Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch #96

Good morning!  It's Tuesday and time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  Sketch #96 incorporates so many great elements, including one that I've quickly become addicted to, and that's stick pins!  I joined a swap for these things, and now I can't seem to stop making them.  I recently purchased some great supplies for making stick pins from our sponsor this week, Pizazza  A Plenty.  You can find oodles of great things in their store, including everything you'll need to make gorgeous stick pins.  My card today features some of the pins I made.
I used this beautiful Footprints stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs for this card, and paired it up with some rich and beautiful K&Co. designer paper.  I stamped the image with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa, and colored it with my chalks.  Some Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo gave me the look I was going for by sponging the edges of the image with it.  The stick pins are pinned to paper Prima flowers, with square rhinestones that I colored with my Copic markers in order to make them green to match the stick pins.  The taffeta ribbon was gathered by pulling a string from the center of the frayed edge and ruffling it, and finally I added three more colored rhinestones to the taffeta ribbon, which can also be found at Pizzazz A Plenty.  Below, you'll find this week's sketch and all the details about it.
  Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC95 Gold Star Award goes to...
 25. Brenda K  
 Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
 14. laila  
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Our MMSC95 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
16. NanaConnie  
Here are your random numbers:16
Timestamp: 2011-03-22 03:55:40 UTC
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*Our MMSC96 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
Pizzazz Aplenty began with only a bit of bling and some ribbon, but over the past few months, we've added so much more. . . from cardstock to cellophane bags, as well as a variety of embellishments for your cardmaking or scrapbooking projects. , ,  stick pins, brads, buttons, cords, twines, laces, lots of ribbon, and over 20 choices of colors in our flatback pearls and rhinestones.   Our two newest additions to the inventory are The Best Glue Ever, and the Embellie Gellie - tools to make your crafting sooo much easier. Please stop by and take a look at our store: Pizzazz Aplenty
Remember, there's no such thing, as too much bling!
Here is the list of items:
1 package each of 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm White Flatback Pearls 
1 package each of 2mm, 3mm, 4mm Dark Chocolate Flatback Pearls
1 package each of 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm Gold Flatback Rhinestones
1 package each of 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm Purple Flatback Rhinestones
1 package (10 yards) Black & White Baker's Twine
1 package (10 yards) Chocolate Toffee Metallic Dream String
1 roll (5 yards) 1/4" Sage Grosgrain Ribbon
1 package (25) Gold Dragonfly Brads
1 package (40) 5mm Bubble Pearls (rainbow colors)
1 package (20) 2" Dark Green Skeleton Leaves
1 package (1) Gel Picker
Thank you so much for your very generous prize Judy :)
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 Thanks for dropping by today!  It's always wonderful to have you!!  Have a blessed day and happy stamping!


kadie said...

This is absolutely STUNNING, Lorie!! Just gorgeous. And I adore how you've used those pins... I'm always stumped on how to use mine, so thank you for the inspiration! HUGS

Unknown said...

Lorie, whatever style you go for, it's a sure fire winner!! This is amazing and of course, now I'll have to run over and get me some of those pins 'coz yours are fabulous!
Love'n Hugs Viv xxxx

Glora said...

Beautiful and inspiring. I absolutely LOVE it! Yet another work of art, my friend. Hugs- Glora

LindaS said...

Wonderful card. Love how the blue part of the sentiment is highlighted of the great brown colors. Wonderful work on the image/sentiment.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a beautiful and inspirational creation. You have created an amazing card with rich colors and marvelous details. Superb card.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a stunning card. The stickpins and sentiment are perfect! Beautiful and elegant take on the sketch challenge.

Renee Matarese said...

This is very beautiful. I love the square crystal centers of the flowers. You colored the image so wonderfully.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Gorgeous! Love the square gems on the flowers! Lovely image and sentiment.

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow Beautiful Card! I love the elegance of it all! Thanks for the inspiration.

marsha said...

Lorie, this is just scrumptious! I love this sentiment and you have created such a gorgeous presentation with your beautiful colors and those gorgeous embellishments!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Lorie, this is truly a beautifully created card! Your colors are perfect with the verse and I love your stick pins and choice of dp! Gorgeous!

Guro said...

Your card is stunning! It filled with harmony and beauty; and the text is really nice :-)
Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Hugs Guro

Priscilla said...

Oh LOrie..I LOVE this card and your take on the sketch so perfect. You stick pins are so pretty ;) Love that you enter them in a blog hop too. Thanks for all you do Lorie.