My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Creatively Artsy is my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Forget-Me-Nots - Midnight Madness #36

Today is another great day for getting creative. Besides the fact that it's Friday, the weather outside is really gorgeous for January. It's sunny and the temperature is expected to reach 50°. And for the middles of January in Pennsylvania, that's wonderful!!!


As soon as I saw this sketch #36 over ast Midnight Madness Blog I knew I had to design with it. It's been a while since I used the Forget-Me-Not Stamp Set  from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and knew this sketch was just perfect for it. AND, I just love the colors in this new paper pack from Close to my Heart called "Caboodle".
It has such gorgeous spring colors. The Happy Birthday is from the "For Every Occasion" stamp set form Close to my Heart,


This card was also made for:
The Pink Elephant Challenge #49 - Birthday
And Paper Makeup Stamps - Birthday.

You can't see it in the photo, but I coated eachn of the flowers with Liquid Glass so they shine and it adds so much dimension. The flowers were stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. They were actually stamped three times, colored, cut out and layered for a 3D affect.

The hand stitching around the card was done with matching Embroidery Floss.
The Half pearls were colored to match with Copic Markers.
A Martha Stewart punch was used on the CS down the left side and a Spellbinders Pendant die was used behind the main image.

18 comments:

Carol said...

Hi Nancy...WOW this is so pretty and full of gorgeous details. I can't take my eyes off the hand stitching. Wow that must have taken some time!!! All your elements come together to make this card a real show stopper!!! Thanks for joining us this week in our Sketch Challenge at Midnight Madness. It's great to see your work and visit your blog.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Priscilla said...

Nancy, you have to give me a moment to put a bandage on my chin, because my jaw hit my key board so hard when your blog post opened on my computer……….Now that I am back..I am holding back the drool.....LOL Your card has just made me a mess today..LOL I am just in awe of your creation today. Everything from your layered image to your hand stitching… This is over the top GORGEOUS. Thank you so much for sharing it with us today AND for making my sketch look so good ;) As always, thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and be sure to swing back by for a sneak peek at next weeks sketch.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Nancy, what an exceptionally pretty card. It's perfect for Spring and I especially love the touch you've added around the border. Very, very eye-catching. :)
Michelle MMDT

Phyllis said...

Nancy this card is AWESOME!! Love the flowers, the colors, that little edge - just everything!! Beautifully done. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing along with us this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Phyllis said...

Nancy, this card is AWESOME!! Just FANTASTIC! I love the colors, the flowers, that little stitching around the border and your Spellbinders die too!! Just incredible. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Sew Many Cards said...

Gosh, this is stunning. You are so right the papers are so "springy!" You did sew much detailing and the hand-stitching, my word. I sew on every one of my cards, but NEVER hand stitch- you did a wonderful job!

Be sure to stop by Sew Many Challenges blog and enter your card. This week, anything goes :) Jeri has some great sponsors lined up all year too.

Angela
SewManyCards.com

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow NANCY!!! stunning!!! I just love the colors and design!! Incredible piece of art!! This is for sure one of my fave takes on this sketch. Elegant and beautiful!! Thanks for playing along this week!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Nancy - this is one gorgeous card, from that fabulous image to the gorgeous DP and the perfect Nestie - but your hand stitching just takes it to another level! I am loving this! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, don't forget to check out the Sneak Peek of next weeks challenge - we would love to see you play again next week {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Korin said...

Gorgeous!!! So glad to see this set getting used :). I was just thinking about pulling it out myself.

Michelle VP said...

Oh so very pretty! I just love those bright blue forget-me-nots and just got that stamp myself. How long does it take you to stitch around the edges like that? What a pretty way to frame your card. :)

Tina said...

What a beautiful card! I love all of those details. Thanks for playing the Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge.

Dawn Mercedes said...

what a way to start the pile of bday cards this year! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Makeup!

Ann said...

Beautiful - totally gorgeous card - thank you so much for sharing this fab work with us at The Pink Elephant.
Ann xxx

Grace said...

Oh my... this is gorgeous!!! Without a doubt one of my faves this week! Your punched work and cut flowers are beautiful... and that hand stitching is just over the top! Gorgeous!!!! So glad you played along with the MMSC... I am always blown away by your creations!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!!! Wow!!!!!!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Lovely Birthday card! The flowers are gorgeous and your papers are refreshingly springy. :) Love it! Thank you for joining us this week!

Sue
MMDT

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

Nancy, What a beautiful card, the light blue colors, pearls and the glossy flowers! I'm so glad I had a chance to stop by to see this wonderful card! Thanks for joining us this past week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Sue said...

A stunning card, such pretty pastel colors. The hand stitching must have taken a long time and it is beautiful! Congrats on the win..well deserved.