Friday, April 30, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #51

2nd posting today
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Raise The Bar Challenge creation!

I finally got around to creating a card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  I have never missed one of their challenges from the very first and shoulder pain or not ... I wasn't about to miss this week.

Here were our choice of sketches to follow.  This week, I chose the more elaborate sketch.  My friend Dawn Burnworth (My Stamping Thyme) from Mooreshead, N.C.  (who was just added to the "Dirty Dozen" over on SCS by the way) surprised me with an RAK filled with amazing vintage "stuff"!  Since this challenge usually allows me to spread my "vintage wings", I couldn't wait to use one of the awesome postcard images Dawn sent me from Scenes from The Past.  Aren't these ladies adorable!!!
(click on image to enlarge)
Here is the recipe for this creation:
Stamps/Ink - NONE
Papers:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, Recollections designer paper
Accessories:  Sizzix Corner Design die, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, Kaiser half pearls, Prima flowers, Making Memories brad, purple Stickles

If you enjoy sketch fun ... be sure to check out this challenge!!  They even give you a SNEAK PEEK every Friday for the Tuesday challenge!  Oh that reminds me, I'd better jump over and check out next week's sketch ... MAYBE I'll bet a jump start on next week's creation!  (yeah, right!!!  LOL)


  1. Another stunner hun! Love your vintage style. Oh and thanks for reminding me to hop over and check out the sneak peak.
    Teri x

  2. Gorgeous job! What a fun vintage image this is. Love it! hugs, Angela

  3. Hi Darlene, I am just loving this card..YES that picture is just adorable. Thank you so much for the link too. I get the best links from you :) Great take on the sketch and I am so thrilled you have played each week with us...just wait till next week ;) We so appreciate our players!Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Remember to get a head start on next weeks sketch by taking a the sneak peek for next week :) We don’t want you to miss out on all the fun we have planned for our Anniversary week/month. We appreciate our players so much and we will be showing that throughout the month of May :)
    MMSC Hostess

  4. oh Darlene, I just love your style hun! This is fabulous, what a beautiful card!!!
    Hugs & Blessings!

  5. Darlene -- such a great take on this sketch; these gals look like they knew how to have fun! Beautiful accents with the lavender flourishes and gems to add a touch of sparkle to these bathing beauties. Thanks for participating in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and hope to see you again next week!
    Jessica, MMSC DT

  6. What a great vintage card! I love that there is no stamping involved! Love the colors, the swirls, the brads, and the flower.

    Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. You asked when I had time...I don't. I only make 2 cards/projects a week: one for Wink Wink Ink and one for the Digital Tuesday Challenge. I wish I had time to do more...I'm so behind on my Xmas Cards and my son's scrapbook. It will never be finished by his high school graduation. You on the other hand, seem to make several cards a day! I don't know how you do it!

  7. Darlene this is just so fun and absolutely fabulous. I love this picture of these girls. They look like they are having fun. Your details and colors are fabulous. Thank your for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope to see you next week when we begin our Anniversary celebration. Good luck on the prize drawing.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  8. Way to go Darlene - this is fabulous! I love this fun vintage image - what a great choice! You have embellished it beautifully - you are such a talented crafter Darlene, it is a joy to see your pplay each week - thank you for your support! It is great having you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this weekend - we would love to see you back again next week for Our Anniversay Celebrations! (((Hugs)))
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  9. Digging the bikini babes on your card. Oh you say those are not bikinis...well that's the kind I would wear that's for sure. Cute card and love the pop of purple/pink color. Hope you are well good buddy. Hugs, Pat

  10. What a fun image - love the suits!! And another great vintage card! Love it! Hugs, Dru

  11. Oh how fun Darlene! Love these bathing beauties!!! I have pics of my Mom and Aunt in suits like these! Great take on the sketch!!!

  12. Love this Vintage Card...loving those ladies on the beach...
    Great sketch to follow too...
    Your colour combo is perfect!!!
    Hugs Alison.

  13. How cool is this.....I LOVE the vintage photo and how you showcased it on this beautiful card!!! You have inspired me to pull out some of my old photos and cards and start creating!!!

  14. Wonderful card Darlene!! Hope you have had a great weekend.

  15. I am so glad you got your package.. I know that you love vintage and have been such a huge inspiration to me.. Hugs my friend until we meet again..

  16. tooo cute!! Great job with the sketch!!


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