Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MMSC27 Summer Beauty

I can't believe it is Tuesday again so quickly, but am so glad it is because that means it is time for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!!  Wahoo!!  I love a good Sketch Challenge and you can be sure to find it there each week! 


Each week we are awarding a special Badge Award to one person for their outstanding sketch submission. If you would like to be considered for this award, please make sure your card link is posted to Mr. Linky by Sunday of each week. This is our way of let you know how wonderfully talented you are and how much we appreciate you sharing your craft with us. With so many amazing entries for last week, it was a hard decision, it is always so close - this weeks “MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star Award goes to.....
#1 Grace MMM


The Midnight Madness Team has created a very special award called The “Midnight Madness Remarkables” Award !! We would like to acknowledge those entries that are just exceptionally Remarkable!! During our voting each week, due to the caliber of the cards entered in our challenges, we end up with so many ties and close votes, so this Fairy logo is for those recipients to display proudly. If you would each like to take our fairy logo for your side bar, she would love to come stay with you.  

#9 SuperNan MMR
#16 Connie MMR

Thanks again to Michelle's Scrapbooking & More for being our Monthly sponsor..check out what they are giving away this month HERE

We have a very special treat for the Bonus Winner of MMSC27. Our weekly sponsor is once again, the very talented Michelle Perkett. Michelle Perkett is an artist who believes that the world can always use more happiness, innocence, color and inspiration. You can see her amazing work here.

I  used  Michelle's fabulous Summer image on my card, and you know I an going to say that I coloured her with chalks - my favourite technique!!  The edges of the image have been distressed and sponged with distressing ink, infact all layers are distressed.  This was layered onto cream CS which has been embossed with the Victoria Folder, distressed and then layered onto black CS.
The DP has also been embossed with the Victoria Embossing Folder - I love the depth that embossing gives DP and love to use it that way.  The DP has been layered onto black CS, along with every layer to make it more defined.  The corners are cut from plain DP and sponged, then attached to the DP.

Chiffon ribbon has been added and run through a pearl buckle, or 'slider' as some of you call it!  The layered image is then popped up on dimensionals.

Embossed corners are added onto the layers, these are made from left overs, I ran the Distressing Ink pad over them to give them an aged look! This finished the card off nicely!

It is a busy time of year for us all and we at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge are no exception, Priscilla will be out of town for a couple of weeks and the Design Team are going to take over and of course as always do a fantastic job - I hope it is not a matter of 'while the cats away the mice will play - Oops don't look Priscilla!! LOL!!!  Priscilla has prepared as much as she possibly can and if you are new to this blog, boy you in for a treat.

 In addition to all the normal monthly and weekly giveaways, we have our blog hop to look forward to, so don’t forget to put the “Holiday Blog Hop” logo on your side bar for a chance to win a weekly gift till our hop launches. We will let you know if you are one of the winners!

On a personal note I just have to say congratulations to my Mum,  Lesley (aka SuperNan) This was her first time playing the MMSC and she has only been stamping for 2 months - can you believe she was worried if her card was good enough!!  Way to go Mum - you rocked it - and that is the opinion of the WHOLE TEAM!!

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, you bless me, I love seeing that you have been!!  Now make your way over to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and find out what else is going on.  I am looking forward to seeing your cards!  I hope your day is going well - it is a beautiful day here!  God bless you!


  1. This is so beautiful Linda!! I just love how you colored this summer fairy with chalks!! Your take on the sketch is so rich!! You sure did an awesome job with Michelle's image and the sketch!! Gorgeous!! Congrats to your mom for playing the sketch for the first time and winning the remarkables award!!! I guess the talent runs in the family!!

    hugs and blessings,

  2. Another beautiful card done in your signature vintage style!!! The colouring looks fantastic and you rocked that sketch!!!

  3. Linda your creation is spectacular!!! I love what you did with Michelle's image. The corner treatments stand right out and add a charming vintage flair to the feel of your card. So enchanting and delightful. You do great work BFF!!! I am so excited for your Mum this week. What a thrill to craft with your Mum. I hope she plays again. Blessings are being sent out to you and your family!!!

  4. Linda, I just love all of your fine details on this card. In addition to outstanding coloring, your embellishments are phenomenal. Love the way that you did your corners. What a lovely take on the sketch!

  5. WOW this is stunning and your colouring is magnificent!!!
    Hugs xx

  6. WOW! Speaking of rocking a sketch! Look what you did here! Your coloring of this image is gorgeous! I plan to try to follow your tutorial soon to see if I can achieve the same results as you! Have a great week!

  7. WOWZER - Linda!!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your take on the sketch - great coloring!!! Hugs ~S~

  8. Linda,

    I love the distressed look of this card, very stunning, rich and eye catching. All your details are gorgeous, another sketch well done.

  9. Absolutely georgeous Linda. Your chalking method i fantastic. I tried this method but it was awful...Loz

  10. Fantastic card, Linda! The vintage looks is so beautiful.

  11. Beautiful card Linda. I always LOVE your vintage style. I picked up the new MM sketch from your blog as my e-mail is down for now. Can't miss out on the newest. Hugs!

  12. I really love all the shading on your cards..You have a nack at making them look vintage. Just love your take on the sketch this week and I am so GLAD you are on the team.

  13. Your card is extraordinary! Just stunning! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment. I really appreciate it!

  14. Linda, you have so many incredible details here! I especially love your corner treatments. This is simply beautiful in every way! :)

  15. Linda, I love those cool textures and the vintage color distressing. Looks awesome!

  16. Linda, I just love how you made your creation with Michelle's image...it's absolutely stunning! The layering, chalking and details are once again just beautiful...you've done a fabulous job. Thanks for inspiring us with your coloring techniques...I still need to try the chalks!!
    Congrats to your mum too...such a beautiful card she made.

  17. I am sorry it took me so long to get over here this week!! Your card is so beautiful and elegant. The colors are perfect for this vintage look. You always rock the sketches. Thanks for sharing.


  18. Hi Linda!

    Your card is so gorgeous! Wow, I am so amazed at the work that you put into this! Just incredible! My "Summer" image is just so beautiful among your beautiful embellishments! Thank you, Linda!

    Michelle :)

  19. Hey! I finally got to the MMSC card this week and yes it's as amazing as your cards above. You are turning up the heat sista'! Wow you have talent! So lucky to have you on our team!



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