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Thursday, February 11, 2010

THE OPEN GATE

These wonderful butterflies are borders by K&Company...beautiful!, the bees on the card are
from the same package of borders.........cute!!
This is a Thomas Kinkade stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, The Open Gate. I stamped
on glossy cardstock with momento black ink and colored with Tombow markers.

Hi. Did you think I had disappeared? Working two days a week and I am TIRED when I get home. My brain is dead and all I want to do after dinner and dishes, around 8:30, is shower and sleep. I must be getting old.....yikes!
Today's card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC40)(http://www.priscillastyles.blogspot.com/) Hard to believe they are at challenge 40 already, and I imagine it feels even more unbelievable to Priscilla and her design team. I used papers from My Minds Eye (HOME-glitter stack pink). Under the butterflies is a cut up lace doily. Flowers are from the Bridal Dept at Michaels. I popped up those butterflies over the lace. Added Kaiser pearls to finish. These Thomas Kinkade images are spectacular, each one more beautiful than the next.
Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by. Until tomorrow........


11 comments:

Priscilla said...

WOW can you say SPRING? This is the perfect card of spring or easter..it is just beautiful. I love the way you used your dolie..I will have to remember that. I too can't believe we are on #40 it has been a really fun ride so far. Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Oh no, Valentines Day must coming…wait for it… I “LOVE” that you are around to share with us and your work fills my heart with joy. Be sure to check the sneak peek tomorrow and have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love and of course crafting ;)
Sending LOVE your way <3 <3 <3
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

dolcreations said...

This is definetly a work of art in my eyes! wow...spring has sprung on your blog! This image must have taken some time to colour....you have done such an outstanding job!
Love all the butterflies too!
Hope you have a great day,
Christine

chercroppin said...

Wow Sue, it's really uniquely-gorgeous hun! Beautiful image, flowers, and all of your other details are just as amazing...such a great job on this week's sketch!

Thanks for playing along with us over at Midnight Madness!

stephanne said...

Oh wowie wow!!! How gorgeous!! This must be what your "Happy Place" looks like when work gets too hectic!! That colour work is fantastic, I love the doiley and flutterbys, the image is dreamy, and your colouring, ohhhhh man, can't say it enough!! Fantastic!!!
Take Care, I hope you are recooperating nicely!!
Stephanne

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Sue,i love your image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lovely Linda said...

Now this is what I am talkin' about!!! LOVE it Sue - I love the Thomas Kinkade images and you show them off so beautifully - what gorgeous colouring - and the doily - fabulous! You knoe I LOVE your work and this is no exception! FABULOUS SUE!! FABULOUS!! Thanks for playing aloong with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see your cards and look forward to seeing you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

scrapperjulia said...

This is so beautiful, Sue! I love those Thomas Kincaid stamps and you colored it so well! Great card!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Sue, this is stunning! I just love your idea of using a paper doilie on the border element of this week's sketch. :) It's been so fun seeing how everyone interprets this. Those butterflies are wonderful too. I love this garden gate image too. What a pretty scene it is. It makes me long for Spring. The little honey bees, the flowers... Wow! :) Michelle

Sally said...

Stunning. I love anything Thomas Kinkaid. Just can't afford them..LOL

Carol said...

Sue this is incredibly amazing. There is something amazing and enchanting about the way you did the doily with the butterflies. So impressive and stunning. What a masterpiece. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!! A work of art. Thank you for sharing and for playing with us at the MMSC this week.

Carolyn
MMSC DT