Friday, October 9, 2009

MMSC22 ~ Chrysanthemuns

Here is my take for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 22. I colored Penny Black's Chrysanthemuns with Copic Markers. I used some metallic DMC Embroidery Floss to frame my image. I'm using some brad buddies for my additional embellishments since I wanted to keep my focus on the main image. Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, faux stitching and distressing add some interest to the background panels. Cardstock is SU!

Below is another take on the Chrysanthemun that is simple and so striking.


The embossed card I found in my stash and the ribbon was a RAK. The card is matted on brushed bronze cardstock, so elegant!

14 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

This is a very elegant and truly beautiful creation Michelle I adore that image and your design the colours are gorgeous and rich...I love it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, these are gorgeous, great work!


enjoy *~*

Vicki said...

Michelle, these are just stunning! Gorgeous color! Blessings to you!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Oooh I just love these cards. Gorgeous coloring and stitching on the MM one. You have done an incredible job with the embossing which really adds a touch of the outside on your creation. Lovely job!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT

Carol said...

Oh my goodness Michelle...is this ever exquisite!!! What pure delight for the eyes. I love the embroidery, the embossing and the coloring of the image. This is truly amazing. Now excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor!!! Ah yes...an incredible card!!! lol
Thanks for playing along with us at MMSC.

Carol
MMSC-Guest Designer

Sew-Ink said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the colors and the layouts you used!

Gina said...

The coloring on your flowers is just great, love the depth and range of colors. Love the stitching on that top card.

Phyllis said...

A beautiful creation!! Gorgeous image and lovely backgrounds. The Midnight Madness Design team thanks you for playing with us this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Kim said...

Michelle these are both gorgeous! Beauties!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Michelle - I am loving this card - love that perfectly coloured image and LOVE the embossed CS too - your colours are fabulous!! There is so much depth and dimension happening here! Great to see to MMSC Blog Hop Logo here as well! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we look forward to seeing you next week!! Don't forget to check back for our Blog Hop on Oct 16 with 25 amazing prizes.
Linda MMSC Guest Designer

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

What beautiful fall cards!

Priscilla said...

Love how you did the gold weave around the edges. looks AWESOME..your colors are wonderful..What a fab card and excellent take on the sketch. Reminders.. you can get an extra entry for the MMSC22 Weekly Bonus Prize just for adding the Blog Hop logo to your side bar. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Kendra said...

These cards are so beautiful! The stitched one would be perfect for our Feature Friday Challenge (on stitching!) ;)

Sonya said...

How beautiful . . . such gorgeous colring and texture I can almost feel! Great job with the sketch, glad you could play along :)

Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya
Midnight Madness Design Team
http://thepinkpaperpenguin.blogspot.com/