Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch #9 - Sunflower Window Box

Good Morning! It's Tuesday week #9 of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! This weeks sketch is a REALLY fun one. It's hard to tell the sketch from my creation so be sure to hop over there and see the Sketch Layout and Design Team Ideas for yourself! I know you will get inspired to play with us!!

I used Hickory Wood Paper - Pre-cut Strips for the frame behind the Sunflowers. The Sunflowers are my Sunflower Digi's that I have printed out in several different sizes...just like how God makes them! I have used the Birch Wood Paper - Pre-cut Strips to make the window flower box. I used some Spanish moss as filler and 100% All Natural Grape Vine Twists. Also, you may not have noticed, but I printed the sunflowers on the background paper too. Started with a glossy sheet of cardstock. Stop back tomorrow for a little tutorial on how I made the background!

I cut the top of the sunflower out so it would be in front of the window frame. I also used the Paper Tole Technique on the sunflowers. I used a pencil eraser on the backside of the brown flower center to make it round.

All the flower stems, Spanish moss and grape vine twists are all stuck in the flower box. Snug as a bug! ;)


To my GREAT SURPRISE this morning, Priscilla, gave me the Midnight Madness Technical Wiz Award! How Cool is THAT???? Thank you Priscilla. And I would help you ladies anytime with your computer and Blogger troubles! It's an honor to be part of this group and whatever I can do to help support everyone! Thank you again and I will wear this badge proudly!

Addition to original post! :)
I was just doing some blog surfing and came across a few other challenges I have not seen before that this card would qualify to be in. I'm so excited! You should check them out!

Pile It On - 3 different embellishments PLUS combine with other challenges
The Pink Elephant - Favorite Color Combo
Cute Card Thursday - Stitching -Real or Faux

Stamps: McMahon Five Designs Sunflower Digi
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Garden Green, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Chocolate Chip, Glossy White, Hickory Pre-cut Wood Paper, Birch Pre-cut Wood Paper
Accessories/Embellishments: Sewing machine, Sponges, Printer, 3 SU! Ribbons, Sunflower embellishments, Spanish moss, Grape Vine Twists, Stickles, Dimensionals


designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Sue, this card is gorgeous...so many beautiful details, the wood paper, cut out flowers, spanish moss and grapevine twists.....just beautiful! I would love to have a window box full of your flowers at my house!
Beautifully crafted!
Congratulations on the team award....you have soooo earned that one Sue!
Enjoy your day!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Wonderful card Sue. I love how you created the window for it's depth and the box itself. Lovely coloring of your very own digi images - pefect details.

ALSO congrats on you well deserved computer tech award - thanks for putting up with us all!!!

Happy Crafter said...

Wow fantastic card Sue love it :)
Val xxx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous, Sue!

coldwaters2 said...

This is one awesome work of art it is just beautiful I love it. The sunflowers and the wood effects are lush.

Lorraine x

Carolyn said...

Your work just gets better and better all the time. I am so impressed with this card. I so love the wood, and you made those flowers look so real and so beautiful. I think that the grapevine is my favorite though. It really completes the card.

Congrats on your well-deserved award too. We are so lucky to have you on the team!! :)


Spyder said...

Love your window box, it's an amazing card, I love the wood and the flowers look so real, I would never think to add moss or vines!

Jane Carroll said...

very pretty

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Anonymous said...

all your cards are gorgeous! I really like the real touch of wood paper you added, really cool!

Thanks for playing with us @ Pile It On!

-- dalis

Sandee said...

I love how you did the flowers and the spanish moss is a wonderful addition! Gorgeous card!

Denise Clark said...

Great sunflower! I love the vines! Unique and looks so 3D that I feel like I could touch them! Wonderful take on the challenges!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is beautiful Sue! Love the flowers and the window box effect, very cool. Beautiful details and coloring. Thanks for joining in at Pile It On! ~Denise :)

craftypagan said...

Beautiful card! I love the flowers and all the wonderful details you've added. I just love your style! Hugs Rowena-Pile it On dt

raindropecho said...

What a beautiful creation! Love how it just looks like it's popping out at me. Thanks for joining us this week :D
- Ann @ Pile It On!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

What an ingenious idea to make a window box with your wood paper. And I love the curly grapevine twigs too, such a perfect finishing touch. :) Congrats on your award too!

Maureen said...

What a fabulous card! Love the paper tole and the filler is so cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On!

Tasha said...

Beautiful card! I love the wooden frame effect and the sunflowers - they are beautiful
Thank you for joining in the Creative Card Crew challenge
love tasha xx

Vickilyn said...

Love it!!!

Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! this week! Can't wait to see more from you in the weeks ahead!

PIO Owner

Valerie said...

Wow! Very pretty just love the 3-D looking flowers!

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

Sue, Congrats to you Girl, on the feature MMSC spot! Love the pop up details and your signature wood on this one! xox ~Jeni

Kelly said...

What a beautiful card Sue. I love the 3-D look of the flowers. What a great card for MMSC9. This is my 1st time participating in a challenge, I have to say, you are the source of inspiration!

Paula said...

Such a stunning card the sunflowers are fabulous. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx