Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

WOW... can you believe it's time once again for another Midnight Madness Challenge!?!?!   Today I kind of "combined" the two sketch options ... my creation ALMOST fits the "fancy" sketch but certainly qualifies for the "cas" version! 
My image came from an online site called "Magic Moonlight" ... I just love these vintage images and they always seem to be perfect for my MMSC creations!  I've been working so much lately with various digi images, it's nice to jump back into these vintage photos now & then.

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I also made my vellum flowers using the technique I learned from my new friend Selma Stevenson when I was at the workshop at Joan's Gardens in the spring.  Here is a link to the tutorial if you'd like to try it yourself!  My flowers are actually a lighter shade of apricot vellum ... although they look pretty "orange" in the photo.  I should have taken a "side shot" to show you the dimension of the photo & the sentiment circle ... looks really nice IRL!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  I'd better get busy around the house!  I have a peck of sweet banana peppers waiting for me to get them cut & in the brine for canning!  It's THAT time of the year and even though it is work ... it is such rewarding work come winter time!! 


Janine said...

Hi there!! I have been so busy I haven't had any time to do any blogging!! Hope you are well!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow Darlene, this is such a gorgeous take on the sketch challenge. Your image is divine! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness! It is always a pleasure to check out your work!

Teri said...

Oooh, sounds yummy. Wish my family liked pickles - not worth doing just for me and hubby, although I did do some Kidney Bean Chutney last year. Still going with those jars!!
Loving the card hun - that apricot colour just zings out at ya!
Teri x

Denise said...

This is beautiful, Darlene! I love the vellum flowers. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Great image! Nicely done!

pam124 said...

Darlene, what a beautiful vintage image and your clean embellishments really draw attention to the image itself. Love the soft flowers and pearls. You did a terrific job!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I hope you can play along next week!!


Carol said...

Darlene this card is gorgeous. I love that you used peach...it is so lovely. Your flowers are darling. What a beauty. Great job with the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

A Vintage Chic said...

Such a soft & lovely vintage card, Darlene! Hope your summer is going well! I'm finally home from being everywhere--no place like home, right?!

Enjoy canning your peppers!


Jan said...

very pretty Dar and I love the image and the apricot vellum flowers!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Darlene - I am loving this gorgeous vintage card! Your colours are gorgeous and those flowers are divine - the colour is perfect! Love it! Thanks for joining is this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see you and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! Love that image, and your flowers look great!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Darlene!
This is true beauty! Love the peachcolor togheter with the black 'n white - looks AMAZING! Love the result for the combined sketches - it really is beautiful!

Thanks for playing with the Midnight Madness. It is always great to come and see what you make. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope to see you again next week!