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Monday, October 9, 2017

Merry Monday #260 - Sketch Challenge

Hi all - at Merry Monday this week, Debbie created a sketch for Challenge #260. Yay - I love sketches and had loads of fun with Debbie's! With all the layers, I enjoyed finding the perfect combination of papers!!


Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts PS572 Earth Mix Folded Cards (Latte shade), 
patterns by My Mind's Eye "All is Bright" & American Crafts "Christmas"
Michael's brown, scrap of Neenah Solar White
Dies - Hero Arts DI198 Nesting Rectangles Infinity Dies
My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 21 (retired)
Gingerbread by former Lifestyle Craft's QuicKutz
Stamps - Hero Arts CL343 Holiday Sayings and CL644 Bring on the Merry (both retired)
Other - Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink,
Clear Embossing powder, Marvy white gel pen, Copic Markers, foam tape

Instead of the stars I changed the shapes to a pair of gingerbread people, in keeping with my resolution to show love to my stash of never-before-used-stuff (NBUS). Hey - the die's only 5 years old - give me a break LOL... For the bow on the gingerbread girl, I stamped just the bow portion of the candy cane from the Bring on the Merry set, then fussy cut it to remove the tails. I played around with different media for putting "frosting" on the gingerbread people - a bunch of them would never have made the cookie plate, that's for sure! I tried some copper Nuvo drops my friend Betty sent me but I couldn't get my dots small enough, despite several attempts. The white gel pen gave me the best results. I'll save the Nuvo for another project - thanks again, Betty!

Please visit Merry Monday for more Christmas inspiration with this sketch from the wonderful Design Team. Thanks to Debbie for creating a fabulous sketch and thanks to all of you for stopping by!!


16 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

darling card, Linda - love the tan and brown monotones with that little pop of red

Jean said...

A cute combination - like your pattern and color choices!

Rosemary said...

super cute (and yummy, lol!!) take on the sketch, linda!! you are totally rocking as a guest designer... they should really put you on the team!!

Linda said...

This is adorable Linda. Love your chocolate gingerbread people and your pretty pattern papers. Hope you have a great week.

Lady Joyful said...

Lovely card Linda. I really love the toned down colours, with the fun pop of red too. And those gingerbread people are too cute!

Marcia HIll said...

This is just too CUTE Linda! Love those darling gingerbread folks! Hope you're having a great week!! :0)

JoAnn said...

Lovely card Linda with those cute gingerbread people. They are perfect with those pattern papers.

Debbie Henderson said...

I just love those gingerbread people!

Greta said...

What a perfect use of that sketch, Linda! The gingerbread people are darling & love your layers! I had good luck using a pointed toothpick to get tiny drops--in case you didn't try that.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Linda! Your pretty Christmas card is just so HAPPY with those dancing gingerbread men done up in dark chocolate! I love your amazing card, especially with the pretty oxide ink. hugs, de

Notes by Nina said...

Darling card Linda, I love the papers and those sweet little gingerbread peeps.

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is just as sweet as can be!!! Love it!!

Karen L K said...

This is so darn cute! Just love your little gingerbread people! The layers underneath them look great too!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gingies! Love your pattern paper with the gingies!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I could just eat this up I love it so!!!! MMMM Gingerbread!
I can't wait to see what you have made for tomorrows challenge!!!!

Victoria Rowson said...

Beautiful card