Thursday, May 13, 2010

Midnight Madness As You Graduate

Hello everyone! Today for the Midnight Madness Sketch, I went really out of my comfort zone and created an "orangish" card!

I stamped the image from the Our Daily Bread designs May release, As You Graduate with Archival Sepia and wanted to just give the image a hint of Sepia tone, but since Archival is water proof, I couldn't water color it, so I added some SU! Markers and Ranger Inks to get close in color. I paired the image with a Bazzill brown base, and designer paper from BasicGrey in Origins, Porcelain and Sugar Rush. I paper pieced the butterflies by stamping them again on the dotted paper and cutting out and mounting above the stamped image. The flowers are Primas. For the tab parts of the sketch, I stamped the sentiment three times to be able to cut the words apart and I distressed each tab with Distress Ink, then I added the tassle.

I am linking this to the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Great Outdoors
Crafty Cardmakers - Distressing
Whoopsi Daisy - As You Like It
Flutterby Wed. - Butterfly
Creatalicious Challenge- Flowers & Wings
Alphabet Challenge - B is for Butterfly
Thanks so much for looking! Be blessed!

The party is on over at Midnight Madness... check it out as all week there will be prizes and fun!

25 comments:

Crystal said...

SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! What a beautiful grad card....WOW WOW WOW sweetie!!!

Priscilla said...

Oh Grace, that is so pretty..I love the orngish colors you have used. The tassel is a perfect touch too. Beautiful dear. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and for helping celebrate out one year anniversary. I have saved you a dance and would love to see your moves..lol See you on the dance floor. DANCE PARTY HERE
Next week we will be celebrating with a Barbeque Midnight Madness style.
See you at the BBQ?
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Nancy said...

WOW!! Completely gorgeous!! I love what you did with the sketch!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!

Becky said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Grace, I would not have thought of stamping this in a different color (da) :).

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Grace - is there any style of card you cannot make!! LOL! This is fabulous my friend! I love this image and the colours you have used, What a great idea with the sentiment and the tassle - cool! I am loving this Grace - it has your elegant style! We are glad you joined in the fun this week and appreciate your support for the MMSC - we look forward to seeing you NEXT week when we are going to be 'sizzling' - on the Barbeque - YUMBLY! C U there! (((HUGS)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card! Great colours, thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Irena said...

Very very beautiful card :)

Rosietoes said...

I find orange 'difficult' as well Grace but I wish I could make something as stunning as this with colours I'm comfortable with!
Edna x

Angella D. Crockett said...

Gracie, you are such a creative genius!!! Everything you create is a work of art!! And I'm not just saying that because I love you!!!:) Seriously, you totally inspire me constantly with your paper-crafting and with your faith...you are truly a blessing!!!! Big hugs and lots of love!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous,such beautiful colours and details!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
xx

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Fabulous card, beautiful design!

made by fifi said...

beautiful card - thank you for joining in the alphabet challenge this week x

pam124 said...

What an outstanding card Grace. Wow, you really know how to put those details to work just right!! This is one of my fave MM cards this week!!

pinky said...

Grace this is absolutely stunning. I really love this, like a picture! Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy this month.
Pinky

ChristineCreations said...

I just LOVE how you've interpreted the sketch Grace. Fantastic sentiment tabs and I love the autumn colors and flowers!

Wanda Cullen said...

First of all, Grace, your new blog look is gorgeous! And this card is so stunning!! I'm with you on not going to orange shades much, but I'm finding more and more that I'm using it and liking it!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Grace this is absolutely stunning. I just adore this. Thanks for joining the May WhoopsiDaisy Challenge.

Laura - Layers of Color said...
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America said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR WORK IS ALWAYS GORGEOUS----more AMAZING than the last!!!

Danni said...

Wow!What a truly amazing creation! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Marisa said...

Totally fabulous creation!!! Love it!

Carol said...

Grace this is amazing. I love your color choices and how well those flowers just seem to meld into the scenery. Pure perfection at its finest! Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along and hope you are enjoying the dance party.
Bear Hugs,
Carol :0}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous image and embellishments; such a perfect way to use the sketch tabs for the sentiment, too! Thanks for participating in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and hope to see you again at the MMSC tomorow!
Jessica, MMSC DT

Heike said...

Wow, this is so cute. Wonderful card with great colors and Details. Thanks for playing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge. Good Luck!

Hugs
Heike

Vixykins said...

Beautiful work Grace, the colours are divine and it all works so well together with the flowers, fabulous!

Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers distressed challenge x