My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Flourishes New Release Challenge



I decided at the last minute to play along with the Flourishes New Release challenge since I love to have the chance to win some free stamps.  My chances have always been slim to non, However, it gave me the incentive to make another Christmas card. 


There are four different challenges with this one card.
1.  a sketch challenge
2. Make it Monochromatic
3. Use designer paper
4. Add Bling.

This was such a gorgeous sketch that I couldn't pass it up. I'm a sketch junkie.
Then I stamped the Poinsettia and Pine Stamp set with Memento Black Ink and used clear detail embossing powder to just give it a little more dimension. I also stamped the Joy! from the same set with black and heat embossed it also with clear EP.
I then colored it in with Copic Markers. 
I love to do hand stitching on my cards but didn't have much time today so I just added some hand stitching in two of the corners. 
I flip flopped my designer papers on the background and the circle.
I then added lots of pearls and pearl swirls along with pink crystals around the red part of the circle for the bling.

5 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! this is stunning Nancy. I love the image and your colouring is beautiful. The way you have used the sketch is fabulous

Sue

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is gorgeous Nancy! Oh my word... I think I have to case this, fantastic card! Thanks for playing in Flourishes Progressive Challenge this week.

ChristineCreations said...

What a beautiful set to use for this sketch! Gorgeous creation Nancy! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes this month!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous. I am in love with that image. Just beautiful.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Merry said...

This is so beautiful and wonderful details.