Monday, August 1, 2011

Sweet Stamps Challenge

Over at the Sweet Stamps blog there is a Christmas in July challenge going on, yes I know today is Aug. 1st, but I didn't have a chance to finish the card and get it posted until today.  I'm dealing with water in the basement and the kitchen reno that just finished up.
I really had fun making this card, the challenge was to make a Christmas card using the sketch posted.  Now following a sketch is hard for me, for some reason they get me confused.  So I was 'challenged' in more ways than one, and this is the card I came up with.
First of all when I saw the little Gingerbread people my first thought was Mom, Dad and two kids so I went with a family card and inside I'll put "From Our House To Yours".
I colored the images with Copics, E21 & E25 for the gingerbread, then R83 & R85 for the dressed (reversed for Mom and daughter) and B45, B93 & B95 for the guys (again reversed).  All of the DP is from a 2009 Christmas pad from DCWV along with kraft for the matting's.  I used Papertrey red for the card base and a scrap of red ribbon from Gina K.  The final touch was the flat back pearls on the ribbon.
It was a struggle for me but I finally wrapped my head around the sketch and finished it up.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.