A Lilac Thank You

As we all know, there are so many challenges out there! For weeks I have been wanting to give the sketch challenges over at Priscilla Styles a try. My real job has finally calmed down enough that I had a chance to take one on! Priscilla has fabulous sketches and blog candy you will not believe. You will need to take a look!

This is my take on MMSC16. I struggled a little with the sketch, but I am very happy with the outcome. The lilac stamp is by Lockhart. I colored it with my copics and cut it out with my nestibilities. The papers are Basic Grey. I did a zig zag stitch around the edges of the card and the two back panels. Then I added pearls, flowers, lace, ribbon and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink Autumn Blessing.

My tip: The pearls were a little too white for the paper. I used a Copic Marker, E53, to color the pearls to more of an ivory color.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamp: Lilacs Lockhart, Sentiment PaperTrey Ink
Ink: Memento Black, SU Elegant Eggplant, Tim Holtz Tea Dye, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord
Paper: DP Basic Grey, PTI Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream, SU Elegant Eggplant
Other: Pearls, ribbon, nestibilities, copics, lace, ribbon, sewing machine


  1. WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy to have and your magnificant card. Really, really gorgeous. Love your colors and ribbon and lace. Great job!! We thank you for joining in the fun this week and will be looking forward to another of your lovely creations next week!!

    Phyllis Midnight Madness Design Team

  2. Well first, let me say a BIG WARM WELCOME to our challenges. Your card is just Fantastic. I love all the Purples and I can really apppreciate the sewing on this card. You are really good :)Thank you so much for joining us this week and we look forward to many more entries from you :)

    MMSC Hostess

  3. Melody, this is SO simply beautiful! I can see many hours went into this little piece of art. :) I love the colors paired together and all of the stitching on every layer is just wonderful! I would love seeing play with us again! :)
    Michelle MMDT

  4. Pretty, pretty, some of my favorite papers.

  5. Very, very pretty card!! Gorgeous coloring, gorgeous dp and detail! Wonderful talent that you have! Thank you so much for finding us and joining in the fun of the MMSC challenges. We love having you and hope that you will continue to play with us for a long time to come.

    If you like blog candy, pop over to my blog. I have some really fun stuff up for grabs. Check it out and sign up if you like it.

    Carolyn MMSC DT

  6. What a beautiful card Melody,i love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Positively a splendid card. The papers and colors are so luscious. A remarkable combination of wonderful elements that come together to make this a eye catching piece of artistry. Thank you for playing the MMSC this week and hope to see more of your work soon.

    MMSC GDT-September

  8. This is just gorgeous!!! So many pretty details!

  9. Beautiful colors & papers! I think you worked the sketch fabulously . . . thx for joining us!

    Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  10. Welcome to Midnight Madness~ Melody, I think this is fabulous!! Great coloring and the DP is wonderful and love the details :) Thanks for taking some time to play with us in your busy schedule. Please do stop by and put your name into my MMSC Candy Prize as you played this sketch and are eligible. xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  11. Beautiful card! I really like the image that you selected, the coloring as well as your embellishments! Great Job on the sketch challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  12. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love those papers and your ribbon, the sewing looks so good and delicious primas there!! All compliments that image perfectly!! Thanks for coming to visit my project!!