Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sinatra has Midnight Madness!!

Hello Blogger Buddies,
I hope you've had a fabulous weekend.
I stayed true to the namesake and
took part in a bit of Midnight Madness
last night and finished up today,
and here is what I've come up with:

Sort of a tricky sketch, I thought,
but after I actually started putting it together
instead of just thinking about it,
it was rather enjoyable,
like a math project for me,
trying to line up grommets and measurements...
Here's the MMSC sketch this week:

And I've also used Dutch Dare's
colour inspiration to muse off of:

In addition to those,
I will pop this in over at Stamp Something,
as their challenge is to use our favorite embellishments,
as opposed to keeping them around to gawk over perhaps?
As of late, I am loving the grommets
and organza ribbon, and as of... always,
love love love pearls!!
And of course the MS punch, who doesn't love that?

If you can, I hope you'll hop over
to see what these amazing design teams
have provided to inspire us,
along with the delicious prizes on offer.

For my card, in addition to the favorite things,
I used a freebie Mo image called Sinatra.
I am used to my cats treating my hand
like that ball of yarn, those meanies!!
I've used Prismacolors and left the image
to look "brushstroked" which goes against
everything typical, I like to blend blend blend.
The DP is My Minds Eye
and I had my first romp with this little
Smart Stitch toy I got for dirt cheap
at a scrap-yard sale.
As you may notice, I'll need some practice, lol.
Nevermind, don't look...

Thanks for taking the time to visit me,
it's truly appreciated!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is incredible!! I love everything about it!! The kitty is so cute!!! Love your coloring and colors!! Gorgeous take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week.

I have blog candy posted on my blog if you are interested.

Sue McMahon said...

Awww....this is so pretty! I was just outside snugging up one of our two yellow kittens. He would love to have a red ball of yarn! But I'm not giving him one as it would be all over my yard! :) Beautiful card! I really love it!

MMDT Member

Priscilla said...

LOVE your take on the sketch this week. Really well done :) You are always on top of it with our sketches. I love your cute image and it all ties together with the lacing..almost like the yarn has a mind of it's own. LOL Thank you so much for playing with us this week..
MMSC Hostess

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Sooooo Adorable!!!!! Wowzers! I love this! :)
Michelle MMDT

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

The minute I pulled this up, I fell in love. First my favorite subject, kitties. Just everything is purr-fect. Colors, papers, subject(LOL), sketch, sewing - Thanks.


designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Stephanne, you always have such beautiful eye candy over here...I think it's my second visit today!!! I just love everything about this adorable beauty...I love kitty's and this one's a real charmer! Fabulous job on the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us again.

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

Stephanne, this one is really pull together with the ribbon behind it *pun intended* giggles.
The coloring is beautiful, especially the red yarn. It has wonderful dimensions. The paper and the color of the punched border, it's so pretty. I'm glad you gave this tricky sketch a try and had fun with it! We love stopping by here, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Stephanne.
Love that image, fabulous sketch.

Karen x

scrapperjulia said...

I love this, Steph! I love the lace looking trim at the top and bottom of the image, the colors are beautiful and I love how you colored that really cute image! Great take on the challenge!

Juls said...

this is so beautiful!! I love it, the image is so cute, and I love how you have done the lacing detail with the ribbons!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous, wonderful colours and beautiful lacing finished with a stunning image.

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous job - love the colour combo and the ribbons look fabulous!

Carol Hurlock said...

Oh how sweet. I love how you did your lacing to end up with that pretty bow on the side. Your dp is fantastic. I love your lace trimming that frames your image. Just delightful. Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.


Kellie said...

I think this is just gorgeous Stephanne and I even looked closely and still love it, it;s amazing and so so CUTE omg, it's just gorgeous. Going to say one of my favs from you :) xx

Tara said...

Thanks for your well wishes Stephanne, certainly done the trick! It was really kind of you to stop by and leave me a message ;o)
I love the sweet card - so cute and that image looks adorable!
Hugs Tara xx

Rach said...

oh wow this is gorgeous, i just love how you have coloured the kitten it is wonderful. hugs rachxx

Karin said...

Beautifull card Stephanne.
love the beautifull papers and adorable image.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Cute card! Love the threaded ribbon and the pretty papers. Sweet image. Thanks for joining in at Stamp Something. :)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Hi Stephanne, Thank you so much for the super sweet comment you left on my blog. I truly appreciate it. Of course you have permission to try something that I have done....we learn from each other right?
Can't wait to see your next creation.

Shawne said...

gorgeous coloring, fabulous card!

Claire Phillips said...

A beautiful card - such a fab image from Mo beautifully coloured by you! Great layout - super job with the sketch! Cheers Claire x

Melody said...

Love your card! Elegant and some of my favorite colors together!

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is just gorgeous stephanne ,,, i have this image and to my shame have never used it ,,,, I will print it tomorrow ,,, this is just lovely !!

Lols x x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, hun!
Love the adorable image!
Wonderful colors and design!!!

Hope everything is good with you, sweetie!
Have a great week!


Sue said...

So darn nice! I love the image. And the whole card is lovely. You are best under pressure!

Kelly Schelske said...


Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

Hugs, Kelly

craftypagan said...

You're too sweet! I love this card, you've coloured the image perfectly. It was a tough sketch this one! You leave me such sweet comments hun and you're work inspires me immensely:) Truly. Lots of Love, Ro

Raisa said...

Awww, there's no words... So soft and warm and everything wonderfull so you allmost got chills (can you say so???... :) )
So lovely soft, but strong colours. Great job!


Ramona Michaluk said...

Love your take on this challenge Stephanne - fabulous idea with the ribbons and stunning background paper. They really enhance the main image which is so cute. Love it!