Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Midnight Madness

Okay, so perhaps I took this a little too literally, since it is one hour until midnight, when this sketch challenge is over!! I felt a little like Cinderella trying to get this card done on time, LOL!! Anyway, this is my entry for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #12.
I loved this sketch, and wanted to get back to doing these wonderful Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. I was inspired by Kard Krazy's Tag Challenge (#11) for today, which was Summer Flowers. The two challenges just seemed to naturally come together! My idea for this card was that of an old botanical journal sort of springing to life.
My tag image is from Inkadinkado, colored with Copics, cut out, and popped up on a tag made with some K and Co. text paper, set atop a hydrangea background image from Mary Mata in vellum. The background of the card is made up of Graphic 45 paper (cut up and repositioned), with some Laura Ashley printed vellum at the bottom. The ribbon across the card and the flowers are from my stash. The ribbon on my tag is Martha Stewart.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful evening!


Susie Campbell (Sue Smith) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour palette you've used here!

Barb said...

Hi Jean,
All I can say is you work well under pressure!! OMG, your creation is awesome - love everything about it, especially the color.
Thanks for your recent "visit" to my blog.

Char said...

This is fabulous. A gorgeous summer flower you used. Love how you layerd the tag.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Very Pretty, Very Pretty!! love the florals and colors! Thanks for making the deadline, livin' on the edge!!!

Play with us again at Midnight Madness.

Jane, MMDT member

Priscilla said...

OMG..This is one of the most beautiful cards entered. I just love it. WOW..really nice.. everything about it is fantastic..
Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness this week.

Carolyn said...

This is absolutely stunning! I just love every single thing about it!! Perfect job!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the MMSC. Hope to see you again next week!!

Carolyn, MMSC DT

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

What a gorgeous tag!!! Great design. Hydrangeas are one of my faves....wish they grew well here.
Thanks for playing along with tag tuesday!

Ellen said...

gorgeous card and tag Jean, ouch you cut up some Graphic 45 paper
( mine is still sitting there to be stroked)

the flowers from your stast go so well with the hydrangea

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

WOW, what a stunning creation this is...absolutely breathtaking. The details are fabulous and colors are very classy! Great, great job with the sketch...thanks so much for playing and I so look forward to seeing what you come up with next!!

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

Wow, Jean , this is such a Beautiful card! I can't stop looking at it, how you laid out the background and the beautiful hydrangea, so nice. You must take some time to play MMSC13! I can't wait to see what you'll make with that sketch. Thanks for sharing your talent with us, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Anonymous said...

Jean, this is stunning! LOVE it!
Pam Going Postal

Rhonda said...

This is amazing! Your presentation of the hydrangea is fabulous. Very, very beautiful card. Cheers!

Unknown said...

Incredibly stunning Jean! Love every detail!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

What a wonderful work of art, Jean! Everything coordinates so well together, and flows nicely. Great work.

Ali Manning said...

This is an incredible card - I'm speechless!

Shar B said...

Sensational and absolutely lovely!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card Jean, I love the aged look your card has, it's really lovely.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

Vicki x

Lynn Stevens said...

How did I miss this? this has to be one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen, Lovely!