Hello stampers! Another week has rolled around which means a brand new Create with Connie and Mary challenge. This week is a sketch. I actually created two cards for this sketch. I first made this card, which sort of reminded me of an ornament, so I'm sharing it on Merry Monday's ornament challenge #261. After I finished it I wasn't sure about the addition of the red and brown colors I added to the houses. I tried to tie the colors into the sentiment and the card base. I also colored basic rhinestones with my new Blends alcohol ink marker in red. I love that the alcohol ink markers can do this! After I finished this card I was determined that I needed to make a different card to complete my commitment to the challenge, but I'd need to to that the next day. When I came back the next morning and saw this card laying on my desk I thought that it really wasn't so bad! Sometimes all you need is a little time and space away from your creation to appreciate it! In the end I actually enjoyed the way this came out! HAHA!!!
It's not seen in the photo, but all the white space in the ornament is covered with wink of stella and super sparkly! It's really pretty!
And now for card number two. I looked around for some inspiration and found it at Stamp Ink Paper #121 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and Global Design Project #109.
I've been itching to use this big Old Olive and Black Plaid and I think it looks superb with the wood textures paper. For the tic-tac-toe part I used twine, wood, and die cuts.
I put snow on the trees with my white gel pen and then thought there needed to be white on the wood medallion too. I think I got a little carried away with the snowflakes and it looked weird, so I added piles of snow to the tops of the letters. All in all I like the way it turned out.....minus a few snowflakes.
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!