Sunday, May 30, 2010

MMSC#56 and AI contest

Here is my card for today. The layout is based on Midnight Madness's sketch challenge #56. It is also my second submission for Art Impression's monthly contest. This month's theme is, "Feel like dancing". This character's name is Dotty. She just cracks me up! She's got a lot of skirt to color so my previous card I paper pierced and this one I covered up most of her body with the fence. Smart, aren't I? I used the vine to look like grass or some sort of foliage in front of the fence. I needed something in the upper left corner and this rub-on was perfect for it, because of course, Dotty is unforgettable. I added pearls around her neck, because she just needed a little bling on her ensemble.
Thanks for looking!


  1. You really brought Dottie to that Frank Sinatra I hear singing in the background? This is adorable, Karen, great coloring and embellishment!!

  2. Always love your AI cards! Good luck!

  3. She does have a lot of skirt! Hey shut off Frank and turn on Tony Bennett instead! :) Good luck Karen!

  4. OMG Karen, Dottie is out in full force today. You have done a fantastic job with her and I love how you fancied her up with those pearls. Love your fencing, vine and sentiment. She makes me want to get up and "dance"!!! She should have come to Priscilla's dance party. She'd fit right in. I LOVE your colors, dp and gorgeous flower treatment. Thanks so much for taking the time to play this week!!

  5. There's the Priscilla award on your sidebar!!!! You go stamp girl!!! I thought you'd have a special post about it! :) Congratulations!

  6. First of all congratulations Karen on the Priscilla award. What an honor and privilege to be picked by your peers for this truly wonderful award. Your card this week is simply delightful and full of fun and hilarity. I love the cheerful colors and pretty papers. Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

  7. Hi Karen Lynn - congratulations on the Priscilla Award - so well deserved!! I love Dottie - she is adorable!! You have created such a scene here and I can image this 'babe' dancing....gawjuss! I love your card and your humour Karen Lynn - fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, I always love to see your cards!! I look forward to seeing you next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  8. Hi Karen Lynn.....WHOO HOOO on your win! Congratulations on the Priscilla Award and I see it on your side bar....very well deserved! I love the card you made this week...colorful fun and entertaining for sure! Great job with the leaves at the bottom and of course the perfect caption because Dotty for sure is unforgettable! Awesome job!

  9. I had to do a double take on this DP...thought it was real buttons. Great take on the sketch and thanks for joining us this week. Tracy, MMDT

  10. GREAT CARD !! Sorry I am late this week with my comments, but just wanted to say wonderful card entry.Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.
    MMSC Hostess