Saturday, September 26, 2015

Another Christmas card for Freshly Made Sketches #205.....

Hello Everyone: Autumn is in full swing now, the trees up here in North West Indiana, have started to turn colors, which is one of the many things I love about this season, plus the weather has been just amazing, so we are enjoying this last days of warmth before Winter rolls along.
I have another Christmas card to share with you today, to participate in the Freshly Made Sketches   challenge this week, here is my card.

The image is from a Power Poppy  stamp set called Poinsettia   by Marcella Howley, such beautiful images and sentiments on this set. I stamped it onto Canson water color paper and colored with my SU markers in Olive Green, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, More Mustard, (the combination of So Saffron and More Mustard allows you to make a beautiful golden tone), Real Red and River Rock, the top of the stocking was colored with my white Prismacolor pencil and shaded with the Black. I cut the banner and fussy cut the bottom of the stocking. I use a couple of pieces of the gorgeous SU Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack  for the top and bottom and I cut a strip of the gold part from a piece of scrap to accent the banner, I just couldn't waste this small piece. The sentiment is from SU teeny Tiny Wishes , I heat embossed in gold.
I hope you like this card, leave me your comments and questions, if you have any, I will be happy to answer them.
This is the sketch that inspired this card. I hope you give it a try.Till next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

8 comments:

  1. Add that to the stack of finished Holiday Cards!! Looks like a great sketch for quick cards! Marcella's stocking couldn't be more darling!

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  2. Patti, I have a lot of Xmas cards already, this challenges are helping me get ahead of the rush. I agree, Marcella's images are simply lovely.

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  3. Maria, your colouring skills leave me breathless. So beautiful and a wonderful layout for sure. Love this.

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  4. Thank you Aileen, I truly love water coloring my images, this is a wonderful medium and really very easy to do.

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  5. Beautiful take on the sketch. Love the strips of gold!

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    1. Thank you Mary, I adore the SU Winter Wonderland vellum stack, that little strip of gold by the stocking was a piece of scrap but I just couldn't throw it away.

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  6. This is amazing! Perfect choice of colors and I love the way you fussy cut the stocking at the bottom of the banner. Very clever design! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you Cindy, I love this shade of red for Christmas cards. I wanted to incorporate the stocking into the banner and keep it one layer so, with a little measuring to create the banner, I was able to mark the right place to cut the image.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.