Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MMSC27 a tribute to our military personal past and present

Here is my submission for Midnight Madness Sketch challenge #27. Go HERE to see the challenge.
Today is Veteran's day. At work we had a special event with live music provided by our music therapy department, memorabilia provided by staff who are veterans, and a few activities. One activity was coloring some patriotic images. I saw this character and immediately knew he was my image for this sketch challenge. This was a full sized coloring page that I shrunk down to 25%.
I didn't know what to do with the flourished that we supposed to be on the corners. I don't have a cricut or any way to die cut something like that. Besides, I don't think flourishes go very well with this gentleman! I tried the metal embellishment you see in the lower right corner on both corners, but it didn't look right. I finally cut out these three words from another page I picked up at work. I liked the way it fits with the rest of the card. Like the flourishes the flower in the lower left of the sketch just didn't fit on a veteran's card. I made the little ribbon instead.
A huge thank you to all of our troops past and present. I will also thank Berly (pronounced Barley) my friend and stampin' buddy from work, Monica, pharmacy tech and Lynn, Resident Care Supervisor both also from work for serving our country. I am sure there are more veteran's at work but these are the women I know.


  1. That's a great theme for the day yet is so cute!

  2. Karen, this is EXCELLENT! I love how you've improvised and made the sketch work for you. I think you really worked this sketch very well, thanks so much for joining us again. :)
    Michelle MMDT

  3. Wow Karen - you are so good with men - images that is!! I love the masculine images you do, you make them work so well for you! This card is perfect for Veteran's Day, honouring the heros, we have Remembrance Day here! Love all that you have done to 'work the sketch' it is fabulous!! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, I look forward to seeing what you will next week!!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  4. What a great card. The coloring on this card is fantastic. Great way to honor our troops. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges this week.
    MMSC Hostess

  5. Wonderful card for yesterday!! Awesome job!! You are very very good with the guys.... The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Design Team thanks you for playing with us this week.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  6. So, I been reading here you're really good with the guys...WOW...I am just chuckling...that is too funny. I Love Love Love this looks like our very own Mr. Keller who is the Commander of our VFW here. What a wonderful creative tribute to Veteran's day. This is so fabulous. You have a keen eye for detail and presentation that is uncanny!!! Just Splendid!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness. We enjoy viewing your work very much. I want to see what you do with the guys next week. LOL

    Midnight Madness Design Team

  7. Wow !! What an awesome tribute and a wonderful image!! Incredible coloring and take on the sketch!! Love everything about it!!