Monday, October 26, 2015

Jolly Holiday Wishes - October SFYTT

Reverse Confetti's October Sketch For You To Try challenge is still open -- have you played along? The entry deadline is noon CST October 29.

Here's the sketch:

Like much of the paper crafting community, I am seriously crushing on Melania Deasy right now. Her lovely creations, with their soft colors and beautiful ink blending, are the inspiration for my sketch sample today. 

The background was done with ink blending in a light pink and light green. The reindeer, from Jolly Holiday, was die-cut with Jolly Holiday Confetti Cuts dies, then colored with Zig watercolor markers. I layered a white linen card stock panel with a large circle window cut out over the top. Around the opening, I added two Wreaths Confetti Cuts die-cuts, one in white card stock sponged in green, and the other in vellum.

For the vertical element, I added a length of pink stitched ribbon tied off in a bow. Accents include snowflakes from the Holly Jolly Confetti Cuts set and PTI Rainstones. Along the top, I stamped snowflakes in a light pink, and along the bottom, I added a hint of pink sponging (hard to see in the photo).

STAMPSJolly Holiday
CONFETTI CUTS DIES: Jolly HolidayWreaths
INK: pink, green and brown dye inks; Versafine Onyx Black
PAPER: white card stock, white linen card stock, watercolor paper
OTHER: Zig watercolor brush markers, vellum, clear embossing powder, PTI rainstones, PTI Sweet Blush stitched ribbon, white linen thread


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Connie G said...

Simply adorable!.

Анна Соловьянова said...

Очень-очень свежо и здорово!

Susi said...

Amy, this card is so darling, and your colouring and sponging are simply divine! I absolutely love how you put all those wonderful elements together (the lightly stamped snowflake partial BG, the rainstones, twine tied ribbon). I too am in awe of Melanie's beautiful work, but yours is just as stunning!

Kathy Mc said...

Amy, your card is just the sweetest with that innocent-looking reindeer. Your color blending is fabulous!

Pet73 said...

Wonderful card, sooo cute!

JoAnn said...

So adorable. Love the soft colors and the sweet image.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Amy!