Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #52

It's time for another MIDNIGHT MADNESS SKETCH CHALLENGE and today's I'm going for the "fancy sketch".  If you prefer the CAS sketch option, be sure to pop on over to their blog and check it out!  Their sketches are always so much fun and SO UNIQUE!! 

It took me a bit of time to figure out the image I wanted to use but once that was decided it was fun to put the other pieces all together.  I decided on this image from Shabby Chic Papirskatter and since it says "Mode de Paris" ... I thought maybe this beautiful lady would have been seen on one of those FANCY  CRUISE SHIPS where only the "elite" could afford to cruise.  Don't you just LOVE her hat with all the feathers!! 

Here's the list of items used:

Image from Shabby chic papirskatter
Papers:  Basic Grey Two Scoops, Very Vanilla, Glorious Green
Inks:  Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories:  Distresser, Creative Memories fine tip black marker, K&Co gem & vintage button brad, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, Crafty Secrets Adventures-Travel Tag, Feathers

OH DID YOU SEE???   I have enjoyed this challenge from Day 1 and they are celebrating their 1st Blogaversary (check out the goodies they are giving away HERE) and have honored those of us who "haven't missed a sketch challenge" with this cool  "Princess" badge and are sending "goodies" ... I am so honored!  

So with this challenge, Year 2 is off to a fun start!  I hope I can continue to play each week for the NEXT year ... wouldn't that be cool!!   It's kind of like "going all through the school year without missing a day" ... that was always a HUGE accomplishment for me!!  (Don't think I ever made it though ... that darn flu always got me over the winter!)

Thanks for stopping by today!  My shoulders are feeling pretty good today so I'm PLAYING THE CHALLENGES!!  Sorry about multiple postings but I'm sure you understand!!  HUGS to you all!  Happy Day!


  1. Beautiful Darlene, fun colors on this creation girl..AWESOME JOB with this sketch!!!!

  2. Darlene what a beauty you have created here in honor of our Anniversary! Love this image and all the wonderful embellishments. Great color combination and use of the sketch perimeters. Congrats on your Loyal Royal award. Thank you so much for joining us this week in our Anniversary celebration and sketch challenge. Good luck in the prize drawings.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

  3. Hey fellow Princess, glad to see yet another AMAZING card for the MM challenge. LOVE your take on the sketch. Ooh La La, it's so FANCY!!! Great card for the anniversary challenge! Isn't it great to be ROYALTY at least somewhere in the world???? LOL!!

  4. Darlene, I just love your AMAZING vintage card this week. Congrats on your award! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness.
    Midnight Madness Dt

  5. Hiya hun.
    Glad to hear the shoulders are easier at the mo.
    So I get to join you in the 'Royal Court' at MM then. Yeay for Princesses, not that I'm anything like one really, more the serf. . .
    Doesn't pay to be too dainty does it? LOL
    Loving your latest creations hun. This lady looks cosy in her furs, and the baby is cute too.
    Teri x

  6. Hello Darlene - congratulations on your award - well deserved too! I have played from Day 1 as well and LOVE it!! Your card is gorgeous Darlene and very fitting for this occassion - you know we LOVE your work!!

    We are so glad you could join us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blogaversary celebrations! There is so much happening this month - we would love to see you next week - we are having a DANCE PARTY so get your your dancing shoes out and get ready to 'kick up your heels and shake your 'bootie'...
    ( \ ) ( | ) ( / ) ( | ) ( \ ) ( | ) ( / )!!' LOL {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team!

  7. Beautiful and Congratulations to you too, isn't this fun!!!

  8. Hello Royal Princess Darlene ;) I am happy to be visiting your castle today. I love your royal rose garden wallpaper. Now to this fabulous post and amazing card. What an interesting color combo for this vintage image..I can see that it has some tinting on the image which I am sure makes it pop even more IRL. But once again a fab job and shabby chic socialite image. Ok, here is a heads up and a personal invitation to a PARTY:)
    Where: MMSC53 Post
    When: Next Tuesday May 11th
    Theme: Dance Party
    We are celebrating next week with a Dance Party? Do you have the moves? Better get that Party dress out of the drycleaners and dust off those dancing shoes.
    Party will last all week and we will have a Dance contest, door prizes, best dress etc. Don’t miss out on all the fun and be sure to loosen up those hips. Oh and it’s BYOB (Bring your own bootie) lol Shake (_|_)(_\_)(_|_)shake (_/_)(_|_)(_\_)(_|_)(_/_)skake your bootie.
    Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.
    MMSC Hostess

  9. Oooh La la Princess Darlene...Congrats on your Princess award, you so deserve it for sticking with us all year! This is one place that even if you have the flu you can still get perfect attendence!!! So glad you got that award. Your card is just perfect for the upcoming cruise don't you think. Pretty image, lovely edge punches and colors.
    Are you ready to join in the dance party next week? I sure hope so! Get your dance duds on and shake it all the way! Whoo hoo!
    (\)(\)(/)(/)(|)(|)(\)(\)^^^^....as you can see I'm not the best dancer on the team!! LOL

  10. WOW...I am a fan of anything vintage and you have done this one up right!!! Love the pop of color you have used with the vintage clipart. Thanks for joining us this week for our sketch challenge. Hope to see you again! Tracy, MMDT

  11. HI girl!! My last week commenting on MMSC creations...of course I will be back to see your creations anyway my friend!! Love the design and vintage style of this card!! Congrats on the princess award!!

    Thanks for playing with MMSC this week!


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