October 23, 2008

TAMARA'S SKETCH CHALLENGE 67

Happy Thursday all!! I have another fabulous sketch challenge card to show you (well, the sketch is fabulous at least, lol!) Tamara comes up with wonderful sketches and this one is no exception! I decided on a holiday card because I am working towards getting all mine done so that I can mail them out in a timely manner this year (read, NOT wait until the week of Christmas, heehee!) So, I inked up that adorable little Santa from the Jolliest Time of the Year stamp set and decided to watercolor him, then add some iridescent ice to his beard and his suit trim to give him some pizazz!!! I like the way he turned out - but hey, I am a Santa fan so it's hard to make the jolly man look bad - lol!! So, make sure you get over to Tamara's site and check out the rest of the DT projects - they will amaze you! And, if you want to try the sketch yourself, please upload your link to the site so we can all come and check it out!!! I will leave you with the recipe and will be back tomorrow with the Stamp Something challenge! Whoohoo, it will be a hoot, I am excited to share it with you so make sure you pop back in and check it out!!
Card Recipe:
Paper- Real Red, Old Olive, Naturals White card stock, Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper Inks - Real Red, Basic Black class inks, Apricot Appeal stampin' write marker (for face)
Stamps - Jolliest Time of the Year, Best Yet (sentiment)
Accessories - Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Real Red Narrow Grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive buttons, Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch , blender pen

30 comments:

Erin... said...

What a fun christmas card! Santa looks so cute with his super sparkly beard!! Love that dsp too!!

Dawn Easton said...

Cute...love the glitter you added Alex!

Dottie K. said...

He is just so jolly. Love it! :)

Manna said...

Super cute! Love the glittery beard!

Natalie said...

What a great santa, fab card. x

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Ohhhhh...that is adorable. I love that Santa! Cute, cute, cute!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Too cute! He looks so happy and great sparkle.

Catherine said...

what a great sketch and love your take on this one... he's too cute!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute, Alex! I love the buttons, and the scallops and ovals! A very jolly card!

Dani said...

So stinkin' cute! Great job!

JeanFB said...

Such a cute card - I love the effect on the beard!! I'll have to try that with my Santa stamps, too - TFS.

a portland granny said...

What a darling card. I love he paper set. I have been working with it this week, also. That sketch is really attractive and lends itself to some great work!

LuLu said...

Love that Santa. Cute card Alex.

Pamela said...

Cute card! I love the glitter on Santa! :)

Melissa said...

So cute Alex!

Many Blessings,
M.

Nancy Riley said...

GREAT card, Alex! I just love that cute Santa!

Latisha said...

cute
Are you back yet? I hope you had a wonderful time in FL
I miss you

Angie Tieman said...

Great Christmas card! Love the glitter on his beard!

Anonymous said...

I don't have this set yet, but it's looking more and more to be on my next order. Love the card. TFS

Kathy Brown

Diane said...

Love what you've done with his beard!!!! Great card Alex!!!

Deborah said...

Great sketch and Santa is rockin'! Have fun with your BFF! Hugs, Deb

Anonymous said...

What a darling card. The glitter sure makes Santa extra exciting! Makes me think that I need to start my Christmas cards soon.

Thanks for the great idea.

Joan
Maple Grove, MN.

Ila said...

I love this Xmas card!! Santa is just the cutest with his sparkly beard!!..Hugs, Ila

Maureen said...

Alex - I absolutely adore this card...going to CASE it asap...tfs
((()))reen

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super cute! Love the glitter on santa's beard! Great layout and papers too. :)

Rose Ann said...

Your Santa is so cute with his sparkly beard! Love the papers too!!

Kim said...

I like that. I love the dsp.

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sparkles in santas beard! {SMILES}

kathleenh said...

Ooh cute! I love that sparkle on Santa's beard.

Paula's ponderings said...

What a very cute card!!