Saturday, January 30, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #38

Boy, am I on a roll! Two blogs in two days! I told my husband that this weekend is all art, no bills, housework, laundry, and he’s cooking. He said fine. Aren’t I lucky? Yes, I do count my remarkable blessings. We’re not going anywhere. We have finally ended up with around 10” of snow and ½” of ice under that.

Again, I ramble.

This little piece of art is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I am so in love with Copic Markers, which you all know by now. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to really dive in, but now that I have, I want all the colors. A word of advice…when you buy a pen…buy the refill. There is nothing like being right in the middle of a project, everything’s going great, and your color goes dry, not a good feeling!

The main image is Miss Anya Love Connection from Die Cuts R Us. I used Copic Markers for the coloring. All my paper is from Stampin’ Up and Outlines Rubber Stamps. I have aged the stock with Tim Holtz’s Distress Ink purchased from Addicted to Rubber Stamps.

This close up is really to show the tatting and die cut. I have aged the tatting with the Distress Ink in Broken China. I just purchased several pads of the Distress Inks and I am really going to town with them. The photo corners are from a Cuttlebug die, but cut on Spellbinder’s The Wizard. I was not satisfied with the way Cuttlebug was cutting their own dies so I purchased The Wizard. I am not sorry that I invested in this little machine. I also like all their dies.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your weekend is going good. Mine is!!


Priscilla said...

Hello :) Wow..I am so thrilled you joined us this week. Your work is wonderful. I love your Copics work. I just got Copic Certified.. and I love your idea about buying the refills when you buy the pen...great tip :) Your card is just wonderful..great color combo and bright fun colors too boot.. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge and don't forget we have the sneak peek now.. did you peek yet?? LOL
MMSC Hostess

Phyllis said...

Aletha, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I am so happy that you accepted my invitation to join us. Your card is just AWESOME - just like the ones on SCS that I commented on!! I love the border around the circle and your colors are smashing!! You are really getting your money's worth out of your Copics!! Great color job!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week and we will be looking for you each week!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team
aka SparklePlenty1000

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Aletha, this is just adorable. I love the image and she is divine layered onto that gorgeous tatting! Your choice of colours is perfect, along with those fabulous corners! I am loving this!! Thanks for being part of this weeks challenge, we love seeing you here and would love to see you play along next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a lovely card, colors, image and that lace. You are one lucky woman to have a crafting weekend with no household chores! SO glad you joined us at Midnight Madness and I was able to view your card. I have some RAK or blog candy on my blog if you are interested in my offerings.


Carol said...

Aletha-we are so glad you joined us this week at Midnight Madness. We love visiting and making new friends. Your card is just spectacular. Your eye for design and detail is exquisite. What an attractive and enthralling card. Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Aletha! Welcome to Midnight Madness. WOW do I love the color combination you used! It just pops off the page! Your coloring is fantastic! Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again next week!


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

A BIG WELCOME to Midnight Madness, Aletha! I am sure glad you found us. You are so skilled at Copics, the teals and the yellows are so illuminating, rich colors. And the borders you use are very unique! Thanks so much for playing with us this week, I hope to see more from you! xox ~Jeni & MMSC DesignTeam

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