Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MMSC88 Raining Hearts

Where did the week go - I can't believe that January is nearly gone - for us that means school holidays are coming to an end - our kids are back to school on 7 February and NOT looking forward to it!  I can't say I am either - I am loving the slower pace of life and not running to any timetables!!  But one thing I am looking forward to is this weeks  Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!!!

I have used an image from "priscillastyles" Store - don't you just love this Raining Hearts image!  I have coloured it with the fabulous shimmer products from our monthly sponsor Lindy's Stamp Gang.

I wanted to use the shimmer on the image but did not want to spray the whole thing so decided to use a paint brush and add it that way - the effect is fabulous and sadly is not captured well with the camera  The trunk is painted with the Moon Shadow Mist in Buccaneer Bay Blue.

I used the Starburst Spray in Azure Sea Asters on the Scalloped Oval - I got a pleasant surprise to find that it had gold shimmer through it - you have to love that!!  The whole card has a metallic look IRL and is very effective - I will definitley be using this technique again!

The Large Scalloped Oval and Classic Oval Nestibilities are cut using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur - I am really loving how easy it is to use - you get crisp cut lines every time!!

This card is for the following Challenges:
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
The Stamp Man - Distressing
Crafty Purple Frog - Distressing
Stamp with Fun - Blue and Brown
Paper Sundaes - Distressing

This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)

Our MMSC87 Gold Star Award goes to...
#59 Grace N

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#21 Karin van Eijk
#53 Julie Glasgow

#54 Nancy Brown
Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
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There is plenty more inspiration waiting for you on the Design Team Blogs - make sure you pay them a visit - you are going to LOVE it - these girls are so talented!!

Thank you for visiting today - I love it that you come and appreciate your encouragement and support - we would love to see you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - you know I will be there to see you!  God bless you!


  1. I could just see the gold on the scalloped oval - the card must be amazing IRL. I don't usually like blue and brown, but you have nailed it here and it looks fabulous.

  2. Stunning card Linda..Hugs..Loz

  3. Linda - your creation is the picture of elegance - and the tiffany-inspired blue and brown is a fabulous colour combo.

  4. The colors look amazing! Beautiful coloring too. Great card. Awesome take on the sketch.

  5. Hello Linda, this is so very pretty. I love blue and brown together. Your tree is so beautiful and I love the blue scallops around it.
    Midnight Madness DT

  6. Oh how beautiful! I love the blue and brown, the embossing and I can see some of that fabulous shimmer on the scallops. Gorgeous tree and design!

  7. This is gorgeous Linda! Love the blue and brown and the blig dark blue flower is super pretty!


  8. WOW!!! The image is just beautiful! Love how you colored it too. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!


  9. Beautiful - I especialy love how you colored the heart "brown/gray" and the script paper behind. LindaS/PSDT

  10. Lovely! Great color combo and distressing too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  11. Gorgeous..another fantastic card from you. Thank you so much for all you do and for using my image :). If you have not done so yet..be sure to check out the Group Heart Hop happening over on CDAC...lot of really nice goodies at the end.. don't miss out :)
    MMSC Hostess

  12. Linda, I love how you colored the falling hearts tree and the colors you chose, you did a great job with it! Your dp is so pretty together and the flower is gorgeous! All those little hearts look fantastic around the image! Beautiful work as always!

  13. Just love the tree the heart design is just fabulous!!

    Thanks for joining us over at the CPFc Love Chanelle xx

  14. wunderful card !! love the image ! thanks for joining in our challenge.

  15. I love the colors on this! Wow, this was all done with shimmer mists?! I LOVE those...and now I need many more, obviously :)

  16. This is so beautiful Linda! I love your coloring, and the good atmosphere you have created. I rally love your work, and this is as beautiful as it can get.
    Wish you all the best; take care!
    Hugs Guro

  17. Fabulous card! I never thought to use blue and brown on the tree and you created a Beautiful image will loads of inspiration.


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