Tuesday, January 5, 2010

MMSC35 The Promise

 Welcome to week 35 of The  Midnight Madness Sketch!






    This is my first card as Guest Diva for Midnight Madness!   I have played along on the MMSC since I first found it, which was pretty close to the beginning!  I'm thrilled and honored to have been asked to be their guest diva this month!  I am also entering it in the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge 20... for a new baby!
                                                                                                                                                                                  I made this card using the just released Our Daily Bread designs set, Noah's Ark.  I also used the dove from the new Confirmation set, which I stamped on poly shrink, colored, punched holes and then shrunk to make a button.                                                                                                                                      
    The main image is stamped with Memento Ink on Watercolor paper and watercolored with SU! Markers.  I stamped a second time so I could cut out the animals and pop them up.  I added a few "white caps" to my water with a Signo Gel Pen. I watercolored the sky with a rainbow to remind us all of God's promise!  The card base is Papertrey Vintage Cream.  All the designer paper is K& Co.  The tiny vanilla ribbon is from AC Moore.  The Greenery is an MS Punch, the flowers are Making Memories.  I tied my home made button with linen thread.

    We'd love to have you play along with us at Midnight Madness!  There are always prizes to be won!!!

    The monthly Sponsor for January is D'Amour Allure.




    D'Amour Allure was formed as a result of a love for papercrafting and rubber stamps.  A group of friends, (Jeni, Sue and Jess)  put ideas together for a wide range of stamps.   Their stamps range from vintage styles to character art.  Please browse the collections at their exclusive retailer, www.mcmahonfivedesign.com

    For the Month of Jan, D'Amour Allure has prepared a mixed package with a retail value of  over $100 of Vintage Vanities and Pretty Little Things Stamps, including the newest Valentine Collection and Matching Text Collection.  For more, check





    This week's Weekly Sponsor is

     


    This week's prize is valued at over $20.00!


    Big congratulations to the winners for week 34!


    The MMSC34 Gold Star Award goes to...

    The Remarkables Award this week goes to...



    For more inspiration, please see the rest of the talented design team for some creative takes on the sketch:

    We would love to see your creations! If you play along with us,  just remember to:
    1. Use the keyword MMSC35 when uploading to galleries and
    2. Enter a direct link to your project to Mr. Linky




    Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful week... and if you are in the eastern half of the US.... I hope you can stay warm!!!
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    31 comments:

    Silke Ledlow said...

    Super cute card - Grace!!! You rocked the Sketch my friend!!! Your rainbow in the BG is sooo sweet!!! Hugs ~S~

    Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

    This is stunning Grace!! I just love your coloring and colors!!! Awesome use of the sketch and the image. You rock my friend. So glad you could join us for the month as MM! You know how I love you girl!!

    hugs,
    Chris

    Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

    Grace, love the new release for Noah's Ark, you colored it beautifully, even the white caps! Perfect in every way. Thank you for being our guest designer this month at Midnight Madness. Jane

    Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

    Grace, goodness, ths is so beautiful!!! I love the way you've popped some of the animals up and your colorng job, wow, I wish I could color like that!! The rainbow you've added adds so much...stunning!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

    Connie M. said...

    A huge congrats on the guest DT spot, Grace!! Sooo well deserved for sure!!

    Love this adorable card...you rocked this sketch!

    Becky said...

    Congratulations on the guest spot..You do so deserve it.
    This card is just adorable.

    Stephanie said...

    Congratulations you diva you!! Love the rainbow you created in the background - another stunning card :)

    Riet said...

    So beautiful card Grace,i love your image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

    Carol said...

    Yippee Grace...so glad you are our Guest Design this month. I am thrilled to be working along side you. I am an admirer of your work. This card is sensational...the color, the coloring, the dp, the image....all a glorious design colaboration!!! Great job this week!!!

    Bear hugs,
    Carol :o}

    Carolyn said...

    Hi Grace~ Welcome to the MMSC this month. How exciting to be working alongside you. I have admired your work and talent for a long time now.

    Your card is perfect. I love the rainbow, and your coloring is outstanding. Very beautiful job. I can't wait to see more!!

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday and have a very Happy New Year!!

    Carolyn
    MMSC DT

    Crystal said...

    Grace gorgeous I LOVE your rainbow!!!

    Denise @ kc242 said...

    Grace! So nice to see your creation this week. Love the stamp that you used from ODBD. Great coloring and design of your wonderful card! I am looking forward to seeing your creations all month! Denise

    Dawn B. said...

    This is beautiful Grace..So much detail in this stamp..It is wonderful. Great job on the sketch. Congratulations..

    Lovely Linda said...

    Hello Grace - you KNOW how thrilled I am to have you with us at MMSC this month - I am loving it!! I am also loving your card - that set is gorgeous. Your colouring is always so amazing and I love the dove button - I am going to have to check out that technique! Thanks for sharing Grace - you work is always amazing! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

    Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

    Grace, we're thrilled to have you with us for Jan. Your exceptional work shows on card, and this card shows it with all the details it has :) You rocked the sketch! Love those flowers and greens too, xox ~Jeni

    Kelley said...

    Grace, this such a beautiful card! I love the coloring and the rainbow! So creative!

    designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

    Grace, I am so happy that you will be with us this month and I can't wait to see all your creations. It's really such an honor to be working with you. Your card this week is just beautiful with all the details you put into it. Such a lovely image that you have colored perfectly. Pretty dp and that flower is beautiful. Lovely take on the sketch.
    Hugs,
    Charlotte
    XXX

    Christina C. said...

    Your card is beautiful.....colored to perfection. Love the background rainbow. Looking forward to all your creations this month.

    Rosietoes said...

    Loving this card Grace.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Edna x

    Mary said...

    So cute! This would be a perfect baby card!

    Corie said...

    This is absolutely stunning!!

    Sandee said...

    Hi Grace! Congratulations to you for the Design Diva spot this month!!!! How fun!!!! Your card is absolutely wonderful!!!! That rainbow is fantastic! Great idea!

    Priscilla said...

    Hi Grace, I made it to your blog..Yeah :) I have been lucky enough to be drooling over this card for awhile..LOL You are so talented and those colors you created for the rainbow and all the extra details that you added to this one is exceptional. Well done using the sketch. Thank you for being our Diva this month. It is a blast getting to know you :)
    Priscilla

    peggysue said...

    Grace that is gorgeous! What a cute image (once again) and great designer paper to frame it.

    Davi said...

    Beautifully colored image very pretty card.

    Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

    Hi Grace! We are so happy to have you joining us this month! I love this Noah's ark! Beautiful job on the sketch. Your card is fantastic as always!

    Sue

    cabio's craft corner said...

    Wow Grace, this is truly an amazing card. I can't imagine how long it would take you to cut all those little images and layered them. A treat to eye :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

    KathyJ (Wattle) said...

    Grace this is absolutely AWESOME!!!!! Such gorgeous colouring, love your ribbon treatment, shrink plastic button and that wonderful rainbow!!!

    Kristine said...

    Beautiful card Grace! Love all your wonderful colors and that RAINBOW! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges *Ü*

    Annette said...

    First Congratulations on being Guest Designer for MMSC what a fantastic achievement! So love this card, love the colour combination, gorgeous flower and just love this Noah Arks image. Take CareX:)

    katiesniche said...

    That Noah's Ark card is beautiful! Love how it's all popped up.