Three of my blessings

Three of my blessings

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sketch Challenge over at CDAC

Hi and Happy Halloween and Blessed Sunday! Another Christmas card for my stash! YAY! Slow and steady wins the race! This is for a sketch challenge at CDAC hosted by Pamela Clark from Firecracker Designs. Pamela has generously offered this image along with a group of packages and a Merry Christmas sentiment as a freebie for us to use in this sketch challenge. I love the way this bough and ornaments looks, so I wanted to focus on this image alone. All papers are from my scrap stash. Sentiment is preprinted chipboard from Creating Keepsakes stash I bought years ago from QVC. The copper areas are done with press and peel foil from Plaid. Gems and brads are from my embelly collection.

This image is colored with Copics. The bough and the ornaments were printed twice and layered for dimension. All the black doodling on this card are hand done by me. The tiny dots are glittery gel pen. Foil was used to hang the ornaments and on some of the doodling around the bough and also to accent the ornaments. The little bows are done with SU copper cord. This is a close up of the right side of the card. I added gems to the sentiment and placed it on a scalloped circle which I punched with the SU punch. I also did some hand doodling along the panel here. The copper foil didn't turn out perfectly. It bugs me, but I think I can deal with it. This may be a Christmas card, but I'm gearing up for some Halloween treats tonight. How 'bout you?
Hop over to Pamela's store when you get a chance to browse. She has lots of nice designs and also carries other crafting accessories you may be in need or want of. Just click on Firecracker Designs at the top of the post to travel over to the shop.
Thanks for coming over today.


  1. That is really beautiful Kathy. I love how the ornaments really pop off the page.

  2. Kathy...This card is just gorgeous
    And thanks for the lovely coments on my blog
    hugs Jean

  3. This card practically pops right off the page! BEAUTIFUL!

  4. This is stunning!! I love how you added dimension to the bough and the ornaments - all the little details and your extra swirls you did by hand look so fabulous!! All the work you did just in the circle sentiment really is amazing!! Hopefully whoever gets this card for Christmas will appreciate all the work that has gone into it!!

  5. Kathy, if I had a fraction of your talent I'd be a happy girl indeed! the colouring is off the charts, doodling fab and the foiled details so eye-catching - LOVE IT!

  6. Hello!

    I love this card - so original and creative! Love it! The colors, the layout - everything!

    Wishing you a happy week!


    Barbara Diane

  7. OMG Kathy, I just love looking at your work, this is soo stunning and I just love all the dimension in your cards!! STUNNING!