Irresistible - there is no other word for this darling little hedgie from Penny Black. As soon as this image arrived in the mail from my friend Sharon (aka *Doris*) it won me and I have saved it for my Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge card. At first I was tempted to do the card totally in pink but I am happy I decided to go with these colours, they are still soft and feminine but just a 'touch' earthy!
This weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is the big draw....YAHOO!! We are all eagerly waiting to find out how has won it - if you don't know what I am taking about, then you had better check it out - it could be YOU!!! Check it out here:
In week 5 I won the bonus gift, which was exciting enough in itself...I am hoping it comes this week - I don't know who is happier when I get mail, the postman or me....whenever something comes, even if I am down the street he calls out and tells me - now that is service!! LOL
The hedgie on this was chalked and then popped up on 3D dots. Alll edges are sponged and some paper pierced....the CB corners have been added on the 'corners' (!?) of the oval....I was looking for something different to use and was happy with the look of these. The final touch is the layered flowers in the top corner, I added the fabulous button that was given to me by a friend from Church, infact she gave me dozens of old buttons and they are ALL ideal for cards....I juts LOVE buttons on cards in so many way! I then added the two little pearls to complete the sketch!
So there you have it my MMSC and it is midnight here - often the way for me....but my aim is always to have it done by the end of the weekend - phew in with minutes to spare!!!
Registered: May 15, 2005 Location: Arlington, Washington Posts: 30291
Sun, Jun 28, 2009 @ 7:51 PM
wow!! this is just perfect Linda, these colors, your wonderful design, and of course sweet little hedgie colored to perfection all make for one fantabulous creation! I am pulling for you... hope you win! your card is adorable!! wouldn't change a thing!
Registered: May 18, 2008 Location: Virginia Posts: 24354
Sun, Jun 28, 2009 @ 7:55 PM
Linda, this is ADORABLE and beautiful at the same time. You did a fantastic job and really made this card your own from the sketch!!! I LOVE that image, your coloring, the sponging, papers, flower, piercing. It's all incredible. You should win with all your great cards and you've been a loyal spokesperson for MM challenges!!! Way to go!!! TFS!
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Sun, Jun 28, 2009 @ 9:10 PM
I love this image and the earthy tones with the pink! Your torn adn distressed edges and sweet lil pearls are gorgeous Linda. Congrats to you...and the postman. (Does the Lolly man know about this?) Lol- LYMI
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: September 17, 2006 Location: San Marcos, Tx Posts: 3015
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 @ 3:52 AM
Awwww this image is adorable but after you have adorned her on this card she is precious! I love the soft effect you gave this card. I especially was drawn to the way you used the corners on an oval! What an idea. Good luck on the MMC and I hope you win!
------------------------------ Ich bin Klein. Mach mein Herze rein Soll niemand anderen drin wohnen Als Jesus allein. (I am little. Make my heart clean. Don't let anyone else live in it but Jesus alone.)
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 @ 1:28 PM
What a precious little critter. Love your colors!! Thanks for being so supportive in the MMSC. We look forward to more of your darling cards in all of our future challenges.
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??