Tuesday, April 13, 2010

MMSC49 New York Door

Hello everyone!!  It is time for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - how much fun did you have last week - thank you for all of your lovely comments, I really enjoyed visiting all of the players blogs and seeing your fabulous work! - what fun!!

My card this week is made with an image from our monthly Sponsor - Sunflowers & Dragonflies, called the New York Door - I love doors!!  I do have it say it was 'challenging' using this weeks challenge but also a lot of fun!!  Priscilla - you really had me thinking this week - and that is skeery!  LOL!

I stamped the door twice, colouring them both with chalks, although I only colour the bottom layer very basically!  I 'roughly' drew the jigsaw sketch onto the back of the card (are you amazed that I actually got it the right way around as I had to work in reverse - a challenge in itself!)  and cut the two layers out together and inked around them with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink

The next challenge was to add foam dots and then piece it together so they actually fitted together properly!!  I layered the completed jigsaw onto black CS and then cut around the whole thing again - finally layered them onto the red CS embossed with the Herringbone Embossing Folder - thank Mum (aka SuperNan) it worked perfectly here!!  I did my first successful 'Cracked Glass' Technique on the window pane on the door - the first time I tried this I had read on SCS that you out it in the freezer, so I did all of the steps and when I took it out of the freezer (after an hour) it was covered in frost - I didn't know whether to cook it for dinner of throw it out! LOL!  Yes, I do know now that it is put in the freezer for only 5 minutes - much more effective!!

as a finishing touch I used a tarnished brad for a door handle and added a key charm attached to some gold thread to the door handle! So there is my card and here is the sketch for you to work with:

Over at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge there is a more CAS version - your choice - it is as 'Easy as 1-2-3! and you can check it out here.

Thank you to this month's sponsor

and our weekly sponsor

Congratulations to the MMSC48 Gold Star Winner:
#31 Iris
and the Remarkables
#14 Grace N.
#46, Teri Sherman

Grab those awards ladies and show them off on your blog!

and then there is more.....

Find out all about it here

I am linking this to:
Totally Gorjuss - Texture
Sisterhood of Crafters - Recycled - my White CS is recycled
The Crazy Challenge - Don't Call Me Flat - 3D
Sophisticat Challenge - So Distressing
One Stop Craft Challenge - On the Move - A Door Moves
Crafty Angels - My Favourite Things - Chalking/Vintage

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments, you know you make my day - I love seeing that you have been!!  so what are you waiting for - click here and play along - I am ready and waiting to come and visit with you - I will even bring my own coffee!  LOL!  You know I will be over to visit with you!  God bless you!


  1. Nice!!! Sorta looks like my front door here in NY! LOL!

    Beautiful card!

  2. Wow - this is a stunner Linda - I love all the detail that you put in your cards, that you do not see until you take a closer look - it just draws you in as you keep seeing more and more!!

  3. Absolutely Beautiful Linda. I was not able to draw the jigsaw so I gave up..Beautiful colours..Loz

  4. Linda this is brilliant,what a fabulous job with the puzzle and love the little key.....a perfect touch!!!
    Hugs xx

  5. What an interesting card! :) You made it with a lot of imagination! I'm impressed! :))

  6. A beautifully constructed card Linda. Love all the little details. Thank you for joining in with us at OSCC this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  7. MAN! Who COOL is this! I love that you frosted the glas, and the doorknob with the key... so cool! This is a very inviting door ;o)


  8. WOW hun - you have nailed this one for sure! What a lot of hard work and detail you have put into it, and it shows too. Perfect!
    Teri x

  9. Phew what a lot of work but the effect is stunning and I have to admit my type of card making. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Angels and good luck with the top 3.
    Hugs Shirley x x x

  10. Hi Linda

    This is an amazing card, just love it hn.

    Hugs Ali x

  11. This is so awesome Linda! Thanks for sharing/joining us at The Sisterhood!! Well done!

  12. Fantastic Job Linda! This week's MMSC "puzzled" me!!! Love your door and cracked glass technique! Thanks too for the remarkables on my LOC card! Whoo hoo!

  13. Great card. Thanks for joining us at TG
    LOve sarah XXX

  14. Fab card!
    Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss this week
    hugs amanda xx

  15. Lovely to see you back at the Crazy, Linda! This card is just outstanding! Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge" this week!
    hugs Nana

  16. Beautiful card. Very creative with the door. Love the brad door knob and key. A real work of art.

  17. Oh, I love this card!!! Great details!!! Thanks so much for playing along with both SD and The Crazy Challenge.

  18. I love this door and your colors!!It's so cool how
    you used the brad for a door knob!!

  19. wonderfully creative. fanulous homemade jigsaw. thank you for visitng my blog last week

  20. Linda, what a neat card. I love your techniques! You are so creative! Wow Great take on the sketch this week. This was a hard one!

  21. Hey Linda...I want to start singing that song: Knock-Knock-Knocking on heavens door. How absolutely stunning. I love all your added touches of chalk and ink. You really know how to get your fingers dirty...lol The tarnished key is clever! I think the two layers look awesome. Great job with the sketch this week BFF.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  22. Great card! I love the details you've included.
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSCC this week!

  23. as usuall hun this is just brilliant such fab detail love it hugs cheryl xxx

  24. Hi Linda, I came to knock at your door, LOL. WOW, very clever having the door as your puzzle pieces. The idea is wonderful as is your coloring, very pretty. Hope all is well, Jane

  25. Lovely card. Really unusual. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  26. Linda, your door came out stunning! The colors, frosted glass, key, and corner treatments are just perfect and your details amazing! You put a lot of work into this one and it shows. Outstanding job this week my friend! Just beautiful.

  27. Stunning card, a lovely take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cats :-)

  28. Hi Linda, another wonderful card from you. I love the cracked glass look and that very cool key you have added is the perfect touch. So sorry to make you think..LOL We all know how hard that is for you sometimes..LOL Just JOKING of course :) We love it when you have to think..you come up with such wonderful creations. I will try to get by some of your other posts..I have taken peaks, but had no time to stop and comment. I will soon if I can :)
    Thanks for always bring such talent to our sketches.

  29. Lovely Linda I only have one thing to say...WOW!!!
    This card is sssooo amazing. Even if I thought for weeks I could never have dreamed this up lol..

    A truly fab card xx

  30. This is so cool, Linda! I love the puzzle piece look and the way you used the cracked glass effect, and the key is just the perfect finishing touch. Great job as always.

    Hugs my friend,


  31. Linda, just a great card!! I love the key charm and the glass window. You have created an AWESOME front door and it is pink!! A great card to welcome someone to a new home11 Love it!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  32. Great card, thanks for playing with us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Squirrel x

  33. Brilliant!!.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

  34. Linda, you really did a terrific job showing the little details like the charm and the glossy part of the door on the puzzle! This weeks' sketch sure stretched me out :) Your take on it is quite well done ! xox ~Jeni

  35. So very unique! Love all the interesting elements! Thanks for playing along with us at Corrosive Challenges!

  36. AWESOME!!! love the cracked glass on the window :) Thanks for joining us on Simple Doodles!!

  37. I love the cracked glass on the window, Linda! Your coloring is superb! Fabulous card! Hugs, Darsie


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