Thursday, September 17, 2009


Good Morning!

I finally got my MMSC card done yesterday; but didn't get a chance to post it. This is one of those cards that actually looks better IRL than it does in the picture. It is also an example of leave it alone when it's done. For example, I wouldn't have added the hard line around the flag on the mailbox. I did make one change after the picture and that was I moved the flower onto the other side of the little amber bling pieces.
I started with an eggplant base and then layered some rust paper (from a paper pack from Michael's). I used my all time favorite background stamp "Fine Lace" I embossed the sentiment "Sending thoughts and Prayers" with gold powder. I layered kiwi kiss with a piece of the left over patterned paper I had from my sketchbook that I shared in yesterday's post. I put five gold eyelets in the kiwi piece before running a piece of dark purple wire through them. I cut two ovals using my nestabilities and then stamped the Mailbox image from Our Craft Lounge "Garden Thoughts". I colored it in with a variety of Copic, SU markers and Watercolor Crayons.
Ok, I gotta go get everyone up and ready for school. Have a great day and thanks for visiting me. Leave a comment if you can. I love to hear what you all think!


Denise @ kc242 said...

What a lovely card! Love the mail box image, the coloring and your embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us this week on the sketch challenge at MMSC. I hope to see more of your artwork next week!

Phyllis said...

Lovely card! Cute image and your color choices are very nice. Love that background stamp, so subtle. The Mdnight Madness Design Team thanks you for playing with us this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Priscilla said...

Oh this card is just lovely. I really really love the eggplant paper and you take on the sketch is just great. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. Please join in the Stampers United blog hop this Sat if you get a chance.
MMSC Hostess

Payne Holler Cards said...

your coloring and design is so pretty! we are always harder on ourselves...I like the little flag outlined :)))

Shawne said...

I bet it is gorgeous in real life! I really love the colors you chose and your coloring. Thanks for playing!


Carol Hurlock said...

What a sweet image. I really like how your did the unique and attractive. Everything about this card is just splendid! Thanks for playing along with us at MMSC this week. We sure do appreciate it!


thescrapmaster said...

This is really pretty!
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designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Such a pretty image, so nicely colored and well coordinated with the dp! Isn't it usually the case that cards look much better in real life!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.

PS:I have some blog candy for the MM players! If you are interested and leave a comment on my blog you will get an extra entry into the drawing!!