Monday, October 5, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #22 Cat Costume Girl



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

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

As an added bonus if our "PLAYERS" this next week...add the BLOG HOP LOGO to their side bar they will get an extra entry in the Weekly Bonus Drawing. If you enter add the Logo then when your go to Mr. Linky add your name with ONE with a direct link to your card and and your name again in theOTHER ONE to either your main blog address or a Special Post about our upcoming Blog Hop. BUT in order to qualify with the second entry on Mr. Linky, the logo HAS to be on the SIDE BAR with a link back to the Midnight Madness blog.

You're not going to want to miss all the fun and excitement we have planned for you. This is a celebration for our valued weekly sketch challenge players and welcome new players. It sure to be a fun time for all.

The Midnight Madness Design Team wishes to thank our generous sponsors for their generous contributions. Our monthly sponsor is:Chelsea has so generously provided us with all of wonderful sets of her Gurlee Girl Designs. I can't tell you how much I love her stamps. Thank you so much Chelsea. The quality is amazing and they stamp a perfect image each and every time. I am totally enthralled with these amazing images and know you will be too! They are the perfect size for your stamping needs. Be sure to stayed tuned to my blog to see more things I am doing with these Gurlee Girl Designs.

Our weekly sponsor is:We are so happy to announce that this week we have the wonderful Simon Says Stamps weekly Bonus prize for MMSC22 They are always one of our favorite sponsors because they have over 100,000 items in stock and ship USA orders over $60 and International orders over $120 for free. We are please to have them as a reoccurring sponsor here at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge blog. Be sure to stop in and check out all they have to offer.

Each week we are awarding a special Badge Award to one person for their outstanding sketch submission. If you would like to be considered for this award, please make sure your card link is posted to Mr. Linky by Sunday of each week. This is our way of let you know how wonderfully talented you are and how much we appreciate you sharing your craft with us. This week we are proud to say the“MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star Award goes to.....

The Midnight Madness Team has created a very special award called The “Midnight Madness Remarkables” Award !! We would like to acknowledge those entries that are just exceptionally Remarkable!! During our voting each week, due to the caliber of the cards entered in our challenges, we end up with so many ties and close votes, so this Fairy logo is for those recipients to display proudly. If you would each like to take our fairy logo for your side bar, she would love to come stay with you.

Thank you all for playing and please help me in congratulating our “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners…..

Take a look at this amazing sketch that Priscilla has provided for all of us. This was a fun one to work up and I know you are going to enjoy it.

Here is my card created with this sketch. I used Chelsea's Cat Girl image. Now tell me, how cute is this girl dressed in her cat costume for Halloween. She is so darling in this sweet dress holding her pumpkin to pick up her treats as she goes door to door. Just look at her legs......I tweaked this stamp and added the stripes for these cool stockings. And, Ijust couldn't resist putting all these purrfectly wonderful cats with her.

As you can see in this picture below, I stamped the image on the envelope to match this sweet card and colored it to match.
Here is how I did the inside of the card. I actually made this little girl fish net stockings in this picture. If you double click to enlarge the photo, you can see it better! I love that you have the versatility to do this with Chelsea's stamps. The other thing I loved was putting some orange glittering eyeshadow above her eyes. I was reminiscing about last year at this time when I went to the "Southern Women's Show" with my girlfriends. They had a booth where they were putting glitter eyeliner on all the woman who wanted it with a sugar solution. We all had it done and bought some. I still put mine on for parties!!!! lolThis is a view of all the luscious layers that I used in creating this card. I also hand embroidered the edge of the frame with ribbon.
Thanks for stopping in today and viewing my Midnight Madness Card. I want to invite you again to place the Midnight Madness Logo for the Blog Hop in your side bar this week, and you will have two chances for the weekly prize drawing. WOW

Mark you calendars for October 16 to October 20 for the 1st Prowling at the Midnight Madness Blog Hop....See you there!!!!!


Denise @ kc242 said...

What a adorable card. I just love all of the details from the bright halloween colors to the lacing around your frame. The cats and other embellishments help make this a wonderful Halloween Card.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, your little Halloween cutie is adorable, and I just love those kitties...especially their eyes!! Your coloring is terrific and the way you gave her stockings is a nice added touch!! Perfect color choice, your ribbons, flowers and stitching complete this beautiful creation!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous inside and out Carol!! I just love your coloring and the bows and cats you added!! Great design! Perfect colors and dp!! Awesome creation again this week!!

Jessica G. said...

Fun card! I love all those black cats and your layers are amazing!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Wow, look at all those layers on the card, you have been very busy I see. Great coloring and lacing on your card, love the black cats too. All done up on the inside too. Great!!

Sue McMahon said... how you tweaked the stockings. My Mom made me an outfit as a 'cat' one year for a Halloween party when I was probably 13/14. My Mom dropped me off at my BFF's as the party was at one of her friends house (we went to different schools). I used their bathroom before we left. Where do you think my super cute black tail went?!?!?! YUP! Wet tail slapping me in the legs all night long. UGH! One hundred years later...still remember it! LOL! Thanks for the memories! Beautiful job on the image and sketch! :)

Sue McMahon said...

Ahh...I got so wrapped up in my story I forgot to mention the cats! AWESOME CATS!!!

Priscilla said...

WOW love all the pictures and details on this card. I just keep looking at all the wonderful colors and sparkle.. REALLY REALLY CUTE CARD.

p.s. your title should say MMSC22 not MMSC21 :)


Carolyn said...

What a beautiful, colorful card! I love all the cats on it! The inside is every bit as fabulous as the outside. You really rock these sketches!!


Carol L said...

I just love all the black cats with googly eyes! Your image is beautifully colored and framed with that pretty woven ribbon! Great take on the challenge!!!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

ADORABLE!!!! Carol, I just love how you made this little gal look SO Sweet and the cats all around are a perfect touch! I really, really love everything you put into this card... The details are amazing! OMG! You've even had time to work the inside and I LOVE the sentiment! LOL! :) Michelle

Lovely Linda said...

Awww Carl - this is adorable - I looked at that image and stayed away as I didn't think I could do it justice - you Carol, have created a beautiful work of art with it - all the detail is amazing! I love your work!! Thanks for sharing - and inspiring!! {{{hugs}}}

2amscrapper said...

This is eye-poppin' goodness--love the dimension and the green bows.

Chelsea said...

Hi Carol, This card is just too cute! Look at all the little black cat around the girl. Great layering technique and the inside is just as beautiful. Thanks for using Cat Girl stamp on your card. :)Chel