Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Here is my submission for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge 31. The challenge this week was the layout seen here and to make it a winter wonderland scene. The two triangle panels were supposed to be circles. As I was working on this sketch I had difficultly with the circle panels. They were covering up my sparkly background paper and just didn't "fit" with the card. I kept trying with the circles to add a textured piece to it and I sat and I sat and I sat and stared at it. On a whim I changed the panels to triangles and viola! It came to me! The triangles gave me the feeling of a row of trees as one looks down a path. It took a bit of working it, but I finally got it right and loved it! I showed it to my hubby and he replies, "You've got the perspective wrong. The ends of the main image should line up with the triangle". So, I am not an architect! (Dan and Amber, over look this for me!)
As for the main image, I have been waiting to do something like this for awhile. I included the picture below to show that there are three layers to the main image. I stamped the snowman, then masked to stamp the row of houses. I stamped the snowmen again, colored them and used pop dots to lift them off the page. Then I stamped the fence and doubled the pop dots to make the fence pop out from the snowman.
I like how the triangle panels add more image space to the image and it completes my winter wonderland theme!
I was going to give this card to my BFF for her birthday, which was on Monday, but now I don't know! I like it too much (perspective off and all!!)

Thanks for looking and I hope you all are staying stress free and having a wonderful Holiday season.

Stamps: Snowman and houses by Great Impressions, Let it snow by SU!, fence by Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: white, PP found at hobby lobby and Liquidator store
Markers: various colors in SU!
accessories: pop dots


  1. What a happy snowman winter scene card. Love all of your detailed image. Beautifully colored! What a great take on the sketch challenge. Your card is so detailed and so lovely. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC!
    Midnight Madness DT

  2. Lovely card!! Cute image and I love your sparkle and embellishments. Cute scene with the crooked houses, the trees and fence.
    The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  3. Hello KarenLynn - this is such a great card - I love the warm feeling that it gives as soon as you look at it! Adorable image - so perfect with all of that dimension ...and the fence...just great! Your triangles are a great touch too - tell your DH - thanks for the advice but it is YOU that makes the great cards! LOL! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week - we would love to see you on the Blog Hop this week - how cool if you won!! We look forward to seeing you next week!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  4.'s such a cute Christmas. Very fun image and nice cheerful scene. Thanks for joining us at MMSC and hope to see you again next week :o)

  5. Karen it is okay to keep a card you love...hey there is always next year, assuming you used the right adhesive!! This is super cute and even though the alignment is not "right" I do see a whole bunch of depth of field and creativity here!

  6. Karen I can't tell you how much I love this card. I think it is quite clever and I love the prospective. The scene is superb and just a delight to look at. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness. Good luck on winning one of the prizes this week.

    Midnight Madness-DT

  7. What a great card :) Fun take on the sketch :) I am becoming a big fan of your work :) Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week.
    MMSC Hostess

  8. This is such a fun scene your created with the sketch Karen!! Love how you incorporated every part of the scene into each element of the layout. Fab card!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week.

  9. What a super sweet image...I just love the little snow people behind the fence! You have captured the perfect winter wonderland scene with the background dp, background image and all the little details....fabulous job with the sketch. I studied interior design so know about perspective but you know what....correct or doesn't matter in this's your card and you go with what feels right...and go ahead and keep it...frame it!!! It's just beautiful!

  10. What a lovely card, the sketch is just a suggestion, you run with it and make it your own. Oh my, I so know about loving a card too much, LOL but I give them anyways and hope that they know part of myself is going with them. Thank you for joining us this week, we hope you will play again.

    Jane MMSC DT