Happy Thursday, friends! First, I need to take a minute and thank so many new followers and readers for all the comment love on my blog hop card, here. Your support and comments mean so much--they lift my spirits every time I read them--yes I do read them several times each, LOL!
Today is Thursday and that means it's another week with a new challenge at Create with Connie & Mary! This week it's a sketch challenge...check it out:
Cool, right? I'm in full on Christmas card-making here under the Canopy so I turned to the Beautiful Season stamp set for a more traditional look:
The lovely chickadee was embossed in gold onto a 3" circle of Very Vanilla and colored with a blender pen and Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.
The edges were sponged with Champagne Shimmer paint for an aged look.
I added a little dimension to the background with tone-on-tone stamping of the holly leaves behind the focal image.
My paper crimper added some texture to the Always Artichoke banner and a little button embellishment carried the sentiment from Tiny Tags.
Lastly, I inked the chickadee again in Early Espresso but stamped off once before adding it to the inside. A little more champagne shimmer edging frames the Cherry Cobbler sentiment. So...what do you think? I would love to hear from you! I hope I've inspired you to play along with Connie & Mary's great sketch! Be sure to check out the rest of the design team for even more inspiration! I hope you'll join us by Wednesday, November 9th at noon (EST). I can't wait to see what you make of this sketch! Thanks for your visit today!
stamps: beautiful season; tiny tags
ink: early espresso, cherry cobbler, always artichoke, versamark
paper: early espresso, cherry cobbler, always artichoke, very vanilla CS; regals pattern stackxtras: 3" circle die; jewelry punch; linen thread; champagne shimmer paint; designer butons (regals); gold stampin' emboss powder; blender pen