Tuesday, March 1, 2011

MMSC93 Owl/Tiny Dancer

Tuesday already and the first day of March!  Summer is over for us in the Southern Hemisphere and autumn/fall has officially started!  I love Autumn in Canberra - it is picturesque!!  Today is also Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge day - wahoo!


For my first card I have used an image from our weekly sponsor digistamps4joy - how adorable is this owl - I love those dreamy eyes and the gorgeous wispy feathers.

I have coloured him with Prismacolor Pencils - I am having fun getting familiar with them and love the way colours blend so well using Odourless Mineral Spirits.  I have also added some Buccaneer Blue from Lindy's Stamp Gang - this stuff is amazing - it looks dark Blue in the bottle but has a vintage brown/gold finish - divine!

It is popped up with foam tape for some extra dimension.

My card for the "priscillastyles' Design Team is created using the brand new Ballerina Resting image from Priscilla's Store - I just love this ballerina and had a lot of fun making this card.

I also coloured this image with Prismacolor Pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits.

Then cut her out and popped her up on foam tape - you know how I love dimension!

These cards are for the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Girly - card 2
KB Cute Monday - Anyting Goes Using a Digi - both cards
Oh La La Creations - Pink, Pink and more Pink - card 2
Paper Play Time - Anything Goes with a Digi - both cards
Stamps R US - For the Girls - card 2
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes - both cards
Sketchy Colours - Pink and Biege - card 2
Shannon's Sentiments - Fussy Cutting - both cards
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - Spots/Dots - card 1
Truly Scrumptious - Swirls and Pearls - card 2
Paper Pretties - Glitter - card 2
Little Red Wagon - Animals - card 1
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes - both cards

A Tim Holtz Alterations Flourish has been added - this is my new toy and I am LOVING it!!  I could not resist adding some bling to the flourish!

  This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

  Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC92 Gold Star Award goes to...
#17 Sarah T
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
# 6 Gro Tjeltviet
#33 Artesiana
#36 Julie Glasgow
#47 Sue Drees

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
*Our MMSC92 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
**Our March Monthly sponsor is...
Here is this week's Sketch and our Design Team Creations:

There is plenty more inspiration waiting for you on the Design Team Blogs - make sure you pay them a visit - you are going to LOVE it - these girls are amazing!!


Thank you for visiting today - I love it that you come and appreciate your encouragement and support - we would love to see you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - you know I will be there to see you!  God bless you!


  1. Oh Linda - I love them both - the owl is so cute and funky and you have coloured him beautifully. The ballerina resting you have made her so dreamy and feminine. The net 'ribbon' and button are perfect accents.

  2. 2 Fabulous cards but the Ballerina one is for me it is beautiful and the netting at the side is wonderful and so creative
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  3. What beautiful cards!!! The owl is adorable. But the Ballerina is my favorite! Thnk you for playing at Paper Playtime!!! :)

  4. Aww love them both!
    The wee owl is so "tweet" hee and the other is utterly stunning!
    Thanks for joining in Dream Valley Challenges 1st Challenge!
    Hugs Melly xxx

    Ps I've got candy!

  5. Beautiful cards - love that ballerina image x
    Thanks for joining in with our anything goes challenge over at paper crafting journey - don't forget to pop back on Thursday to see who wins and check out our new challenge x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  6. Linda Both Cards are stunning. I love the Owl he's so cute and your resting ballerina is colored so beautiful. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  7. Linda I just adore both cards! The Owl is so cute and your coloring on the resting ballerina is Fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Love the owl! Your dancer card is so soft and delicate. Two totally different cards and both fantastic. You rock girlfriend!!!

  9. Wow, beautiful cards Linda! Thank you for joining in our challenge at Stamps R Us!

  10. Wow Linda, these are beautiful, Love that adorable owl, and the ballerina is gorgeous.

  11. Adorable hunni. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  12. 2 very beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments Challenge.

  13. Two beautiful cards, love the colours on the owl, thank you for joining us at DDSB this week
    Ruth x

  14. This is STUNNING Linda..I love your colouring..Loz

  15. Hootie is so very distinguished. Your color combi is awesome!!!!

    Your resing ballerina is so beautifully elegant. So feminie and girlie!
    Hugs Bonnie

  16. Wow Linda! I love both of your cards. I especially love the Hootie card! Gotta love those prisma colored pencils. I have been experimenting a lot more with them too! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  17. this card is very beautiful linda.
    it's very elegant

    greetings karin

  18. Ååå, such a beautiful card, with a very lovely and amazing colore image♥!:)
    Thank you so much for palying with Sketchy Colors this week, and good luck!:)
    Hope to see you again very soon:)

    Hugs, Ellen:)

  19. Linda these are both amazing! I love the yellows and browns on the owl card. Your highlighting on him is beautiful! The ballerina... WOW! I love how you popped her up. The soft pink with the little touches of sparkle is so perfect. I love how your swirls mimic the rose vine and how your tulle is the same fabric as on a ballerina's tutu. Perfect choices! Love both the cards.

  20. Hi Linda!
    Love both your cards this week. The owl card is gorgeous - love the colors and the attitude of the owl ;o)

    Your ballerina card is superpretty! The tulle is such a perfect touch for it!


  21. The ballerin card is gorgeous. Love the image. Thanks for sharing with us in our Girly Girl challenge at Craft Your Passion.

  22. Oh Linda, another exceptional post from you. I love both of your card, but ADORE your ballerina card. It is just amazing and so detailed..WOW..Thank you for all the extra time you spend on making creations with my images..it is so appreciated. Thank you for always bring something special to them too.


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