Monday, June 18, 2012

Merry Monday Sketch 25

This week I'm guest designing for the Merry Monday Challenge #25 and this is the sketch we're using. {Lucky me, I won this honor last week}


Here's my take on the sketch. I used the new SU! Christmas Blessings stamp set for this, coloring with colored pencils, an aqua pen, and finishing with Spica glitter pens. The flower centers were dotted with yellow stickles. I used a scrap of unknown dsp I've had in my stash forever, and added some real red card stock. The sentiment was done with an Inkadinkado stamper on a tiny tag punch, and I drew some faux stitching around it to make it stand out more since it was white on white. The ribbon is from my stash, and I added some gold cording to attach the tag. The scalloped border was done with a SU! scallop punch.
I've been having so much fun playing along with these challenges each week, and I'm getting quite a stash of Christmas cards finished much earlier than I normally do! I know I'll be glad when the Christmas rush comes and I'm well prepared! Come on over to the Merry Monday Christmas challenge and play along! You'll be glad you did :)

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Monday!

Carol

17 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty image, Carol, and I can't wait til I can order this set! You've colored it beautifully and that tiny tag is exquisite! I'm so glad you joined the design team at Merry Monday this week!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, just came in for a break from gardening and found the beautiful card from you. It's making me wish for Christmas time weather because right now I'm all sweaty and dirty. Great coloring on the image and I love the way you make that type of bow. I've got to practice it. The plaid paper goes so nicely with the rest of your card. Have a glorious day.

Lesley said...

Hi Carol,
So happy to have you this week! Your card is very pretty with that new poinsettia, love your soft colouring.
Hugs,
Lesley

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! Love that plaid paper! So glad you're our guest this week--happy to have you!!! I really love that little tag, too!

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card, that image is beautiful.

jimlynn said...

Carol, this is fantastic! LOVE your coloring on here and that pretty DP you used. Great way to do the bottom of the card as it goes perfect with that image! So pretty, and congrats on being the Guest Designer!
Lynn

Beebeebabs said...

Awwww love love love your card thanks for sharing!!!

Dixie Cochran said...

Carol, I love this card!! That plaid paper is yummy. Terrific design!

Denise Marzec said...

Hey! Congrats on the guest DT spot! Great job with the sketch...it's a beautiful card!

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous, Carol. Love the paper you've used and your faux stitching on that little tag is perfect.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh Carol, it came out so pretty! The plaid looks awesome!

Janet Kay said...

I love your card! I haven't got that set yet, but you make me want it right now!!

Shannon White said...

Love this Beautiful Christmas card Miss Carol! Your Poinsettia is so Pretty Pretty & Wonderfully colored! Love your festive dp's too! I need to play along with this challenge so I can start my Christmas cards too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

JD said...

This is so pretty! I should follow your great example, every year I panic because my cards aren't ready in time...

Anja said...

Georgeous christmas card. Love these patterned paper and the design of your card.

Danielle Vincent said...

Congrats on being a guest designer this week and thanks for sharing such a lovely card with us. I love that plaid paper with the poinsettias.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer this week Carol! Your card is gorgeous and I love that coloured image - just beautiful!