Hello!  It’s the first of the month, and that means we have a new challenge host at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and a new sketch challenge for you.  Julie is our hostess this month, and she’s come up with a sketch that can be kept pretty simple or dressed up with matted layers.

I decided to go the matted layers route with the sketch, and I stretched it out into a rectangle.  The current challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use bling, so that helped me choose this image that can easily be blinged up with sparkly ornaments.  I made one goof and didn’t measure correctly when I cut the image panel to size, so it’s not centered vertically as well as I’d like, but since I’d already colored the image I went with it anyway.  Oh well.  At least it was nice to use some of this designer paper that I’ve had for several years, as well as some of the larger red rhinestones that I own.  I’m also including this card in the “Christmas in July 4 Kids” challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids.

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Go see what the rest of the 52CCT design team has done with this sketch, and then show us your own take on it!  We’d love to have you link your card at the 52CCT site.  The challenge deadline is 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, August 7.  Please join in the fun and creativity!

Digital Image: Rhubarb Trims the Tree (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Sentiment Stamp: Bows and Holly (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); designer papers from Very Merry Christmas 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Echo Park)
Ink: printer ink; Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic); red rhinestones (KaiserCraft); clear rhinestones, dimensionals (SU)

9 Responses to “52 Christmas Card Throwdown – August sketch challenge”

  1. Super image and beautifully coloured. Love the touch of bling on the tree and I do like the papers you’ve used. Great take on the sketch. xx

  2. Hi Patricia! Your card is so cute! The sparkle on your tree actually put me in the Christmas spirit!!

  3. Ce que c’est mignon Patricia, une adorable scène, toute craquante, biz

  4. What a cute card. The trim on the tree is a great touch
    Julie t

  5. love the cute little bear and the added gemstones

  6. Oh he is adorable, Patricia! Love the baubles on the tree! Xx

  7. How sweet this is. I like how you layered the tree for dimension and added plenty of bling for ornaments.

  8. Great image to bling up, and YAY for using some of your paper collection. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the Bling challenge!

  9. Fantastic Christmas card! I love how you’ve used bling to decorate your tree! Thanks for bringing the bling and for joining the crew at Shopping Our Stash for our “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” challenge!

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