Hello!  Saturday means it’s time for a new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, and I’m excited to be the challenge hostess for the month of March!  We’re kicking the month off with a sketch challenge.

The sketch has a lot of fun circular elements.  I toyed with a few ideas of what to use for them before deciding on ornaments.  I’ve been wanting to use my mosaic stamps for a while, and they worked nicely for the smaller elements of the sketch.  For two of the ornaments, I brushed a thin layer of shimmer paint over solid color cardstock.  The paint adds a little dazzle to the card, but it’s sheer enough for the original color to show through.  Most of the ornament hangers are hand drawn, but I used cording for a couple of them.  Staggering the dimension of the ornaments was a bit of a challenge, but I think it worked out.  The card seemed a bit too plain when I laid the ornaments out on smooth cardstock, so I opted for a textured background.

Be sure to visit the 52{C}CT site and see what the rest of the design team has created!  Then show us what you can do with this sketch.  Link your card at the 52{C}CT site by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, March 7.  We’d love to see your artwork!

All supplies for today’s card are from Stampin’ Up (some are retired products):
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Mosaic Madness, All Year Cheer I
Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Whisper White textured
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Other: Mosaic punch, Ornament Punch, silver cording, silver paint pen, dimensionals

8 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – March sketch challenge”

  1. Wonderful card Patricia, a great take on the sketch and fab colours too! I love the shimmer paint brushed onto the solid CS, what a lovely frosted finish it gives! Enjoy your weekend! Ruth x

  2. LOVE how you’ve used the ornaments in the sketch. I found it difficult to think outside the box this week! Brilliant job, Patricia. Have a lovely weekend.
    hugs, Asha – Sunny Summer Crafts

  3. You set us a fabulous challenge this week Patricia, and I love your take on it. Those baubles look fabulous! Hugs, Gill x

  4. Love it! The traditional colours, the shimmer on the solid ornaments – simply super!

  5. Gorgeous card Patricia. I LOVE your layering and I agree – those mosaic shapes are perfect for ornaments. I wish I had thought to use ribbon to hang my ornaments. Hugs D

  6. Loved the sketch, Patricia and your layered ornaments look fantastic. There’s such a lot going on with the texture and different stamp sets, colouring techniques and yet it is in perefct harmony. Love it!
    Louise xx

  7. Patricia, this is AMAZING! I LOVE the gorgeous traditional colors with a bit of silver thrown in and I adore the wonderful textured paper you used, too! Fabulous! HUGS and have a wonderful week! 🙂 Mynn xx

  8. quelle magnifique carte, elle est très élégante, biz

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