April 12, 2011

MMSC99 -- Cattails


Hi there!  Just a heads up to let you know that this week's bonus sponsor of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is the Doodle Pantry.  Laurie is offering a great prize package with lots of goodies including a $10 Doodle Pantry Coupon.  

Above is my take combining the Midnight Madness Sketch (MMSC99) with one of the DP images from Cattail Pond. For this card, I tried something different.  Rather than coloring the image by hand in traditional colors, I recolored the image in a Word document using 'picture formatting'.  'Picture formatting' was also used to shade the image.  For the next step, I opened another Word document; added a digi paper background; then pasted the recolored image on top. After cutting out the image, I coated it with a layer of clear, ultra microbeads.  I really had fun with this one!

Hope you have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies:  Digital Stamp -- Cattail Pond by Doodle Pantry; Paper - SU! tempting turquoise, chocolate chip, SU!-MDS digital DSP, generic white base; Ink - computer, Versamark; Accessories -- Sizzix embossing folder, Spellbinder dies, small square punch, slot punch, MFT doily die, buttons from my stash, clear ulta micobeads by pennwisearts, heat and stick powder, dimensionals.

31 comments:

  1. This so wonderful! Love the blue cattails and the great buttons are the perfect accent.

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  2. Wow, this is a great card! I love the microbeads and the unique colors!

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  3. Goodness, Pat - this is so pretty! That blue literally jumps off the page! What a great card - love the use of the beads! Hugs...

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  4. How cool! Love the color combo, and the pretty buttons. Fun seeing a different way to color the image, too! Great thinking outside the box! :)

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  5. Well THAT'S different, and I LOVE it!! Nice way of highlighting the cattails!! Love your embossed bg too and the way you did the pennant banner thingy in blue. Cool buttons as well =)

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  6. Oh my gosh I love this card, totally wonderful. Love the colour, the image, the layout and well everything about it. I have been working on a cattail card so this one really caught my eye. Your's is -wow!

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  7. Cool coloring technique! Gorgeous card, Pat.

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  8. very cool Pat! this is beautiful!!!
    hugs & blessings!

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  29. Oooh this is beautiful!!! Great take on the MMS and I love the color combo!!!

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  30. So pretty, I love the colors in this!

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  31. Gorgeous card, Pat! LOVE the colors and those beautiful buttons.
    Hugs and smiles

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