Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Midnight Madness Challenge #93

Good morning!  It's Tuesday and time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!  Here's my card, made with the Bird Cluster image from Priscilla Styles Store.  I printed this image digitally at 3x5 inches and colored it with my Copic markers.  The patterned paper is from the La Creme Matstack by DCWV, and OH, is it EVER gorgeous, IRL!!!  The flocked paper is so rich and beautiful and yes, the perfect compliment to this "flock" of birds!!  :)  LOL!!!
I actually got out my Back Yard Bird book and colored these birds like the finches that frequent our bird feeders.  For embellishments, I used the black and white pearls from Martha Stewart, and some black grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up!, and that was it.  I really wanted to keep the image the focus of this card, and compliment it with the beautiful paper.  I hope you like my interpretation of this weeks sketch.  All the details about this week's challenge are posted below, and it would be great if you can join us!  

This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

  Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC92 Gold Star Award goes to...
#17 Sarah T

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#  6 Gro Tjeltviet
#33 Artesiana
#36 Julie Glasgow
#47 Sue Drees

*Our MMSC92 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
“Digistamps 4 Joy was born in July 2010. What began as a “brainwave” developed into a rather successful journey…  Started by Mel M, and with the help of talented artists and fellow South Africans JenLee, Margy, Sam, Laura and Mel herself, Digistamps 4 Joy was soon reaching an international audience.  Digistamps was a rather unheard of and new craft to many South Africans with most only having access to them if they had a credit card.  Mel and Jen started brainstorming and soon came up with the idea of starting an online store entirely accessible to all South Africans.  Mel having the experience in web and graphic design, and Jen being a wonderful illustrator work together as a team and produce most of the images many people around the world have come to know and love.  Among the many images, you’re sure to find something you like… from fun and whimsical to cute and funny right through to serious and beautiful. Every month a new freebie is available on the website.”
 Prize includes
12 x 6”x6” sheets patterned and plain paper
2 x midi stencils
4 x packs different pearls
2 x pkts assorted gems
2 x pts of 10 brads
2 x paper pieced embellishments
Thank you so much for your wonderful Prize Mel :)
**Our March Monthly sponsor is....

Lindy's Stamp Gang is a home-based family business. Created by Lindy Plakinger in 1995 to have an outlet for all the fabulous cartoons running around in her mind. Lindy's Stamp Gang has grown to encompass so much more! In late 1998 she created the first sprays to color your stamping and scrapbooking world.  These products have grown to encompass hundreds of colors, have inspired similar spray products and have become her signature with their deep rich color and generous shimmer!   Sadly, Lindy is no longer with us, but Lindy's Stamp Gang will continue as was her hope and dream. Her husband and daughter took things over and hope to keep her creativity alive through her products.
Lindy lived every day to its fullest and we will always remember her smile, infectious laughter, spunk, sparkle and creativity! So enjoy her products that all contain a little of that laughter and sparkle!

Thank you so much for this AWESOME PRIZE Tracey

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I wish you a day filled with beautiful blessings and of course happy stamping!


Dawn Edwards said...

Beautiful Card! I Love how you have the neutral background with the fabulous colored image. Stunning effect and thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn Edwards said...

Lori this card is beautiful. I love the neutral background with the bright image. Such a dramatic look. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carol W said...

Holy Hannah Lorie...this is absolutely stunning...The birds are colored to perfection and I love the color combo....You nailed this one....such a classy elegant card!!!

Becky said...

This is just gorgeous! I love this image and your coloring of this is just fabulous.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Lorie... what a classy card! I love it... those bold papers and awesome birds ate gorgeous together!

Barbara said...

Oh, Lorie! This card is over-the-top amazing!! I love my gold finches in the backyard and you "captured" them beautifully! Stunning papers, the black make the whole thing POP! Hugs!

Judy McMullen said...

Gorgeous card, Lorie! I love looking at the finches that come to our bird feeder too and you've captured their beauty perfectly in your wonderful colored image. Your papers and embellishments are the perfect complement. Love ya, dear friend!!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Such a beautiful card using these adorable birdies! The paper you chose is so pretty.
Hugs Bonnie

Anonymous said...

Lorie - oh my! This is "take my breath away" stunning. I just love the birds and the colors and just everything about it. It would be so awesome in a frame.


Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow Your card this week is soooo beautiful. Love the yellow and black color combination. You have shown off those birds beautifully!

Renee Matarese said...

I love your DP choices with this image. They really make the yellow pop. You colored the birds beautifully!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is gorgeous Lori! So stunningly elegant - love the patterns and the pearls!

Priscilla said...

Lori..this is just breathtaking and over the top gorgeous..I LOVE THIS ONE!!Thank you for using my image and for always bring something special to them.

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Lori - this is jusy 'over the top' gorgeous! You have made thise birds 'sing'! Your colouring is always stunning - you are showing us all up girlfriend! LOL! Thank you for always inspiring Lori! Love it! {{{hugs}}}