Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lily of the Valley MMSC41

Edited to Add:  So honored to have this card to be chosen for the Midnight Madness Gold Star Award!

Hi all, Been playing with the new Fred She Said flower images again.  This time with the Lily of the Valley.  I also entered this card in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #41, you can see the details here and the sketch below. 

I printed the lily of the valley image onto watercolor paper and used my Tombow markers to watercolor it.  Then as I did with the pansy teacup image, I cut out a base image and then layered 4 layers of the flowers and leaves to give it dimension. Since the flowers were small I used a thin picture mount double-sided foam tape so that the layers would be a bit closer.  The little white blossoms have a Stickles sparkle that draws your attention and is really diamond-like in real life. 

The sketch as you can see has three panels with some "stitching" and I did that with my metallic gel pens.  Also it has the button accents which was something that I haven't reached for as an embellishment much.  So I found some pretty green tone buttons out of my stash and added some white, cream and gold pearls and of course I couldn't go without a green crystal or two!  I also added the button and pearls to the lily image instead of a bow that would have covered up too much of the image.  But, I have to use ribbon, right, so I added the little ribbon tabs under the main oval.  And the base green cardstock layers is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.

Tracey made it hard to decide which flower to play with next as there are more awesome flowers in this new release that you can see at the Fred She Said site here.  The Fred She Said Blog Hop runs through tomorrow so if you didn't get a chance to hop through the beautiful creations that the Design Team made with the new flowers then stop by the post here.You still have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the Fred She Said store! 

I still have two cards finished that I will post this week also!  Thanks for all the very encouraging comments on my projects, y'all keep me challenged!  Until later,


Comments always welcome and appreciated!


Priscilla said...

WOWZER.. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week and a BIG WARM WELCOME to you. Your card is over the top BEAUTIFUL all that detailed cuting is FANTASTIC. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. I am so GLAD Phyllis asked you to come create with us. It has been a pleasure visiting your blog. Please come back again really soon..we love having you.
MMSC Hostess

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt - this is a masterpiece, all that detail is enchanting and beings your image to life. You have used such fabulous colours and added such fine detail - I am loving this and so glad you were able to play this week!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, it is a pleasure seeing your cards and we look forward to having you play along next week! (((hugs)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Hi Sonya my FSS DT sister, you have created here a fabulous rendition of the Fred She Said Lilly of the Valley. Your water-coloring is phenomenal. I love how you did the ribbon in the corner and the beautiful buttons. This is an exquisite and enchanting beauty. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning!! I just love your colors and details!!! So springy and beautiful! Gorgeous take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing with MMSC this week!!

Carolyn said...

Very beautiful! Bold and striking colors and so much intricate detail. What an amazing job. Thank you so much for joining us in the fun at the MMSC this week. We hope that you will continue to play with us.


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

A BIG WELCOME to Midnight Madness, Sonya! We're so glad you found us via Phyllis. She's such a wonderful gal. And Your work is Oh So Magnificent, such glowing colors of green and pearl, those luminous details, it is STUNNING! I sure hope we'll be treated to view such splendid creations like these again soon. We look forward to you playing every week! xox ~Jeni & MMSC Dt

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Sonya, Welcome to the Midnight Madness sketch challenge, so glad you decided to join us. Your card is just beautiful in every way. Love the faux stitching, the dimensional lily of the valley and the buttons. Just a stunning creation. Thanks for playing along with us this week.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Sonya, this card is phenomenal! Love the flowers, they are so vibrant and detailed! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
Midnight Madness DT

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Sonya!!!
Blessings, Maria

cabio's craft corner said...

That's totally gorgeous Sonya!! It's such a stunning creation. Love it :o)

Judy said...

Wow!This card is so gorgeous! I like the colors and all the details!

Janice said...

Wow!! Your card is sooo deserving of the gold star award!! It is stunning and I love all your embellishments.

America said...

WOW-incredible dimension, cutwork detailing and color combo! No wonder it won!! a HUGE CONGRATS!!! :) This is GORGEOUS!!!!

Betty Benton said...

This is definitely a masterpiece, Sonya! Congratulations on the honor!

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Hey fellow quiller, what an exquisite design and card. Your layering of the Lily of the Valleys is fabulous! I love visiting your website as I never know if I will see quilling or stamping - and as you know I also love both! Blessings, Louise

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

This is sooo beautiful, Sonya! Wow.