It's that time again, the Midnight Madness Challenge! Priscilla went "way out there" with a puzzle sketch; however, my stamped puzzle pieces are still sitting on my desk waiting for inspiration. Things are too busy right now for me to "open up my mind" and put that darn beautifully stamped puzzle piece into a card creation. Sorry Priscilla!
Here's the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge if you would like to follow along:
I did, however, go a little extra overboard with the more CAS version of the sketch. I dolled this thing up every which way but loose to make up to Priscilla for not completing my puzzle card.
With the 4 square sketch, I thought it might look really good as a window card. I LOVE looking out windows and I love stamps with windows and when stampers create their own windows. That's kind of what I've done here. I tried the best I could.
I stamped the entire image and then punched out into 4 squares. I sponged the clouds, over a 1" circle mask so that I could fill in my sun. I sponged old olive on the very bottom for the greenery and creamy caramel for the dirt layer. I then picked up on Pat Smether's use of the watercolor minis that I've had for AGES and never used!! I had no idea you could make scenery so easily with this set. I stamped off a couple grass/stem items from that set and used the flower piece to randomly stamp coordinating flowers in the grassy areas. I even incorporated a butterfly from the set in the top right corner. It's a 2-step stamp, so I was able to stamp the outer part black and the inner parts in summer sun.
I added crystal effects to the basket and the blue part of the bird and sprinkled dazzling diamonds randomly in the grass/flower portion and in the flower basket.
I used the SU finial press ef for the patterned paper b/g, window and cornice box. I adhered some ribbon to the cornice box and added some pearls. I used my MS daisy border punch for the cornice box and the bottom of the window.
Added some flowers given to me in a RAK from twinshappy~thanks Stacy~ and some MS punched branches for the corner pieces instead of ribbon per the sketch.
Added my greeting "merci" at the top using an oval punch. And, I paper pierced and used the faux stitching technique around the first mat.
Priscilla, I hope I made up for not completing my puzzle card. If it makes you feel any better, I was "puzzled" all through making this version of the card. So, I was "puzzled" if I did and "puzzled" if I didn't. In fact, I always seem to be "puzzled!! LOL!!
Sorry for all the rambling, but this one took a lot out of me
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Punchkateer Tally: 4 Punchez, but some used more than once for a total of 14 time punching: 4 squares, 3 daisies (1 inside the card), 6 branches, 1 oval! I've lots tons of weight on this one, but I also lost my mind! LOL!
Date: Friday, April 16, 2010 GMT Views: 4533
Stamps: SU Peach Within, SU Chic Boutique, SU Watercolor Minis
Paper: SU Sweet DSP, Black, White and Bashful Blue Card Stock
Ink: Black; Markers: Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Black
Accessories: MS Daisy Border and Branch Punches, SU 1" Circle, 1-3/8 Square and Small Oval Punches, SU Finial Press EF, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue, Lace Ribbon, Pearls, Flowers from RAK, Paper Piercer & Mat, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, G
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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 @ 11:37 AM
OMgoodness, I love your window Rx. You've never created anything like this before, Fruitcake! It shines like no tomorrow. I love where your inspiration took you; I'm sure Priscilla will too. What a great behind the window scent you've gone and created for us today. Totally wonderful and it's great that it might have been a little stretch out of your comfort zone. Fruitcake, this here is quite the creation if I say so myself.
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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 @ 11:58 AM
OMG, Pambina, this is my all time favorite card of yours. Girl, I know you haven't been getting to stamp as much as you would like so it looks like you made up for it on this one. The Midnight Madness girls will be so proud of you.
I love it....did you say it was mine?????????????? Your window is just delightful and the images are so beautiful. Masking, sponging, PUNCHKATEERING, wow, you didn't leave out much. I LOVE THIS!!!! O.K., I'm not going to write a newspaper article (long one) like you did so I stop here. LOL I give it an A+
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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 @ 12:49 PM
Pam, this is a wonderful scene!! I would have had a difficult time cutting it into four pieces. Love your embellishments and coloroing of the image. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.
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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 @ 1:01 PM
Oh my Pam!!! You have created a wonderful card!! Ah oh!! It's so wonderful I forgot to call you Buttski or Pamaliza or Fruitflakez because your card is so wonderful!!!!! I love your window scene!! Just lovely! Oh - you say you went a LITTLE overboard from the CAS sketch..... oh.............
I would have never noticed - that's so unilike you!!!:) :) :)
I think you've just lost 70 lbs with those punchez!!!! But I think it may have been all ineffient brain matter. sigh.
Absolutley outstanding lovely card!! Send it my way!!!! Yes........ and I'll send you $100.00 of punchez to you... lying - but something like that!!! OH fabo!!!!!!!!
I see your blue marbles / brain matter are flung around your card as per usual.............
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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 @ 2:36 PM
Oh, Pamzi!!! This is drop-dead gorgeous!! I am in awe of that fabulous window scene you created. Not only a super view out the window (glad you figured out how to use those watercolor minis to make your scene), but a stunning window treatment, including lace and pearls, as well. And all those terrific punches, too!!!! Way to go, Punchkateer! I hope you find your mind again, soon. You may need it!!!! (Although, maybe not . . . )
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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 @ 4:07 PM
Pamzi....you have used the word "Puzzle" so many times in your post....that it counts toward the sketch!!!! Besides, we don't want to be responsible for losing your mind. LOL Love, Love, Love, your window scene. The Martha Stewart Daisy punch looks so cute framing the window with the added lace and pearls. The embossing and stitching is the perfect accent. Now is this real stitching on the fake sewing machine from Benzi or faux stitching!!! It looks real. This is simply delightful. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. It is simply a delight to visit and see your fabulous creation. I am proud of your punching extravaganza!!!
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