Thursday, October 13, 2011

Deconstructed Sketch #23-Holly Jolly Christmas!

Time for another Deconstructed Sketch Challenge! I have another Christmas card to share with you today:) I don't know why, but I've really been in the mood to create Christmas cards lately. Not much sense in it for me since my home will be on a boat on it's way to the US and I won't have any way to mail them out, unless I want to mail them out by November 5th, which I don't. LOL! Anyhoo, sorry to ramble! Here's our sketch for this week--

Some sketches just work, kwim? You can just visualize what you want and it works! Almost all of Jen's sketches work like that for me. This one is one of those sketches:)

I bought a few Tiddly Inks last week, and colored them all up at once so all I had to do for this card was throw it together. This is "Lillie Claire-Sweet Christmas Dreams" How sweet is she? I colored her with Copics and then, after spending quite awhile coloring the candy cane *just right*, I covered it with Stickles, lol! Oh well, I love a shiny candy cane! The sentiment is from PTI and the papers are from Basic Grey's Nordic Christmas line. 

So, I think I mentioned {a few times} that I'm getting ready to move back to the US! We're moving to Phoenix and we'll be leaving Okinawa on November 12th. So, all of our house will be packed up and shipped to the states on November 7th. Since my stuff will be somewhere on the Pacific Ocean until mid-to late January, I will be taking a short break from the Deconstructed Sketch team. I'll be back as soon as I get my new house all set up and have a scrapbook room again! I will still be here for the rest of October, but starting November, you won't see much from me. In the mean time, check this out: 

**Do you love sketches? Would you like to be a guest designer for The Deconstructed Sketch? Jen is holding a contest using this week's sketch to find a VERY SPECIAL designer to guest with us from November 3, 2011 to January 26, 2012. That's THREE months designing with the Deconstructed Sketch Girls! If you are interested all you need to do is make a card using this week's sketch and add your card to InLinkz on Jen's blog by October 19, 2011 at 8 pm CST and add GUEST to the end of your name when linking up. If you are selected Jen will contact you regarding the specific duties for the three month term.**

Be sure to hop around and check out what the rest of the Deconstructed Sketch Design Team has made!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Stunning! What a clever idea pre-colouring some images. That would make quick work of a card.

Gorgeous colouring on this one. The sparkle on the candy cane is perfect.

Jennifer Shults said...

This is just adorable Amber! I love your coloring on this... that hair is gorgeous and I really like the papers you picked out.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Amber! LOVE this image and your amazing coloring!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Amazing coloring! [Don't I just wish I could come close - sigh] --fun card.

ps How did your move go -- all settled?

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is BEYOND cute!!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Ahhhh, so cute and what a pleasant surprise to see a Tiddly Inks looking so adorable!!! :) the final card!