Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #60

I'm thrilled to share the news that I was last week's Gold Star Award Winner at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!  
How awesome is that!!

For this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #60, I started out with the CAS layout but ended up with the FANCY layout.  That's only one of the really FUN things about this challenge!  

This is the "CAS" layout.  The image is from Magic Moonlight (link can be found on my "vintage creations & links" page) and the designer papers are 7Gypsies & DCWV.  This beautiful trim is from a package I just received from Joan's Gardens and it is Webster Pages Trim package.  (sorry, I think they have discontinued this line ... I was lucky to get one!!)

After taking the photo, I just couldn't help myself (it was too plain) I looked through my lace & flowers to see if I had something to match ... and YIPPEE ... I did!!

The lace is by Wright's, the pearl centered satin flowers are from Joann's, Prima flower and a Basic Grey Opaline half pearl gave me the appeal I was looking for.  (If you look closely, the flowers in her hand are the same shade of blue ... how cool is that!)

Well, I'd better get off the computer ... I'm meeting my friend Jane (Anything but ... Plain Jane) for lunch and I'm going to be late!  Yikes!!  Thanks for stopping by today ... hope to see you later today with my Crafty Secrets Challenge creation!


Olga said...

another piece of art! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Teri said...

Gorgeous hun! Love the colour combo, very different! Congrats on the Gold Star hun, well deserved!!
Teri xx

angelique (anlou) said...

congrats girl, that's great news
love the card you've made
hugs angelique

Crystal said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL take on this sketch Darlene...WOWZA girl!!! I lOVE your main image...FANTASTIC!!!!! I really like the pop of teal too..AWESOME!

EileenMV said...

Gorgeous!!! Great colors & the flowers & ribbon are beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Holly said...

Gosh, this is just so lovely. I am in awe!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet vintage creation!! Love the image and your trim!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Darlene - 1 well deserved Gold Star winner too!! I love this card - you always choose the most amazing vintage images my friend! I love the colours and on both the CAS and fancy sketches - you are certainly amazing! I am loving thoses cards - you ROCK Darlene! We are happy you could join us for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we love to see your work and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

treesawardincrafts said...

Hello Darlene, congratulations girl, you deserve it. I love the way that girl is holding her had with the little pinkies in the air. So elegant. It would look so lame if we did it these days. Shame. Hugs Teresa

Carol said...

Darlene-Congratulations on your Gold Star...you deserved it girl for that creation. I am just in awe of this very pretty image. I like that you used just enough of that pretty turquoise color to enhance the overall beauty of this lovely number. Another stylish vintage creation from you...I love it. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness. It is always a pleasure to come and view your fantastic work!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

pam124 said...

Darlene, you're killin' me with both these cards based on the CAS and intricate sketch challenge with Midnight Madness!! I hadn't recovered from the first one when I saw the 2nd version. They are both so BEAUTIFUL in their own way that I would have a hard time picking which one I liked the best. I'm kind of an embellishment fiend, so I would probably go for the more intricate one; however, on the CAS version it highlights the image more. Oh, I don't even know what I'm talking about. They are both dynamite and who wouldn't LOVE to have that beautiful trim!!!!!

Thanks SO MUCH for listening to me chatter and think and for joining us this week and I hope you can come out to play again next week!!


Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow Darlene, another wonderful vintage card. Congrats on your win last week. You definitely deserved it! Thanks so much for joining us at Midnight Madness each week. It is a treat to check out your artwork!

tbk100601 said...

What a fabulous card Darlene! I love the vintage feel!! Beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and we sure hope to see you again next week!

Priscilla said...

Another vintage beauty..Love the wallpaper too..I almost thought I was on the wrong blog..LOL What a great take on the sketch. Thank you for always making such awesome cards. I always look forward to seeing what will be created week after week for our challenges. No matter what part of the world you are from, from my family to yours I would like to wish you a great 4th of July.

Priscilla said...

So sorry I am late.. what a fabulous card..and congratulations Darlink ;)

Priscilla said...

So sorry I am late.. what a fabulous card..and congratulations Darlink ;)