Sunday, 25 January 2009


This is for the Sketch Saturday Challenge; it's taken me all day to make, and I'm still not sure about it!

The image (a stamp from Stamps Happen called Magnolia Floral) was stamped and embossed with black detail powder on dark blue card and coloured with US ArtQuest Stargazers paints and mounted on black silk Mirri board.

The border was made with a Martha Stewart border punch to which I added some pink twill ribbon from my stash and a sentiment stamped and embossed with silver detail powder.

The three flowers are by Papermania as are the brads.

Unfortunately the photo doesn't show the beautiful pearlescence of the image.


  1. Hi Ali I think it looks just lovely, I love the image it is so different and the colours and layout are beautiful.

    Lorraine x

  2. Oh Ali, there is nothing wrong with this!
    It is beautiful. A darn sight better than my effort and it took me all evening too.
    Lovely colours and layout. Loving the border punching.

  3. Hi Ali. I think the card is very beautiful and I love the mix of colours. The image is very striking and I can understand why it took so long to make. I too looked at this challenge but thought it was a bit too much for me!!! Take care. Kym

  4. Pretty!! Great job with the sketch!


  5. You might not be sure of it Ali, but I think it's stunning and the sheen IRL must be gorgeous
    Ann x

  6. Well, I have been waiting to see what you did with the magnolias, and I am not disappointed, of course. It's a lovely card and the colours are beautifully balanced

  7. What a beautiful card. The award is so lovely i was made up to recieve it.
    Paula xxxx

  8. Such a lovely card Ali, I can see why it took you a time to make.
    I have left you an award over on my Blog.
    Christine xx

  9. Beatuiful card, love the image
    hugs Bev x

  10. Wow you did an awesome job on that image. That must have taken you ages to colour but it's gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week!! (oh and it doesn't matter at all if you do a square card or a rectangled one, as long as you keep to the sketch and you did that perfectly!).



Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. I do appreciate your comments (usually!)
Ali xx