July 24, 2009

Bloggers Challenge - Christmas in July

Happy Friday! Time for another Bloggers Challenge - this weeks theme is Christmas in July. The inspiration for my layout came from MMSC11 with LOTS of creative liberties by me using the sketch. I just wasn't feeling this sketch, so I used the basic layout, leaving off the 3 elements on the bottom and replacing them with the sentiment, I also left off the "hanging" thing. In other words, I guess you can say my layout was "inspired by" the original MMSC11 sketch, altered to fit my needs.


The beautiful Santa image and sentiment are from the Snowy Woods Plate at Artistic Outpost. I used the Burnt Edges Technique on a Manilla Tag, once dry, I stamped the Santa image in Black Archival, and colored his suit with Aged Mahogany Ink. Don't forget, Artistic Outpost is having a Christmas in July Sale - all Holiday Themed plates are on sale - use code LS-15off to save 15% on all purchases at Artistic Outpost, even sale items!

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods
Card Stock - Manilla Tag, Black, Riding Hood Red, DSP Cosmo Cricket
Ink - Black Archival, Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany, Straw, Brushed Corduroy, Linen
Other - Aquapainter, Ink Blending Tool, Craft Mat

Thanks for stopping by! Looking for more Christmas inspiration, be sure to click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to visit the other Challenge Members Blogs.

18 comments :

Barb Hardeman said...

A beautiful card, Lisa, full of old world charm and ambiance.

Robin Merriman said...

Great card, Lisa! Love this vintage look!

MJ said...

Love this images and the sentiment is great! Fabulous Christmas card.

Lisa said...

Great vintage card, Lisa! Just lovely!

Lisa Bohler said...

I love the look that the burnt edges gave to your card! Gorgeous color choices!

Sandra said...

oh, you are bringing out that wonderful Christmas set! Love it!
Sandra

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Hi Lisa, Great job on the MMSC! sketch! I think you worked it to fit you needs as you said and that is what a sketch is all about right? :) We are so happy to have you play along each week. :)
~Michelle MMSC DT

Nikki Bond said...

This has a fabulous vintage feel to it! Gorgeous! {SMILES}

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful! You've really captured the Old World Aged look with this card. Very Vintage.

Evelyn S. said...

I can't stand thinking about Christmas in July (because of the idea of winter)...but this is fantastic, Lisa! Beautiful card...and that paper is wow!

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa! Love the vintage look you created to match the image.

tonistamps said...

Wow! Great burnt edges, and I love that Santa image!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is fabulous Lisa!!! Love how you've given this a truly vintage look!!!

Connie said...

Stunning, Lisa!! Love, love, love the vintage feel to this card!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW...so elegant!

Basement Stamper said...

Great image Lisa, love that paper along with the sentiment, perfect holiday card.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Beautiful! I love this Santa and the way you color it!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Lisa, this is just drop dead beautiful!!! I love that image and the rest of the card too!!!

 
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