Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas

So I think I've got it together. Found a sketch and a color challenge that I can use with each other and I got them done well before the deadline. Ha. Completely forgot about the photography issue. I've learned I'm much better off outside in natural light. But that same natural light starts to fade quickly in October. What seemed like all the time in the world rapidly became just a couple of minutes. I got the photo and my accomplice looks pretty good in it!

The card is for Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #19 and There She Goes Sketch 24

My accomplice is a hand made bear from my aunt. She rescued pieces of a quilt made in 1886 and created this bear for me in 1986 when my first son was born. Pretty nifty huh? And he's a great help - never says a negative word!

I used the stamp set Winter Swirls from Papertrey Ink and it's rapidly becoming one of my all time favorites. I like all the options it offers - focal points, backgrounds and sayings. And it dresses up and down very easily. I used the snowflakes and Versamark to create a subtle pattern on the purple cardstock. Did that again on the white cardstock before I sponged the blue ink over it to create the hill and sky. And I used the snowflakes one more time with white ink on the brown cardstock. The cute little tree is covered in glitter because Christmas always needs a little bit of extra glitz.

The sunlight here is almost gone and I promised the Emma dog one last frisbee session before it got dark. Enjoy!


  1. Lovely card!
    So glad you joined us this week at SPCC!

  2. Wonderful winter card!!

    Melisa-SP Diva

  3. Fab colours for a non-traditional Christmas Card - love the tree and the snow slope! Great job.

  4. I love what you did with the SPCC colors this week! Great job! I love that you made it a wintery card! Thanks for joining us!

  5. Gorgeous card! And I love the story about the bear. That is so special!!

    Heidi SP Diva

  6. Beautiful! Great idea to use the colors for winter!

  7. Awww...what a great card

    Emily-SP Diva

  8. What a gorgeous Christmas card Linda! The color challenge you used with the sketch is just lovely. Thank you so much for playing in our TSG Challenge this week :)