Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Life is Sweet!".........Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #44

Once again I hope you've had a fun weekend! Here is this weeks Midnight Madness creation. Details can be found HERE. I decided to try my hand at stamping on fabric. I used a piece of white muslin and lightly stamped a diamond background with pink ink. Next I stamped the focal image with black "Versacraft" ink. This ink is formulated for use with fabric. It's truely the only ink I have found that doesn't bleed. The image stamps sharp and crisp. First I tried to color the hummingbird with SU markers. Not liking the effect I switched to KOH.I.NOOR "Gioconda" soft pastel pencils. These are like chalk in a pencil form, much softer looking and again don't bleed outside the edges.

Here are the details:

Stamps:  Unknown diamond background, Inkadinkadoo clear stamp Hummingbird, CHF's Sheet Music Backgrounder

Paper:     Neenah solar crest  80#, SU "Taken with Teal", "Pretty in Pink" and Black

Ink:         Vesacraft black, SU Taken with Teal and Pretty in Pink, Pastel pencils 8820/15 and 8820/38

Other:     Nestabilities, Muslin, Pink velvet ribbon from Joanne's, Crystal flourish, crystals , Kaiser pearls, Stardust stickles, MS leaf punch, Prima rosebud and a generic white flower, black lace from Joanne's.

Thanks for taking a look and have a great week!



  1. Wow what a beautifully unique card. I absolutely love that hummingbird image and the way that you added so much glittery shine. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Midnight Madness! Love it!
    Midnight Madness DT

  2. Wow, love what you did with the stamps on fabric. The hummingbird is wonderful and colored beautifully. The subtle background is wonderful. Wow, love the addition of the bling, makes it extra special. Thanks for sharing your card with us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Fabulous take on the sketch, very creative.

    MMSC March Guest

  3. WOw Holly, another gorgeous card from you! Love the stamping on fabric - it gives such gorgeous texture to your card! I love the image and the shimmer - this is just delightful - well done! We appreciate you supporting us this week - we love to see your card and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  4. Holly this is fascinating and unique to me. I love how it sparkles and shines. What a neat technique that gives such a dazzling result. It is captivating and gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  5. Oh Holly, Another stunning creation from you. You just keep workin' these. I am so amazed and impressed. I am just so happy that you found us and thank you for playing with us at the MMSC. I love all the inspiration that I can get here!


  6. What amazing details..your card is just Beautiful.. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Be sure to check in for all the exciting news in this weeks Tuesday post! Lots of new things happening and I am sure you will love it!!
    MMSC Hostess

  7. Beautiful! I love the way you embellished it.
    Aloha & Hugs,

  8. Your cards are gorgeous Holly! I love what you did with the humming bird, so inspiring! My friend and I have just started a new blog for Sweet Pea Stamp fans here that you might be interested in looking at! :o) xx