Friday, April 23, 2010

CSAYL Challenge #48 - Sketch

TGIF!!! I'm so ready for the weekend...maybe I'll actually get some crafting time in! As you know Friday's are reserved for my Christmas creations. This week the challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is to create a card using the following sketch.

It's an awesome one - Love the layers and the oval...seems like I use a lot of circles. Funny how we get comfortable with things and forget to branch out. That's why I so enjoy challenges...helps push my comfort zone.

A couple of things on this - you'll notice NO pattern paper...UNUSUAL for me! Again...trying something new :) All supplies are from The Angel Company except the embossing folder that I used. I rubbed Brilliance Moonlight White over the embossed paper to help "pop" it a little. Gives it a nice shine. I also highlighted the bird using my Stardust Clear Gelly pen. You can see that better in the photo below.

To achieve the oval, I did a reverse masking and sponged on the inside using Memento Rich Cocoa.

I hope you'll play along this week. Just visit the CSAYL blog for all the details! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Details:
Cardstock - Navy, Olive and Kraft
Stamps - Peace and Just for you (retired)

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Barb said...

Beautiful, Michelle! Love the sponged oval and that embossed background works perfectly!

Maria said...

Simply gorgeous card, Michelle! Very elegant looking with the dove and color combo. Awesome sample for this week's sample. Keep up the great job!!

Hope you have a wonderful Friday!


Marcia said...

Beautiful card - full of Christmas meaning!

Kimberly said...

So elegant!! Love the sparkles and the little brads!

Anna said...

Michelle! So pretty! Love the layout, and how you did the bird! The embossed sections is very nice too!

Patty Chalas said...

Michelle: nice job with the sketch this week....beautiful card!

Bridgett Owens said...

I love the card! It's beautiful and I love my stardust glitter gel pens, too.

I am excited to finally be able to comment here! Yay!!

Angel Hugs,

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Michelle!! I just love it!! Gorgeous dove with the sparkle and all the sponging. Great colors and take on the sketch!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very pretty! I love the sparkle