Tuesday, October 6, 2009

MMSC22 Gurlee Girl

Yay it is Tuesday  and you know what that means - it is the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - you can check it out here, for all the fun happenings that are going on this month. You won't want to miss it!!! At this time, I would like to thank our sponsor for the month of October, Gurlee Girls - my stamps arrived at the end of last week and I have just loved using them!  Here is this weeks sketch for the challenge.

The Monthly Sponsor for October is:

Gurlee Girl Designs

 the wonderful Simon Says Stamp sponsoring us for our weekly Bonus prize for MMSC22

Want an extra entry to win a $25 voucher from Simon Says Stamp???

For an extra entry to win a $25 voucher here is what you have to do....For the MMSC22 "PLAYERS" this week, all you have to do is add the "BLOG HOP LOGO" (seen above and on the top of the MMSC side bar) to your side bar. When you add your project to Mr Linky this week enter two times….ONE with a direct link to your card and the OTHER ONE to either your main blog address or a Special Post about our upcoming Blog Hop. BUT in order to qualify with the second entry on Mr. Linky, the logo HAS to be on the SIDE BAR with a link back to the MM blog. Reminder....(a "direct" link normally starts with http and ends with html) If you have any questions about this just shoot Priscilla an email at heatonup@verizon.net We are hoping you will help us spread the word about our blog hop and in return you will get an extra entry for this weeks Bonus prize.... Sweeeeet Deal!!!!

This week is my first week using the gorgeous Gurlee Girl Stamps by Chelsea - how cute are they, it just makes me want to SQUEEZE these girls, they remind me so much of my girls when they were little!!  I chose 'Lexi' and coloured her with chalks, cutting her out and popping her up on 3D foam dots onto an embossed panel, which has been sponged with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink.

My second layer is a paint chip from the local hardware - don't you just love recycling!!  I have distressed the edges of this.  My DP is from a fabulous DCWV Pad....all fun, funky and bright!!  It actually has heaps of shimmer but this is always lost when photographed!  The angled photo shows it a bit better!

I thought you might like to see all of the dimension going on here - hence the close up!  I have sponged around the DP and adhered it to white CS, which in turn has been layered onto pink CS!  I have used sponged embossed photo corners as embellishments and added nail bling to them.

 Butterflies have been sponged and added, again Nail Bling is used.  The larger butterfly has some gold chalked onto it for some variation in colour - my DH suggested it and I nearly reeled in horror, but he has a great eye for colours so I tried it - and it looks great - adds so much warmth!!  Amazing what such a little touch can add!

Flowers have been sponged and layered, with a silver centre added, finishing off the card nicely!!  So what do you think - aren't these Gurlee Girls gorgeous - I can't wait to get another one done!!

There is so much happening over the the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this month, including a BLOG HOP that starts on October 16.  Click on the Logo to find out all about it!

The count down Is on!!! Just a couple more weeks till the Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop!! We hope you are getting excited about our blog hop. Exciting times are ahead for all of us. As a special way to thank our players and welcome new ones, we will be hosting our very 1st Halloween/Fall themed Midnight Madness Blog Hop.....Beginning October 16th at 8 a.m. EST and ending October 20th at 12 a.m. Midnight. AND OH WILL THERE BE PRIZES....... 25 prizes to be exact.

One Grand Prize random drawing
350th Brand New Sketch Player SPECIAL Prize
13 "Cards from the Crypt" (picked by our very own DT members from the MMSC archives)
10 random Package winners

The Midnight Madness DT has been working on making this blog hop extra special for everyone. We are hoping you will join us for all the fun, exciting projects with tons of inspiration and prizes. So mark your calendar and join us for MM's first ever blog hop.

Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments - you make my day and I appreciate it so-o-o much!!  Now, what are you waiting for...check out the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this week - we would love to see you play along!!  God bless you!


  1. what a sweet image! and awesome card. love the sketch - i may try it myself, but cannot enter the challenge due to lack of blog :-( One day - maybe :-)

  2. This is gorgeous LInda!! You did such an awesome job coloring her and I just love yout take on the sketch!! Great colors and details. I am so glad to have you a part of the MM this month. You sure rocked this sketch!!

    Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us. Blessings to you!

  3. I love your elegant creations but I am IN love with your whimsy creations. You really are very good at these sweet images. I am so happy to see you growing in this direction..hehe..my fav.. Congrats on being a part of MM this month.

    Super layout. I may have to try this one. I have never done this challenge before so need to check it out.. Hope your day is full of sunshine. Thanks for all your sweet encouragement..hugs.

  4. Linda, you've made this little Gurlee girl so adorable. Love all the details on this one, thanks for giving us the closeup photos! Butterflies are always such a pretty addition to any card and yours are just lovely. Chelsea will be very happy to see such a sweet card.

  5. Linda what a wonderful little card. Makes me wish for summer again! Love all of your details. Your image is so beautifully colored and detailed. I really like your take on this weeks sketch!

  6. This is such a sweet card Linda! I love the Summer Gurlee. Makes my chilly Fall day here a little warmer. Lots of fabulous details. What a wonderful take on the sketch.


  7. Great job on this week's MMSC Linda! Lovely image and papers...and your coloring and layering is awesome!

  8. This card is just gorgeous - Linda!!! Love the colors and the sweet sweet image!!! Your coloring rocks - GF!!! Big hugs ~S~

  9. Love the colors you used with this card, the dry embossing, and all that layering!! Makes me wish to be soaking up the sun. Thanks for being our Guest designer this month. Jane

  10. Just adorable Linda!!! I can't believe how beautifully you color with chalks!!! Would you please email me the tips on how you do that! I can't get anywhere near that much color out of chalks!!! Love all the dimension and super cute image! Fantastic job Linda!!!

  11. Beach baby! Beach baby! You soooo know I want to go to Australia! Your seasons are opposite of us,right? So you are coming into beach weather? We are soooo leaving beach weather here.

    Your card is adorable! Just perfect!


  12. Linda, you have SO out done yourself with this little cutie pie! She is colored to perfection and just looks like she's ready for a day in the sunshine! I always love to see what you'll be showing us next. And maybe your hubby should make a card or two also, with his eye for color! :) Hugs! Michelle

  13. GREAT post..well done. Your card is so dang cute too. So glad the team all voted to have you join us..you are so much fun to work with :)

  14. You add elegance and sophistication to cute!

  15. So pretty and fun with this little girl image. I love the papers and embellishments you used to create this stylish and charming card. Wonderful job!


  16. THis card has so much dimension and texture my eyes can barely drink it all in!! The image is darling and I love how you colored her!!!

  17. Oh my word she is soooooo CUTE!!!! What a fantastic job you did with this sketch Linda!! Adorable card!

  18. Hi Linda, you colored the image with chalk? Wow! How did you do that! It looks fabulous! Your work is just beautiful! I'm glad you are having fun with these stamps, thanks for using Gurlee Lexi on your card. :)Chel


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