Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning!

Welcome to another edition of Thursdays with Lindsay - I do so enjoy this day! Every time I write that phrase it makes me think Breakfast at Tiffany's. I don't even think I've seen that whole movie. Anyway, it also means there's a free digi to find! Happy blog-hunting. And don't forget the special, spend $5, get a digi-stamp for free.

I am participating in Digital Tuesday's challenge. The challenge this week is to use pearls and lace. This card so did not not start out the way it ended, but I am happy with the results and I can't even tell you what I started to do. I love the way cards seem to evolve themselves.

First I used the Elegant Card Kit (b/w) by printing it out on pink card stock. There are two Elegant Card Kits available, one that is black and white and the other is black and ivory. Why I like these options is because the black and white version allows you to be versatile in card stock color choices, but the black and ivory version takes all the thinking out for you just in case you're in a hurry and don't want to think about color choices.

I then printed the new Cosmos digi-stamp and colored it with a combination of Koh-i-noor and Prismacolor pencils and OMS. Then cut into an oval shape. The kit comes with 3 backgrounds, so I used the scroll one and then under the flower image I cut a bit larger oval from the filigree background image and then finally matted on black card stock.

I finished the front of the card by adding bits of lace flower trim to the oval focal image and pearls to the swirls on the background image.

On the inside of the card, I printed a Scripture verse (Ecc 3:11) that I originally intended to go on the front, it didn't work out that way. So I cut the card stock to fit the verse to the inside of the card and finished it off with strips of the filigree background and a bit of the lace trim.

I hope you like my card. Don't forget to visit Lindsay and the rest of the design team (linked in the sidebar), leave them some love and find the free-digi! Thanks for stopping by.



Be sure to check out the MyGrafico Challenge blog for another great give-away today!

17 Encouraging Thoughts:

~*Joni said...

Oooh this is sooo pretty Mel! It's going in one of my faves that you made. :D I love the take on the Digi Tues challenge - lace and pearls look so pretty with this flower. Awesome coloring too and I am starting to do more decorating on the inserts too. Afterall, it's what's on the inside that counts, right? haha!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Mel, this is so so beautiful! What a great lace and pearls card! Very elegant, fabulous job!
Blessings, Maria

Tamara Bennett said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I'd never condsidered printing this on colored cardstock! I love the results! bravo!

PaperCrafty said...

Gorgeous card Mel!! I love the colors, layout, and image! This is a fabulous!!

Tammy said...

Hi Mel wow this card is so pretty and elegant. Wonderful job incorporating the pearls and lace.

Lindsay Weirich said...

this is beautiful, so pretty and sweet, reminds me of my grandmother;)

Margie said...

Oh, this turned out beautifully, Melissa! I love the pink and black!

Leanne said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it! The coloring is fantastic!! TFS!!

Janet said...

what a pretty card! love the colours!
hugs

Diana said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love how elegant it is. And printing on colored cardstock is GENIUS!

Jessica G. said...

Ooh, I love that Cosmos flower; mine didn't bloom this year! Fun sketch and elegant color combo, too!!

Jenny said...

That's a very lovely card!

Mrs. Fence said...

Very pretty! I love the flowers and the card kit together! Great idea!!!!

ljurecek said...

Such elegance!

Theresa said...

Okay -- having issues with people calling you Mel...sorry.

Melissa - this card is absolutely stunning. I love it! I hope mom didn't say, "huh!" Beautiful, just beautiful.

Lora said...

This is sooo pretty! Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday.
Lora x

Kim Nath said...

Wow! This is so pretty, I was thinking how pretty the paper was and then I realized it was the card kit. Beautiful!

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