Tuesday, September 22, 2009

MMSC20 - Joy

Welcome to Week #20 of Midnight Madness! For this weeks card, I used another stamp generously given to me by DRS Designs. When coloring this image, I was trying to go for red, but when I added water to ink...it turned pink. It was pretty so I went with it!

I have been DYING to use the Tim Holtz Ornate Plates on a card and couldn't find the right one. This layout fit the bill. I used the Antique Gold one from the package to go with all the gold in the ribbons and stitching.
I broke into a package of the Prima Leaf Swirls Black Pearls. OH boy were those fun too! I just cut sections of the design out and stuck them right on. They are all glued together so they don't move around. Just peel and stick! I probably only used 1/3 of the pearls that came in the package. Yipee...more for later! :)

Of course, with all these embellishments I had to do some Paper Tole technique on the image itself so it wouldn't get lost!
And as always, we have a new weekly sponsor...Michelle's Scrapbooking. Be sure to pay her a visit and let her know Midnight Madness sent you! :)

Stamps: DRS Designs
Inks: SU! Basic Black, SU Markers
Papers: SU! Watercolor, Whisper White, Rose Red, Garden Green, DS Papers
Accessories/Embellishments: Sewing machine, Sponges, Aqua Painter, Tim Holtz Ornate Plates, Gold Stickles, Star Dust Stickles, Christmas Ribbon, Dimensionals


Denise @ kc242 said...

Your Christmas card is fantastic. The embellishment frame is so regal and is perfect for this card! What a fantastic designer you are. This card really pops and is outstanding!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Sue, this is such a pretty card with beautiful colors. That Tim Holtz ornate plate is just divine and your paper tolle looks perfect!

chercroppin said...

Amazingly gorgeous Sue...love the layers and the sparkles!

The Paper Artists' Boutique said...

Sue, great card!! Thank you for sharing. Sherry

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Sue!! This is so incredibly elegant!!! Love the colors, dp, ornate plate and all the bling you added!! Incredible take on the sketch!!


Maria Matter said...

This is gorgeous Sue!!!!

I wanted to pop over and say thank you for sponsoring the Digital Tuesday challenge this week! What a treasure to find your shop!
Have a lovely day!
blessings, Maria

Kristine said...

Stunning card, Sue!! LOVE this pink color combo, and those ornaments turned out sooo beautiful! LOVE those black leave pearls--gonna have to get me some of those :) Fabulous card!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sue. I really love the colors and that gorgeous metal frame too. :)

Carolyn said...

I am so glad that your red ornaments turned to pink!! You know how much I love pink and how much I love this card. It has all of my favorite things. Just gorgeous.

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

Very pretty nameplate! That and the prima leaf swirls match perfectly! Wonderful job on the toile technique. Love the coloring Sue! hugs,Jeni

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

One word Beautiful. Love your coloring and the 'not' red color you created and love that Tim Holtz plate and the swirly bling you got going!! TFS.

NikkiNix said...

OMG stunning!!

NikkiNix said...

OMG stunning!!

Carol said...

Sue...this is so gorgeous. I love that Tim Holtz plate...it looks magnificent. And did I mention that I am ga ga over "pink" Christmas cards. I can't figure it out myself why, I did all pink last year for mine. This needs to be framed for certain!!! lol You do such beautiful creations!


Anonymous said...

WOWZER!!! Sue, this is just absolutely breath-taking!!! What a beautiful card!! You've really shown this DRS image off so very elegantly! Beautiful touches!! HUGS

Priscilla said...

FABULOUS..love the joy frame..got to get me some :)

Rosemary said...

Pink or red, its beautiful!! Love the ornaments and all the little details!