Monday, December 5, 2022

WW DT: End of Year Anything Christmas Goes Challenge


 Dear Scrappers,

This is my October post for Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog:

Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful:

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and the prize on offer for the winner is two images of their choice from the shop

I chose the 

Christmas Baubles, Digi Stamps, which is very celebratory of the end of the year.

I went looking for sketches to work with this image and found this one:

This challenge is a collaboration between two blogs, and I used the sketch and combined two different printed papers from the Tattered Lace magazine freebies, one is the stripped paper and the second I used mats for the digital image, with stripped stars in the same colors (yellow and dark red).

However, I did not make to post in time, so I was suggested to join the next challenge:

I guess my baubles are colorful enough and the card in general is mostly white.

For the digital image, I decided to use metallic red and gold pens, and when coloring with a red pen, it smeared a little bit.

Then, I used distress inks as watercolor media and the unexpected happened and the red/ gold ink smeared worse... so I worked around it and decided to with the mage a bluish background to blend my mistake some:

At least the inside of my card work out better

From sweet sketches challenge blog, see bellow for more info.

I used the matting die to cut the image and then used different distress inks and some HeroArts inks to color it. Then I traced the edges of the die cut unto a larger piece of printed blue cardstock to use as a mat. I fussy cut the blue mat and use the negative corners as part of the sketch embellishment.
I used foam squares to mount the die cut and some bakers twine to complete the look with this month's SCT Sampler sentiment die cut instead of the ribbon.

The outside of the card:

A closer look:

Materials and tools:

SNAP, CraftWell 
Album matting dies and folder, Anna Griffin 
Tattered Lace printed paper
Graphic 45 dies
CTMH card
Metallic pens
TH Distress 
TH water color brush
3D Zots 
Dazzle Stars outlines

For more details about the challenge, please visit:

Closing date for entries is 5pm the day before the next challenge.

Winners and Top 3 will be announced on the Sunday morning at 11am following the end of the challenge.

Happy November

Vicky Tovar

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