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


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