Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Flower Power ~ MMSC47

Hi All! Welcome to week #47 of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges! As you can see, I skipped the stamping and coloring part this week and went straight to the embellishing part! I bought these luscious Shabby Chic Prima Flowers from M5D and they just didn't want to be anything but "Star of the Show" this week. LOL! They really are Gorgeous! So I textured, layered, stitched and distressed to my heart's content on the rest of this card. Oh yeah, and the lacing effect is done with sewn on bugle beads from my long ignored bead stash! I made the envelope using Priscilla's Thick-style envelope template. So EASY to use! :)
Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.


Enter one style or both this week.

Just have fun and come play with us :)

Our MMSC47 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

"priscillastyles" Store

Weekly Prize is at "priscillastyles" 6x6 kit and the above 4 digi's


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Congratulations to the Goldstar winner #70 Susan Killiam and the Remarkables Winner: #24 Guro & #34 Chelsea

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com/ - Spring is in the air

http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/ - Spring/Easter

http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Spring/Easter

http://handfullofstamps.blogspot.com/ - anything sweet

http://craftyannschallengeblog.wordpress.com/ - For someone that is special

http://ynschallenges.blogspot.com/2010/03/challenge-12-distressing.html - Distressing

http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/2010/03/charisma-cardz-12.html - Spring Has Sprung

http://sisterhoodofscrap.blogspot.com/2010/03/challenge-monday-march-22.html - Use your scraps!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is exquisite Michelle! I love your colors, embossing, gorgeous flower and flourish! So elegant! Love your take on the sketch and your beautiful envi! The tag is perfect!

big hugs,

Anonymous said...

Dear Michelle~

What a gorgeous spring card! I love your Prima flower, of course!
I love how you let it be what it wanted to be...the "Star of the Show!"

I must confess, I like what you have done with the rest of the card as much as the flower alone! I love your swiss dots, and your threading, the flourishes are just beautiful! They look like wonderful green leaves in a whimsical way. Your distressed dp is fabulous. Love--love the bright colors on this card...that tiny bit of yellow just pops! Love your attention to detail with those tiny white dots in the center.

Your envelope is just so beautiful. Again, Love the flourishes and those hot pink pearls are great against the spring or sumer greens.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Carol said...

Michelle what nice bright spring colors on your fabulous card. I love the stunning flower and how you attached the frilly flourishes to it. The embossing adds the right touch to make this exciting and glamorous. You always have something to inspire me on your blog.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I really really like the solid color papers with this and the dry embossing on both of them and the die cuts nests.. lacing.. just beautiful Michelle. Bravo!!! Hugs, Jane

Denise @ kc242 said...

Michelle, your wonderful spring card is so elegant. I love your color selections as well as that fantastic flower! What a great take on the sketch challenge this week! Wow!

Priscilla said...

Michelle, you have created a wonderful sight for the eyes this week (and every week for that matter)But the absents of an image really complimented the flower and textures on this sketch. Wonderful job my friend :)

Kreativmonster said...

Very nice take on the sketch, I really like this card!

Ann Whitfield said...

This is gorgeous Michelle. I love the colour choice is wonderful, the bugle beads are inspired and the texture is fabulous! I'd certainly feel special if I received it - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning, your attention to detail is second to none. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G

Beryl said...

This just goes to show that not every card needs an image. This is beautiful and your colour scheme is fab.
Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

Anne said...

Who needs stamps eh! A perfect card and lovely colour combo. So glad you popped by at Crafty Ann's. Hugs x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Michelle this is just totally stunning your colours and you were quite right to make that beautiful flower the main image thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ann's

Lorraine x

Carolyn said...

Wa-la....I'm in. You thought you could keep me out, but I persevered! lol...
I love your card this week. The flower is just beautiful, and gorgeous dry embossing. Those nesties are just lovely with this too. Love it all!!

Happy Easter!!


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

Michelle, What a fancy and Grand set :) the flowers and swirls speak for themselves! Love they way you did the label on the outside of the box., Happy Easter! xox ~Jeni

Phyllis said...

Michelle, these are just AWESOME colors and your papers and that beautiful flower and all those flourishes, just STUNNING!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Anonymous said...

What pretty colors and WHAT a combo! Flower is a great focal piece and love the zig-zag beading!

Deanne Burton said...

Lovely card!!!

Thanks for participating in the Sisterhood of Scrap challenge!!! Be sure to check out the new challenge posted Monday!!!

iReneM said...

Oh, WOW, gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing this at Crafty Ann's challenge.
Irene (GD)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Michelle - I have finally made it to see this gorgeous card! I love it that you have used a flower instead of an image - perfect - and those colours are just too pretty together - this is stunning! Michelle I love the texture the most - it adds so much depth and then of course those flourishes - DIVINE my friend! I love coming to visit with you! {{{hugs}}}

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle, I love how your card really shows off that gorgeous pink flower! Awesome color combo and the flourishes really combine nicely with the zig zag effect! Beautifully put together!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Beautiful, eye popping, Prima laced up eye candy! LOL! I love this! Gorgeous, girlfrie end!

It's been a blast playing along with you this past year at MM. Along the way of this crazy adventure, I've found a life long friend. You are a treasure!


Chrissie said...

Just beautiful Michelle and I love the colour palette you've chosen.
Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge.

Trish Hughes said...

stunning and very beautiful!!! love it!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.