Thursday, May 21, 2009

A New Sketch Challenge

Good Morning!

Yes, it's true; I have found yet another challenge on yet another blog and I have decided to jump right in and join. I mean, did I really think that I could possibly have enough challenges to do? Certainly not!! I love challenges and I love the way they inspire me to take my creativity to the next level. Of course, it doesn't do much for my domestic duties!
So, what is this new challenge? Why, I'm so glad you asked! It is the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC). This is only the second week and they have an incredibly awesome prize for it as well. Be sure to visit Priscilla's blog and read all the details.
For my card, I chose a Really Rust base to start. I also decided to try my hand at paper weaving, as illustrated in my latest copy of Stampin Success. It was a bit tricky at first; but I do like the results. I chose two pieces of artichoke out of my designer series hostess pack. It is a bit hard to see, since I ended up covering it up. I will definitely have to keep that technique in mind when I know more of the background is going to show. There were alot of elements to the sketch and so I did the best I could do get them all in there. (Sometimes, I can't help but think measurements in a sketch would be nice!) I also chose Mellow Moss, Groovy Guava and Blush Blossom for my colors. This color combination made me think of a western theme, so I thought it would be good to ink up my "Howdy Girlfriend" Sophia from Paper Pretties, which I've not used in forever. The rhinestone elements in the bottom corner are just something I picked up from the sewing section at Wal Mart yesterday. The middle one is actually green, which matches the green very well in the card; but for some reason it looks silver in the photo.
Anyhow, I hope you have a chance to play along with this sketch as well. I'm off to do something productive, so that I can get back to doing something creative! Have a great day, and thanks so much for visiting with me!

Paper: Really Rust, Designer Series Paper, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss
Ink: Always Artichoke, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust
Stamps: "Howdy Girlfriend" (Paper Pretties)
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Blender Pens, Aqua Painters, Mellow Moss, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel markers. Cuttlebug and Traffic Jam embossing folder.


Jacquel said...

Cute card and thanks for the link! I'll be checking it out!!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

What a fun card!! It's super cute! Thanks for playing along with the sketch! You can add 2 more this week and 3 again next week for more chances to win the Big Kick-Off Prize! We'd love to have you come play some more! :)

Teresa Kline said...

this is adorable, I luv the lay-out and the image, great coloring! *~*

Covered In Crafts said...

Cute card! Thanks fo sharing your sketch!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww this is super cute hun!! yOu did a great job on the challenge, and I know what you mean about being able to do the challenges, I know I love doing them too:) The house on the other hand will be there...LOL I do have help from my kids and hubby, so that helps me :) Anyways I havent been able to do many challenges this week, but this weekend I will have to catch up!! Thank you for letting me know that you sent them hun!! Cant wait to get them and play:) will be alot of fun :)

Thank you again:)

Have a wonderful night!!!


Carolyn said...

We are so glad that you found us. We have so much fun doing the MMSC challenges. Your card is fabulous. I hope that you will continue to play with us.

Carolyn, MMDT member

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a fun card - I love the image with her boots and tipping her hat. That card will be a very pleasant surprise in someones mail box! I know about the house! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight madness Sketch Challenge, please come again.

Jane - Midnight Madness Design Team

Michelle said...

what a cute and fun card!..and greatuse of DSP...mixing patterns TFS! love this sweet card!

Priscilla said...

Howdy girlfriend :) so darn cute..thank you for playing..and the MM logo looks great on your side bar..good luck my dear :)

cr8iveme said...

what a super cute card.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Sue McMahon said...

Gitty Up! What a FUN card! Great job on the sketch challenge this week!

Midnight Madness Design Team

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Aww so cute! Hope you'll make more MMSC Cards! ~Jeni - MMDT