Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fanning the Flame-MMSC90

It's Tuesday.  It's Midnight Madness Time!!
Welcome to my little space for sharing some works of love!  That word love seems to be in the air, it's everywhere right now, it's almost the official day for showing that someone special how much you love them. Valentine's Day is so close,  if you need to get a card ready for your special someone allow me to suggest you join the fun at Midnight Madness with this weeks sketch!

Make it simple or dress it up or do something in between! If you are looking for just the right image take a peak here!!  Priscilla's store has some perfect images for all occasions but let me tell you she has made up some fantastic Valentine images. I love all of Priscilla's art work;  this week I chose to use one of the older images, the Victorian Rose Fan Set. This set comes with three images, you can check out the set here.
Here is a close up of the fan, isn't it gorgeous! I printed it on some K & Company paper then used a white gel pen to highlight the lace area and a Sakura glitter pen to bring out some of the delicate markings. I colored the flowers and leaves with markers;  the blue accent area was done with watercolor pencils. I think this image is such a romantic Victorian image.
The tag at the top of the card was computer generated, it was printed on the same paper as the fans. Ahhh, romance and fans, "Fanning the Flame". Is that a little "over the top"?  ;) Ok, enough little snippets, let's take a look at the finished card. I do hope you like it, I have fallen in "love" with it!

The other papers I used were from DCWV, Club Scrap and one paper I can't identify the company. It was in a batch of scraps. I used a MS punch on the bottom to give the jagged edge shown in the sketch, some metallic thread hand sewn of the corners and then machine stitched around the paper. The tiny roses are from Ben Franklin and the gold cord is the cord that is used with the Bowdabra. That yummy wide gold lace is from Walmart and finally the gold ribbon across the card is from Ben Franklin. You don't realize how many elements you use until you start listing them all! :)

One more look!

My design team mates are listed on the side bar under Priscillastyles Design Team, do yourself a real favor and check out their lovely creations. (This is Team B's week to share a digital image with you) I hope you have enjoyed today's card and am so glad you stopped by, please leave me a "hello" before you leave.

 One Stitch at a Time -Do it with a Digi-anything Digi
 Paper Sundaes- Two or More Images #55
 Crazy4Challenges- Valentines Day card
 The Pink Elephant- Be My Valentine 
 Craft Your Passion- Anything Goes
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Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning, Donna! I love everything... colors, design, your gorgeous fans. This is perfection!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Beautifully elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion
Tamara GDT

StamperBee said...

Very pretty card. Hope you have a wonderful day, Kim

Dori said...

Such a lovely creation and what a wonderful idea to print it out on patterned paper. Thanks for sharing!

MaxineD said...

Donna this is just lovely - beautiful use of the fan image :-)

LindaS said...

I just love it - how you used to fans - the colors and pearls.
How did you print the image on the pattern paper - I always have the white background "printed too"!

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at OSAAT this week.
Hugs Nataliya

Priscilla said...

Hi , Love your card this week!! It is FANTASTIC. Great take on the sketch. I just love those corners. Thank you so much for rocking this sketch and for bring your talent to the MM blog each week. You are a valued member of the priscillastyles team :)

marsha said...

Donna, how elegant! The fans are gorgeous printed on design paper, plus those fabulous pearls and your overall design! I always look forward to seeing your creations, pure eye candy!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Donna!
Great card and fabolous use of the PS fan! Love your colors and embellsments!

Thank you for sharing with us at Midnight Madness. I hope you will play with us again next week!

Midnight Madness Design Team

Guro said...

Wow Donna, this looks amazing! Love the fan, and how you have built up your card, rreally stylish :-D
ANd the colors and the details; amazing!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Guro

Valerie said...

WOW! This is beautiful!

Dawn Edwards said...

Donna I always love coming to your blog. Such beautiful work. I love how you have accent a fabulous image in such an elegant way. Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge I look forward to seeing more of your work.

alicaz said...

Wonderful! Love the paper pieced fan and all the little details!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

A.J. said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for playing along with our challenge this time over at OSAAT!

Crafty Creations by AJ

Jen Leeflang said...

One word : A.W.E.S.O.M.E. !!!
Thanks for joining us on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

Lovely Linda said...

Sheer elegance my friend! I love this - your sentiment is perfect and made me smile! I love the delish colours you have used Donna - they add to the gorgeous intage feel!! You have embellished to perfection! Love it! {{{hugs}}}

Helen Ann said...

So pretty, gorgeous card, and the papers are just gorgeous

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog - hope to see you again soon

Hel xox