Sunday, August 30, 2009

Meant to be...Midnight madness at its most sincere

Midnight Madness... This is my first MMSC and I think it pretty appropriate that I am posting it at, if not midnight, the middle of the night... I am having one of those I-can't-sleep-but-can't-decide-of-I-should-go-back-to-bed-and-try-to-sleep moments. These usually turn into me deciding to get on the computer "just for a minute" and then see that two hours have gone by, it is almost morning, and by the time I fall asleep, the kids are up. Oh well. I'll just drink an extra pot of coffee.

This card originally had a digistamp on it, then I did the unthinkable - I tore it off, because I had used a funky red and it threw the whole thing off! I usually am not a teal and pink kind of gal, but I had this roll of fabulous lace edged fabric trim ribbon and have been dying to use it... and that determined my colorscheme... So then I sat here, card without an image, done in teals and pinks. I dug through my stash of vintage pics, and there she was...

(cue the swelling orchestra!)

the exact size, already printed for crying out loud, and she was wearing a soft bluish teal dress and holding a bouquet of pink flowers. Seriously? It was meant to be.
When working on a project, I usually "print to order." That is, I print out a pic for a specific project. However, I have this well-meaning, if not productive, intention of being frugal and trying to be productive notion that if I print on photopaper/fabric/whatever, I may as well fill up the sheet as to not waste time/material. What usually happens is that I cut out the image I wanted, set aside the sheet, and either forget about it, spill my coffee on it, or accidentally roll my chair over it three months later when it falls off the pile of other preprinted sheets that met the same fate.

But this little vintage gal somehow survived and is now looking beautifully melancholy on my teal and pink card. Three cheers for not getting rolled over!
See what happens when I wake up at 2am and can't sleep?

Papers: Basic Grey
Image: rescued vintage image (Luna Girl)
Embellishments: buttons (of course), thread, vintage lace trim
Inks: Ranger distress ink


Phyllis said...

WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so very happy to have you play with us this week and will be looking for you next week and thereafter too!!
Your card with its soft colors is lovely!! Very pretty image. Thank for joining in the fun of Midnight Madness!!

Phyllis - Midnight Madness Design Team

Julie E said...

This is beautiful. I came upon your blog thru SCS. I love your style - the way you mix prints and colors! Staying up all night suits you :>)
You should go check out Moxie Fab World - there is a challenge last week to make a "Shabby" Christmas card.(I am not affiliated with MFW :>) )

Ineke said...

This is very nice. I like the design paper and the girl is sweet. Greetings Ineke

Priscilla said...

Well first, let me say a BIG WARM WELCOME to our challenges. Your card is just Fantastic. I really love the photo that "made it" I am a vintage lover so this card is right up my alley. I love your write up on this card too. I can relate with everything you are talking about to a "T" You and me would get along just fine :) to bad we do not live next door..Hahah you would make a perfect craft buddy. Anyway, FAB job with the sketch and I really hope you will come back weekly and play with us. I have really enjoyed your card and story :)

MMSC Hostess

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

HI Queenie, I absolutely know what you are talking about because that happens to me regularly! Giggles. Your cards have such wonderful vintage flavor to them, and I LOVE it. So does Priscilla and many of our DT. You and Us are a great match :) I'm glad you took some of your time to play with us, I have you down for the Candy xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Hi and welcome to playing along with us! :) At first glimpse of your creation I just dropped my jaw! This is so scrumptious! Just amazing!
Michelle MMDT

scrappyjan said...

BEAUTIFUL my sweet little Krissy girl...

You better have a nap today if those cute little boy's will let you. :o)
hugs janny

Claudia Rosa said...

wow.. this is just plain gorgeous.
love love your card

Carolyn said...

Absolutely gorgeous vintage card down to the last detail! Just perfect. Thank you so much for finding us and 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.

If you love blog candy, pop over to my blog and check out some really fun stuff that I have up for grabs right now.

Carolyn, MMSC DT

M.M.E. said...

Gorgeous photograph! Thank you for entering the giveaway to win my print! I hope you enjoyed perusing my shop!

Sarita said...

What a lovely vintage card, beautifully put together,
Love Sarita xx

Carol said...

Hi Queenie and welcome to the Midnight Madness Challenges. I know you are just going to love them. Your card is just fabulous with all the delectable colors. Your image is just divine. What a lovely striking card you have created. I hope to view more of your artistry again next week.


Sonya said...

You have such a beautiful style & a super pretty blog, too! :)
Great job with the sketch! Glad you could join us.

Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya
Midnight Madness Design Team

Anonymous said...

I hope you have more sleepless nights, I think I told you I have some old time postcards etc ... on Disc, well I just looked and a few of them are Lunagirl... HOW COOL I also just checked out your etsy ... I'm going to go shopping on the 5th!!!

Rosemary said...

How fun Midnight Madness!!
Love your artwork!!
Thanks for visiting me and for your nice comments.

Linda Beeson said...

She is amazingly perfect for the card. Don't you just love when this happens? I have a few of those little extras sitting around and I just love when I pick something up and it was just right.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This is just too beautiful:) Twyla


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