This card started off being for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge...but once I added that butterfly it also qualifies for the Flutter by Wednesday and Crafty Creations Challenges...don't you just love it when that happens!
I started off wanting lots of texture and looked through a HUGE bag of lace that I had been given by my SU Demo Ann, (Hi Ann, I am plugging you every opportunity I get! LOL!) and another friend Chriss!!! I found this lovely pink chiffon ribbon with pearls down each side and that fabulous lace...so decided on run the lace on top of the ribbon - perfect fit!! It sounded so easy - BUT do you know how fiddly that was - I am nearly cross eyed now!!! LOL! Layerd these on a panel of embossed Textured Textiles to add more texture. A Nestibilities scalloped square (thanks for that Kathy aka Wattle) and layered flowers in it, after sponging and paper piercing....than I added the butterfly with pearls, this is from Lesley aka Marleygo - I couldn't do this without my friends - thank you girls, you are so-o-o good to me!!
The last thing to be added for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is the ribbon and buckle - I used the velvet ribbon and pearl buckle, as it goes so well with these colours. I have to say I am so happy to be using both...I had bought them over a year ago, on sale and then wondered how I was going to use them....so these challenges have been perfect in that regard!!!
Sponging to the edges and paper piercing on the borrom layer of DP finishes the card off perfectly. i feel like I am sponging and paper piercing everything lately and would hate it all to start looking the same....but it all just works together with the style of cards I like (in my opinion!) I would be interested in hearing what you think....
Thanks for looking....I enjoy reading your comments and am always so encouraged! By the way, it is the final week for the Midnight Madness Blog Candy, so hop on over and check it out if you haven't aready: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/
Registered: July 30, 2006 Location: Appomattox, VA Posts: 11196
Fri, May 29, 2009 @ 5:16 AM
Woo hoo Linda!!! So glad to see you do all those challenges!! A masterpiece this is girl!! Love the lace and the soft colors! The butterfly in the flower is perfect! What a lot of neat textures!! What a great take on the midnight madness sketch, Flutter By Wednesday and today's LSC!! Gorgeous!
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 17930
Fri, May 29, 2009 @ 5:59 AM
Amazing card. Thanks so much for playing in the MMSC3. We look forward to seeing your cards in our challenge forevermore!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 22106
Fri, May 29, 2009 @ 6:53 AM
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia