Monday, November 8, 2010

Inspired by a Stamp, a Sketch, and a Photo

 Another Christmas Card for today. Used Basic Grey as base card and layered with a shaped mat edged with gold.  Stamped the tree onto ivory cs and colored with pencils and  markers. Chose colors with a soft, aged feel both in the papers and coloring. Sponged image, mats, and sentiment tag for a vintage and ditressed look. Added some glitter to the center of snowflakes on background paper and to the strings of ornaments. Highlight berries on the tree with red glitter Jelli-pen.
Challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge: Make it vintage. Did with colors and distress inks.
Oldie But a Goodie: Use distressing (distress inks) and your main image must be stamped and at least 6 months old. Have had this tree stamp over a year and used a lot. First time to enter this challenge.
Scrap Creations: Use your favorite technique which is coloring.
Christmas Card Challenge: Use the photo inspiration as inspiration to use a tree on card.
Stamp TV Sketch Challenge: See on lower right.

Stamp: GKD "Very Merry Christmas" by Theresa
           GKD "Fanciful Tags" by Nina

Stamp Tv Sketch

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Bamboo Leaves
       Tim Holtz Distress Inks Aged Mahogany and Brushed Corduroy
Pencils, Jelli- Pens, Sakura Glitter Pen, Pilot Gold Marker
Papers: Basic Grey Jovial Patterns, GKD PL Ivory CS
Spellbinders Fancy Tags-trimmed to fit design
Nesties Oval
Used Spellbinders Labels to Draw the Edge of Mat

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa


15 comments:

Patti P. said...

Ooh, I love the vintage look of this card. So pretty, I need to get mine done, late as usual anymore. I need to get myself back in the swing to things. Tfs and Happy Monday.

Patti said...

This is awesome!Your sure whipping out the Christmas cards!

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jill said...

That is such a nice card, love the patterned paper and that tree is gorgeous. Thanks for playing over at Kaboodledoodles this week and hope you will join us again. Jill

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, the tree is a lovely image
Thanks for joining my challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

**Farrah** said...

What a perfect vintage Christmas card!!
I love all the little details that went into it! Great work!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!!
Farrah

Kristen said...

Super cute card. I love your technique! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Theresa

What a gorgeous card - those Basic Grey bps are just lovely and really lend themselves to the vintage style. Thanks very much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and see you again soon.

Tina
X

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Super card! I think the layout is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE.
Clare x

Shirley said...

Theresa this is such a gorgeous Vintage card. I love the soft look to it and the lovely co-ordinated papers you have used. Lovely colouring on your tree image too.
Thank you for joining us at Kaboodledoodles and we hope you will join us next time.

Shirley

Cammy said...

Such lovely papers! Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

cardcrazy said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

Lisa Jane said...

Love this vintage style card .. the tree is gorgeous and i love the DP's - they are perfect
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this week
lisa ;)

Francesca said...

What A wonderful distressed card , Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck !
Hugs
Francesca

Debs said...

Lovely card - great image I can see why you would use it a lot.
Thanks for playong along with us at An Oldie but a Goodie this time - hope to see you again.
Good luck
Debs xx