Friday, April 6, 2012

'Twas the Sketch Before Christmas ...

and all through the house ... not a creature stirring ... except our talented Lovely Guest Star and fellow Jingle Belle Amy Tsuruta.

Hey, it's Amy, and I'm a huge fan of Jingle Belles.  I was super-thrilled to be asked to be a guestie and to create a sketch!  Those that know me, know that I love a sketch challenge!  

Amy has her own fabulous blog Tsuruta Designs, as well as the super-fun Flashback Friday Blog (the current challenge is to re-post your very first die cut card ... check it out).  She also contributes her rockin' design skills to EAD Designs, Paper Issues, LESSology, and The Craft's Meow.

Here are the cards we made this week with this oh-so-versatile sketch:

Amy's Card

Amy says, "I put together a card that uses some non-traditional
colors and patterns (including vintage Cosmo Cricket)
but that's what I love about creating ... keeping it fresh & fun."

Stephanie says, "I  also went  with a somewhat non-traditional in my color palette 
with a clean & simple design featuring
Basic Grey Jovial designer paper, 
layered snowflake die cuts and an EAD Designs rub-on."

Lauren says, "i've got traditional colors, vintage holly, lots of fun embellies... and the sketch is in there, honestly, lol!!! i think my distinctly *MAXIMALIST* take on amy's gorgeous minimalist sketch shows how flexible these things really are; i absolutely ♥LOVE♥ seeing how very differently each cardmaker interprets the same 'road map'!"

Hopefully these three different versions of Amy's wonderful sketch have inspired you to create your own sketchy masterpiece.

You've got until 6pm (EST) on Wednesday April 18th to link-up below (you never know, there might even be a fun little surprise for one lucky participant).  Keyword for galleries or our Flickr Group is JB12-08.  Have fun!


Marianne said...

Oh, this is going to be so much fun. I've been drawn to this type of design lately and would love to try my hand to create something as lovely as your three samples. And yes, Lauren, I do recognize the sketch in your fab creation, LOL.

Catie Cuddles said...

Oh wow what great dt inspiration. Can't wait to play along.

Sherry Eckblad said...

How fun! Love the samples by the design team and Amy and I can't wait to play along.

~amy~ said...

A ginormous shout out to the lovely jingle belles for letting me play with them! Love what you 2 have done with my sketch!

lisa said...

thanks for the challenge

Rose said...

3 awesome cards to inspire me!! :)
love the sketch Amy!!!

Winnie said...

Just found your blog and love the concept..made me smile to think of Christmas card making year round. I love the three cards posted here today.. Each is so unique. Thanks for inspiring me to think ahead!

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

I just love Christmas time and making cards all year for this holiday would be such a treat for me. I might join in after a few projects I have to do. Thanks so much for visitng my blog and following. Hugs and God Bless!

Eveline said...

Hybrid still isn't my thing so I skipped the last challenge but I'm back now! I just posted my card.

Lorraine said...

Great sketch and lovely cards ladies!

Lisa said...

Glad to have found the time to play along this week. I love this sketch and will be using it again for sure. I went with a very literal interpretation but I love the examples you've given us that show me to widen my view of card sketches! I love all 6 of the inspiration cards :-)