Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tea Time - MMSC61

And now for something completely different than my last post!  From bright colors to softer colors, as well as another challenge I'm trying my hand at.  This card was done for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge #61.  I've wanted to participate in these challenges for some time and now with my vacation I have some time to explore all of them and participate! Boy am I having fun!

For this card I used a sweet stamp from Great Impressions.  I picked this up "free" from my raffle win at the spring stamp show here.  I thought this was perfect for this sketch challenge.  I colored it with my Copics and added a touch of glitter with my Sakura glitter gel pen along the flowers at the top edge of the teacups and teapot.

I also thought these papers went well together and with the finished image.  The DP on the left is from Jillibean Soup called "Egg Drop Soup".  The other paper on the right side of the card is "Ice Cream Parlor" from Doodlebug Design Inc.

I added some lace - newly acquired from my trip yesterday to Joann's. I've long admired the cards embellished with lace and never thought about it when I was out getting supplies - until yesterday.  I am fully stocked and I love the look the lace provides so you'll see more lace from me in the future!

And finally, the last few embellishments to finish off the card include the Sizzlet Scribbles Swirls in Soft Sky cardstock, the half pearls along the scallops on the right of the focal image, the bow and the punched corners using my new Fiskars "Lace" three-way corner punch.

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog.  I hope you're inspired by my creations - I certainly am inspired by yours!

Post edited on Monday, July 12, 2010 - I just looked on the Midnight Madness website and saw that my card "Tea Time" has received one of the Midnight Madness Remarkables awards!  Double wahoo and a happy feet dance!  Many thanks to the wonderful ladies on the design team for the recognition.  I am so grateful and actually quite humbled - there are many very talented and creative crafters that participate in the Midnight Madness challenges.  It's gonna be a great day!

Paper - Jillibean Soup "Egg Drop Soup", Doodlebug Design Inc " Ice Cream Parlor", Stampin Up Soft sky, Papertrey Ink Stamper Select White cardstock
Ink - Palette Noir Black, Copic Markers
Stamps - Great Impressions F360
Accessories - Lace, Nestabilities Ovals and Scallop Ovals, Sizzix Sizzlet "Scribbles Swirls", Fiskars "Lace" 3-way corner punch, half pearls, SU ribbons


Phyllis said...

Sharon, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy that you have found us an elected to play. Your card isd beautiful!! I love the lace on the side, your colors and all those wonderful flourishes!! AWESOME job!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Heide said...

What super work on this challenge. I love how you used the lace on the one side of the card, I have this same stamp, think I going to have to CASE!!!

Holly said...

Sharon, what a cute card! I love the image and the lace is very pretty. The soft colors and the bow make this one great card. Thanks for playing along this week with MMSC Hope to see you back next week!

Holly Miller

pam124 said...

Sharon, well, I have to say, you fit right into the Midnight Madness Challenges. Your card is an absolute DELIGHT!! I'm in love with the way you used your lace and swirls for the side panels, your wonderful image, dps and ribbon. Such beautiful work.

Thanks SO MUCH for joining us this week and I hope you will tune in and play again next week.


KarinsArtScrap said...

hi sharon

this is very lovely........beautiful done

greetings karin

Carol said...

Sharon great to have you join us this week at Midnight Madness. Thanks for participating and becoming part of our family. Your card is just darling. I love tea themed cards and yours is phenomenal. This is just so sweet and cute. Great job with the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sharon - it is great to have you with us this week at MMSC - glad you found the time to play! This is adorable, that image is so cute! I love your colours and your colouring! The lace is a great touch! I am loving this! Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we hope to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Priscilla said...

Love the image. I will have to see do see that designer. Your card is just awesome. What a wonderful entry and Great take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.
MMSC Hostess

Karen Hanim said...

Conratulations on your MMSC Remarkables Award. Your card is so sweet. Takes me back to my grandmother's kitchen. Great seeing your work and finding you through the MMSC blog.

Karen W said...

Congratulations, your card is so pretty and dainty I love it!

pam124 said...

Sharon a big congrats on winning the remarkables award this week. Your creation is stunning!


Jan said...

beautiful everything about this card!

Emma F said...

Yay ~ another winner! wonderful work again, Sharon. I love the lace, and of course, the teapot!