Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Sweet Sketch Wednesday and it's Christmas

It's time for me to post a card for one of my new favorite challenge sites.... Sweet Sketch Wednesday but I hope you will not follow my lead and seem to post so late. This is the second week in a row that I haven't gotten my card posted until Tuesday, but promise to try and do better next time. They have some of the most wonderful sketches which make me stretch in my creativity and I am loving playing with all of them. I decided to create another Christmas card,lol wouldn't it be funny if I have enough made ahead and then I will have to make Spring cards in December. I really don't see that happening.
The thing that I love about SSW is that you can use any style, stamps or creative urge you have....just follow the sketch.

I had bought this poinsettia stamp at the stamp show last summer in North Carolina and stamped it twice, once on ivory and then on dp, cutting both images out by hand. The bottom layer I colored with various mediums trying to get a matching red. The top layer I then slightly off set and used foam dots to lift it above. The papers are jovial by Basic Gray and I love the rustic look of these. My sentiments are from Stampin' Up's set Come to Bethlehem and I stamped part of the sentiment on a die cut for the front, adding the remainder on the inside along with Merry Christmas. Hope you like my early holiday card and will check out this wonderful site. A great place to pick up sketches for your stash.

Oh, almost forgot, would like to thank SSW for choosing my card last week as grand prize winner. I do appreciate it so much.

Card Details:
Paper: GinaK Designs ivory, smokey slate, dp Basic Gray jovial
Ink: Versafine onyx black, SU markers, TH distress inks
Images: Sarasota Stamps poinsettia, SU Come to Bethlehem
Other: GKD ribbon, Clear Dollar Stamps designer dies


Olga said...

Patti this is gorgoeus!!!! I keep trying to get time to play but.........

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so gorgeous and such an elegant Christmas card, wow. I am with you on getting my cards done too late, struggling with my time management right :) Have a wonderful day.

mulberry station said...

Patti, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love every little detail. Congrats on winning the grand prize last week. Your cards are amazing!
Nancy SSW

Betty Benton said...

Congrats on your prize winning card last week! This week's is a stunner -- who wouldn't love to receive this beauty at Christmastime!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Lovely Christmas card! I love your poinsettia. It really makes a beautiful card!

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Patti, this is gorgeous. Poinsettia's are one of my favorite Christmas flowers. Congrats on the win last week. I'll check out the site and thanks for the head ups. Did you ever get those stamped images? Don't think I'm going to leave things in the mailbox anymore and just take them directly to the post office. Have a fab week! "Hugs" Carol

Anonymous said...

I love all the cards you have been doing lately. You get more creative all the time! Donna

Kathie said...

Hi Patti, I just adore your card, it's awesome, I also adore Poinsettia's on cards it gives such wonderful colour depth. I love how you created your card and how you coloured it. It is very pretty, and congratulations on last weeks win. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Genevieve said...

Stunning Christmas card Patti! Congrats on last weeks win, as love to see your creations. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

I'm so envious of those who start their holiday cards early! This is just gorgeous and sure to be a treasure for some special someone. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

The Stamper's Touch said...

This card is stunning!!!! Look at that gorgeous poinsettia!!!! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Sharon Basel said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Patti! I love that poinsettia stamp you used and your take on the sketch is great. It's great to see you here at SSW!
Sharon :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Another stunning work of art my friend!

Colleen said...

So very pretty! I love the rustic look your matching of dp is wonderful. Congrats on your win last week. I just may have to check out this site. I've really been loving the sketches.