Tuesday, July 28, 2009

MMSC12 Sketch Challenge! Loads of Prizes!

Well it is already Tuesday and time to reveal our design take on this weeks sketch challenge. I borrowed a floral stamp & butterfly stamp from a friend of mine (they are by stampin up but I have forgotten the name!) The images were heat embossed watercolored,handcut,handpieced & layered with liquid lacquer for lots of dimension. I have layered 3-4 images on top of each other. In the centers of the flowers and butterflies I used tiny clear crystal seed beads. The background papers were embossed with my cuttlebug and the scallop border was created by using one of stampin up's border punches. I found these rhinestone butterfly brads several years ago and finally found a home for them too! I just love bling!
Make sure to enter into this week's challenge! Refer a friend! There are lots of opportunities to win lots of blog candy as well as PRIZES! From sponsors to the generosity of our DT, there are loads of prizes!

WOW Thanks so much for giving me this week's DT award:
This is what was posted! It is such an honor to design with some of the nicest girls!
This person gets the Midnight Madness "Friendship" Award. Her gracious friendly personality allows her to make friends with such ease. As long as I have known her, she has be able to make and maintain so many friends via the internet. As you may know, keeping up with blog comments and keeping that personal contact can be a huge undertaking. She makes it look so easy and obviously knows the importance of what being a friend is all about. Her friendship is cherished by so many of us. Thank you for the incredible talent that you bring with your sample cards each week as well.
I just love the little girl in the middle with the blond hair!
Thanks for this honor! Check out all of the design cards at Priscilla's blog! Check it out here!

Each week we awarding 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 let 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.....
#24 Carol H
Enjoy your award and please display it proudly!

Thank you so much for leaving your comments! They are so much appreciated!


  1. Beautiful tag and stamp set you used, the gold on butterfly rocks as do the gem butterflies! The coloring on the flower image is tops, you always do well with that!! Great card.

    Congrats on your friendship award Denise, I don't know how you do all that you do either with working full time and your wonderful paper creations.

  2. Congrats on your award this week, Denise. I have to say that I don't know how you keep up so well either, but you do a wonderful job at it. Your card this week is beautiful. I love coming over every week to see your newest creations.

  3. Congrats on the award Denise!! You so deserve it!! Thanks for all you do for the MMDT and us as individuals!! You are the sweetest and oh so talented!!

    This card is stunning!! Love all the texture you added!! So elegant with the gold on the butterfly and all the shimmer! Gorgeous coloring!!

  4. Congratulations on your award! Your card is full of details and sure you did spend so much time to build all these littel great details on it. Love the way you use the glitter for your stitching look. Very clever!

  5. Congrats on the award Denise! You make things look easy when they really aren't :) like your beautiful card. The butterfly pieces are delicious all that work. Thanks for being an inspirational friend, xox ~Jeni

  6. Hi Denise, Congratulations on your award. :) This card is just SO pretty with all the intricate details! I really love the seed beads in the centers of your flowers and how you've layered them. I also like the twine and the colors go so well together too. Hugs! Michelle

  7. Denise, congratulations on your award...you so deserve it! Wear it with pride!
    Your card is stunning! All those fabby details...can I take one of those precious butterflies??? WOW...amazing. Your work is just so beautiful.

  8. Denise just had to pop by after seeing such a beautiful card on Priscilla's blog....the flowers look like porcelein....wow! Congrats on the award too:)


  9. Denise this card is just outstanding. That liquid lacquer is just amazing for what it does to the image. When I look at it close the word "juice" came to mind. lol I want to try that. Your background embossing is delicate and graceful. Love your stitching and the trendy wrapping of the twine around your card. Exceptional presentation. See you next Tuesday.
    P.S. Thank you for mentioning me on you blog and your kind words. It is really appreciated.

  10. really loving your card this week :) and your blog is just a load of info..well done :)