Monday, July 26, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #79


This is my first card for this challenge, and I loved the sketch for this week. I pondered what to do with it and I decided this would be a great time to get going on my Christmas cards. I have so many great stamp sets and stamps for Christmas use, so I pulled one out I hardly got to use last year. It's a Flourishes stamp set, "Christmas Tea," that I colored with Copics. I used my Spellbinders Deckled-Edge Ovals and sponged the Ivory oval with Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Old Paper." The Riding Hood Red paper I sponged with Rich Razzleberry. The DP's are K & Company's "Christmas Cheer", and the ribbon is from Stampin' Up. I wanted to keep it simple so that if I wanted to duplicate it, it wouldn't be too involved. I have been very involved with a secret project that I may share bits and pieces of with you when I'm done. I am loving doing it but it's quite involved, so it has consumed all of my time in the last week. I have a mid-August deadline to finish it, so I may not be around too very much between now and then. I will at least be back with our next Copic Creations challenge, and it is a fun challenge, so be sure to stay tuned. I'll try to take a break and post a few cards along the way, but if I don't you'll know that I'm working on my project. I can share that it does involve all of my fun stamping stuff, embellishments, etc., so I'm definitely in my craftroom - just not necessarily doing cards at the moment. I hope you are enjoying your summer. I can't believe it's almost August. Where does the time go?! Thanks so much for stopping by. I do love hearing from you.

6 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful take on the sketch and a perfect set to choose! You'll be way ahead of me on your Christmas cards!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! I got this set at the end of the season last year and never used it! I will have to get it out now. Thanks for the inspiration!

dolcreations said...

I love your card Karen..and that image is sooooo cute. I remember seeing that image last year. I wonder if you can still purchase it. See...you give such great inspiration!
Secret project...man....I don't know how long I can wait to find out...Mid August is a long time! Looking forward to seeing your reveal!!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

a great start to your Christmas cards you tease LOL!

Cindy said...

This is gorgeous Karen. What a great job with the sketch and I love the deckled edged ovals. I can't keep up with all the dies they have. Cute image and great paper. Hope you are enjoying your summer. Don't forget to checkout my other blog stampwithmecindyG.blogspot.com for a link to shop for Stampin Up merchandise. ;DHot as hades down here on the Southern Gulf Coast of Florida. When I got in the car yesterday the "temperature outside" display said it was 106 degrees. Yikes! I'm wishing for some of that December weather about now. I saw you used Stampin Up ribbon and cardstock.

Rachel said...

This is beautiful Karen!!!
hugs,
Rachel