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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Good Morning! Today is Tuesday and time for the second sketch for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Priscilla is still offering the opportunity to win her awesome $100 gift certificate for Stampin Up! You can click here for more details on the rules and how to win.
Last week we had 46 entries for our kickoff. The projects and cards were absolutely wonderful! Thanks to everyone who played along! Since there were so many awesome designs, the team decided that it would be fun to recognize or showcase one project each week and pass along this fun award. (It is a blinkie but I chose not to display it as such since blinkies make me sick personally. Sorry!)
This week we want to recognize this awesome creation by Sassy. Congratulations Sassy!!
If you are interested in this award, please make sure you have your card or project uploaded to Mr. Linky here, before Sunday at Midnight.

Here is today's sketch! It is truly another fun sketch! Here is my card with this sketch. I used one of my favorite sets from Our Daily Bread Designs called Sing to the Lord. It is suppose to be spring after all, although one would not know it with the 23 degree temperature this a.m. When I think of spring, I think of the beautiful blue birds that Scott and I love to watch making nests in our blue bird houses. I watercolored my image and used the sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs - Cross of Christ. I plan to send this as a birthday card to one of my friends. Hope she doesn't see it here. Lol! When I was the scallops on the sketch, I thought it would be fun to scallop a piece of ribbon. Instead of just a tag at the bottom, I added a hatpin with some beads in my stash. To keep with the nature theme, I distressed it a bit.


Stamps: Our Daily bread Designs- Sing to the Lord, Cross of Christ

Paper: SU Urban Garden,Pacific Point CS, Bazill Bitter Chocolate, White CS, and watercolor paper

Accessories- hatpin and beads, SU Markers for watercolor, sewing machine and brown thread, prima flowers, old olive ribbon, and textile cuttlebug embossing folder.

I hope this card inspires you to create your own version or project with the MMSC2 sketch. If you do, please post a direct link to Priscillas' blog here (to Mr. Linky). If you upload it to SC please use the keyword MMSC2 so we can see all your creations in one place. I look forward to seeing your creations. For more inspiration on this challenge, visit my dt sisters blogs for their eclectic and gorgeous creations: Carolynn, Charlotte, Denise, Jane, Jeni, Jessica, Kimmie, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, Shawne, Sonya, and Sue. You don't want to miss out on that awesome prize so get creating!

Have a great day and thanks for visiting! I so appreciate all your comments and visits. Now that my girls are feeling a little better and atleast slept through the night I may have more time for blog hopping! You are all so inspiring!


Carolyn said...

Gorgeous as always, Chris. Your work is over the top!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, this is so stunning, absolutely beautiful! I love all the details and textures....fantastic job on the sketch!

Crystal said...

Wow Chris this is absolutely Beautiful, I love that bird and your colors and!

Maria Matter said...

Glad the girls are feeling better!
This is truly another gorgeous card Chris! ODBD so wonderfully combine beauty & faith...perfect!
Blessings, Maria

Connie said...

A Stunning creation, Chris!! Another wonderful sketch too! I was able to squeeze last weeks in this morning...I can't wait to work on this weeks too! :)

Lovely Linda said...

Chris, this is just so gorgeous...I love that ODB image...your colours are gorgeous and the layout fabulous! You are so gifted! I will be checking out the challenge peoperly tomorrow - love this sketch!! God bless you!

Amy Johnson said...

What a gorgeous card! I too, love this ODBD set! I just love all the layers, texture, and detail you put on this card. Great job!

Danni said...

You are so talented! this is just amazing! Oh so pretty!
Glad your girls are doing a bit better!

Tina said...

Amazingly beautiful!

Michelle said...

Wow Chris this is beautiful! Love the bird and how you did the ribbon borders. Your cards are such masterpieces!! Glad your girls are doing better!!

Danielle said...

Beautiful card Chris - I just love your ribbon treatment!
Hugs, Danielle

Jane said...

You never miss a single thing, your details are unmatched!! Incredible - thanks!!

Jane - MMDT, thepaperaffair.blogspot

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Chris, this is beautiful!!! I just got this set!!! I love all your wonderful textures!!! Lovely card!!!

Heather said...

Chris this card turned out great. The colors and papers you choose are wonderful and I also have that set and enjoy using it too!!!

Great job on this Chris so much creativity!!!


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Shawne said...

As soon as I saw your card I was like "wow" It is so vibrant and textural. Your coloring is fabulous too!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a stunning bird image. I like how you cut it out with the flowers and put it on your amazing background.

Sue McMahon said...

Every detail is PERFECT!!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Love the birds! Beautiful!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris your card is just breath~taking! I love the ribbons and the textures! The colors, stitching and border punches go so well together too! Wonderful! :)

Ann Kranitz said...

Chris you amaze me daily with your superb talent. Thanks for such great inspiration.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

STUNNING!!! You know I'm a huge fan Chris, your work is always so amazing and inspiring!!! Glad your girls are doing better and hope you've avoided catching it!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful! Love the fussy-cut bird and flowers!!

Cathy said...

This is stunning!! That bird is awesome and the flowers are beautiful!!

Kristine B. said...

OH WOW!! So much richness and texture to this one. I'm a sucker for birds/birdhouses so this really makes me go Oooh and Aaaah, lol. LOVE IT!

Question: Could you please tell me what font you're using for your blog title? That's so neat!! I just learned how to add fonts to my computer last week, so when I find one I like, I just have to ask the name of it. THANKS!! :)

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW'za Chris, I'm so amazed by your sewing and the scalloped ribbon is a perfect touch!! We learned this in card class last week... now you have me hooked! SMILES... Michelle :)

Nicola said...

Such a beautiful creation Chris, love everything about this card and your blog.
Nicola -x-

Priscilla said...

Ha Chris, never knew you didn't like blinkies...good to know :) Well you know I am a fan, so as always you kicked butt on the sketch :)

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous card Chris - love all the details you managed to put on - amazing work!!!

You asked where I got my Magnolia Edwin with butterfly net, was going to send you an email but couldn't see an email address - I got him from
I also get my Magnolia stamps from a couple of Aussie suppliers but this is the link to the home store! He's in the "Chasing Butterflies" Collection.


Angella D. Crockett said...

Omigosh...too many gorgeous details to mention!!! wow, this is totally awesome!!!


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