Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Thursday!!!

Hello everyone....hope you are having a wonderful Thursday!!! I went to the local grade school again this morning to help some third graders read. It's sooo sad to realize that some children do not have the opportunity to read at home..even if the school sends the books home with the children. Arrrrrr!!! Ok, I'll get off my soap box and on to my card...
This card was created using the sketch from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #23. It also qualifies for the Lili of the Valley Challenge to make a Christmas Card for a child, Ohh La La Creations to use 3 different shapes, and the Paperplay Challenge to use my favorite embellishment which is bling!!
The deer image from Flourishes Flourished Christmas set was embossed with Gold Embossing Tinsel and colored with pastels. Tiny pink bling from Taylor's Tiny Twinkles was used on the antlers, vanilla pearls were used along the side of the snowflakes, and the snowflake stickers with blingy centers, ribbon, and sewing around the background layer finished it off.
Stamps: Flourishes Flourished Christmas
Paper: Vanilla, Prism Classic Yellowgreen, Prism Baby Pink Medium, SEI Christmas Mint
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Sewing Machine, Gold Embossing Tinsel, Pearls, Pastels, Sandylion Essentials Snowflake Stickers
I made this card Tuesday for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast to use Bermuda Bay, Apricot Appeal, and Chocolate Chip.
This is also for Anne's (jdmommy) DDC challenge (post #39 in the DDC thread) from last week to make a masculine get well card. The Rubbernecker Victorian Diamond Panel background stamp was stamped with Ranger Distress Embossing ink and embossed with clear ep. After sponging on Bermuda Bay and Apricot Appeal, Perfect Pearls and water was spritzed on and dried with a heat tool. The leaf image from Rubbernecker's Fall Trilogy set was stamped with Bermuda Bay and embossed with clear ep. It was also sponged with BB and AA and spritzed with PP's. The sentiment was hand written because I didn't have a get well sentiment the right size. Since we couldn't use ribbon or flowers (per Anne's rules) I used brown twine, sewing, and brown pearls to finish it off.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Victorian Diamond Panel, Rubbernecker Fall Trilogy
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Twine, Pearls, Sewing Machine, Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Clear Embossing Powder


Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Joan, your first card is amazing!! So stunning!! What a beautiful take on the MMSC!!! I love it!! The second card is just as stunning hun!! Love your colors!! HUGS

Phyllis said...

Thanks for persisting. I see you and Mr. Linky had it out and you won!! Mr. Linky sometimes just doesn't show up!! I usually just close and go in again and there he is!! What an AWESOME card. I love the snowflakes you have on the fan shapes. Wonderful colors!! This entire card is just beautiful!! The MMDesign team thanks your for playing with us this week and we hope you will be back next week as well.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Crystal said...

WOWZA Joan these are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! LOVE them both!!! Great job on the Midnight Sketch!!!

Carol said...

Joan this is exceptional. I just adore those snowflakes. They are a treat for the eyes. Your colors and embellishments are perfect for this beauty. Thanks for playing the MMSC sketch challenge this week. See you at the Blog Hop tomorrow!

MMSC-Guest Designer

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are two AMAZING creations Miss Joan! I must admit, though I ADORE them both...that first card made me say "oooh" out loud!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Joan - you have done it again - created a goregous MMSC card! Love that Flourishes reindeer and those snowflakes! You have used the sketch so beautifully!! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we look forward to seeing what you do next week! See you at the Blog Hop on October 16!
Linda MMSC Guest Designer

Saskia said...

Beautiful work!

Saskia :)

Anne said...

Hi Joan, thanks for joining in the Ooh La La challenge with such a stunning card. Fantastic work! Hugs x

cats whiskers said...

Wow what a stunner this is, thanks for joining LOTV this week
Hugs Jacqui x

Juliana said...

I love how you used the sketch on that reindeer card!! FABULOUS!!

That aqua fall trilogy card is amazing!! Beautifully done, Joan!

Candy F. said...

I love the pink deer -- it is s stunning!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Joan!! I just love both of your cards!!! Beautiful!! That card using the MMSC is spectacular. So elegant. I just love that image!! Oh...congrats on being the 350th player and winning the prize. You are so deserving!!

Have a great day!!

Steph Zerbe said...

My goodness, you are one serious challenge participant! Love the color combo in card one. The second card is stunning! So much detail. I am blown away!! Thanks for sharing Joan.

mustangkayla said...

Wowza...beautiful cards! I love how the first one works for so many different challenges! Love the design of it too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment during the CC&M/DieCut Diva Blog hop!

JulieA said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards, Joan! They're lovely! I love all of the bling on the reindeer card. Your color combo card rocks! Love how you used just a subtle bit of the apricot appeal.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both cards are great Joan. Your reindeer is so sweet in pink and very pretty all dressed up, great job with the sketch as well.
I like the monochramatic card, Nicely done.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey roomie! These are just lovely. That Bermuda Bay card really knocks my socks off! Have a great weekend, hugs,

TexasGrammy said...

Whoa, Wow, Oh MY!
I'm just loving this reindeer ... and all of the fabulous elements surrounding the image! ***needs time to recover!***

And the foliage .. monochromatic.. artistic use of the inks! What a way to top off this week! You are on a stampin' peak, my friend!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Stunning cards! Absolutely stunning!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Both of your cards are just lovely!
I really like your Christmas card... from the beautiful dp to the embellishments to your lovely deer image, it is so nicely done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the MMSC!
MM Design Team

Carolyn said...

Your work is wonderful! I love them both, but boy were my eyes drawn to the first one. What a fabulous take on the sketch. Thank you so much for playing with us at the MMSC. We hope that you will join us again.


Julie M said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards, Joan. The first one is so rich and that layout is gorgeous. (And who doesn't love bling?!!!). And I really really love the colours in the second one.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.


Priscilla said...

I am on a one word kick today. The word I pick for your card is Brilliant. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week and if you have not had a chance to do our blog hop, please take a few minute and take the journey. It will be worth it, I promise ;)
MMSC Hostess

Kate said...

Aah I love a bit of Bling too!
This is gorgeous!
Thanks so much for taking part in Paperplay this week and best of luck!

Sandie said...

Such pretty cards, I love your Christmas one!! Who doesn't love bling, great choice for your favourite embellie!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week :) Good luck

Anne said...

Gasp! Super duper gorgeous, what a great sketch on that first card Joan!! I love love love it!!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...two gorgeous cards!! I have always loved that Flourishes deer, and your foliage is beautiful in that color!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh that reindeer looks so regal - gorgeous card - love the details!

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

Joan, what a beautiful card! I love the reindeers and the colors you chose. Very elegant :) Congrats on being the 350th player on Midnight Madness too! Thanks for playing our sketch, you know we definitely want to see more from you! xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT