Sketch Fun

Hello Everyone,
Handmade Christmas cards are one of my biggest projects each year. One year I made all the cards that I needed for family, friends and work colleagues that I almost swore off of making cards any more. SO after that episode, I now make Christmas Cards all through the year. I looked at the box where I keep my completed cards and realized that I am way behind just because of life throwing a few curveballs.

Now if you have visited my blog before you know that I LOVE sketches. And once I saw the new one from Julee over at Mojo Monday I knew the theme for my creation. And this is the sketch that we have had to use for inspiration.

MOJO 521

Isn’t sketch #521 just great. I can see myself using this quite often. The light leaves in the background threw me for a little while but then I came up with this card.

08 25 leaf cutout

I like how it turned out but I would do it slightly differently next time that I use this sketch because I re-use sketches all the time. This card is quite unusual for me because I usually use images on my cards and apart from the holly in the sentiment that is it.  The papers that I have used are from a combination paper pack from Kasiercraft that has been sitting in my Christmas stash for quite a while.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my project. It is good to know that another Christmas card has been completed. Also thanks for all of the likes and comments I really appreciate it. Before you leave I would like to have you ponder on this last thought for this post.

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Challenge
MOJO Monday 521

52CCT August Technique

Hello Everyone,
This time around on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge it is the 4th week of the month so it is either a Stash or Technique Challenge. And this time around Netta has decided that we are going to explore a Technique.

When I saw this as one of the things for us to play with I must admit that I had never heard of it before so of course, I went to YouTube for assistance. And I found this tutorial by Gina K that helped a lot. This is my interpretation of this technique.

I am really happy with how the card turned out. I think that if I do this technique again I am going to have to buy a wider brayer because you can see how wide the one I used was. I kept the rest of the card pretty simple with just layering a piece of washi tape because I wanted the focus to be on the technique, not something else.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team work for this week. I hope that you will come on over to the 52CCT blog and play along with this fun technique. Look forward to seeing you there. Before you leave I would like to give you this to think about.

Real books

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

52CCT August Colour

Hello Everyone,

It is the 2nd week of the month and over at 52 Christmas Card Challenge
Netta has chosen this colour combo for us to play with.

I must admit that this colour combination was a bit difficult for me to get my head around. But this is the card that I came up with.

When I started making this card I looked through my stash; I found that I didn’t have any craft products that suited so this meant a trip to my local big box craft store. I was lucky to find this bronze coloured tape but no papers in these colours. So I decided to make my own using a set of Layered Stencils to make a plaid background paper. I am not sure if I like this set of stencils but this is my first time using this particular set so I will have to play with different colour combos to make my final assessment.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team creation. I hope that you will come on over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and participate in the challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

With Love Bunny

Hello Everyone,
Yes, I got to spend some time in my craft space this afternoon. I can share some of my work with you but not all as some were made for upcoming design team challenges, trying to keep in front of commitments. But anywho onto the creation that I can share now … This card started with my favourite place … a sketch and an adorable Bunny image but more on that later. To start with here is my card.

08 04 Bunny Love

Isn’t this image just adorable it is called Kawaii Bunny … I think that this image could be used for several occasions so I am going to stick this card in my any occasion stash. The image was coloured in with my Prismacolour Pencils and I used purple stickles on the heart on the belly. This card started out with a sketch from Sketch Saturday #575 and this is it

Sketch Saturday575

This sketch will become one of my favourites I think; it will be easy to use with any of my paper packs and also leaves space for me to have fun with colouring images as well.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation. I really appreciate all of the comments and likes on my posts. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

"People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full are missing the point. The glass is refillable." —​Unknown

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Wonderful You

Hello Everyone,
I am here to share with you a card that could be used for multiple occasions. This is because of the image that I chose to use on this card. But this card started with a sketch first and then I found an image that would work with the design and this is the card that I came up with.

08 04 Wonderful You

Because this sentiment is such a general one this card will be able to be used for so many different occasions. And this is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #514 which started this card making off.

TMS 514

The off the project square threw me at first but then I decided to actually cut the layers instead of laying the items on top. I think that this helped to make this card look quite unique even though it is a simple design.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card even though I am running close to the shut off for this sketch challenge. I really appreciate all of your comments and likes on my creations. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

Creative and beautiful

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

 

52CCT August Sketch

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog for the beginning of our August set of Challenges. This month we have Netta as our host. And since it is the first week of the month we have a sketch to play with.

Netta has also turned this sketch into a Triptych Sketch.
Triptych means that your creation is split into 3.

I have created this card using the sketch

This is me diving into my scraps drawer because I couldn’t find anything that I was happy with. Then I found this paper and these adorable images plus the sentiment that actually goes along with this paper.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team creation. I hope that you will come on over to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog and play along with our challenge this week. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought.

Inspirational Quote: 85% of what we worry about never happens stress less live more!

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

Thanks a Bunch

Hello Everyone,
Another card made from my scraps drawer. But this time I included a new to me image from Bugaboo Images called Flower Teddy. Isn’t he adorable?

07 29 Thanks a Bunch

I coloured in this adorable bear with my Copic markers. This card started with a sketch from Stella Says Sketch #712. And this is my 2nd creation with this sketch.

Stella Says 712

My card doesn’t match the sketch exactly but I do hope that it is still acceptable for the challenge. I was making this card away from my desk and didn’t have the sketch beside me and by the time I realized what had happened, it was too late. I still enjoyed the making of the card because I was able to dig into my scraps drawer again and be able to pull together another card from pieces that were just too big to throw away.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that I get on my posts. Before you go as always I would like to leave you with this last thought.

I'm listening...

Until Next Time,
Tracy B