Saturday, June 27, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #7

I am so late getting my card done for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #7 over on Priscillastyles blog ... but finally took the time this morning and here it is!! What do you think???

It's funny how this card just kept GROWING!! I started out with an A-2 sized card of Whisper White and stamped my own background but when I was finished, it looked like it needed something so I thought a black matt would work but that made my card too big now so I cut an A-6 sized card of Whisper White ... used the same stamp for background and attached my altered A-2 card on top. I like it better now!!

Here is the recipe for this card:

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crafty Secrets (Classic) dp
Inks: Versafine black, Versacolor seafoam, SU pink pirouette
Accessories: Offray tuxedo bow ties, Hero Arts gems, Nestabilities, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Sponge applicator

I've added liquid pearls to the wedding dress to give it a little extra texture and matching pearls around the outer scallops of the matting. Using a sponge while my image was still inside my Nestabilities oval die, I added Versacolor Seafoam shadowing. LOVE that look!!

Well, I probably won't get any more crafting done today! I'm thinking about painting my kitchen this weekend. We have friends coming to visit next week and would like to have it done before they get here ... brave I know!!! (or crazy!!) AND ... I'm really going out on a limb here ... I want to paint it in shades of PURPLE (imagine that). The adjoining diningroom has a grape/wine theme and I made the curtains/chair seat covers in a deep wine so I thought lighter shades in the kitchen would tie in nicely. Makes sense to me!! LOL!!

I painted it yellow a few years ago and I'm really getting tired of it ... SO ... here I go!!!! Wish me luck!!

Thanks for stopping in!!


  1. Beautiful card. Perfect choice of dp paper. It all falls into place just wonderfully. Thank you for playing along with us at the MMSC.

    Carolyn, MMDT member
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  2. This is a beautiful card! Love how you made her wedding dress. Great job with the sketch.

  3. I'm Speechless! This is SO Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us each week. I love seeing your creations each week. :) Michelle

  4. You totally rocked this sketch! This is a beautiful stamp, and I love the Liquid Pearls-gorgeous!!

  5. What a beautiful card! I love the way you layered darn pretty. Your image and embellies are all wonderful. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. I have been so busy Darlene..can you believe I have only made one card this week? and that was for next weeks Midnight Madness...what till you see what we got going on!!! Be sure to check in next week..we have some really exciting things happening.

  6. Hehe, the card that kept growing. It's beautiful and was well worth the extra effort!

    ...I have a purple kitchen too. Well, the walls are off white but I have eggplant/rose colored countertops and a bunch of purple accents (like stenciling, decorative canisters, switchplates, that kind of stuff) in pansies. Good luck with the painting!

  7. I love the texture you added to her dress. Absolutely makes the card! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

    MMDT member

  8. oh, girl, I say paint it'll love it!

    Your wedding dress is so that image too. Thanks for stopping by my blog...I haven't seen you 'round much

  9. This is gorgeous Darlene! I love the liquid pearls on her dress! VEry pretty detail!

  10. Is it PURPLE YET? or maybe just you are!!!!!!

  11. Great wedding card, Darlene, love the seafoam and pink! Great texture too., thanks for playing this week, and good luck painting! Come back to see the exciting news and new sketch, xox ~Jeni

  12. Oh Darlene this card is gorgeous! The liquid pearls on the wedding dress add such wonderful texture. Very cool idea.

  13. Lovely card! I love the stamped background and how you did the dress. I'm anxious to see your newly painted kitchen. You will have to post photos when your done!

  14. Great job on this challenge - love the texture you added to the bride's gown! Can't wait to see this kitchen : )

  15. Beautiful! I love that seafoam green with the black and white!


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