TPE #224 - Sketch Challenge

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy November Monday!

Monday means another great 

This week, we have a fabulously fun sketch created by Lori Boyd, one of the co-creators of The Pink Elephant, for you to try:

Here's my interpretation for some inspiration:

STAMPS: Sentiment (StampinUP!); Image (Stampers Anonymous).
PAPER: Red cardstock; Buttercream cardstock; DP-Two Christmases In One (Authentique).
INK: Jet Black (Staz On). Copics - Lipstick Red, Pale Olive and Yellow Green.
EXTRAS: Label Die (Taylored Expressions); Holly leaf die (Taylored Expressions); Frosted Lace Stickles; Diamond Stickles; Red/white Baker's twine; Arrow ribbon (American Crafts); Lime green button; Red cloth vintage button; Candy cane button; lime green gem dots.

Oddly enough I've gotten a "tad" into the Christmas spirit, which is rare this time of year.  Usually, I hardly think about Christmas until the week of our (U.S.) Thanksgiving!

So, I chose one of my all time favorite stamps, it's a set of four from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous.  I love, love, love these stamps!

I've also been stocking up on other Christmas stamps and supplies (probably the reason for my early spiritedness) and found this wonderful pattern paper set that went perfect with the stamp image.

I flipped the sketch a bit so that I could include the oval Santa image on the pattern paper since I colored my stamped image to go with the red and green images on the paper.

I first stamped the image in black and then used Copics to color in some of the hat, holly wreath and the background.  Then, I added some Frosted Lace stickles on the pine branch and Diamond stickles on the wreath.  

I hope this helps get you "sketching"
with us this week!

And, don't forget to stop by The Pink Elephant Challenge blog and see what my fellow Design Team Members created and visit their blogs to leave them some blog luvin'!  They have some amazing projects!

I'm entering this card into the Christmas card challenge at 

Pink Elephant Blessings!

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Jessi Fogan said...

New stuff always gets me crafting up a storm too! I love the candy cane/bow embellie!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

This is a stunning Christmas card. Love all the embellishments and the stamp work are great!
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Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is a stunning card ! Wow ! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges !


Calypso's Crafts said...

WOW....can I put this card on my Christmas card list!!! This is so beautiful!!! Love how you colored the background on the Santa image to make him stand out and the twine border!!! Just stunning and so very festive!!! Hope you are having a great week.

Cath said...

What a gorgeous card, Nance!

I wanted to stop by and thank you for the lovely comment you left on my final Moxie Fab World blog post. I had such an incredibly good time in the Moxie Fab World, and I'm *so glad* to know that you enjoyed it as much as you did! Hugs and loves to you, my moxie fab friend! :)

Wiola said...

Such a cool card! I love the vintage look to it. It also feels up to date & modern.

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