Tuesday, November 3, 2009

MMSC26 and CC243... A Savior Has Been Born!


Hello everyone!  I got to play a little this morning and made this card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and for Design Team mate Betty's Color Challenge on SCS today.  We were to use neutrals for our papers and then used a colored stamped image for a pop of color.  I think I followed the rules!  The sketch this week is fabulous!  I sewed my textured strips together to make a fan, added a T Holtz corner piece and mounted on Vanilla CS (Papertrey), Brushed Gold (The Paper Co) and the designer paper was The Paper Pazazz.  I started out thinking clean vanilla and gold... but as I went along this fan just shrieked that it wanted a more vintage feel so I sponged some T Holtz Distress Inks on all my layers, thus fitting the OCCC challenge to do vintage!

The Poinsettias are from the newly released sets at Our Daily Bread Designs... one is from Luke 2:11 and one is from Blessed Christmas, and the sentiment is from Luke 2:11.  They are heat embossed in Fine Detail Gold by Ranger and I stamped 4 flowers so I could cut some out and paper tole the layers.  The scrolls are the negative part of an EK Success edge punch.  The lace is Spare Parts, the red velvet is Prima, and the gold beads are Recollections.  I used 3 Cuttlebug embossing folders and the sentiment is cut out with the Spellbinders Label #6.  I love how this came out... and if you know me, you know I don't often say that.  It has a feel to it that I really do love... I hope you do too!

You still have until 8:00PM EST tonight to complete the ODBD Blog Hop!  See the post below this or click here to go to the ODBD Blog post where the hop begins!  There will be one blessed winner who will receive the ENTIRE New Release!!! Besides that... the DT has some fabulous inspiration for you!  Sit a spell and enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!  I love to know you've been here!  Be blessed today!
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37 comments:

Phyllis said...

Outstandingly beautiful!! Love your colors and flowers. You are an wonderful card crafter!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing with us week and we will be looking for you next week too!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Sandee said...

Grace you know I LOVE this! It's stunning! Amazing! Gorgeous! Beautiful! Fantastic! I can't think of enough words to say about this creation! WOW!!!

Carolyn said...

Grace~You sound exactly like me when saying that you never say that you like your own work. However, I always love EVERYTHING that you create. This one is no exception. I think it is absolutely breathtaking! The gold and the gold embossing make it look like such a rich and elegant card. Just hard to stop looking at! I so love coming to see all that you come up with. Such wonderful inspiration here in every way. Thank you for playing with us at the MMSC. We hope to keep you with us for a long time to come!!

Hugs,
Carolyn
MMSC DT

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Grace!!! I just love the velvet ribbon, the embossed and red poinsettias!! Stunning work!! What an awesome job on the sketch!! Breathtaking and elegant my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Carol said...

Grace you have done it again. You have "Graced" us with another piece of your exquisite work. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the vintage feel to this. Outstanding. Thanks for playing along with us this week...we appreciate your support.

Carol
MM-Design Team

Denise @ kc242 said...

Grace this is such a beautiful card. Love the layered poinsettias as well as your beautiful sentiment! Just lovely
Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC! Beautiful Work!

Karen W said...

Grace this is just stunning, I love the beautiful texture and colors!

kat9 said...

Wonderful card Grace. I love all the embossing. Beautifully done.

Kathy

helen ... said...

stunning card, i love the flowers you made, and everything is wawwwwww i love your style , you know =), i love to stop by your blog and take a look at your adorable cards =) and stuff
hugssssssss from peru
helen =)

Crystal said...

Grace this is GORGEOUS!!! Oh my word I LOVE the gold accents!!! Beautiful work!

Liz Williams said...

A beautiful card for the most glorious announcement ever made on this earth. I love visiting your blog and I love your new background. You make those??? I wish I knew how to do that!!! I am always so fortunate to get to hear my favorite, Christ Tomlin everytime I come too. Keep spreading the good news in all the beautiful ways you do it, Grace!

Liz Williams said...

oops, make that Chris Tomlin!! I should proof my comments better!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Grace, this is GORGEOUS!! Another masterpiece...truly stunning. Love the colors, the embossing, the lace, the Poinsettias... the entire card is just perfection. It is a true joy to come visit you as each and every time I am inspired and blessed at the same time. Thank You for creating such beauty! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi grace! beautiful work as always. you just floor me every time I visit with your lovely cards! I hope all is well with you my friend. :)

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

This is really beautiful Grace. :) I love how you sewed the fan part and especially how the poinsettias are embossed in gold and cut out so wonderfully! I really like Chris Tomlin too. :)

Michelle MMDT

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my word Grace this is GORGEOUS.

Kelley said...

Wowie!! So pretty!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Another beautiful card with the embossing. Just love it.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Grace - this is just gorgeous! You just go from 'glory to glory' with your cards and this is no exception!! I love that embossed scripture, it is just stunning! Those poinsettia's are stunning! Absolutely beautiful Grace - you are letting that 'light shine' girl! Thanks for sharing! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Lovely Linda said...

Oh, and Grace - thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, I always love to see what you do - we look forward to seeing you again next week!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Stephanie said...

Wow Grace - what an elegant Christmas card. And that velvety ribbon is gorgeous...makes me think of the holiday dresses I would wear as a child :)

Julia Aston said...

This is just beautiful! I love the gold embossing, the beautiful poinsettias and the wonderful verse!

JazzyH said...

Stunning!

Mary said...

Grace your artwork blows me away! Absolutely stunning!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Absolutely STUNNING Grace!!!! Love all the gold with the neutrals and the pop of red is just divine!!! Love how you used the verse on the Label 6 too!!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Dottie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Hi Grace;

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Dottie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Another beautiful card with the embossing your cards are always so very lovely
~ God Bless~
Hugs :o)
Dottie

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

Wowzers, this is Stunning, Grace! I love how you added the vintage and the bright red poinsettas. That gold paper is so pretty, I may have to go hunt some down :) Thanks for showing us your talent, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW - Grace - this is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!! Love the gold embossing!!! Hugs ~S~

Connie M. said...

Oh Grace!! This is just sooo beautiful!! Love the gold accents...so very rich!!

Dawn B. said...

Gorgeous card Grace. You definitely have the elegance down.. I love the rich colors.. Have a great weekend and visit.. I am sure it will keep you busy..

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Dell said...

Very stunning card! You should really be teaching as you are so talented!!!!

I love your music on your blog. It always comforts me..

martha velasco prieto. said...

hi!im martha of mexico, my english it so bad, but i need to tell you, i love your card!its beautiful,love the colors,the doodles ande the flowers,congratulations!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Grace, another stunningly beautiful card from you. It's always such a delight to see what you make. Thank you for sharing your lovely talent with us each week.
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT

Priscilla said...

Amazing :)
Thanks for playing :)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Connie M. said...

I know I commented on this card already, but had to come by and say Congrats on your award!! :)