Saturday, 3 August 2013

A Christmas sketch .....

.... Good morning - Sarah is hosting this month's challenges at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and her first challenge is a super sketch.  Now, when I first saw this sketch I planned to create a card with a view through a window pane, but I woke yesterday morning with another idea entirely - hope you like my take on the sketch:


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Seasons of Love Tags, Compliements of the Season II
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinders - Stars (S4-092) # 1, 2, & 3; Lil' Inkers - Stitched Circles #1; Die-namics - Fishtail Flags STAX #3; Cuttlebug Alphabet - Olivia
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Card - Real Red, Garden Green; SU DP - Real Red, Garden Green; White Lustre Card; Black Matte Card; Crystal Glitter; SU Marker - Black


The sketch reminded me of a tic-tac-toe grid - so that's what I played with.  I cut a white panel, rounded the corners and sketched out the grid in pencil and then drew the lines in freehand.  I diecut the stars (sort of like crosses) from red design paper glued on the letters to spell "JOY" and added a bit of glitter.  For the noughts I used the smallest stitched circle and different papers and cards. I inked around the edge of the panel with my black marker and then attached it to the cardbase.  I layered several stars to make the big star and adhered that over the sentiment flag.  For the inside I cut another panel in white, rounded the corners to match the front and added a sentiment.


I think this card is for Jonathan - this is the first time I've made his card so early!!! 

Now, don't forget to go to 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown blog to check out the cards from the rest of our Design Team - they're fab!  Can't wait to see what you make with Sarah's sketch.

Hope you all have good plans for the weekend.  Today I'm off to the Suburban Showcase for Heirloom's Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival - should be lots of fun.  But obviously I'm only looking!!!!  That's all for now - see you soon.

9 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your layout Debs and the lettering looks great.

Anne

Paula (PEP) said...

What caught my eye was the inside - the lovely matting & effectiveness of those swirls.
Paula (PEP)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the JOY on the stars and the inside sentiment! FAB card, Deb!

Danielle Vincent said...

Great interpretation of that sketch Deborah. I really like how JOY is added. Hugs D

Kim Heggins said...

Too cute...love your card.

Louise van Vuren said...

Hi Deborah, love your Tic Tac Toe idea (or noughts and crosses as we say here)- genius! Sorry I've not been around for commenting so much and will be away for much of August but I always love the stuff you do for 52CCT

Louise xx

Mynnette said...

This is an absolutely BRILLIANT take on the sketch, Deb!!! LOVE the way you've done the sentiment and I LOVE the stitched circles! HUGS and have a great week!

Ruth M said...

Really fun and festive Deborah, I love how you've interpreted the sketch! Ruth x

sarahstone said...

Love the tic tac toe look to your card Deborah. I totally did not see that in the sketch! Just goes to show how different minds think differently!

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