I always promise myself I am going to do at least one or two sketch challenges every week. There are so many great sketches out there and they really help to stretch creativity a bit. This is the first weekend that I have had any spare time to do a little playing in the stamp room. I've been busy with family and class commitments the last few weeks.
The first sketch challenge I participated in is Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge (TECC40). For this card I utilized some scraps I had laying around from other Christmas cards. I also used (gasp) some Studio G $1 stamps. I always buy those little buggers and then never use them! I added some candy cane stickles and gem stones to finish the card off.
The next sketch challenge I created for is Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #64. For this card I used some new rubber I received from a secret sister swap on Stamp Shack. It was a sheet from I brake for Stamps. I used pumpkin paper and ink with some scenic route scraps.
The last sketch card I was able to finish is for Mytimess10. I tried to go really non-traditional Christmas. I'm not sure if I like it yet or not. The paper is co-ordinations. One side is black and the other pink with a pink core. I embossed with the snowflake embossing folder and then sanded it to bring the pink out. I added the reindeer (a $1 purchase from last year, I'm on a roll using those!) and accented him with a stardust pen and two gems. I also used a fiskar's boarder punch, some ribbon and a couple more gems.