Thursday, July 15, 2010

Make Your Own - MMSC62

Hello wonderful followers of my blog!  Today's card is for this week's Midnight Madness sketch challenge MMSC62 pictured below.  I had a lot of fun with this sketch.  And I love the Midnight Madness ladies  - they are lavish with their comments on the creations you enter in their weekly challenge - makes you feel so good! 

When I first saw this sketch a whole other idea came to mind. Until this morning when this card popped into my head and I rushed right off to bring the idea to life.

I grew up sewing as a kid - made doll clothes and by middle school was making my own clothes. I still sew but not as much as I would like - rubber stamping sort of steals all my time.  So I fell in love with this Hero Arts image called "Make Your Own" and fashioned after an old sewing pattern. Brought back lots of memories!  The other stamped image of a dress form is from Darcie's Stamps.

For the card I used, of course, Cosmo Cricket's "Material Girl" papers.  The background paper is also CC from "Garden Variety".  Both lines of paper coordinate together beautifully and I've been using them a lot lately.  Such nice warm colors. Plus a little bit of Antique Linen distress ink on everything helps add to the vintage feel of the card.

Instead of pure rectangles, I used an EK Success label punch for the curvy shapes.  For the main image panel background in Wild Wasabi I used my Nesties Label 8 die and sewed around the edge.  After all, a sewing-focused card has to have some sewing on it - right?!!  Oh ... and buttons (lots of  them) too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Hero Arts "Make Your Own", Darcie's Stamps JCS112
Paper - Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl" and Garden Variety, PTI Vintage Cream, SU Wild Wasabi, Dusty Durango, Baja Breeze
Ink - Palette Noir Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Antique Linen"
Accessories - EK Success Label punch, Fiskars "Heritage" corner punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 8 Dies, PTI Vintage buttons, Lace


KarinsArtScrap said...

hi sharon

I like this card, that old fashion look.
like the background, great paper with all these buttons and tape-measure.

greetings karin

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sharon - this is FABULOUS! I love the feel your card has and of course those gorgeous gals! Love it! Your sewing background certainly paid off I love where this card has taken you Sharon! Your buttons are perfect! Love it! Sorry I am so slow to comment this week - we have been offline due to storms here - arghhh! Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to have you with us! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Emma Fewkes said...

Wowsers ... I love this vintage pattern stamp. You used it perfectly with this sketch. The colours are perfect for that era too and of course the 'Sharon' touches are divine. You are so talented, it's not even funny!!!! :)

Heide said...

Great work on the sketch. I love the vintage feel of this card. I really like how the green panel turned out with the sewing and stamped dress making form!

pam124 said...

Sharon, I am just bedazzled by your extraordinary talent. I hope that's a real word. If not, I'll save it just for you. You need your own word as your creations have such a beautiful flair to them. Every item to perfection. Buttons, lace, sewing and incredible b/g and image are phenomenal!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I hope you can come out and play with us next week and share some more of your talent!


Carol Hurlock said...

Sharon: This is just Enchanting. I love love love this vintage dress making theme. Well, of course, I would...I used to make all my own clothes for about 10 years!!! The papers are marvelous and the focal point is outstanding. What a beauty. Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Denise @ kc242 said...

Sharon, I just love your beautiful vintage card. From your papers to your embellishments they are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

Karen Hanim said...

Love your card! I can so relate to this card. Those images are right off the old dress pattern covers. I want to march right over to Hero Arts and get those stamps!! Your card has such a great feel to it!!

Priscilla said...

Hi brilliant..I love your whole concept and theme with this one. You are truly creative. Love everything about it and I am a huge vintage fan, so one of my faves this week. Such a wonderful entry and great take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges. If you have not joined the Crafter’s Digital Art Center I would like to personally invite you to come join in the fun :)

MMSC Hostess

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is so great! I love that 1960's image and all the sewing realted stuff! It is just fab! Great job!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. We appriciate your support and hope to see your faboulus work next week also!


Riet Harikini said...

Love your work.

Priscilla said...

Hi Sharon.. email me again ok? I am not sure if you noticed or not..but you won the weekly prize :) I need your info to forward to the sponsor.