Tuesday, June 29, 2010

MMSC60 What a Guy!!

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge time - are you ready!?!?  I love this time of the week...this week I had a lot of fun using one of our very own Priscilla's images.  You can find it and other fabulous ones at "priscillastyles" store

I have coloured this image with...you think I am going to say chalks don't you - but NO, I have used my new Prismacolor Pencils - and I LOVE them!  I got sent a set of 75 Prisma's in the post from a generous stampin' sister who wishes to remain anonymous - thank you dear friend, you are so very generous...I can see these will become an addiction!

I printed off two images and  after colouring and cutting out, layered the images just slightly, I wanted to add dimension but didn't want it to dominate the card!  I added a strip of ribbon and a large eyelet, I wanted to keep a masculine feel to this card!

The panels have been embossed to add texture, I kept to more masculine 'feel' embossing and backed each layer with black, to make it pop.  In my opinion the black helps keep each layer defined - it is so easy to have one layer blessing into another when there is more than one pattern.

How adorable is this cat - I wanted you to see it up close so you could see the detail - I love the way the tail curls around - so typical of a cat!

These flowers - I love all of the detail Priscilla adds, I did think the flowers would be harder to colour BUT no - they just happened and I love the look....this looks like flowers I would love to get!!

Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Its as easy as 1-2-3 click here to see both sketches

Our MMSC57 Gold Star Award goes to...

#8 Darlene
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#14 An

#50 Marsha Sanderlin
#58 Iris

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I am linking this card to the following challenges:
ABC - Xtra Dimension
CCEE Challenge - Create a Summer card, include flowers
Challenge Up Your Life - Vintage
The Corrosive Challenge  - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Crafty Angels - Favourite Stamp - this is definitely a favourite digi
Crafty Catz weekly - Let's go Digital
Cute Card Thursday - Renew, Reuse, Recycle
Frosted Designs - Colour Challenge
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - Flowers
Lexi's Creations - 3D Decoupage
Magical Crafts - Flowers
Other Lovelies - Flowers
Fresh Brewed Coffee - Anythng Goes
Allsorts - Embossing
Caardvarks - Embossing
Crafty Ann's - Embossing
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Do Something with Paper - Distressed
Thank you for stopping by today - I love it when you visit - it makes my day - thank you for your encouraging comments!  We would love to see you join us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge -you know I would love to come and see what you have created!

Lastly, but in no way least - have you been over to the Priscilla's new Ning site - Crafter's Digital Art Center yet - past 1600 members now and we are waiting for you to join us - the place is 'pumping' and so much fun!  be sure to come and join us - there will be some fabulous hostesses running these challenges with some great prizes to boot. The first few challenges will run for two weeks and then there will be another wonderful group of hostesses lined up. It is bound to be tons of fun with lots to offer. Stop by for a look-see on July 1st at 8am PST

there are so many challenges and prizes and the most amazing people - you know that means YOU have to be there!  LOL!  God bless you!


  1. WOW! What an awesome gift! Very cute image and fabulous coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  2. Love your card - as ever, and it is very masculine.
    You really have a handle on those pencils - I can see the chalks being relegated to the back corner of the desk :-).

  3. Hi Linda
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  4. WOW this is fantastic,has that arty feel to it,love your colouring with the prisma's.....a fantastic gift to recieve!!!
    Hugs xx

  5. great card :) thanks for joining us again at challenge up your life =)
    hugs, manuela

  6. This is fabulous Linda, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  7. I've never tried Prismacolor Pencils, but they do seem brilliantly good at colour! I think the cat's looking up and saying, "That bunch of flowers is waaaayyyy to small!"

    or... "What? No chocolates??"

  8. Very cute Linda! You are doing great with your Prisma pencils!!! Love the added dimension! This guy should be getting a big hug real soon! Great image!

  9. Your coloring with those new prismas is WONDERFUL Linda!! Love this cute card and all your dry embossing in the bg. Great sketch to follow this week! =) Hope you're doing well?! It's been a while.
    (hugs & smiles)

  10. Wow your colouring is amazing, a beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at MCFC, good luck with the challenge xxx

  11. How sweet! I love any card with a cat on it. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

  12. Linda, it is always a pleasure to come here and see your beautiful cards. This masculine card is phenominal! Love your attention to detail!
    Hugs... Denise

  13. Hi Linda, I am in love with how soft your colors are. This is hard to achieve many times but you have really pulled it off. Great card and AWESOME take on the sketch. Your projects are always so lovely...I look forward to spendning time on your blog each week. Blessings, Tracy--MMDT

  14. Great card! Thanks for playing along at FD!

  15. OMGoodness! What a SWEET card! Love that cat's face!!! Your coloring is AWESOME!!!

    Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends!

  16. Linda, you did a great job with the prismacolors and now you can switch between the chalks and pencils! I love the look on the cats face...priceless! Super cute card!

  17. Very cute the colors look amazing!!! Thanks for playing with us a FD.

  18. This is beautiful, I love how you have coloured the cute image.

  19. Hey Linda:
    Your card is so cute and adorable. I love this digi from Priscilla. It takes me back to my younger days when my Dad was alive and would come home from work. He had a cat that just loved him and would wait for him. Gorgeous card my friend.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  20. Great card. Thansk for playing at Crafty Catz this week
    Suzanne x

  21. Gorgeous card, love that image & you colouring with your new Prismas is perfect :)

    Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!


  22. Great work.. you do some wonderful details.. thanks for playing @ FD

  23. Thanks for joining us for Speedy's Challenge this week. This is such a cute card!!!

  24. Fabulous card love the image and the embossing looks great...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

  25. Wonderful card Linda, what a fabulous image.

    Thank you for joining us over at Magical Crafts.


    Joanne xx

  26. Hi Linda!! Looks like you fashioned a lovely and informal boquet, fresh from the garden, with your prisma pencils!! So happy you received those, and I know you'll have them mastered in no time. I use mine quite a bit. Your cared is precious, love that sweet image and layout!!Blessings, and hugs to you!!

  27. You did an incredible job using Priscilla's digi image Linda!! I was scared of that one, but you made it look easy. You colored it so perfectly - I'm so jealous; but, hey, I tried my hand at Vintage this week. Hope you'll be proud of me - remember me, the FAVE????? Your colors, dp and details are always AMAZING Linda!! And, look at all those challenges you nailed. You are da woman!! One day I'll get back to you gallery and catch up on all your other beauties. I'm sorry I'm so far behind!! Take care and awesome job this week!


  28. Hi Linda!
    Adorable card. I am very impressed with this being your first time using the pencils. Amazing!!! I love the distressing and layout too. Fabulous! So happy to see you and Thanks for playing at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

  29. Gorgeous card Linda and the colouring with you new prisma pencils is fantastic..Loz

  30. fabulous card and great recycling! thanks for joining in with us at CCT.
    hugs, annie x

  31. You coloring is fabulous on this lovely card.
    Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends Challenge this week!

  32. Gorgeous card!! You have so much detail in your coloring of that beautiful image!! And I like that you kept it masculine!! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs this week!!
    barb :)

  33. Stunning! I do love the cat! Wow! And you colored it so beautifully :) Thanks for playing along with PIO this week!

  34. what a fun bouquet!

    Speedy Cat's Friends Challenge

  35. I so love the unforgiving face of that cat!

    It seems to me that you have made good freinds with your prismas ;o) Now don't you go and neglect your beloved chalks! You are so great at coloring! Your card is fab as always. Love the colors!


  36. what a fabulous card, Linda! I just love how you colored the image, and the designer papers are perfect!!
    Hugs, Darsie
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  37. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

  38. This large image panel is perfect for displaying this super fun digi! Great masculine card with a whimsical feel, too!!
    Jessica, MMSCDT

  39. Linda...PERFECT masculine card!! Man cards are my favorite kind to make and I dont think I could touch this 1!! AWESOME!!

  40. Linda, I am soooo sorry it has taken me so long to come and comment on your WONDERFUL card. You really out did yourself on this one. I just love how this card came out.. Have I told you lately how remarkable you are? Thank you for always making such awesome cards. I always look forward to seeing what will be created week after week. No matter what part of the world you are from, from my family to yours I would like to wish you a great 4th of July.


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