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July 19, 2010

Critter Challenge - Sketch Challenge Christmas in July

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It's time for another challenge from The Critter Challenge Blog.  This week Melanie issued a Sketch Challenge with the Theme - Christmas in July.  What better way to get a jump start on your Holiday cards.  Here's the sketch we were given.  Grab you stamps, and play along with this weeks sketch/theme for your change to win a great prize from this months sponsor Robyn's Fetish.

Sketches are always a great starting point, here I rotated the sketch and added a sentiment above the brads.  Instead of a frame around the images, I used the Torn Frames Technique.

The wonderful vintage Santa and sentiment are from the Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods Plate - one of my favorite images to use for my Christmas creations.  The image is stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock, I used the Spritz 'N Flick Technique to add a bit of an aged look to my image.  then came back in with Fired Brick Red, adding it to Santa's hat and coat.

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Stamps - Artistic Outpost
Card Stock - Vanilla, Black, Riding Hood Red
Ink - Black Archival, Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick Red
Other - Basic Grey Paper, Gems, Stampin' Up! Oval Punches, Cutter Kit, Dimensionals, Spritz Bottle, Ink Blending Tool, Craft Sheet

Looking for more inspiration using this weeks sketch/theme,  head over to the Critter Blog to see what the other Designers created this week.


Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ho ho ho, just beautiful GF, can't believe it's getting to be that time already!

Connie Fossenier said...

Love that PP...Basic Grey!!..I think I have some..I have been eyeing that AO Xmas stamp set...I love the color harmony of greys and Reds.
connie paxman

Terry said...

Sure makes me wish Christmas was close with this heat! Love your Santa image and the coloring is perfect! Wonderful card!

Basement Stamper said...

love that vintage Santa-and the colors of the card/papers are perfect.

BarbaraW said...

This is wonderful. It's a great stamp used by a wonderful artist. Can't go wrong. Got to go work on my card.

Angie Tieman said...

Ooooh, what a beautiful card! That Santa is amazing and I love the background paper you used, so perfect!

Kathryn B said...

Love the vintage Santa along with the vintage looking papers you used Lisa! Like your take on this weeks sketch!

Moira said...

Gorgeous Lisa!

That Basic Grey dp is one of my faves... I still have a stash!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card! I love that BG DP. Love the Father Christmas image!

Tracey said...

This is just a beautiful classis Christmas card. Love the way you turned the sketch. Great Job!!!

Cindy Groh said...

Awesome card. Love that santa image.

marsha said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card! Love the image and it looks great with the BG!

Hugs, Marsha

Jan Hennings said...

Love the embossing but the flowers are beautiful!

Suzanne C said...

Love that Santa image and great background paper. Striking card.

Jacquie said...

What a beautiful card, love the dp.

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