Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Guest Designer Day Two - Sketch Challenge


Hi, it's Diane back again for day two of my week as Guest Designer.  Thanks so much for all of the kind comments you left here and on my blog yesterday.  Today is Tuesday, so it is time for the Tuesday Challenge - Sketch Challenge 55.  For all of the details, please click over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog HERE.

I don't usually work from sketches so it was fun for me to give this a try.  I decided to stay pretty close to the sketch but changed a few details.

Here is the challenge sketch

 

I decided to make a 5 x 7 card with two layers.  When I chose stamps to use for this week, I thought it would be fun to do some "Christmas in July" projects (I know, ... it's still June, but my week will finish in July!).


I chose this set, PK-322 Christmas Tag Minis because it had so many great icons for small projects as well as sentiments and "to" & "from" for making tags.


I used ProMarkers, Stickles and a white gel pen to color Santa.  It may be difficult to see in the photo but there are two shades of Stickles glitter glue - the sparkly Diamond for the trim of his hat and some softer Frosted Lace for his beard and mustache.  The white gel pen was used for his eyebrows.


Here are all of the pieces of my card ready to assemble.  I usually try to figure out exactly what I am using and do a "dry run" before I assemble a card with permanent adhesive.  I used red Bazzill cardstock for the base and American Crafts and plain white cardstock for the other elements.


I added an extra scalloped circle with lace edges and some red gem stickers under the sentiment.  I chose some sheer red wired ribbon for the vertical element.


The white layer (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches) was embossed with the Large Snowflake Cuttlebug folder.


The Santa and the circles and scallops were all cut with Nestabilities dies.  I added the row of red gem stickers to help balance the card.  It was fun to think about Christmas when the weather is hot - in the 80's for us today.


I had so much fun with this sketch - I did a second, smaller version of the card (A2 size). Here is a sneak peek - you can see the second card on my personal blog, Capadia Designs.  If you are from Australia or the UK you will also find a special offer from Scrappy-Go-Lucky on my blog.


Remember, all this week you can leave comments on my posts here and the coordinating posts on my blog for a chance to win the PK-590 Blushing Bride Interchangeable Faces set.


If you play along on the Sketch Challenge you will also have a chance to win this prize - a Potted Happy Flower stamp set (PK-243).  Don't forget to visit the Challenge blog to see what the Design Team has created - you'll be sure to find some inspiration there!

Have a wonderful day, I hope to see you back here again tomorrow!

52 comments:

Bunnyfreak said...

What adorable Christmas cards.

Carrie K said...

Awesome card! I love the traditional Christmas colors!!

Sandra Joy said...

Just simply love this card with the embossing, layers,scalloped edges and of course the cute Santa.I would love, love to win these adorable stamps!

Lynn B. said...

Very cute. The stamps are adorable and you did a wonderful job with the sketch. Thanks

Martha (Sissy) Speed Ramey said...

I love Christmas Cards! This one is so adorable. Love all the layers and the sparkly detail you added to Santa. Great work! Thanks for sharing :)

Anna said...

Great cards, great sketch, great job and great stamps. AND Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Pam from Maine said...

I love the Peachy Keen face stamps. They add so much character to the cards. Can't wait to try challenge # 55.

Paper Deckerations said...

Oh I love it! I actually have that embossing folder too! I can totally see the 2 different stickles colors. Beautiful card!!!
Jessica
paperdeckerations(at)gmail(dot)com
www.paperdeckerations.blogspot.com

Joan said...

I love PK stamps--and it looks like I NEED some new ones. Great job.

littlen said...

this is such a pretty card. tfs.

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Just adorable, love anything Christmas!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

This is super cute

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is such a great card, Diane! Love all the little added details.

Hugs,
Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Kell Bell said...

Great Cards I'm going to start thinking about my christmas cards.

Christmas in July

Debbie said...

So elegant and simple love this type of design

Debbie said...

sorry I forgot to post a way to get ahold of me in the above post that said simple and elegant
upnurse at aol dot com

AShu93 said...

Great cards! Santa is so fun & sparkly & I like how you did the ribbon underneath him.

CraftMama said...

Love all the colors and layers! I love anything christmas! =D

Percilla G said...

Diana what a fabulous Christmas card
Cheey and bright
I love it !
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GrandmaTo5 said...

Another great card. I love Peachy Keen stamps and would love to win bride's faces.

Glora said...

Wow, Diane, you seriously never dissappoint. The embossing folder and the popped up scallops all add to the final beautiful card. I LOVE it! Hugs- Glora

Jan said...

I can see this as an easy way to multiple cards for Christmas, and they're elegant, too! Thank you for great idea!

Melinda said...

What a great job. I love the small stamps that you can use on tags because, you can use a tag on anything. I love the scallops. Thanks so much.

Janet said...

Great card Love those tiny images the sticles are perfect touch.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

very cute!! Love the Christmas theme!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Beth Devitt said...

Nice cards, the Christmas theme really makes me think about how fast this year is flying by.

scrappyfrannine said...

How adorable...I love these stamps. thanks for the opportunity in winning some. God Bless

Heather said...

Fabulous card! I love the glittery beard!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Pat N. said...

Very cute card...sometimes it's fun to think about Xmas in July! TFS!--Pat N.

Cassandra said...

Your card is super cute! I had to laugh though when you mentioned it being "hot" and for you it was in the 80s.....in Phoenix where I live - we never say it's hot until it hits 110....today...it's HOT...111...and yesterday was 115!!! ouch!!

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Short Scrapper said...

Lovin' the cards!

Kris said...

Cute Christmas card! I love it!

Kris in Alaska
forgetmenotdesignsak at yahoo dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

makes me wish it was christmas!

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Lara said...

These are really cool stamps. I love it! I want to sit down and craft now! lclass003atgmaildotcom

DonnaMundinger said...

Really great sketch and darling stamps. xxD

dlmundinger@yahoo.com

Sherrie K. said...

What an a adorable Christmas card! I love all the details:) Great job!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Dianne said...

Really lovely designs. I love my stamps from Peach Keen and use them as often as I can.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@Aol.com

Anonymous said...

Santa is so cute. I love all the Peachy Keen Stamps.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

Carolee said...

What a great way to use the small stamps. Love the detail. Thanks for the ribbon tip. Since I don't have your creativity, I sure am glad I have the internet!!!!

surfnfroggie said...

I love Christmas and your card is fabulous! Love the layers and the sparkle!
surfnfroggie

Maria said...

love it, I love christmas
marial302003@yahoo.com

Kim. said...

This is really lovely, love the image and the way you layered the nesties. The traditional colours are wonderful.
Kim xXx

McVic said...

REally cute!!! TFS!
kacee
mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

Amanda said...

Super cute!! Love the Santa!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Kris said...

Oh my gosh! Isn't that the cutest thing!? I love it!

Kris in Alaska
forgetmenotdesignsak at yahoo dot com

NanetteMT said...

Great Christmas card...I love the bright colors and clean look!

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Judy said...

Love the idea of stamping flowers. I'm going to try it today to see if it works. Great job. Judy

chignon said...

Okay your wonderful card has inspired me to run down to my craft cave and try the sketch challenge!

lmkindell1 said...

oh so cute

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

...and Merry Christmas to you too!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

AprilsL8 said...

Cute santa card! I love the stickles on his beard and hat!!

Anonymous said...

Fun card & oh so cute. TFS!
KY Scrapper