This card is for 2 challenges, SC114, and CC104, So, Saffron, Certainly Celery, & Regal Rose. The background panel is done in Polished Stone (PS)with alcohol inks. The Peony flowers branch is from the retired set, Oriental Paintings. I stamped it in Versamark and Silver Embossed, then painted it with Twinkling H2O's. Since I wanted it to be shiny like the PS, I coated the whole panel in several layers of clear EP. It's hard to see in the scan, but I stamped the flowers from Happy Harmony onto the Saffron square in Summer Sun craft ink. Tiny Swarovski crystals are adhered to the 2 dragonfly heads, and dotting the *i* of the word, Happiness. Everything is popped up on thick foam tape. Oh, the Hodgepodge piece is dipped in Versamark and gold embossed, too. The card is set against an antique Chinese cork carving my DH's parents brought back from China many years ago. Thanks again to my good friend NancyRuth for her marvelous inspiration for photographic settings. Nancy, you are so creative!
Thanks for looking! Maddy
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2007 GMT Views: 1317
Registered: May 18, 2005 Location: Connecticut USA Posts: 35838
Thu, Mar 08, 2007 @ 3:59 AM
Oh, Maddy, this is exquisite! And those tiny crystals, amzing that you can even see them let alone place them into the dragonflies... I love your work, this is such a feast to look at and each and every detail makes up one A~M~A~Z`I~N~G card from an awesome artist! I love the hardware and ribbon, a real leather and lace look. As always, stellar job Maddy!!!
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Thu, Mar 08, 2007 @ 4:55 AM
Okay, this is absolutely gorgeous. So much work you put into this....I love the background piece and the detail here. I wish I could see it in person because the crystal thingys are so beautiful in real life! What a great card....I am happy you were stamping with me early this morning!
Oh Maddy...this is such an elegant card. I love that little dragonfly popping through the whole...what a clever little dragonfly!! ;)
Do you need my address...or should I just pick this up at lunch?? 8)
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