Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jingle Belles CAS Stamping Sketch challenge

   I love a great sketch...the simpler, the better.  This one was designed for Jingle Belles by Natasha of Clean and Simple Stamping.  I was super excited when I saw this challenge because I have been itching to play with my stamps and copic markers.  When I sit down to create a card, I no longer think about whether or not I will stamp.  I don't even notice anymore if I stamped or not.  But I do notice after a while...in this case a long while...if I have been neglecting my stamps and coloring mediums.  I have actually been missing them!

So I started with a small scrap of BasicGrey Blitzen paper (I love to use up scraps!)  I looked through my Cricut cartridges in search of a cute border and circular frame for the image to meet the sketch challenge.  Then I just started playing:
  I'm not sure I managed CAS, but I had lots of fun playing. Than you for terrific sketch, Natasha; I will surely use it again.

Supplies:
Cricut cartridges:  Accent Essentials p.61 shadow button (frame cut @ 2 3/4");  Winter Frolic p.57 border (cut @ 1 1/4")
paper:  BasicGrey Blitzen; kraft card stock; white card stock
ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! Whisper White
stamps:  trees (dollar bin @ ACMoore); Hero Arts Cling Dot; Savvy Stamps warm wishes
punch:  Creative Memories corner rounder
markers:  Copic; Uni-ball Signo white

Happy Tuesday!

18 comments:

DIANA L. said...

Very nice I like the subdued colors
DIANA L.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

dots! how nice! i like the colors !

Missy said...

Oh, so pretty! The coloring on the trees looks great and I love the polka dots running up the side!!!

lauren bergold said...

ohhhhhhh how ♥COOOOL♥ is this?! i actually think it's VERY c&s... but then... i might be the wrong person to ask, huh??! :) i looooove that cool funky border, and the circle of circles around the magnificently colored tree! so fun & fab!!! ♥

Rosemary said...

I have to get going to get something created for this week's challenge! Yours is wonderful, and you enjoy clean and simple? Okay, teach me to enjoy it as well, LOL.

Your card came out beautifully; very serene and lovely with the colors and accents you've chosen. I have never used that frame from the Accent Essentials cartridge - but I like how it came out! Great coloring also!

Candy said...

Love everything about this card, June!! Your take on the CAS sketch is superb!!!
Candy

Lisa said...

love this! the image on the front is just lovely and how clever you were with that cricut border! and anything with BG is a winner in my book! lovely

Court said...

I am CRAZY about this card!!! Publish this June!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love those fun little holiday trees ... and all of the great circle elements ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Shauna K said...

such a great take on the sketch!! the white really POPS!!

Lisa said...

This is a great card June. I love the colors you used and those trees remind me of the ones that surround my house. Great take on the sketch.

Debgem said...

Great colours, lovely trees - a really super take on the sketch. Here's mine!

Marie B. said...

Really cute June! The circles around the trees really draws your eyes to them! :)

jengd said...

Congrats on your win- just saw that posted over at Jingle Belles! Such a cute card!

Lisa V. said...

Oh! I love this! The two little serene trees are standing so beautifully together. I love the colors and papers that you used. Congratulations on your prize package win.

Paula Fuller said...

Thanks for your amazing comment. I love your card too! I had to look twice at your trees-too cute!

Notes by Nina said...

This is very cute, I love the image. Great colors, thank you for stopping by my blog.

Tyggereye said...

June!! This card turned out fantastic. I love it. I saw you got a shout out on JB. Very cool. This really is my fav from the sketch I saw. Adorable!