Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Midnight Madness Challenge 20

I wanted to try my hand at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. I will admit this was quite the challenge for me as I am not very confident with layers. It is something I really struggle with.

I love to find inspiration from my jars of buttons when I am trying to decide what colors to use. After moving them all around for a bit, I decided to use Enchanted Evening, Scarlet Jewel, Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding. A totally new color combo for me. The images are from the In Bloom stamp set and are stamped onto Lavender Moon cardstock. I traced the outline of the flower image in the main panel with a clear Stardust glitter pen. I inked up just the "friend" part of the sentiment and stamped it in Plum Pudding onto a cuttlebug tag cut from Lavender Moon.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Have a blessed day!

Stamps-In Bloom (Papertrey)
Paper-Enchanted Evening, Scarlet Jewel, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding (PTI)
Ink-Enchanted Evening, Scarlet Jewel, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding (PTI)
Other-cuttlebug victoria embossing folder, cuttlebug tag die, plum pudding satin ribbon (PTI), rhinestones


Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

I think you did a terrific job, Karen! I like how the different color flowers and the pretty label. Those rhinestones are just right for the size of the layout. Thank you for playing our sketch and make sure you take a look at our page for BIG news :) See you at the next one , xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Priscilla said...

Hi Karen, well first let me say a BIG WARM WELCOME TO YOU. We are so trilled that you are giving our challenges a go. btw, I love your family photo on your side bar..what a beautiful family you have. Anyway, back to your card..I love the accents you have used on your card. Well done with the sketch I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. If you find the time and have not done so already, please stop back by, and get in on the “BIG” giveaway contest.
MMSC Hostess

Phyllis said...

Your layers are wonderful!! I love the added depth they bring to a creation. Lovely card. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing with us in the MMSC20. We will be looking for you in the MMSC21 (the sketch is on the MM blog now!!).

Phyllis - MMDesign Team

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Karen, this is a fabulous card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - well done with the layers - I love layers!! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week, we would love to see you again next week! If you find the time please stop back by and get in on the “BIG” giveaway contest there is so much fun to be had!!
Linda MMSC Guest DT

Carolyn said...

Wow! The first thing I read when I came here was that you are a homeschooling Mom of 6....and I thought to myself...God bless her heart!! How/When does she find time to make a card? You are amazing. I love your card. It is just beautiful. Thank you for joining us in the fun over at the MMSC. We would love to see you play with us again...between schooling those blessings of yours and all of your many other tasks in your day. I admire you.


Vicki said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and accents! Blessings to you!

JazzyH said...

Beautiful card! I love the color combination.

Yvette said...

You did an amazing job on the layers Karen! The overall card is beautiful! Great job!!!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Karen, your card is just so pretty and you did an excellent job with the layering. The colors are so well combined and the accents you used fit just perfectly.

Congratulations to you....on being the winner of the bonus weekly gift over at MMSC....please contact Priscilla at heatonup@verizon.net to give her all your contact information. You have 3 days to claim your prize otherwise Priscilla will need to draw another name.

Thank you so much for playing along with us and again...Congratulations!

Carol Hurlock said...

Welcome to Midnight Madness Karen. You creation is just wonderful with it's clean and graceful lines. Really pretty color combination too! Thanks for playing the challenge with us this week at MMSC. Hope to see more of your awesome creations. Be sure to check Priscilla's blog for all the fun and give-a-ways!

Guest Designer

Kirstin said...

Beautiful card Karen!! I love it!!

Sara said...

wow Karen, this is beautiful!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Fabulous job, Karen! I have problems with layers too but you did a wonderful job with this card! Very interesting layout!

Veronica Z said...

This is such a beautiful card! The layers are amazing! I love the stamp set, and the way you used it. Beautiful work!