Monday, September 21, 2009

Making It Count

This weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge has come around so quickly - have you been and had a look yet!? They have such amazing things happening - you just have to have a look for yourself...c'mon move in a little closer now and read about it here!!

As I looked at the sketch I realised that all does not have to be as it first seems - this fabulous clock is from Tattered Angels and perfect with that fabulous arm! I could not resist inking up this baby for the first time! But before that I layered some embossed DP onto Choc Chip CS - I have to add here that the embossing was done by my sister Debbie, who has developed a passion for the Cuttlebug since arriving here!! This is my new embossing folder - Victoria - don't you just love it , I picked it up at Cold Creek Village earlier this week - I am more than thrilled with the way it looks and can see I will be using it more than once - LOL!!

The image has been stamped in black EP and then cut out. I sprayed the arm of the clock with Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist - Tattered Leather, to give it a metallic sheen. The clock has also been embossed and then lightly coloured with Chalks. I have also inked around the edges of the clock and added gold highlights with a Gold Glitter Pen. This has then been popped up onto foam dots - I love the dimension this brings! The hands have been stamped separately and glued on. For a bit of interest I have added nail bling in between the numbers and also used Dimensional Magic on the smaller face inside the clock..

The sentiment has been cut with A Windows Slot Punch and distressed - I only wanted one line of the sentiment, so I carefully just inked the lower line of the stamp - sounds easier than it is, but it worked out well! As a finishing touch I stamped the cherub and cut it out, chalked it and added some Distressed Stickles and popped it up onto the arm of the clock. Last night I could not work out what it needed on the top corner, DH took one look and suggested a cherub...he was right, plus suggested a flourish on the clock...which I did too - just as well he has a good eye for these things!

So there you have it - my Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this week...how many of you noticed that I made the time 2 minutes to midnight, as I am just making the deadline with this one - LOL!!

Thank you for visiting - you make my day, especially when you leave a comment - I love knowing you have been! I hope you are having a great weekend - I had a SU Workshop today and made 2 amazing cards, which I will post over the next few days...you gotta love stamping! LOL! God bless you!

Pssst - if you haven't been there before, now is the time to check out Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - they are part of a Blog Hop and this week Priscilla is announcing a HUGE Blog Candy and also the Guest Design Team Member for this month - there is always something exciting happening there - you will kick yourself if you miss it!


  1. Your card is spectacular, Linda. I just love it. How creative and beautiful!! Thanks for always playing with us. We love having you!

    Carolyn MMSC DT

  2. A true feast for the eyes. How wonderful this is. So unique and clever with all your wonderful details. Thanks for playing MMSC this week, we are sure glad you did!


  3. Great card and clock and take on the sketch, very different and refreshing. Love how you inked it up! The sentiment too is very clever.

    Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness, it has been our pleasure

  4. Such a beautiful creative piece Linda! I like the cherub and the watch piece. Very creative :) Thanks for playing with us this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  5. WHat a great take on the challenge Linda!!! LOVE this clock and the arm is the perfect element for this sketch!!! Love the glimmer mist!!! I love every detail... as I always do! You are so clever... that 2 minutes to midnight is sheer genious!!!


  6. It's always nice to see someone have something original on their cards, and this one is just that! Lovely clock, sentiment (which is oh so true), and of course the hands set to 2 mins to midnight...really great touch!
    Thanks for continuing to play along with us each week!

    PS: Good luck with the blog candy drawing!

  7. You have done it just right yet again - Linda you are amazing!!


  8. {{{clap, clap clap}}} nough said :)
    Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week and if you have not done so already, I hope you will stop by and do the Stampers United Blog Hop this next week some time :)
    MMSC Hostess

  9. AWESOME!!!!! this card is brilliant!!! I nominate it lol =) its so different and unique IT is very inspirational , very chic meets vintage =)

  10. Spectacular job on the sketch Linda!! I laughed at the time you set the clock for!! You are too funny!!

    Very creative and beautiful! Congrats on winning the MMSC remarkables my friend.

  11. WOW Linda - this is INCREDIBLE!!! Congrats on being a Midnight Madness Remarkable!!! :)


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