Friday, August 28, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch #16 and Ready, Steady, Stamp Four

The Ready Steady Stamp Challenge was kind of hard this week so I ended up creating 2 cards for it! Here are the ingredients.

The letter A
Scalloped circle
Brown, cream and white

I made this card first using the great sketch from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge then I thought it might be too cute! My daughter's name is Amy so I made this birthday card for her. I found some canvas cards with envelopes at Hobby Lobby.
I painted a chipboard A and then stamped it with a flower stamp from StampinUp. I painted the brown strip and added KI Gloo to make the "raindrops". I cut the scalloped circle with the Cuttlebug and the saying is Queen Kat design which is embossed in white. I sponged brown around the cream panel and the papers are Basic Grey. I added a cream flower and button and a ribbon to the A.

Since I thought the first one might be too cute I decided to try another one for the Ready, Steady, Stamp challenge. I also wanted to make better use of the canvas card. I painted the card with red, orange and brown paint. After drying I brushed brown paint on the tree stamp by PSX and stamped it on the card. I added the "raindropa" and stamped the saying (Postmodern Design). I sponged the edges of the cream panel that says Fall with brown ink. I thought the challenge said scalloped edge instead of scalloped circle so I messed up a little and used a scalloped rectangle! I ended up liking both cards. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. well, two for the price of one ! well done! great take on the challenge
    thanks for playing with us
    Isa & Kiki (who's with me as I type)

  2. Wonderful Julia..Your work is always so beautiful. Your Royal Loyal Award looks great too ;) I love your chipboard "A" and you great take on the sketch. Thank you for always being a staple in our challenges :) It would not be the same without :)
    MMSC Hostess

  3. Both cards are wonderful. Very different and very creative. I am particularly fond of your interpretation of the MMSC sketch. Nicely done! Thank you so much for playing with us at the MMSC this week. It is such a pleasure to have you, and we hope that you will continue to play with us in the coming weeks.

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    Carolyn, MMSC DT

  4. First let me thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Challenge this week. Your chipboard A is unique and creative with the lovely stamping on it. I love the overall effect you created with this card and color coordination. You second card is nice and dramatic with the orange and brown. I nice eye-catching design. Looking forward to seeing more of your artistry.

    Midnight Madness Guest Design Diva-September

  5. Oh Julia its beautiful love the design and the colours are quite fabulous....I love it.

    Lorraine x

  6. I like both of these, Julia, very different but both elegant and artistic.

  7. Lovely cards - I am very drawn to the first one - so clean and crisp.

  8. Julia, two great cards. I love the big A card, and I don't think it's too cute. The tree on the red is striking.

  9. Fabulous cards wonderful colours and both so different but very exciting.

  10. Superbes cartes, très belles couleurs, j'aime beaucoup la première