Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Orchid ~ My Very First Digi! ~ MMSC14

This week in addition to having Simon Says Stamp as our sponsor for August, we also have http://mcmahonfivedesign.com/sponsoring this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. The image I've used this week for my card is the "Orchid Digi" from McMahon Five Design's online store. I'm a newbie to digi stamps and I really enjoyed working with this image. I printed is several times and layered it for a dimensional look. After watercoloring it I added a touch of glitter and glossy accents for shine. If you haven't checked out their wonderful selection of digis and wood papers, I urge you to go take a look
Don't forget that we are looking for the next Guest Designing Diva for the month of September. Be sure to leave a comment on the Midnight Madness Blog if you're interested in being our guest. :) Have a great day!

16 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Michelle!! This card is so well put together with the colors, magnificent coloring of Sue's digi, awesome stitching, and elegant borders!! What a fab creation!!! Spectacular take on this week's sketch!

Joani said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Your card is amazing Michelle! I'm sitting here with my mouth open!

Great work! I love it!
Hugs,
Joani

Yvonne said...

I love orchids, so this is just the most wonderful card to me!
I also love the beautiful butterflies you`ve added.
Fabulous card!!
Hugs, Yvonne.

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Michelle, what a pretty orchid! You make it so realistic, great job this week :) hugs ~Jeni

Priscilla said...

Great post today Michelle :) and guess what?? I love your card...and why do you think??? IT'S PURPLE!!!lol NO,seriously..I think you did a great job on your first digi ever :) Way to go!!!
Priscilla

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I love that image and how it was placed and colored and POPPED
and glossed, you really added alot of detail and need I mention your embellishments and lovely charm butterflies. Thanks, Michelle I enjoyed viewing it.

Carolyn said...

Your cards are always so beautiful, Michelle. I am always so anxious to see your next creation. This is amazing for your first digi. You are such a natural with this stuff. I love every single detail about this card.

Liz Williams said...

What beautiful color and detail on this gorgeous card!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle, another beautiful card from you...love the orchid and for your first digi....turned out gorgeous!! I'm sure you will become addicted to them once you make a few more!! The colors on this card are just perfect and the coloring and shine on the flower are stunning!
Love it!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Michele Spera said...

Oh Love the card!! I especially like the stitching around the outer edge and the image poped up!! looks really nice
great job:-)
XmicheleX

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hello Michelle! Can I just say fantastic job using the Orchid Digi!?!? Love the colors and glossy touch! Just stunning! Thank you again for using one of my images! You're the best!

Sue

Rosemary said...

Your orchid is beautiful! Awesome job for your first try with a digi!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

PURPLE..also my favorite color! What a GREAT card all around!

stephanne said...

Your work, oh wowie, the colours, the shimmies, the glosses, the irridescent glow showing in all of your projects!! That brilliant desert sun (I'm assuming about the sunlight here...) casting the perfect light on all of your lovely work, wow!! WOW!!!

One of my goals in life is to see the sun set and rise over the mountains in New Mexico, have driven through on many road trips and always miss dawn and dusk :( One day...

Take Care,
Stephanne

Doh, and thank you for the warm welcome on behalf of MMSC on my blog.

Chelsea said...

Hi Michelle, I often drop by your blog for inspiration! With this card, I love the purple and green color combo! I see a purple and green layout in the future for me! LOL I just love it!

:)Chel

Carol said...

Ooo Michelle, I like that piece of lattice in the middle of your card. The purple is yummy and your orchid is outstanding. The butterflies are something I want in my stash!!!! You do such lovely work. I enjoy coming to your blog every week to see your MMSC entry.
Bear hugs,
Carol
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