Saturday, 7 June 2014

52CCT - Sketch ...

....  Hello all!  Can you believe it's already June!!!!  Where is this year going?  Our host at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown this month is Louise.  As always the first challenge of the month is a sketch and this one is lots of fun.  Feel free to adapt the sketch a bit - make it square, use any shape in the middle, but we must be able to see the basic sketch in your design.  I'm glad Louise said that, as I've played with the sketch a bit!!!  Here's my take:

Candle Trio - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy - Owl Be Home 4 Xmas
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Wild Wasabi
Dies: Memory Box - Glowing Candles
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Winter Frost; SU Card - Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz; Silver Mirri Card; Copic


As you can see I did play a bit with the sketch, it's upside down and there's no sentiment or ribbon, but I don't think it needs either of them.  I used this week's Merry Monday - MM#111 challenge for the colours - to use aqua, white and a splash of colour(s).   I've been itching to play with my new die - I've seen many fabulous cards using the die and just had to play with it.  I covered the card base with a sheet of design paper - love the geometric snowflake pattern.  I used silver mirri card to make the parcel ribbons (the sketch reminds me of a parcel).  I cut a panel of white card and die cut the candle trio and then I repeated the die cut using silver mirri card, aqua, green and yellow card.  I used the inlaid die technique to create the image and I'm delighted how well it turned out.  I added a touch of sparkle to make the veins on the holly leaves and used my Copic marker to add the holly berries.  I adhered the image panel with dimensional tape, but the great thing is that the card is still quite flat and will go through the post easily!!  On the inside I cut a couple of mat layers in silver and the design paper and on the white panel I stamped a simple sentiment.

Candle Trio inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Our Guest Designer this month is Marie from NJ Stamping Queen - for more inspiration using the sketch check out the fab card she's made, and see the lovely cards from the rest of our talented team.

It's so nice getting back into my normal routine and be back to making some cards!!  Today the weather forecast is gorgeous, which is good as we are all off to a photo shoot today - a pool party with lots of super models!!  That's all for now, have a great weekend.

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17 comments:

  1. Just saw this on Facebook, BAMM it said, follow me, LOVE this bright marvel! AMAZING!!! A bog present of Season's Greetings!!

    Thanks for joining in the Merriment at Merry Monday!

    Just a pleasure seeing your lovelies here!

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  2. This is gorgeous, Deborah! Love the way you layered the die cut to achieve the coloured effect - going to try that one myself soon. I really like your interpretation of the sketch, I agree no sentiment needed, it's perfect just as it is. Thank you for doing such an awesome job with my sketch

    Louise xx

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  3. Beautiful Christmas card Deborah, I love these pastel colours, and a great sketch too.

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  4. WOW, Deborah! Those candles are gorgeous! Neat dies....thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

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  5. Gorgeous...I have always loved that die, and it is so pretty the way you've used it here! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  6. This is AMAZING, Deb! LOVE the silver accents and I adore the fabulous die! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

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  7. Beautiful candles, Deborah! And I love how you adapted the sketch! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  8. Very, very gorgeous Deborah. I love that die cut! Hugs D

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  9. oh la la Deborah! magnifique et élégante création, quelle beauté, biz

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  10. Lovely card Deborah, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  11. Beautiful card. Love the candles. I just got that die myself. Can't wait to play with it.

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  12. Oooohhh - this is a real beauty!! I love your new die set! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  13. Wow that silver cardstock looks beautiful in your die cutting! You created a lovely parcel :) Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  14. I love the effect of this technique with this die Deborah! Such pretty colours too. Vicky x

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  15. What a beautiful card Deborah, I love how you used the inlaid technique with the die, you did an amazing job! Very pretty colours and a simple but stylish inside as well! Ruth x

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  16. This is lovely Deborah - gorgeous colours, love the silver - Jacqueline xx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my creations. I'd love to hear from you. Deborah x

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