Saturday, 7 September 2013

Christmas sketch ....

.... Wow - the last couple of weeks have simply flown by.  We're well into September, and I've noticed a definite chill in the air first thing in the morning!  This month our challenges at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown are being set by Ruth and she has a super sketch for us this week.  Here's my take:


Stamps:  Rubber Stampede - Santa Collage; Stampin' Up! - Christmas Messages
Inks:  Versafine - Onyx Black; SU - Bermuda Bay
Dies: Die-namics - Chevrons; Spellbinders - Plain Ovals Sm (S4-112) #4, Scalloped Ovals Sm (S4-113) #4
Accessories:  White Lustre Card; Black Card; Silver Linen Texture Foil Card; SU Marker - Bermuda Bay; Gems; Promarker - Turquoise




I've gone for quite a clean, graphic look.  I used the colours from this week's Just Add Ink - JAI181 challenge.  I turned the sketch to make a portrait style and I've just realised that I attached the ribbon on the wrong side - hey ho!!  I cut chevrons in black and silver and layered them together, using the silver/black ribbon on the front and the black/silver ribbon on the inside.  I used my favourite Santa stamp for the main image and used an oval die to cut out the face and layered it onto some linen textured foil card.  I added just a touch of colour to the image by colouring the spectacle frames and iris in Bermuda Bay; I coloured the gems to match.  For the inside I stamped the Santa image (using the second impression) and a bold sentiment in Bermuda Bay.


I took a close up photo of the Santa image to really show the colour - it really pops!!


Don't forget to check out the inspiration cards from the rest of the Design Team.  Can't wait to see what you make with this sketch.  See you soon.

9 comments:

Mynnette said...

LOVE the pop of color, Deb! That image is so fun and I LOVE the inside, too! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

Margaret said...

Love the Father Christmas image and the turquoise. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment am looking forward to the rest of the month.
Hugs
Margaret M

Christine Blain said...

What a great card, Deborah. I particularly like how you've stamped the sentiment over the Santa image - it looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

Susan Wong said...

Like how you've managed very modern elements paired with an old-fashioned santa image. Thanks for joining us at JAI this week. x

Nikki Spencer said...

Gorgeous card Deb! Love his Bermuda Bay spectacles and the over stamping of the sentiment...Very clean & classy! Thanks for joining in at Just Add Ink this week.

Ruth M said...

Hi Deborah, so many of my fave things on this card - that gorgeous Santa image, neutrals with a pop of bold colour and the layered stamping of the sentiment over the Santa image inside! What a wonderful card - and the hint of colour on the eyes and glasses is amazing! Ruth x

Patricia H said...

I like your clean and simple approach to this sketch. The little pops of turquoise on the image and with the bling are terrific.

Danielle Vincent said...

I love that Santa face and the way you colored his glasses - so creative and cool. Great zigzag border too Deb.

Jacqueline said...

He's a handsome chap - love your Santa, great take on the sketch too - Jacqueline xx

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