Friday, August 10, 2012

oh christmas sketch

for this prompt, ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ we're getting sketchy again! we're pleased and proud to announce that stephanie has created her first-ever sketch for our little blog, and since it's really rather fabulous let's get right to it, shall we?!


it's quite a flexible plan, isn't it? you can take it in pretty much ANY direction, and we've done just that with our cards this week:


Stephanie says, "I went shopping in my own neglected studio stash and found this gorgeous floral flocked paper from Little Yellow Bicycle.  While I don't normally think of flowers for a Christmas card, I think the soft subtle grey-on-grey pattern works well as a background element.  I added one of the many dimensional gift tags I picked-up on clearance after the holiday last year & one of my favorite peace quotes to finish the design."




Lauren's Card

Lauren says, "i had put together the most strikingly *MINIMALIST* version of this sketch you can possible imagine-- which lasted for about five minutes-- and then i cracked! (that's nearly twice as long as my previous record, though, lol!).  ok, i know, it's a sort of compulsion, but the world (and my stash!) is just so full of lovely embellishments, it seems a pity not to use as many as possible! plus, this gorgeous sketch can stand up to it brilliantly!"  :)

For a little extra fun, we're throwing in some holiday goodies for one lucky participant (drawn at random from all sketch cards linked-up) ... goodies include a Basic Grey Jovial build your own snowman stamp set, 7Gypsies Christmas Wrap paper tape, some Making Memories Charmed Plaques and some Happy Holidays dimensional stickers.



and now it's time to see what you will do with stephanie's fabulous sketch: dress it up or down, make it classic or non-traditional, embrace "clean and simple" or go for the gold and pile on the goodies! whatever you choose, link it up here before 6pm (EST) on wednesday, august 22nd. keyword for galleries and our flickr group is JB-12-17

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Ohhhhh, love this sketch and your cards are awesome ladies, I love them!

Vickie said...

Very pretty card. both cards are very pretty. I'm going to try the sketch. TFS

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Marianne said...

Well done Stephanie on your first ever sketch. Love it! Love the cards you both have created, too! Cannot wait to get started myself.

June Houck said...

Terrific sketch, Stef! I am inspired by it and both cards :)

Leslie Hanna said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this sketch! And I alsmost spewed when Lauren use the "minimalist" word. :D

Rose said...

fantastic sketch Steph :) and both cards are beautiful :)

Patrice said...

I LOVE those snowflakes, Lauren!!!

Kristie said...

Great sketch and DT samples!

snailzpace said...

a fun sketch stephanie and both your cards are gorgeous as always!