Saturday, May 1, 2010

Christmas, Christmas Time Is Here....

Have Yourself a Merry Lil Christmas! That's the goal with a brand new Flourishes challenge that we are unwrapping today! Stacy Morgan will be the hostess with the mostess and each month she'll be ushering a new challenge to make sure we all get our Christmas/Holiday cards done on time! No rushing here!

So, first up is a sketch challenge! Here's a peek!

To play, just use this sketch to create a Christmas card using Flourishes stamps. When you wrap it up with a bow, just link up to this challenge thread here and you'll be in the running to win a Flourishes Christmas stamp set of your choice! Just think, you'll get a jump start on your Christmas creations AND have a chance at winning stamps to make even more Christmas cards! Oh what fun it is!! Please use the Keyword FLLCNOEL1 if you upload to Splitcoast. You have until May 30th to sumit your cards and Flourishes will announce the winner with next month's challenge! We hope you play!

Ok, moving on! Want to see what I came up with?

I picked up the Christmas Tea set for this one. What's funny is --I actually picked some fun ribbon, grabbed some bling, and then I went through my decorative Christmas paper scraps, mixed and matched and put together this card before I even stamped my image! I can't tell you how much time that saved! This card was a 15-minute creation -- just because I followed the recipe, didn't overthink it, taped it together and THEN tried to figure what image might work in the circle. It was fun to -- in essence -- make my card backwards! :-)

Here's a close up of the cute litte tea cup -- I used BG11 to create a shadow, BG000, G42, G86, R46 in Copic Markers to color this up. I added some silver dots to my cup and then some Stickles to the steam for some glitz.

I loved this challenge. I don't do enough sketch challenges but gosh -- it sure makes it easy! I think I need to do more! Hope you had fun hanging out and sharing in a little Christmas spirit really, really early!! Hope you make time to play!

See you back here soon! :-)

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