! You did a beautiful job with the Black Magic technique, and it's so effective on this work of art! Beautifully done, and I'm so happy you could play along with us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!

Lorie MMDT

Dori Shelton said...

WOW! Is this ever stunning! I've never seen this technique done is such a magnificent way. I love love love love this card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Maxine
Wow, what a gorgeous card! not to mention the great take on the sketch and the Black Magic Technique is fabulous!! Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw too xx

Kylie said...

WOW, what a stunner of a card!!!
LOVE your design and your use of embellishments, simply gorgeous!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take care,
Kylie X

Chris_P said...

Wow this is so beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft us crazy!

Melisa Waldorf said...

What a cool technique!!! I love that look! Thinking about you and praying Maxine. hugs, Melisa

A Consuming Passion said...

What a beautiful everything about it!
Thanks for adding this into our AnnaBelle Stamps Mix for this week.
Hope you had a chance to see the new Feb Release sets....think you might like them!

Ida said...

Beautiful card. Love the pearls and the Swiss Dot is a "fav" of mine. Thanks for joining the AB Polka Dot Challenge.