Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Sketch Challenge

Our challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is a sketch challenge Here is the sketch...

Since Christmas will be here again before we know it, I opted to make a Christmas card...

Stamps: Cool Santa, Lamp Post
Paper:Signature Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Charm, Grunge board, acrylic paint, Stickles, Fun Flock, Glitter

I wanted Santa to have a shabby appearance like the paper.  I used distress ink with lots of blending of pumice stone.I added some Fun Flock to his coat, and flock and glitter to the base for some glittery snow.

I blended a couple of flower types for this shabby Christmas flower and added a charm. 

I did quite a bit to the grungeboard to get this effect. I started with Aged Mahogany distress ink, covered with acrylic paint (which pulled the color of the distress ink), stamped with the Weathered Background stamp, darkened the edges with with Walnut distress ink, and finally went over it one more time with Aged Mahogany. 

I am entering this in the Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Christmas in May.

To all my USA visitors, I hope you have a fabulous and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Thanks for stopping by today!


coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwwww Julie this is one fantastic Christmas card all the wonderful detail and that fab image I so love it.
Lorraine x

Susie M. said...

Oooh! what a great card julie!! and I love the beautiful added touches! TFS!

Danielle Champagne said...

Julie, your card isExtraordinary beautiful! I love this vintage look upon it. Wonderful coloring of Santa, and lightpost. the touch of distressing around the background completles the style soo well. Gorgeous unity & harmony.

Marlene said...

This is fabulous!! I love all the inking you've done. WOW!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Hi Julie,
It's been a while since I've browse your blog.
So glad to see that you're still crafting away. Love the whole idea about Christmas all year around. I need to get in on this. I'm always in a mad dash to get Christmas cards made and sent out in December! I put the PRO in procrastination! lol
Blessings to you,

Sara H said...

Gorgeous work!love the image of cool Santa :) And your colouring is beautiful!

Renkata said...

Wow this is amazing card with such a stunning colouring.
Thanks for comment on my cards.