Hi everyone. Time for December's Sketch Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. I know, it's Nov. 30 ... but our blog is run by the fabulous Kylie (from Australia) ... and it's already Dec. 1st there. :)
Here's December's sketch challenge ...
Fabulous CAS sketch that has loads of possibilities for any style of card making. I kept mine CAS (my favourite style!), using a stamped ornament that I borrowed from my friend Susan. I went over the black outlines with a gold metallic pen, coloured the poinsettia with Copics, sprayed the whole thing with a golden frost finish, and then coated the poinsettia with red glitter glue, adding clear drops over the center buds. I punched a whole in the top and added a silver jump ring, threading my red metallic cording through and knotting at the end. Adding all these little details really makes for a pretty ornament. The sentiment is stamped with gold ink ... it looks lighter in the picture than real life. In hindsight, it would have been better if I heat embossed it in gold. :)
Here's a close-up so you can see the sparkle a bit better ...
I will be working with Kylie at Happy Little Stampers Blog and Happy Little Stampers Forum.
I hope you'll come check out the forum and join. Membership is free, and it's a great place to find tutorials, ask questions about products, and start your own gallery of cards (you can use the gallery to enter challenges if you don't have a blog). Hope to see you there!
In the meantime, I hope you'll play along with our December Sketch Challenge. The challenge runs for the whole month, so there's lots of time to join in. There's two ways to enter ... on HLS Blog ... or on HLS Forum (or both!). :)
If you upload your entry to the forum, you will be in the running for a randomly drawn prize --- don't miss out! :)
Stamps: Poinsettia (borrowed from a friend and don't have the info); sentiment is from Beautiful Season (SU!)
Paper: White (Neenah)
Inks: Gold (Colorbox), Copics: R27, R29
Accessories & Tools: Gold Metallic pen, Red Glitter Glue, Dazzling Details (clear glitter glue) from SU!, paint brush, red metallic cording, jump ring, paper piercing tool, glue dot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, gold spray mist made with gold acrylic paint and rubbing alcohol