Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MMSC69-"priscillastyles" Mauve Sunflower

Hi blogging friend! I am happy to report that after 50 days of temperatures in the 90's and the heat index in the 100's we finally have a reprieve. I don't care how much air conditioning you have, it is still humid and you can't even vacuum without feeling you might keel over from heat exhaustion...lol
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 MMSC69 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 9 and 12. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create. Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later, a lot of learning about computers, and a few setbacks with web stuff (I am so not tech savvy!) I finally accomplished my goal. We have been around since the spring and still growing.
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Thank you so much Roberta!!

**Our September Monthly Sponsor is....
Sunshine and Giggles

Janice Hopper specializes in multicultural children's images. Her stamps feature kids being kids. You have to check out the fun Halloween stamps that have just been added to the store. The "Mockingbird Lane" haunted house is simply amazing and the Family Portrait is just darling! Thank you for offering such an awesome Monthly Prize for the month of September :)
Above is the prize picture and here is the Prize list

$20 Gift Certificate to Sunshine & Giggles Stamps
An assortment of a few of my favorites from Wild Orchid Crafts
2 Kits from No Time to Stamp
1 8×8 Pad Graphic 45 - Halloween In Wonderland
2 Kaisercraft Self Adhesive Rhinestones - Black and Purple
6 yards 1.25″ Silk Ribbon - 2 yds each Rust, Moss, Violet
15 yards 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon - 5 yds each Olive, Orange, Black
4 yards 2″ Webbing - 2 yds each Olive, Black
2 yards 2″ Orange Sheer with Black Flocked Spiders and Webs
2 yards 1.5″ Black Sheer with Checked Satin Edging in Orange/Black
1 6×6″ Pad Basic Grey Capella - 36 Sheets
1 Pack Basic Grey Cappella Chenille Flowers
2 Packs Kaiser Pearls - Chocolate and Bliss
21 yards 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon - 3 yds each White, Black, Ivory, Brown, Olive, Pink, Blue
3 yards 1.25″ Silk Ribbon - Champagne
2 yards Velvet Zig Zag Ribbon - Pink
2 yards 5/8″ Crochet Lace (open center to run ribbon through) - Ivory
6 yards 1/8″ Silk Ribbon (to run through lace) - 3 yds each Black and Blue
2 yards String Pearls - Sage
Wow..thank you Janice :)


For this weeks card I have used the Sunflower image from "priscillastyles" store! I love creating with sunflower images so this was a pleasure for me to work with. I wanted to do something different from your typical golden yellow sunflower. I had this most beautiful paper laying on my table and I let my creative side take over and make this in mauve.Four different Ranger distress inks were used in creating this image. The two pinks and the tea dye. I just sponged the tea die all over the image and then went on top with the pinks and the leaves were done with green. I placed crystal effects on the sunflower after it was dry.

Seed beads were placed in the middle of the sunflower. Spellbinders scalloped dies and the sunflower die were used in the creation of this card. Used my favorite embellishment...stickles as well. The gorgeous cranberry pearls are from my friend Gunn who sent me a delicious envelope with some really cool stuff to create with. I love these pearls-there are some unique colors and all different sizes for me to play with...THANK YOU Gunn!!!!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at what I have created today. I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend with your families.

Challenges Entered:

Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Vintage
Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter and Sparkle
Crafty Emma's - Anything Goes
Cupcake Crafts - Let's Get Digital
Die Cut Dreams - Soft Shades of Vintage
Digi Doodles Shops Best - So Distressing
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

HI Carol!! Your card is stunning!! I so love your mauve sunflower and the petal frame you created. YOu are so talented my friend and your creations are always stunning!! I hope all is well with you. Looks like you are keeping busy. Congrats on being coordinator for Priscilla's team, you are so deserving and would rock with it! She is so lucky to have you my friend.

Pat (mspfd) said...

My goodness, Carol. This is the most beautiful card done with the sunflower image. Your design is so creative and stunning. Amazing colors. Adore what you did with the sunflower!

TinaB said...

Carol, this is one amazing card!!!! I love it xx Hugs Tina xx

Priscilla said...

Hi Carol, Love your card it is FANTASTIC. My husband was even peeking over my shoulder last night and pointed yours out..Hey said he liked the way you put the pedals behind the image. I appreciate you using my image and you have sure done a fabulous job. Thank you for all you do with the PSDT. Great take on the sketch.
MMSC Hostess

Connie M. said...

Wow, Carol! This is just amazing! Love the fun bright orange/pink colors, and all the great petals under the main image panel! Love, love, love this!

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO beautiful, Carol! What a work of art. I love the gorgeous colors you chose for this and all of your thoughtful embellishments. A lovely use of the sketch--so inspiring :)

Dori Shelton said...

Carol, this is gorgeous!!! I can't believe you have time to make such exquisite creations with all the "behind the scenes" work you have to do. I LOVE that you used non-traditional "sunflower" colors and I love the shiny gloss of the flower as well.

KarinsArtScrap said...

carol this is beautiful
love the sunflower and this time in a different color great.

greetings karin

Powerful Search Engine said...

WOW I love this it is simply beautiful.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shops best challenge. Hugs Pascale

Donna Moore said...

I would like to ditto all the words used above to exclaim the beauty of this amazing card. You have given us a true treasure of eye candy to feast on, your seed pearls are perfect in the center and your stickles definitely give it just the right amount of glisten! Just gorgeous Carol!!

Unknown said...

That is just breathtakingly gorgeous!

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi, this is beautiful, thanks for joining us at DCD, hugs Liz xx

Karen said...

Very pretty Carol, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Holly Moore said...

Carol Oh my goodness! Your cards always stop me in my tracks. The glossy on the sunflower is wonderful! The sewing, the colors, the layering, the glitter...all compiled to perfection! Thanks for being such an inspiration. :)

Love and Hugs,
Holly R. Moore

kiwimeskreations said...

This is stunning - it shows pink not mauve on my screen, but it is still delicious. You are a card-maker extraordinaire!!

pam124 said...

Oooh, I love seeing the details and layering Carol. This has more layers than I thought when I saw it on your SCS site. My gosh, it is ASTOUNDING. I think the mauve is beautiful and love the sparkle, shine and beads. AWESOME work my friend!!


KymKreates said...

Your project is enthralling!! Your coloring is absolutely magnificent! Thanks a bunch for distressing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
DT Coordinator


Another beautiful card..sweet teddies and LOVE the mini CAKE!!!
Happy creating!
Deb :)

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a stunning card! Absolutely love every single lovely detail! Wow!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tricia (Hariets Mom) said...

Very beautiful. I love your style and your colors that you chose are always perfect together. AND wow on the punching.

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--this card is amazing! First pink is my favorite color, so of course I think this card is more than gorgeous!!!! 2nd, there is so much detail on this card! It's amazing to me how you get all the details onto the card and it all looks so coordinated!!! Just loving it!!!! TFS

marsha said...

This is truly amazing! What a WOW factor, your colors are so rich and dynamic, love all the layers and detais. Just awesome!
Hugs, Marsha

Sue said...

Hi Carol
wow a stunning card, luv the flower, beautiful papers & design,thank you for joining us at CES first challenge, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Priscilla said...

Carol, like always your post is wondeful and your pictures of your card are fantastic..Keep dong what you are doing. I am trying to make it by everyone's blog before I leave...I am really looking forward to having fun on the Cruise with you :) I just want to thank each of you for the excellent job you have all been doing with your MMSC cards. If you have not seen all the comments about them, please take a peek on the MM blog. People really love the teams work. As you know, I will be MIA and will most likely miss the next couple of your card post comments. I just wanted to let you know that I will be playing catch up when I return..LOL I wonder how many emails will be in ours inboxs LOL you know how chatty the MMDT can be :) Thanks again for everything you bring to the MMDT and for all the extras things you do for the MMSC blog, the PSDT and the teams. Thank you.

Judy said...

Hi Carol,

I wanted to stop by and congratulate you on winning 1st place at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. WTG. Be sure to contact me at admin@digidoodleshop.com to claim your prize.


Whimcees said...


Your 'creative side' never fails! This is so beautiful - the colors are perfection!

Love it!

Barbara Diane

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, another stunning beauty from you! The colors are gorgeous and your layering and seed beads such a pretty touch, oh and let's not forget the shine....WOW and WOW again! Just gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing your sweet bears with us too...I love seeing them!
Hugs and have a really fantastic cruise!

Emma said...

Such a beautiful card Carol, gorgeous colours.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges, hope to see you again this week.
Hugs Emma x

Faye said...

This is a wonderful project with a gorgeously coloured image. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Dee said...

Very, very, beautiful card! You do awesome work.

Thanks for joining us a t Crafty Card Markers.

Holly said...

Carol, what a pretty card! I love these colors together and the embellishments just rock.


Chrissy D said...

GORGEOUS card - such GREAT attention to beautiful details! TFS!

Chrissy D said...

I also meant to say - THANK YOU for playing along in the Belli Challenge!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Carol!
This card is so beautiful! I love that you did not go yellow with the sunflower - it looks amazing in pink! Love all the layers, the sparkle and the shine! Beautiful!
I wish you the best time ever on the cruise! I am green with envy, but think you so deserve a break. Have a great time! And have a tequila for me!


Ps. I am so glad to see you are having fun with the stuff I sent ;o)

Vixykins said...

Thats gorgeous Carol, must have taken ages to do with all the detals and cutting! Wow eeee!

Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

I LOVE this card, Carol! The beautiful colors, layers, textures and details, yummie!!