Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MMSC97 Flourishing Birds

This weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is going to be a fun one,  but aren't they all!  This week sketch was great to work with and gives lots of room for artistic liberties - not that YOU would take them!! LOL

I have used the gorgeous Flying Birds from "priscillastyles" Store - they are so pretty and UBER easy to colour.  I used my SU Chalks and a Blender Pen - you can see my Chalking Tutorial here if you would like some tips with this technique!

I have also added some of my new 'TOY' 3D Kindy Glitz - I love the texture it adds and the soft shimmer thaty I cannot seem to keep away from with the vintage look!  I have also added some of the fabulous Shimmer Mist from our monthly sponsor - Lindy's Stamp Gang - I love this stuff and am loing the versitility of it!

I have used one of my favourite SU DPs and images as the base for this sketch - thank to my SU Demo and friend Ann for allowing me to constantly be stamping off her images and always asking questions to see what she has done and how she has achieved it !!

This card is for the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle and Shine
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Mum or Mothers Day
Wee memories - Anything Goes
Phindys Place - All About Animals
Little Miss Muffett - Brads, Gems or Pearls
Scrapbooking Sisters - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Spring
Southern Girls - Add an Animal
Do You Stack Up - Shine On
Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day/ Girlie
Paper Take Weekly - Its a Mom Thing/ Girlie
Your Next Stamp #38 - Make it Sparkle
CES - Die Crazy
Cards R Us - Celebrate Spring

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 MMSC96 Gold Star Award goes to...
#Gro Tjeltveit

 Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#11 Karen Wallace

#30 Brenda K

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
Our MMSC97 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Our March Monthly sponsor is....
Lindy's Stamp Gang

 Click HERE to see this fantastic Month end Prize
Make sure you visit the Design Team and see their fabulous creations - you are going to be inspired by each one!!


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. Those are some of my all time favorite bird stamps! I must get them some day! You've done a gorgeous job of creating an elegant setting for them! Your card soars with beauty!

  2. Oh wow Linda, this is totally super hun! Love the bird images and your colouring is gorgeous. Loving the bling too, makes it really zing! Hugs, Sxx

  3. Super Beautiful Linda. I love the gliter on the wings..Loz

  4. This is beautiful, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  5. WOW! This is gorgeous! Love the way you colored the birds with chalk and then added the glitter.


  6. What a pretty card. Thanx for join us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back again, soon.
    Renee DT

  7. Hi Linda, this is stunning! I love the black trim, gives it a beautiful look.

    I hope you're doing well. Hugs.

  8. Love the sparkle on the birds wings!

  9. Hi Linda! Fantastic card love the wings and all the sparkles! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week :-) Janna

  10. This Is just beautiful Linda..love those birds and the chalking is just perfect!

  11. Gorgeous card! And I AM going to check out your tutorial on the chalk and blending pen coloring. Lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.

  12. Just lovely - and in your 'trade mark' blue, brown and glitter formula :-) Those birds are delightful, and I love the sparkle you have given them.

  13. oh wow, this is stunning! So elegant and perfectly blinged up! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful mother's day creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round!

  14. Dropping by to check out your project! Thanks for playing along in the "Brads, Gems & Pearls" challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. :D

  15. Gorgeous card!! Love all the added bling. Your colouring with the chalk is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  16. what a beautful card linda, I love those birds with a little touch of glitter.

    greetings karin

  17. Linda, I am glad to see that you are recovered from your eye surgery and back to making your stunning cards. Love the blue and brown color selection and all of the wonderful touches that you bring. You show off Priscilla's images wonderfully well! Thanks so much for sharing!

  18. Hi Linda! Hope you're doing well!
    Your card is GORGEOUS!! Love the sparkle on the birds and your frame is PERFECT!! Absolutely FABULOUS! Thanks so much for inspiring me! Take care!!

  19. This is so pretty! I love the bling! Thank you for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!

  20. Love the black frame and the bling swirls especially.

  21. WOW!! gorgeous creation love those colours too!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this time hope to see you again

  22. Hey Linda..how is it going?How are the eyes? Your creation is just amazing this week. I love the pretty rhinestones.I am so glad you are on the MMDT and ecstatic that you make such wonderful cards. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being on this team and using my bird image this week. Your coloring is so perfect and the post over all is awesome. Great pictures too. Thanks for everything.

  23. Stunning colours on your birds, this is exquisite.
    Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

  24. eeeks! gorgeous gorgeous and thanks for reminder and tutorial on the chalks - I love 'em but dont use them as often these days (Copic addict here!)
    thanks so much for including Phindy Place in your challenge list - hope to see you again
    hugs (-:

  25. This is divine Linda! Love the light blue colors. Love the bling too! I am looking forward to the Skype coloringtutorial ;o)

  26. Wow wow wow!! This is stunning I love the way you used the layout and all the sparkle :D
    Thank you for joining us at CES don't forget to check tomorrow to see if you have won and to take part in our new challenge.


    Amy xx

  27. Gorgeous image and placed perfectly, love the bling, Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations

  28. Love this card - beautiful colours and the sparkle is so very cool. just stunning.

    thanks for playing with us at southern girls. xx

  29. This is beautiful! Love your colouring of the birds!
    Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Viv x


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