Monday, August 23, 2010

Midnight Madness Design Team

Guess who is one of the newest Midnight Madness Guest Design Team Members. . .

Me that's OOOO!

I have been bursting to share this incredible honor with you, and today is finally the day.  First mission: Sketch Challenge #68.  Look at the gorgeous sketches from Priscilla this week.  The sketch challenges are "YOUR PICK," so you can make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.

So of course I went FANCY.  The digital stamp I had the pleasure of using, "Snow Goddess," is from our August sponsor Michelle Perkett Studio.  Be sure to check out her site as well as our weekly sponsor, Wags n' Whiskers.

love all the gorgeous holly on this digi-girl.  I decided to go with a soft pastel-y Christmas look for her here, although I also colored her in reds and greens and she looked amazing!  The blue background is My Minds Eye, the ornament shape of her dress is Melissa Frances (my fave) and the rest is Webster's Pages paper.

The laced up side of my card is simply eyelets, flexible jewelry wire and tiny, bitty blue seed beads.  I like how it rattles lightly as you open it.

This close up shows a bunch more detail.  The "Snow Goddess," seam binding, snowflakes, Stickles, the brown velvet flower and the rhinestone closure.  Which opens like this:

Inside the right flap the paper says, "MAGICAL" and the inside opens like this:

I really hope you decide to join in on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.  It's really easy to enter and the women on the design team are simply amazing.  I am blessed to be a guest in their group.  Plus, with the new sketch and all the gorgeous design team creations, Tuesdays are exciting now!!!  Hee hee!


debi said...

Holly, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the soft colors you chose to use, and the detail is just amazing!!!!

SunflowerKasey said...

Wow! This is amazingly beautiful. Love it!


grandmalee said...

I'm so glad that you posted the pics of this card inside and out! It is absolutely stunning like I said in the previous post. You put such wonderful detail into this beauty, and I love how it turned out! The inside is as gorgeous as the outside with those yummy papers and the great distress work!

Thanks so much for your prayers for Chelsey!!! I really appreciate the ideas to keep her busy. I'm packing a bag to take to her tomorrow and I'll be sure to include some of these. I actually have some of the games I was holding back because she was supposed to go to Afghanistan in Dec. before she found out she was pregnant. The beading will be perfect, and she already asked me to bring images for her to color for me to make into cards for Operation Write Home.

Thanks again for posting this card so I can could see what you used and how you did the inside. It's just as beautiful as your other wonderful creations here!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Holly!
Welcome to the Midnight Madness Design Team! I am looking forward to work and have fun with you for the next three months!

Your snowgodess is amazing! So ver, very pretty! LOVE the ornament!


pam124 said...

Holly, a BIG CONGRATS on being selected for the MM team!! I know how much of an honor it is. There is some GREAT talent on that team.

You certainly are no exception - look at his marvelous work of art. I had to keep looking and looking. You displayed Michelle's image beautifully and I'm in LOVE with your wire/jewel side panel treatment!! You did such an INCREDIBLE job!! TFS!!

a/k/a Da Princess of MM Royal Court, Former GD and Favorite

Denise said...

Oh my....this is so stunningly gorgeous!!! I am absolutely in love with this creation of yours. The colors are beautiful and your coloring is amazing. I'm so happy that you are the guest designer for the next three months. I can't wait to see what you come up with next:) No pressure, honest! Awesome!!! Oh, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Connie M. said...

Holly! This is just sooooo pretty!! I SOOO Love how you used the wire with the tiny beads on the side! So perfect for this sketch!! I am looking forward to working with you the next three months!! Hugs! Connie M.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Holly, what an amazingly pretty creation you've graced us with. I'm crazy about that gorgeous DP and what you've done with Michelle's image. Love every detail on this!
I'm so looking forward to working with you for the next few months and can't wait to see where your creativity takes you next!
Beautiful work!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Holly - this is just divine! I love this image and the way you have created such a work of the heart! Holly, you have captured so many beautiful elements here and the 'Webster's' DP is something I can only dream of! Gorgeous! I am so thrilled to have you working with us as a GDT Holly - your work is inspirational! {{{hugs}}}

Carol Hurlock said...

Holly, welcome to the design team...and may I say that this card is truly amazing. I am in awe of this card fold clever and beautiful. You have made Michelle's image come to life. Simply exquisite!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

helloholley said...

Love this's a work of art!!!So very beautiful!!! Hey,we have the same name....just spelled differently!;)

Phyllis said...

Holly, this is an AWESOME card! Love the frosty colors and that beautiful image!! Love your little beads down the lacing feature. This is just a wonderful work of art!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Michelle said...

Holly, this is such a stunning card! I cant get over all the beautiful details! Thank you for making my Snow Goddess come to life! So magical!



Christie said...

Wow! I think this is one of the most amazing cards that I have ever seen! Gorgeous!

eclectic archivist said...

Your card is lovely...congrats on the design team...way to go!

Holly said...

Hi Holly and welcome to MMSC! I love your card this week. The fold is amazing and the beads on the lacing is stunning and well planned. Great thinking outside the box!