Saturday, May 8, 2010

MMSC #52 Card Challenge

I found another card challenge blog that I like. It's called the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and it is hosted on the priscillastyles blog. We were given a choice of two similar sketchs, one fancy and one simple.

I have fallen in love with watercolor pencils and my aqua brush! The image is Stampabilities Happy Hoppers "An Apple a Day". I just love these little guys! I used a little yellow chalk around the image too.

The base card is Kraft colored card stock. The red accent stripes were originally white card stock. I used Fired Brick Distress ink to color them. The flowers are Prima. I used some Pitch Black alcohol ink to color some glass microbeads for the flower center. The leaves were punched with a Martha Sewart punch. A few red acrylic blings and a couple of black brads were added for accent.

My tag was also white cardstock colored with Fired Brick. The sentiment is a Cosmo Cricket rub on. I masked it and then used Black Soot Distress Ink on a background stamp for the pattern and to ink the edges. The little apple was cut on my Cricut using the Home Accents cartridge. I tried to mimic the coloring of the other apples. Some black ribbon fiber through an eyelet finishes it off.

This card is very simple in style but I had so much fun making it.
Thanks for stopping by,


Priscilla said...

Oh Tracy, first a BIG WARM WELCOME to our challenges. I am just thrilled that you found us and decided to play along :) Your blog is fantastic and I can't wait to have a better look around. Now to your AWESOME MMSC52 card. Well, I have to say, you get extra points for using a Penny Black stamp :) Your take on the sketch is wonderful and you did a bang up job with your watercolor pencils :) {{{clap clap clap}} Ok, here is a heads up and a personal invitation to our PARTY :)
Where: MMSC53 Post
When: Next Tuesday May 11th
Theme: Dance Party
We are celebrating next week with a Dance Party? Do you have the moves? Better get that Party dress out of the Dry Cleaners and dust off those dancing shoes. Party will last all week and we will have a Dance contest, door prizes, best dressed etc. Don’t miss out on all the fun and be sure to loosen up those hips. Oh and it’s BYOB (Bring your own bootie) lol {{Shake}}(_|_)(_\_)(_|_){{shake}}(_/_)(_|_)(_\_)(_|_)(_/_){{skake}}your bootie.
Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and the sneak peek is posted if you want to take a glance :)
MMSC Hostess

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Welcome Tracy, this is such a special card. Your coloring is so perfect, (I love the tones on the apples) and what a perfect coordinating tag. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week. Be sure to check back all month since we are celebrating our one year anniversary and will be having a party with favors all month long. :) Michelle MMDT

Rita Barakat said...

Hi Tracy- you make such beautiful cards! I am always amazed by card makers because I just can't ever seem to get them to look good! Happy Mothers Day!

~* steph :) *~ said...

hi tracy! wow, you're just whipping out all these fabbie cards! what a cutie image! love all the details. thanks for sharing :)! happy happy mother's day, my dear friend! *hugs* steph :)

Tracy said...

This is such a cute card. Love that image.

Unknown said...

What a cute and beautiful card this is Tracy, it's not simple at all. I always love it when there's a surprise in there somewhere, so great idea with the tag! Enjoy your day, hugs, ~Ira

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Tracy, I am so glad you could join us this week at the MMSC - what an adorable card - I LOVE those Happy Hoppers and this one is as adorable as they come and so beautfully coloured! Your card is adorable Tracy, you use those watercolour pencils beautifully!! It is a favourite with me! Love it!! We are so glad you could join us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blogaversary Celebrations! There is so much happening this month - we would love to see you next week - we are having a DANCE PARTY so get out your dancing shoes and get ready to 'kick up your heels' and shake your 'bootie'...
LOL! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Chris said...

Oh this is just gorgeous!! I love the happy Hoppers and your colors and beautiful flower are awesome! TFS!!

Kristina said...

First off, love the card!! are in BIG trouble missy!! I have been searching all over for roosters for my blog!!! Where in the world did you find this? I love love love it and am green with envy ;)


Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is just too sweet! What a darlig card. Your colorings are beautiful and the details are just perfect!

Thank you so much for joining us in our anniverserychallenge at Midnight Madness. We sure hope you will put your partydress on and join us in our danceparty next week!



Carol Hurlock said...

Tracey - welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. We are delight that you joined us this week and hope this is the start of you becoming a part of our family. We love making new friends. I see here that you have created a most delightful card! That image is just as sweet as can be. The coloring and shading is perfect and your embellishments are divine. Thank you so much for playing along with us. Be sure to stop back for our month long Blogaversary celebration. This week it's going to be a dance won't want to miss the fun!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team