Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #66

As promised, I have returned with my Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge creation for today!!  I "LOVE" having the sneak peek available to me on Fridays!  Although I may not have the time to create until after the challenge is posted, it does give me time to "swish" things around in my head and hopefully have an idea when I find the time to put something together!

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That's pretty much what happened this week!  I knew I wanted to work up some fun creations using my friend, Teri Sherman's digi images (Delicious Doodles).  You see, she has a 1 year anniversary coming up on August 17th and I really want to show her my support.  Please be sure to check it out!  I will have more creations using Delicous Doodles to share with you next week!  Be sure to watch The Sisterhood ... something special will be happening there too!!

Okay ... back to Midnight Madness!  Today's sketches really made me "think . . . ALOT" but I'm very happy with the outcome.   Somehow I end up with "my own" version which is usually a combination of both layouts.  Today though, my creation leans more towards the "fancy" layout.  

All of my background papers are from my "scrap bin" and I've had this beautiful image colored for MONTHS.  I've added mauve Stickles to create my "lace" edge as well as my flower center and I've also added Crystal Effects to the flower to give it that REAL look.  With the help of a few pop dots, dimension was also added!

So there you have it for today!  I'm busy working in the crafting cave today even though I have a "dirty house" and "high grass"!  I was suffering from CRAFTING WITHDRAWAL so the "work" will have to wait ... it's PLAY TIME!!   Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs to you all!!

13 comments:

  1. this is a lovely card. love the colors, beautiful flower


    greetings karin

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  2. Beautifully done Darlene. I just want to pluck that flower right off the card and wear it as a brooch it is so gorgeous. This is a masterpiece. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for joining us in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

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  3. What a wonderful card! I love the gorgeous flower.

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  4. Darlene, your card is soooo pretty!
    Love your color choice as well as that beautiful floral image. What a lovely take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for joining us again at Midnight Madness!
    Denise

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  5. wow darlene!!!! this is beautiful. looks almost like a stained glass piece. wow!

    hugs :)

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  6. Love your card..Just fantastic :) Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    Priscilla
    MMSC Hostess

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  7. Darlene, this is so, so BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your colors, dp choices, sparkly embellies and that flower is to die for!! You did a terrific job!!

    Thanks SO MUCH for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and hope you can join in again next week!

    Hugs
    pam
    MMSC-GD

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  8. Hello Darlene - this is just gorgeous! I love that image and the way you have created the most beautiful surrounds for it with this weeks sketch! Gorgeous colours and fabulous embellisgung - you know I love your MMSC cards - always fabulous! Love it! Thank you for playing along with Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we value your support and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

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  9. Hi Darlene!

    WOW! This is so beautiful! How do you manage to combine so many patterns without the card being cluttered? This is just gorgeous! Love the flower! It just had to be Teri's ;o)
    Great job Darlene - is very, very beautiful!


    Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued!

    Mvh
    Gunn
    MMSCDT

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  10. Oh my, Darlene, this is incredible. What a gorgeous flower and what a fantastic job cutting it out. My goodness, how did you every manage all those tiny cuts? Your design is one of the prettiest I seeb. Your faux lace is to die for! Have a great weekend.

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  11. Oooh Darlene, this is so gorgeous! I like everything about this card, the dp, flower and the amazing lace you made from stickles...clever girl! It looks so fabulous and after reading your post had to go back for a second look! Beautifully done!
    Hugs,
    Charlotte
    MMSC DT

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  12. congrats on your winning! Your card is stunning!!

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  13. Darlene, a huge CONGRATS for winning the remakables this week for the MMSC. Your card is so, so beautiful and truly worthy of this win!! Hope you will continue to delight us with your talent!!

    Hugs
    pam
    MMSC-GD

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene