Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Digi Stamp - Bell of the Ball - MMSC33

Welcome to Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Week #33! Holy Cow! 33 weeks! This is probably one of my most favorite, if not THE most favorite sketch Priscilla has done. Well done, Priscilla! You ROCK! For whatever reason, I saw it and knew what I wanted to do. It was really simple to do and took no time at all...but LOOKS super complicated. NOT! Cut, cut, glue, sew, glue, stretch and punch...done! :)

I used The Ball digi stamp as this was originally to be a New Years Eve type card. I didn't want to color her other than her skin. I wanted a card that was Black, White and Silver. Kind of a celebratory, New Years color I guess.

I had to add Stickles. Carolyn got me addicted on Stickles and I can NOT make a card without Stickles. :) I did Paper Tole this image as I airbrushed the background with Copics. If you click on this picture and look at the background, you will see a metallic sheen. I don't know what it is but if you Airbrush with Copic Markers it gives a metallic sheen although coloring with the same markers does not. I don't know...can't explain it...must be MAGIC!

Some pretty little brads I had on hand left over from a previous project.

I was not sure about adding silver ribbon to a brown and black background paper. I was really wanting to use this new Forever Paper I added to the store so I stepped outside my comfort zone and went for it. I love it! Love it, Love it. And yes, I'd do it again! :)
Be sure to play along with us this week even though it's a busy week! We have great prizes and with everyone being so busy your chances of winning are greater! I wish everyone a Safe and Very Merry Christmas! Blessings to you and your families this Christmas!


Denise @ kc242 said...

Sue, your card is fabulous. Love your image. Now that is a ball gown! I love the fact that it has so much sparkle and small details that make it pop! Wow! Great Card!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Sue, this is an amazing creation! The color choice, dp, ribbon and accessories are truly beautiful and you really have done the image and sketch proud! Simply stunning!
I wish you and your family a truly Blessed Christmas holiday.

BaNessa said...

Your card is absolutely georgious and I love the color (Grey is a close 2nd to my favorite... purple)!!!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

I love this too Sue! I love the stickles you've added to her dress and the whole card is SO ELEGANT in its simplicity. I can see why you love it so much. :) Merry Christmas to you and your family! Stay Safe. :) Michelle

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I don't know Sue, that does not look like an easy card to me, LOL. Looks more complicated then you let on!! It turned out stunning - the whole package of colors, ribbon - the works. Season greetings to you, Jane

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, those glittery trims on her dress made this gal looks so gorgeous. It's so very cool Sue! Beautifully sewing work and layering job. Love the mono scheme too.
Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas & a wonderful New Year fills with joy & happiness :o)

Carol said...

It's hard to believe that you didn't do any coloring on the image other than the skin....It is magnificent. This is just wonderful and I love the stickles. Wishing you joy and happiness during this Christmas season and a very healthy happy New Year to you and your family. I am so blessed to be a part of this team and to be able to call you all my friends.

Bear Hugs
Carol :o}

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sue - you ahve outdone yourself AGAIN!! Love thins image and the simplicity of your card - we all know how hard we work to schieve a simple look! Gorgeous Sue - and the card!! LOL! Love the stickles too - the ribbon is gorgeous - it is all gorgeous my friend! I am loving being on the MMSC with you all - I want you to know I have your 'creative'(Ahemmm!) piece of work on my desk for inspiration!! Thank you Sue!! LOL! God bless you - have a blessed CHRISTmas with your family and friends! Chat soon! {{{hugs}}}

Anonymous said...

You are a very smart person!

Priscilla said...

Your camera is taking some wonderful pictures. You are catching the sparkles and everything. Well done. Do I have your permission to use a portion of this card image for some graphic art work in the future?