Saturday, July 11, 2009

WICKED sketch challenge



I created this card for the new WICKED sketch challenge. The WICKED challenges are for SU demos on SCS, and we are challenged to use only current SU supplies. I also combined the theme challenge with this sketch. Joanne challenged us to take a Christmas stamp set, and create a non-Christmas card with it. Oh man......... I had to put my thinking cap on for this one.

Luckily, I had bought Scenic Season, a new Christmas stamp set in the new catalog, and the idea to do a fall scene with it popped in my head. I inked up the trees carefully, avoiding the Christmas sentiment that is right below the trees, with Eggplant Craft ink. I poured clear embossing powder on it, shook it off, and heat embossed the trees.

After this cooled down, I set to work with different inks and sponges to create an Autumn Sunset scene. I love how the colors worked together with this image. All I had left to do was put the sketch together and glue it all down.


Stamps: Scenic Season
Ink: Eggplant CRAFT, Eggplant classic, Mustard, Curry, Ruby Red, Artichoke, Hunter
CS: Eggplant, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Curry, Vanilla, Autumn Traditions dsp
Other: Dusty Durango ribbon, sponges, clear embossing powder

7 comments:

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Holly, this card is WICKED stunning! Excellent, excellent! Love it!

Christi said...

This is wickedly beautiful!!!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the whole look. Wonderful job!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooooohhhhh!!!!! Hooooollllllly!!!
this is GAWWWWJESSS!!!!!! What a beautiful design with the purple trees and the AWESOME background!!!! Can ya tell I just love this???!!!???

virginia said...

Wow this one is stunning! What a beautiful Job

sandi maciver said...

stunning background on this card