Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #23 Vintage Halloween

Welcome to Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Number 23. All the Design Team Members are getting excited about this Friday and working hard on our fabulous projects for:

PROWLING AT THE 1st MIDNIGHT MADNESS BLOG HOP

Date and Time: October 16, 2009 - October 20, 2009 12 p.m. Midnight

25 Prizes will be given away as follows:

One Grand prize random drawing

350th BRAND NEW Sketch Player SPECIAL Prize

11 “Cards from the Crypt” (picked by our DT members from MMSC archives)

12 random Package winners drawn

Just wait to see what we have in store for you. It should be fun and fabulous for all who attend.

The Midnight Madness team wishes to thank this weeks weekly sponsor:

They are providing this weeks winner with a $50 gift voucher. WOW, the lucky winner will sure be able to do some great shopping with that!

We also would like to thank this months sponsor:All the design team members have been working with Cheslea's Gurlee Girl Designs and I have got to tell you they are of the finest quality and stamp a perfect image every time. Who could resist these cute little girls!!



And here is this weeks sketch. I really enjoyed working with this one. It was so much fun and perfect to go with my image choice.Here you you will see my Vintage Halloween Girl with her Kitty Cat. She is getting ready to go Trick or Treating. I used some non-traditional colors for this one. The papers are from the Indian Summer Fall Stack.I used my Fleur De Lis Shapabilities and the Spellbinders Classic Lace Border. I did some stitching with my sewing machine and used some rhinestones.This is a nice close up picture of all the layering I did on this card. The Fleur De Lis's were cut from some metallic paper I have.Here are the crochet flowers. I crochet these while sitting in the car while my husband drives. I tell you they come in handy!! I used embroidery floss for these with a punched flower center and brad. The inside of my card has been decorated as well. I repeated the image of the Girl with the Cat again and used a bigger crochet flower (it is two layered) inside.Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoyed my card. I'm intimidated and afraid of doing vintage images even though I love them. So little by little I have been practicing until I get do them justice!

Carol

11 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet vintage image Carol!! I just how you framed the image with those die cut squares and crocheted flowers!! Gorgeous colors and design!! Awesome take on the MMSC23 this week!!
hugs,
Chris

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Carol,
Very interesting and wonderful card this week, love those colors, not your traditional Halloween card - you love to spice things up. Great flowers and diecuts, your image looks great, you for sure did it justice. Jane

Pattyjo said...

The card is gorgeous! I love the vintage look to it. You do great work!
Pattyjo :+)

Carolyn said...

So cute and colorful. I love the flowers and those beautiful dies. So many details to enjoy. Love the pretty border punch. This inside is awesome too.

Carolyn

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Carol - I just have to say YOU DO VINTAGE SO WELL! I love this card and all of those stunning embellishments on it! Those crochet flowers are gorgeous and used perfectly! Your creativity is amazing and endless! Thansk for sharing Carol - it is always a pleasure! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol... What a neat Halloween card. Your vintage image is great in addition to all of the layering and fine details. Just love your take on the sketch challenge this week!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Carol, This is a real beauty! I love the colors. They are VERY "Southwestern Fall" colors and look stunning together! I too, love your crocheted flowers. I wish I knew how to make them. I don't want to know anything else about crocheting, just the pretty flowers! Wonderful stitching and embellishments all the way around. :) Michelle

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Love your vintage card, Carol! And your unconventional colors!! Too cool. Now, when are you going to show us non-crochet-ers how to crochet? hint hint Beautiful card and every detail is perfect!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Carol, that is so pretty and I love all the little unique details you added for this card. Pretty yet cute!
Hugs,
Cabio

Priscilla said...

Wow great post and AWESOME pictures..the colors are so bright and wonderful. Love the inside too :)

Winnie and Patty said...

This is so sweet. I love the non-traditional colors! This is a great card. Now I've got to get my images out & see what I can come up with! TFS--Patty