Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Midight Madness Sketch Challenge #20

Today's Midnight Madness Sketch Challege was certainly a bit of a challenge to say the least!!! That is really the AWESOME part of this challenge blog for me .... the sketches are always "beyond" my imagination and really make me "reach" into my creativity! And that's a GOOD THING!!!! With that being said, I must confess that I didn't "reach" much further than my scrap basket for most of this creation!!! LOL!!

My main image is a digi and it comes from the Digital Two for Tuesday blog. Not familiar you say ... well please, hop right on over and check it out!!!

I've used watercolor pencils and a blending pen for my coloring and the papers are various scraps from DCWV, The Paper Studio and SU. I've also used Ranger Vintage Photo for my edge sponging and a distresser around most panels.

Embellishments are Kaiser half pearls, Martha Stewart bird punch & branch punch, Offray brown grosgrain & green gingham ribbons.

Thanks for stopping by today! It's always a treat to have you visit!


  1. Wow! I can't believe that's a digi image! I haven't started working with digi images yet! Love it! I didn't know I could use wc with my computer ink. I guess I just assumed it would bleed.

  2. AWESOME card, Darlene. You did the sketch perfectly and that a wonderful image that you colored beautifully. Great job!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing so faithfully!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  3. Such a beautiful card, reminds me of spring, fantastic colouring, love the digi image, take careX:)

  4. Oh such a gorgeous vintage card! Love the image and those green twigs are perfect! That crackle is what really makes this card pop.
    Love it!
    Kim xXx

  5. Darlene, this is so pretty. I have been wanting to do this image. I love Cora's Digital Two for Tuesdays!! I am so happy you used this for MMSC this week. It is outstanding. Thanks for playing and be sure to keep checking at Priscilla's blog for all the fun happenings this month.

    MMSC-Guest Designer

  6. Great take on this week's MMSC Darlene....that image is beautiful, and I love your little blue bird, it really adds a pop of contrasting color!

  7. Darlene this is gorgeous! That image is colored perfectly and I just love those little blue birds. You combined the colors fabulously with the image and ribbon! Fantastic!
    Thanks for keeping us inspired here!

    PS: Not sure if I congratulated you before on your DT for Saturday Spotlight!! Can't wait to see what the team produces!Congrats!

  8. This is gorgeous Darlene!! What an awesome take on that sketch!! Your coloring rocks girl!! Love that bluebird!!

  9. Well you card came out great..I would love to get at YOUR Scrap basket..LOL What a great take on the sketch. you did a wonderful job :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. If you find the time, please stop back by and check out the Mid Week Midnight Madness “Wood Paper” Tutorial :) and then the “BIG” give away announcement next Monday.
    MMSC Hostess

  10. WOW! Darlene, this is just gorgeous hun!! I love doing these sketches and I think you did a brillinat job with it!! :) Those birds look perfect with this!! TFS! HUGS

  11. Gorgeous!!!
    I love all your elements here! beautiful watercoloring and that crackle paper is perfect with this design!
    Blessings, Maria

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! Just a work of art! Thanks for playing with us at the MMSC. Looking forward to your next entry. Just love viewing all of your work.


  13. What a fab use of scraps! I would've never guessed :) Your image is colored beautifully and everything is so well put together - Way to go! Keep up the good work!

    Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  14. Darlene,
    What a beautiful card. I love how you colored the image and the combo of paper.

    Cora from Digital Two for Tuesday


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