Saturday, 6 February 2016

52CCT - Sketch ...

... Good morning!  So, January flew by and we're at the first Saturday in February.  It's time for our new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 52CCT05-16 and our host this month is April. She has a lovely sketch for us to play with this week.  You don't have to use a Christmas tree as the focal image, and you can flip or turn the sketch, but we must still be able to see it in your finished card. Here's my take:

Merry Christmas Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Dylusions - One Two Tree; Uniko - Simply Said Christmas; Stampin' Up! - Warmth and Wonder
Inks: Distress - Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio; Versafine - Onyx Black; Dylusions - Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime, Cut Grass
Accessories: Watercolour Paper; Vellum; Copic Markers; Signo White Pen; Sharpie Black Pen; Dylusion Stencils - Bubbles, Blocks, Christmas Trees


I decided to stick with a tree as the focal image and had fun playing with my Dylusions stamps and inks.  I was showing Kat how to use Dylusion inks last week and had some pieces of watercolour card ready with shades of green. I cut a panel to fit the front of the card and added some background detail with various stencils and inks.  I defined some of the images with a black Sharpie and white Signo.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the card and coloured in the open sentiment with a Copic marker.  I didn't want to hide the lovely background so I made the vertical strip with some snowflake embossed vellum.  I stamped the tree on a scrap of paper, cut it out and adhered it flat to the front of the card.  On the inside I cut another panel of watercolour card for the mat.  On the white panel I stamped a simple Christmas greeting and added some stencil details.

Merry Christmas Wishes inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Do visit our blog to see the inspiration cards from the rest of the team - they're gorgeous.  You've got plenty of time to play along - submission deadline is midnight (GMT) Friday 12th February (7.00pm EDT for those of us in the States).  Have fun!  That's all for now.

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5 comments:

Sharon said...

Fab card Deborah. Love the vibrant colours.
Sharon xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wowzers, what a card!!! Ah-mazing! Love what you did with this sketch - you elevated it to a different level!

April Cheetham said...

Gorgeous colours and such a funky Christmas tree - love it! Xx

fabiola jaques said...

quelle modernité Deborah, elle est très originale et charmante, biz

Patricia Hays said...

The vibrant colors seem to glow, even through the vellum! It's a very unique card. :)

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