Tuesday, January 5, 2010

MMSC35 Antiqued Card

Hi everyone!  I am back for a brief blog post visit.   I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and will have a prosperous New Year!  It's been very busy here, but we all enjoyed our Christmas together and all the time spent with family.  We have had some bone-chilling temperatures here and lots and lots of snow, so plenty of shoveling, school delays and cancellations already and cranking up the heat!  We are still enjoying the last days of my husband's visit to us, so I am not going to be back to my routine blogging habits for another week yet, but I do want to share my MMSC sample with you this week and would like welcome our new guest designer for January:  Grace  ..  She is an amazing card artist, and I am very much looking forward to working with her and gaining much inspiration from her talents.  I would also like  to give a shout out to our amazing sponsors for this month: 

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Creative Designs

The Prize they are so generously offering is:

You can read more details on the MMSC main page at Priscilla's Blog.

My card was used with this vintage image from D'Amour Allure.  I chose to go with the antiqued, distressed look with a touch of class and elegance throughout for my sample.  I dry embossed both solid color background papers and used an around the paper punch from Martha Stewart to frame the image.  Glassy glaze was used on the image, a fancy swirl added with classic gold beads wrapped around the bottom of the image and a matching flower to complete the personality behind this creation. 

A bit of dimension as the image was popped.

We hope that you will join us this week.  This is a very fun sketch to work with.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with.  Thanks for dropping by for a look today, and please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my interpretation of the sketch.  I look forward to your feedback on my work and always appreciate someone making the effort to let me know their thoughts.  Have a wonderful week, and I will be visiting you all again very soon!!

Blessings for a Happy and Healthy New Year!


loz said...

Absolutely Georgeous Carolyn. As we are in the middle of a Heat Wave here it would be nice for some snow..Loz

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is beautiful! So simple and elegant an still so full of details. I love the colors you have used.


Grace said...

Carolyn this is just gorgeous!!! I love the vinatage feel and the beading is just the perfect touch!!! I love it! So glad you are having a good time with hubby home and just enjoy every minute.... I just have to tell you that your blog drives my kitty crazy... trying to figure out where the meow is coming from!!! LOL! I love it!!! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Carolyn!! I just love your gold beads and the vintage feel you have on this card. Fab job with your image and sketch!!! Gorgeous girl!! Glad you are enjoying time with your husband. Those family times are times to treasure. Take care my friend!!

big hugs,

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carolyn, What a beautiful job you did on your vintage card! Love the border punch as well as your details and color selection! It is always such a pleasure to come here and be inspired! It is cold here too... Brrrrrr... time for fires in the fireplaces! I am going to be inking up this image next week. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Carol Hurlock said...

Carolyn this is just exquisite. I love your coloring on the image...it is so wonderful. The gold beads are so pretty with this and add to the vintage appeal. Great job dt sister!!! Have fun with your family. We have missed you!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Karen W said...

Carolyn I love this vintage look on her. Just gorgeous!! Enjoy your visit, mine works in Afghanistan and I know how precious that time is.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Carolyn - you know I love this vintage card - that image is just gorgeous - you have made her even more stunning and embellished her so perfectly!! this is just gorgeous Carolyn - I love that punch - totally gorgeous!! You set a high standard girl - thanks for sharing and inspiring! Enjoy your family - make memories that last forever! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, first of all Happy New Year! So glad you are enjoying your time with DH and your family. Time is such a precious thing so make the most of it :)
Your card is just exquisite in every way, the colors, embellishments, embossing and coloring. Just gorgeous. Beautiful job on the sketch.
Haved missed you but look forward to hearing from you soon my friend.
Big warm hugs,

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

Carolyn, Happy New Year! Thanks so much fellow DT Sister for making this Awesome Card! You know I love your work, gorgeous colors! xox ~Jeni

Carol L said...

oh my! this is beautifully detailed and colored! The image is just stunning and all the details just capture the eyes instantly! What a wonderful card!!

Christina C. said...

Your vintage card is gorgeous. Love all the elements you added to this card. Fabulous!!!

Priscilla said...

Your card this week is of course to my liking..LOL Your style has such a large range. YOu are so talented. Your blog looks great too. Love the red hearts and this post is fab too. Keep up the great work and enjoy your time with hubby.

Sue McMahon said...

First I'll start with the yummy valentine blog! So beautiful! I REALLY love what you've done with this stamp Carolyn! This card is just over the top beautiful!!! I just look at it and think WOW! It's so romantic. Thank you for creating such a lovely card! Beware: I plan to plaster it all over my website, newsletter, idea gallery.... :)


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Very elegant Carolyn, Well Done!

Anonymous said...

I love the cool flower and the gold beads. The border line is amazing and the distressing is wonderful.


Kathy Jones said...

This is really stunning!!! Love the rich colours and the black punched border! The gold beads look amazing and love how you've popped the image!!!

Anonymous said...

That is one of the most beautiful cards i have seen in a long time, fantastic work
hugs June x