Monday, November 22, 2010

Button Eye Scarecrow - MMSC80 & DPDC2

I'm back at it again at Midnight Madness sketch challenge - finally! Between work and kid activities, there hasn't been a spare minute to play in additional challenges lately.  So since I'm on vacation tomorrow, I thought I'd steal away into the wee hours of the evening and whip up a card for the MMSC80.

Here's the sketch this week - I've chosen to follow the fancy version which has more embellishments.  I thought this was a really interesting sketch and as always at Midnight Madness, a bunch of fun too.  And I have to tell you that it feels good to get back to the MMSC - I've missed those talented ladies there and those sketches that Priscilla dreams up!

I'm also entering this into the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 2 where you have to use something that depicts foliage, branches or leaves.  Here I've used a branch punch, some leaves are stamped on the Canjun Craze panel and the digi image is a scarecrow stuffed with straw (seems that is some kind of foliage - right?!)

I started with this adorable scarecrow digi stamp by Doodle Pantry. He seems like such a friendly chap - not scary at all if you ask me!  He's been fancied up with Copic markers and a couple buttons for eyes and cut out using Nesties Label 9 dies.

I've used Basic Grey "Pyrus" collection papers here along with SU Mustard and Cajun Craze cardstock.  A little stitching on each of the panels helps define it and adds that country feel. I've used a Martha Stewart branch punch for embellishments - thought they looked a bit like straw in the mustard color and keeping with the theme.  A few additional buttons and a bit of green ribbon and that's it - a fun fall card perfect for these few days before Thanksgiving.  Tell me what you think - won't you?

Thanks for stopping by!


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sharon - does it get any more adorable than this scarecrow!?!? I love it and the gorgeous colouring! Your details are fabulous Sharon - this is a great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Heide said...

Sharon, Wonderful work! I love the coloring and and the colors that you have picked for your not so "scary" scarecrow. What a perfect Autumn card.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love what you did with MMSC80 and your gorgeous coloring of the Doodle Pantry scarecrow image. This is a fabulous design; I think you nailed the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us for the DPBC2!

Archies Mum said...

Love your card. Those buttons are lovely and the colours are so autumnal

Dawn Frost said...

Sharon your card is amazing! Your colouring and highlighting is fabulous and I love your branches with the buttons, in fact I love everything. Awesome! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry digital doodles.

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi sharon, this is a winner at the mmsc.
this is beautiful, love the color you have chose.
and the buttons are great.

greetings karin

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Sharon!
This is so cool! Love that scarecrow! He is soooo cute! Lovely colors for this great Thanksgiving card!

Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge. We really appriciate your support and hope to see you again next week.

Midnight Madness Design Team

K. Joy said...

This is adorable and gorgeous!! I love your coloring and the papers you used! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for playing at the DPBC!! :)

Laurie said...

Absolutely FABULOUS design and coloring! I just LOVE the teeny buttons on his eyes. Gorgeous detailing. Thanks for joining us this week at Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #2!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Sharon, this is just beautiful! I totally fell in love with your scarecrow! Funny eyes!! Great creativity and wonderful coloring!! Thanks so much for joining us over at Doodle Pantry Challenge. I really hope to see your creativity again!! Good Luck!

Denise @ kc242 said...

hi Sharon! Your scarecrow card is adorable. Your image is colored beautifully. I especially love all of your layering and embellishments. Just lovely!

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, this is so warm and lovely! Great nestie to use for the screcrow. Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry challenge.

Maria Matter said...

GORGEOUS Sharon, love your coloring and design!
Thanks for joining in @ the Doodle Pantry challenge!