Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sketchy Christmas

The sketch challenge on SplitcoastStampers (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/) is one of my favorite challenges. I try to play when I can--it is really difficult because there are the daily challenges on there and so many other challenges or sketches on wonderful blogs that I read---but there is just not enough time in the day to do them all. I have recently stopped doing the blog challenges for that reason. I really love the idea of them---I just don't want to hurt any one's feelings if I do one and not another...kwim? Does anyone else feel this way?

Well, today I DID do the sketch challenge (thanks Rox!) and this was my card:


The stamps are all from My Favorite Things (Home for the Holidays) set. (http://www.mftstamps.com/) I used all the cute little stamps in the set to create a cute holiday fireplace (used three stockings for my three kiddos!)
I used basic grey figgy pudding to create the layout. Gold stickles are added to the candle flames and the fire (even though you cannot see them in the picture.) I also added red stickles to the berries in the garland.

The main image panel was distressed and sponged with caramel and cocoa ink. I distressed other parts of the card even though it doesn't show up real well. The ribbon is from May Arts and I used a piece of gold cord to tie on the sentiment.

Materials: Stamps-My Favorite Things; cardstock-burgandy, white, basic grey figgy pudding; ink-black, cranberry, burgandy; stickles-red, gold; brads (Stampin' Up!); gold cord (SU!); Copic markers; ribbon (May Arts)
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Have a great day!

10 comments:

Ali Manning said...

This is a great card. The dp on the two narrow panels compliment the main image really nicely.

Julie Brooks said...

What a beautiful card!!! It looks so warm and cozy!!

Charlene Austin (SCS - Willow01) said...

OMGosh!! So friggin' adorable! Love it.

Anonymous said...

Really cute card!

I can't believe your blogging friends would be upset if you did one challenge and not another. Has it come to this? This makes me sad.

Jacqueline said...

That is beautiful! Thanks for the link to the stamping site too. I'd never heard of them before.

abr said...

very pretty and oh so cozy

billie

Rae said...

Beautiful card Carolyn... love that Figgy Pudding! ~rae

Beverly A said...

I love your combination of colors and use of designer papers, just gorgeous!

Tina said...

This is so stinkin' cute!

twinks said...

Great layout; love the BG paprs selected for the card.