Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sketch Challenge Fun ...

Last posting for today!

When I saw the "sneak peek" for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (Fancy version - using puzzle pieces) I thought "OH NO!!" so I waited until the actual challenge was posted and decided on the CAS version. Although I must say, I will be looking into some "puzzle pieces" for future use and inspiration!!

SO ... here is what I came up with for my creation today!!  I recently bought this sheet of Spring Sticker Images (Pebbles) from Hobby Lobby and decided to use one of those images for my focus panel.  I cut it into four pieces, matted them with whisper white cs then double matted with black & tempting turquoise cs.
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The background "grass" paper is from DCWV ... sentiment & branch are from the Crafty Secrets - Bird Lovers stamp set.  I used Prismacolor markers to color the branch & leaves.   I really like how it turned out!!  What do you think??

The other challenge I enjoyed playing today is the SCS Sketch Challenge!  As most of you know, my favorite style of creating is VINTAGE so that is the direction I took with this sketch.  
(I have found some wonderful vintage images at a few online sites.  You can see the links to each of those sites on my "Vintage Creations & Links" page located below the header of this blog.)
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The image used on this creation is from Shabby Chic papirskatter and though it was printed in B/W, I have used a ZIG photo twin marker to color in the little girls dress & hair ribbons.  The designer papers I've used are from K&Co. Ancestry and Adornit.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my creations with you!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!


Teri said...

Hiya hun. These are fabulous - bit daunted by the MM one too. Must admit I don't like cutting pics and seperating them out like in the sketch. Looks fab on your though!
Teri x

Priscilla said...

Oh NO...LOL we had you stumped huh? Hahah I almost had you thinking..huh? What you came up with is just fantastic. I love you you matted it with the turquoise to make the colors in the bird pop.. Well done my friend..well done. Love the vintage one know I favor your vintage style cards :) Thank so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week.
MMSC Hostess

Christina C. said...

Fabulous card. Very creative!!!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Darlene, absolutely wonderful cards this week! Love your Midnight Madness one especially. I have always wondered how one uses that paper! It is perfect as a background for your lovely bird image. Birthdays are sometimes for the birds... especially when they come around so quickly! What a wonderful take on the sketch challenge this week at Midnight Madness!
Midnight Madness DT

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Darlene! this is a fabulous card! wow! and YOU KNOW I love the vintage look on the other! Looking forward to getting together! :)

Dawn B. said...

These are beautiful. I love the bird. It is such a wonderful picture and I really like the way you divided it into 4 squares. Super job.. You do vintage so well...:)

Rachael said...

Wow, Darlene! You're such a busy, crafty gal!

Card 1: Beautiful! I LOVE this card! Anyone would be honored to receive such an amazing card!

Card 2: This is such a lovely, vintage-y card! I love the extra pink you've added to this card - very nice!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Very colorful and creative card, Darlene! I too thought the puzzles were a bit tough but it sure does make us think Lol :) Your on the other hand makes this look easy and wonderful! Thanks for playing , xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Darlene - this is adorable - I love the bird and how you have used it for the MMSC! Fabulous colours and dimension!! Your cards are always inspirational Darlene! Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see your cards and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}]
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Darlene I just love your Midnight Madness Card this week. Your little bird image is just delightful and I love how you matted it. Your choices of paper colors really accent that focal point to perfection. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to come and visit and see your fabulous creation.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

The Rubber Maid said...

Love your bird card, it has a real punch with your color choices. Super lovely. Pat

Kay said...

That HAS to be one of the sweetest ever vintage pictures ... I love it! I especially love the way that it only has one color accent -- so dramatic, yet subtle. It just melts my heart! :)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Darlene, the puzzle has stumped a few peeps I think! I had a hard time with it too, I just couldn't wrap my brain around it to come up with something really cool, and I initially cut my image out but didn't like the just didn't work for me at all! I love your card though and when you see it with all the other thumbnails on the MMSC blog it really stands out! The colors, image and your design are just gorgeous. I love photography and this picture and the background are really appealing! Love the blue behind the window too! Awesome job as always my friend. Thank you for playing along with us each week.

Darsie Bruno said...

I just love, love, love your bird card! It perfectly fits the sketch and you've done such an outstanding job! Thanks so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch this week and I hope you'll join us next week!
Hugs, Darsie
Midnight Madness Design Team

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

HI Darlene!! These cards are gorgeous girl!! I especially love your vibrant bird image!! What an awesome use of the sketch to create a window pane. You are so creative. Awesome take on the MMSC!! Thanks for joining us this week!!