Monday, February 7, 2011

A Flower at Midnight Madness

I was ready for Spring, now I will take the Oklahoma heat of August. We still have almost 16” of snow on the ground. And we’re getting ready for another 5”-10” again on Wednesday. This is nothing for people living up North, but Oklahoma? We are used to maybe a blizzard for 24 hours, but the next day could be 50º. The snow would be gone in 48 hours. It’s just sticking around. Darn that “global warming.” LOL


Anyway, on to my creation.

First the sketch. This is Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #90. This sketch was wonderful to work with. I so love sketches or what I would call a “layout.” You can make it fancy or plain. The deadline for your creation is Feb. 14.



The image that I used is from Priscilla’s Digi Store. Priscilla’s wonderful illustration is from the Sunflower set (a set of 3)  I did morph it a little and I have never seen a pink sunflower. But that is the beauty of digi stamps and our imaginations. I printed the sunflower three different times in three different sizes. I then colored each one. I cut and layered the first complete sunflower. The other two layers are the bloom only in two different sizes. Hope you like it!













My recipe:
Copics: RV00; R81, 83, 85, 89; YG91, 93, 95, 99
Pens: Spicas in Pink and Olive; Gelly Roll in Clear Star
Inks: Distress in Peeled Paint
DP: Prima Marketing in Fairy Flora
Cardstock: SU Kraft; Cryogen 80#
Pearls: Stash from Hobby Lobby Wedding Department
Ribbon: Stamping’ Up!

Other challenges that I have entered:
Aly’s Sunday Challenge – bling, make it flashy
2 Sisters Challenge Blog – The World is our Oyster (use pearls)
Color Me Creative Classroom - Flowers 

If you have any questions contact me. Everyone have a great week!
Aletha

11 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your coloring is amazing... What an inspiration! This is a gorgeous creation!

Donna Moore said...

This card is beyond spectacular! I love your idea for the daisy, it gives it a completely different look, almost mum like! A stunning, stunning work of art!! The inside is so very gorgeous, wowzer!! What a talented artist you are!!!
hugs
donna

Sara said...

I love everything about it! I really love the way you popped it twice! What a wonderful idea! You do such beautiful work! Thanks for being so great and one of my bestest pals!!! Happy Creating! Sara

Collette said...

Super Gorgeous, Aletha!!

LindaS said...

OMG your coloring and the flower are so georgeus. WTG

Trina said...

What an awesome looking flower! I remember it being icy and windy in OK when I lived there. But 16 inches of snow? That's rough!

Miranda said...

wonderful card Aletha, very very pretty

hugs'
Miranda

Priscilla said...

Hi ,Love your card this week!! It is A-MAZ-ING!!!! Great take on the sketch. I just love what you did with the image. Thank you so much for rocking this sketch and for bring your talent to the MM blog each week. You are a valued member of the priscillastyles team :)
Priscilla

Zulma said...

Love what you did with that image! great job in colourind and 3d-effect. Nice color combo. Thanks for playing with us at 2 SC this week. Good luck!
Zulma DT

Guro said...

WoW this is superb; I love your image, and you colors; STUNNING!
And the colors on your DP papers blend so perfect together.
Amazing!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs Guro

Lovely Linda said...

Oh Aletha - you have done it again - coloured to perfection! This is divine - I love the colours you have used - this is beautiful inside and out! I love to come and visit each week - you inspire me! {{{hugs}}}

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