I really wanted to play along with the Paper Smooches sketch challenge this week, but I struggled big time with it! Though I really wanted to do something a little outside the box (did you see Savannah's DT card?!! - so cool!), I ended up going pretty simple and basic. The divided circle reminded me of the ground and the sky. I decided to make the ground a snowy one and create a little Christmas card scene. Now, I'm not normally one to make my Christmas cards throughout the year. Typically I leave it to the last minute and cram everything into December. But maybe now that I've got one in the stash, I will keep making them throughout the year and actually be prepared for once...maybe!! If I have any chance at all of keeping up with this, I think the Merry Monday challenge is the place I need to be!
Here's the card:
I used embossing paste to create the snow, but should have only filled it in a quarter way up the circle (just like the sketch told me to!) - and maybe should have smoothed it out a bit more too (it looks more like icing!). The top of the circle is vellum, and there is a light blue piece of cardstock behind it to give the look of a blue sky. For the heart border, I snipped the die to extend it a little further (ie there are no hearts directly behind the snowman). I used my Wink of Stella pen for the first time to shimmer up these hearts. Again, very simple. Just happy that I got a chance to play and that I have my very first 2014 Christmas card made already!
Here's the sketch:
That's it from me! Hope you are having a good weekend, and getting a chance to be crafty!