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.  


Jeannie from said...

What a cute card! You did an adorable scene here! Thanks for entering on the Sweet blog!

jonim52 said...

Adorable card. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.