Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #25 Rosebud's Castle

Hi, everyone, welcome to the Midnight Sketch Challenge. We have a real treat for you this week. Shawne, one of our Design Team members is sponsoring us this week and has provided us with her fabulous images to create our submissions. I choose "Rosebud's Castle" for my image. I thought this was absolutely gorgeous and perfect for either a Birthday Card or a Wedding Card. This was so easy to color and blend. I actually went for my pencils and blending solution for this one. I really like how the sky, background, and castle came out.You can see a nice closeup of the many layers of the castle here and the pretty flower I got in the clearance bin at Michael's. I am a glitter lover so I applied plenty of it for all that sparkle and shine.Speaking of that sparkle and shine, I also love rhinestones and am always looking for an excuse to include them on my cards. I managed to get some on this card too!!! LOLThis is the inside of my card. I used plenty of stitching and more rhinestones to sparkle it up. You have to read the greeting inside this card. It is perfect with my image. I tried to create something that would compliment the card image and overall feel. I used to dabble in poetry and I suppose I should try again so that I can really customize my cards. Isn't that cool and it goes so well with my card!!! I love it when things come together!!! I encourage you to give Shawne's images a try. I know you will love them as much as I do!!!

You have one more week to get in on our Month End drawings. Our sponsor for the month of October was....Winner will get 3 free stamps of their choice AND a $50 Certificate that is valid till June 2010. WOWZER :) Thank you again Chelsea

We would like to thank this week's sponsor----- Studio 313-Creations by Shawne

Shawne, from our very own DT has her own stamp line and has very generously offered up a $25 Gift Voucher to the store that features her line.

This week's Midnight Madness Gold Star Winner is - #33 Cabio

Our Midnight Madness Remarkables for this week are:

#14 Grace
#25 Vickie Basement Stamper
#44 Stephanie Hester

Congratulations ladies on some really wonderful entries. It is really so hard to choose. But I encourage you to go check out what these talented ladies created for MMSC #24--you will be entertained and amazed.

Upcoming Midnight Madness event

Our DT has already scheduled our next Blog Hop which will be coming to you all on Dec 8th. Our Holiday Blog Hop will be a week long Hop filled with surprises and of course prizes. If you would like to help spread the word about our next hop by posting this logo on your side bar we would appreciate it.

We will be awarding an appreciation gift every week to one lucky person who has posted this link until our Holiday Blog Hop is launched, so the search starts NOW!!…good luck!!!

Have a wonderful day! I can't wait to see what you come up with this week. I'll be around saying hello!



Lovely Linda said...

Hello Carol - what a gorgeous card - such a 'fairy tale' feel to it - so beautifully done!! I love the colours and the glitter! You have outdone yourself on this one Carol - does it get any better than this - beautiful on the inside and out! Thank you for sharing!! {{{hugs}}}

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, this is such a beautiful card. Love all of your details. Stunning!

susanwilliamsrn said...

this card is so pretty....i love the image...i really like how you layered it...you colored it wonderfully...(we need a tutorial ;-) ) the flower is absolutely beautiful with the glitter!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is so sweet inside and outside Carol!! I just love your bright pink and the gorgeous coloring. Stunning my friend!!

Carolyn said...

This is so incredibly beautiful, Carol. I love the whole thing. The inside is as beautiful as the outside. Amazing job this week!!

Thank you for your prayers and wonderful friendship this week. I am so grateful.


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Beautiful card and sentiment this week, I am still pondering that sentiment, just what I need! I am amazed at all your layering and the coloring is superb. Love the pink and green together, I keep sneaking a peek, how wonderful that card is, someone very special will be getting this one! Thanks, my dear.

Spyder said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on MMcChallenge24! I'm already 'thinking' about next weeks, the DT have made some fabulous cards! Your Rosebud's Castle is beautiful, I haven't seen it before, (but then they don't let me out that often!) A really lovely card with soooo much detail.

Karen W said...

This card is amazing!! I love all the details on this, everywhere you look it's a new bling, way to go!!!!

Mandy said...

Oh wow hun your card is so beautiful, so many gorgeous details and fab image, so much work has gone into it, love it
hugs Mandy xx

Carol L said...

Your card reminds me of a fairy tale with a happy ending :) Your coloring and layering is magnificent and I just love all the gorgeous stitching!! The sentiment inside is so perfect for the card/occasion, and as always........your creations completely blow me away! Beautifully done, TFS!!

Shawne said...

Carol, hey there, I finally made it back and just want to thank you again for sharing your awesome talent and tell you what an amazing job you did on all of the perfect details on this card, I just love everything about it, it is so well thought out and even the inside is superb! :)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

WHOO HOO Carol, such a fabulous job you've done with the Rosebud castle...gorgeous coloring, layering and glittering. Your pink and green combo works perfectly with your castle and accessories. Well done with the wonderful poem inside....boy I'm impressed!!!
Fantastic job this week!

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

That's right Whoohoo Carol! Knock out job :) This castle came out so beautiful with your coloring , glittering All those layers. The inside verse is so just perfect. You should be writing more sentiments for inside of cards! Love the details and glitz everywhere, xox ~Jeni

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol, your creativity amazes me!!!! This card is really another work of art. TFS!!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Carol, you are so creative and now you tell us you write poetry too?! I just love the way you created so much depth with this castle and the inside is just more eye-candy to take in. :)