Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #48

Good Morning Everyone!!  
What a glorious day ... the sun is shining, birds are singing and after a little crafting I'm going outside and enjoy this beautiful day with a little spring clean up!!  But before I do that, I'd like to share with you the card I made for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

As you know, this is ONE of my favorite challenges (haven't missed one yet!) and I'm ALWAYS intrigued with the layouts they come up with.  Today's is no exception!  Though not all that difficult, I would have never thought of it on my own!!  Please be sure to pop on over and check it out!!  If you've never been to Priscillastyles ... WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN????  These ladies are amazing and the prizes offered are OUTSTANDING!!!

Here is the card I came up with today.  I just LOVE the vintage images over on the Shabby Chic papirskatter website and I have used one of Heidi's images again today.
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Isn't this image precious??  I just might be using this one for Mother's Day!  My background paper is actually a vintage fruit pattern, but I thought the colors worked perfectly with the ladies dress.  The ribbons are Offray and I've used the Bow Easy to make my bows.  I also took the liberty to add Kaiser half pearls in the corners (just thought it "needed something").

Another fun Midnight Madness challenge this week!  And, don't forget, they give you a sneak peek at the sketch on Friday before the actual Tuesday challenge!  What a helpful, fun idea!!  Okay ... I hear my yard calling, I'd better get finished up with blog posting and get outside!  Have a wonderful day!!!


Marlene said...

So pretty, Darlene!

Teri said...

I really do love coming here to see what you do for this challenge. Lovely vintage feel - I have that image myself too, never used it yet! Me bad!
You have a wonderful day hun!
Teri x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Darlene how do you crank out these beautiful cards of yours so quickly. Love the colors that you used as well as another wonderful image. What a great take on the Midnight Madness Sketch!
Midnight Madness DT

Julie said...

Such a cute card, Darlene--how fun that you're the new challenge coordinator--great job, my friend!

Hope your Easter was wonderful--we're finally home--YAY! Have a beautiful day!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Darlene - another gorgeous card form you! I love the images you use and your ribbon is such a gret colour for this card! Love the Bow Easy - you have made such a delightful card Darlene - I always look forward to seeing that you create! Love it! We love having you join us with this weeks challenge, your support is appreciated - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Darlene, I just love the soft romantic feel to this wonderful vintage card you created. This image is so endearing. What a beautiful creation. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. It is always a pleasure for me to visit and absorb so inspiration from your creativity!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Carolyn said...

Very beautiful, nostalgic card, Darlene. Perfect color choices to achieve this look. Thank you for sharing these wonderful, vintage masterpieces with us and for playing with us at the MMSC this week.


Priscilla said...

Hi Darlene, Oh boy where do I start with this one..You are right that bg paper just makes your image pop with those colors..They are just perfect. I love this card and your take on the sketch is FANTASTIC.. those extra pearls "ARE" perfect with this image and layout. Thanks so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. I have posted the sneak peek early because I will be going to a scrapbooking retreat. Have a wonderful weekend.
MMSC Hostess

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Darlene, another beauty from you...love that image and yes for a Mother's day card that would be a perfect one to use. Your background dp is such a good match with your card and those pretty orange bows are fantastic. Is the bow easy really as easy as it sounds coz I know your bows are perfectly made and I may think about trying to get one. The addition of the pearls is a lovely finishing touch to this beautiful card. Love it!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week.

PS: Thanks for the organizational tips you gave me....I'm going to try those out!
Have a fabulous weekend.

Joan said...

What a beautiful card - I love the muted background and that photo is fabulous.