Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MMSC#45 Brick Wall Rose

Greetings everyone. Today I made a Sympathy card for the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge. This is not one of those cards that you like to make too many of. A former co-worker of mine lost her Mom, so I made this to give to her. The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. I used the Martha Stewart Deco around the page punch and the deep cut fan as well. My main colors are black and white and I sponged Rangers tea dye ink on everything. This is the inside of my card. I really loved doing this technique. I guess you can tell that as I did it on the outside as well as the inside of the card. Thanks for looking at my card and I hope to see you this week as I am making my rounds for commenting.


Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Carol

I saw this post show up in my bloglist last night, but i could not open it - it was really frustrating because I saw something beautiful and then I could not get a closer look. So I have been looking forward to today so see it. This rose is so fantastic, and your use of it is great! The colors makes it a real eyecathcer. Your coworker will love this - I know I do!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Carol!! I just love your rose and your stunning coloring!! What an awesome take on the challenge. What exquisite use of punches and details. Wow!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, what a beautiful card! Your attention to detail on this lovely creation is flawless!
I love the way that you thought outside the box for the advanced level sketch this week! I had such problems with the bricks and opted for the simpler sketch. Your friend will certainly cherish this wonderful card.

Grace said...

Carol this is amazing!!! You did an incredible job with the sketch! The rose image is gorgeous!!! The envie is just fabulous too! You must have an incredible amount of time in on this one!!! Wow!

Whimcees said...

Beautiful card! Great technique!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Absolute beautiful card Carol, breathtaking. So sorry to hear your friend lost her Mother, hope your card brings some comfort. Hugs, Jane

Phyllis said...

Carol, INCREDIBLELY BEAUTIFUL!! As always your cards are just AWESOME. Love your image and colors and all those GORGEOUS embellishments.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Christina C. said...

Wow, you really aced this sketch. Absolutely stunning!

Carolyn said...

What a stunning and elegant card. I love the way you used the punches, and the colors are so striking. Wonderful details. Tons of inspiration on your site. I just love it here!!


Guro said...

This is absolutely stunning. Love the colors and the details; truly an inspiration :-)
Hugs Guro

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol, this card is fantastic. I'm just sorry that you had to use it for a friend. I love everything about it. Sure hope you're going to teach us your "method" of card design on the cruise!!!! TFS

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Carol, this is beautiful of course! What a lot of details inside and out! TFS! Michelle

Sue said...

Carol, how beautiful is this. Wow, what a stunner. The image, the colors, the details and the sentiment could not be nicer. What a treasure to give to someone who needs a lift, and knows you care so much. Just gorgeous as always.


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

This beautiful rose set really makes this card so elegant and graceful, so sorry to hear that it's a sympathy card. Your details inside and out are very layered and pretty. I think it will really surprise your friend, Wonderful job this week, was a tough one! xox ~Jeni

Priscilla said...

WOW Carol, you are amazing. All this work..the card front, the card inside (both sides), you envy.. it is all over the top GOREGEOUS. You take card making to the next four levels..LOL Thank you for your wonderful card post this week and all your support. You are a friend and trooper ;)

Becky said...

What beautiful sparkle! Gorgeous card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft!
Love Becky xx

Laura said...

WOW!!The colors are sooo pretty.Love it all!

Lynsey said...

Wow what a beautiful card!
Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Lovely Linda said...

Hi BFF, your card is just stunning, Carol, you have such a great eye for details and balance on your cards and this is a great example of just that! I love your image and your gorgeous colouring and of course the fabulous border punch! You have excelled with this card, inside(s) and out! Love working with you Carol, you are such a blessing! {{{hugs}}}

Sue McMahon said...

Great. I get to follow your BFF. How can I ever say anything better than her. LOL!

Beautiful job on the sketch this week! This one was a tuffy too! I love how you cut the image apart! SWEET! Your flowers and butterflies are so soft and delicate! Stunning card, Carol!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, this is a work of art! Pure masterpiece my friend! No one really likes sending sympathy cards but when your friend receives this it is sure to give her comfort. Your details are always tops in my book, it's like a little treasure hunt trying to find every single detail, then taking a second look to see what you missed the first time! Have I told you that before?
Outstanding work as always.

Deirdre said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Thanks so much for joining us over on Paperplay this week.

Sandie said...

Stunning work!! Love the wall effect!!

Thanks for joining us on Stamp Something this week :)