Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Favorite Things ~ MMSC23

Hello, and welcome to week #23 of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. I've titled this post "My Favorite Things". That's because I love things of the sea. I love these colors. I love those old fashioned power line insulators, like the one you see peaking from behind my card (not sure why, something about the nostalgia, it being glass and the color). And I also love those really pretty glass mosaic vases/candle holders you can find in almost any home decor store!
Here is this week's sketch. As you can see, I've decided to turn this sketch on its side.
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"Cards from the Crypt" (picked by our very own DT members from the MMSC archives)
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Each week we award 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 letting 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.....
#66. Karen Lynn
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 the Fairy logo (on Priscilla's blog) is for those recipients to display proudly. Thank you all for playing and please help us in congratulating our “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners…..
15. Liz Williams
21. Sue Drees
24. Craftypagan


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous take on the sketch Michelle!! Love the mermaid image and how you framed it with the flourishes, pearls and beautiful dp!! Perfect design!! So beautiful!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Love the image of riding a dolphin as you do. Lot's of sparkle and glam and details with the pearls and diecuts, lace and and and, very nicely done Michelle.

My mom has a collection of the older insulators, about 100 all sizes, colors. Fun to dust, LOL.

Hugs, Jane

Yvonne said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous!! Fantastic image, and the details are awesome...love the swirls and the colors, so beautiful!

chercroppin said...

This is so pretty Michelle! Love the colors and that image and your sparkly swirls! Oh, and those pearls are pretty awesome too! : )

Carolyn said...

This is so you, Michelle! I love it. All the swirls and sparkles are just wonderful, and those pearls give the perfect finishing touch. Fabulous job as always with you!


Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow! I just love your whimsical mermaid. Great choice in colors and in all of the fine details. Love your take on the sketch challenge

Michele Spera said...

Oh Michelle
i love this card;-) i really like the flourish swirls around the mermaid:-) Love it!!!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hello Miss Michelle! I love the swirls, pearls and glitter! What else is there to say?! It's just perfectly beautiful! Awesome take on the sketch!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Michelle - what a gorgeous card you have created - I love that mermaid and the 'magical' scene you have created with her! Your pearls are perfect as are those georgeous swirls! Love this 'work of art! Thanks for sharing! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Carol said...

Michelle you have captured the color of the ocean. How beautiful. How did you do those flourish thingies??? lol What a beauty.


cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card and the swirling sharps are so perfect for this image!

Priscilla said...

Love this card :) you are so good when working with blues and beach/sea style cards..you mesh well with these cards.. but heck you can make just about anything!! You are super talented..Well done using the sketch ..I really enjoyed your take on it.