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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Beautiful Season Wednesday Sketch Challenge

 You know me and layers!!!  This Sketch Challenge had my name written all over it!  I LOVE layers, LOTS of layers and this sketch delivered that!

First I stamped the bird and the holly.  The bird is from Beautiful Season and the holly is from Bells & Boughs.  I stamped the bird twice.  I needed to cut one out.  I used black StazOn ink for the bird and the holly.  I set them aside and cut my card stock.

My card stock is from the Cloud 9 Designer pack.  This pack is called Harvest Holiday.  I had gotten it a while back.  It was probably in August when the fall stuff was just starting to hit the shelves.  This pack covers Halloween, Thanksgiving/Fall and Christmas.  It's got lots of fun beautiful papers in it.  If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I'm sure you can find some other papers to substitute for these.

I cut out one bird and I set the other one in my oval Nestability and cut it out on my Big Kick.  I also cut a scallop out with the Nestabilities too.  The Holly leaves from the Bells & Boughs set were cut out and set in place using Dimensionals.  The bird was also set in place using Dimensionals.  I colored the images before I cut them out.  I used markers and a blender pen to do my coloring.  I wanted to keep the color light enough on the bird and that was the best way to achieve that. 

This was a fun sketch to play with.  I'm not sure I would do it again anytime soon though.  As much as I LOVE the Nestabilities, I don't like getting them out to use them.  I much prefer punches.  

Oh, I almost forgot.  The words are from the Four the Holidays set.  I just love the font on here. 

This card has such a warm feel to it.  It makes me want to start setting some Christmas things out around the house!!!  But I won't, I can wait at least a couple more weeks to do that.  We usually don't decorate until the day after Thanksgiving (at the earliest).  

If you have time, give this sketch a try!  And so what if it has a lot of layers.  That is why it's called a challenge.  You need to step outside your comfort zone now and then and try something new.  Challenge yourself to do at least one of these sketches a month!  Soon you will find that you are hooked!!

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