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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

This is a VERY special Sketch Challenge for me because I was asked by Roxie (the gal who is head of the SplitCoastStampers Sketch Challenge) to make the extra sample for the sketch. Well, I could hardly say no, it was such an honor to be asked!! And seriously you could have knocked me over with a feather and there was no way of wiping the smile off my face when I got the message from Roxie! I wanted to wake hubby up and tell him but I didn't dare. And the nerve of him the next day, he was stuck in traffic and came home later than normal!!! I couldn't wait to tell him and show him my card! I know, I'm silly but that's ok. There are worse things to be!!! LOL

SO the card I made was the Santa's sleigh one. The image came from the Stampin' Up! "Wandering Words" set. I've used this image a few other times. I have yet to use the one with the hearts on it but then again it looks more like an image you would use for Valentine's Day so I will be using it shortly after Christmas!

Anyway, my card was done on white card stock and the images were stamped using StazOn ink. The trees are from the "Lovely as a Tree" set. I added a bit of glue and Dazzling Diamonds to it and some in the sky too. The background was sponged in using lighter blues and then blending to the darkest blue. The background was done using the "Snowflakes" Cuttlebug folder. One of my favorite folders. It was a pretty easy card to put together. I had it all ready to go and awaited the message to upload it so it could be linked to the sketch page.

After I did that my night seemed strange. Usually I am working on the Sketch Challenge and I really felt like something was missing so I thought I would go ahead and make another card. SO lucky you, you get two cards to see today!!

The second one was made using the "Bethlehem" set by Amuse. I bought this set last year and have not used it much. This sketch was a perfect one to use it on! I colored the image in using a blender pen and chalks. The sky and foreground was done with chalks and a sponge dauber. I sponged the edges with Bashful Blue ink and put it all together. Once again it was a pretty easy card to put together!

It was a very exciting night for me and I checked in my gallery at SplitCoast and I've gotten a lot of nice compliments on my posts!!! Everyone is SO nice over there!.

Thank you all for visiting today,


Unknown said...

Both are Beautiful, great job this week and congrats on being asked to contribute;)

lisa808 said...

Wow, great cards and what an honor!

jimlynn said...

Both of these are just beautiful! Great job.

Dawn said...

You should be proud and you deserve it. WOW! I love both of your cards and they are soooo different. Splitcoast knows a good one when they see it. Keep up the good work!!!

Diane said...

Oh Wanda!!! These are stunning!!!!
I'm so happy for you !!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Wanda! What a nice honor for your awesome work.
I loved both of your cards.


Sandy said...

Hi! This is gorgeous! Do you happen to have the dimensions of the pieces for the Santa and reindeer card? I have been trying to CASE it and cannot get them right! Thanks!