Friday, September 23, 2016

Christmas blues

I was intrigued by this week's Sketch Saturday layout, and this is what I came up with.
The image (sent to me in a card swap) is colored with pencils, with sparkly spica pen added to her little star. The blue piece is embossed with a Sizzix/Stampin Up folder. The brown card stock is two-sided, and I used the opposite, lighter color to mat the main image.
The star brad started out silver and I used alcohol ink to give it a brown stain. (That's a handy-dandy tip for any time you have a metal embellishment you want to change the color on.)

This card is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #430
Holly Jolly Christmas #81 -- embossing
Winter Wonderland Tic Tac Toe (blue/emboss/sparkle)
Christmas ard Challenge #41 -- color challenge (blues and browns)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #299 -- Cute Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- Anything Christmas

11 comments:

  1. Good tip for staining brads! Your card is pretty. I like the image and your interpretation of our sketch. It makes for a lovely Christmas card. So glad you joined in the fun this week over on the Sketch Saturday blog.
    ~Jo, SS-DT

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  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Winter Wonderland. Good luck and we hope to see you again. Christine DT x

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  3. What a lovely card. Love the design and the embossed background. Thanks for joining us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

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  4. Sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

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  5. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  6. Aww! Such a sweet image!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  7. This is one of my favorite Christmas Tilda's so couldn't resist popping over to take a peep. Lovely card.
    hugs
    Margaret M
    http://emspaperdaze.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. Super cute! She looks so sweet and innocent. Thanks for sharing her with us at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

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  9. Beautiful card Sandy. I used the same sketch for my card too.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Lou DT xo

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  10. I really like the color your star brad is so I highly appreciate your handy dandy tip. You card is very sweet.

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  11. Lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with us for our Technique Challenge at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!