Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm sticking to my deal!

As most of my regular readers know, I made a deal with myself last week. I've committed myself to create a Christmas themed card in addition to the "regular" cards that I do for every sketch challenge that I participate in. At this rate, I should have all my Christmas cards done by Halloween right?!

Here's the sketch I used today, courtesy of Taylored Expressions.

Here's what I came up with...
Did I go a little overboard? Perhaps.
Did I have a ton of fun making this? YES!

I picked up this little cutie by Whipper Snapper last summer and haven't inked it up until now. Tragic - I know! I was SO determined to use it for this sketch, that I had to "upgrade" my card to 6 x 6 to accommodate it. I used Bashful Blue for the base and mixed patterned papers from SU's Bali Breeze and Jersey Shore collections.

Here's what the inside looks like...
These little hand painted wood accents are from Michael's.

Here's my Christmas version using the same sketch...

This little cutie is ALSO by Whipper Snapper. I seem to be reaching for these guys alot lately.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


de said...

Both your cards are amazing! Good for you for sticking to your deal!!! I just LOVE the first card! Bright, whimsical and the details, even the inside! Marvelous!

Kathy W said...

overboard- no way what a great card inside and out. that is a good challenge to do Christmas now too- can't get my mind thinking snow now.