Friday, October 23, 2009

MMSC24 three days late!!

This card is coming 3 days after the challenge was posted, but it's taken me that long to come up with something! LOL I was about to skip this challenge, and then decided to try a little harder. The Midnight Madness Sketch challenge can be found here and this is for #24. My card strayed a little from the original sketch, but this was what I came up with. I love the BG Indian Summer dsp, and I thought the Inkadinkado image would go perfectly with it, but it just isn't working for me! I think the wc paper is too bright and I probably should have sponged it to tone it down. I colored it with Tombows and a wet brush and embossed the entire image afterward with clear ep. I used a Dusty Durango base and Crushed Curry accents on the corners. I used Nestabilities Petite Ovals for the main image and a Marvy scalloped oval punch for the smaller Durango panels underneath. I added some snippets of matching ribbon, some Topaz colored gemstones and finally finished this card, but I must admit my heart just isn't into this one. Ah well, we'll all have days like that I suppose.
Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Friday..........the weekend is almost here!



Carol said...

Carol, you could have fooled me that your heart wasn't in this. The coloring is just fantastic...I also love the little ribbon accent as well. Sometimes I feel this way as well....and that is when I get the most views and comments on split coast and can't figure it out!!! LOL Beauty is in the eye of the I am beholden one spectacular and lovely creation!!! Thanks for playing along with us at MMSC this week. We really appreciate it.

Denise (peanutbee) said...


Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

What a gorgeous Cornucopia. Your background papers are perfect too! Well done on the sketch this week. Thanks for joining us this week!


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Carol - you are your own worst critic - this is gorgous! I love the BG DP - it is among my favourites and totally beautiful with this! Your colouring is gorgeous and your card fabulous! You underestimate yourself Carol!! I am glad you played. Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we look forward to seeing you again next week!
Linda MMSC Guest Designer

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Carol, you don't give yourself enough credit girl!! You aced this sketch!! What an awesome take. I love that image and you are so right, it matches perfectly with the dp!! Gorgeous take on the sketch!! You rock girl!!
blessings and hugs,

Karen W said...

This is so pretty, I love the colors and the fall look!

Silke Ledlow said...

I think this is a gorgeous take on the Sketch - Carol!!! What a wonderful, rich fall card!!! Hugs ~S~

Sandee said...

Glad you didn't give up! This is gorgeous!

Priscilla said...

Hey, thanks for entering and I am glad you worked it out!!!..hope your weekend is going well. SUPER BEAUTIFUL!!!!LOVE those COLORS :)What a great card and wonderful take on the sketch. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week.
MMSC Hostess

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, you are not alone! I struggled with my card for this week too but I think my mind just wasn't in it! Sometimes we don't get the feel for a sketch but then get over critical with the results!! Your card came out perfect and I wouldn't change a thing! I love your brilliant coloring and the dp was a good choice. All those fabulous Fall colors set off your cornucopia just perfectly! Well done!
Thanks so much for sticking with it and entering this week. Kudos to you!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty Thanksgiving card, Carol. I love your coloring, the paper & the ribbon! The little gems just top it off beautifully!Great job!!!!!!!!