Before I left for Christmas vacation, I tried to catch up on the 2015 SCS sketch challenges. I had fallen way behind on my goal. One day, I cut 6 card bases and stamped the insides, all with the intention of making 6 cards quickly with the same colors and DSP. Well, I only did 3 that day (you can find them HERE). Upon returning, the card bases and dsp were still sitting on my messy table. I tossed them aside, but finally finished them up, and thought I would post them together today. The first card was actually created and mailed a week ago for my nephew. The other two will go in the mail today.
The card base is bermuda bay, and the DSP is "Winter Frost." I like the simplicity of this sketch. It gave me room for this cute snowman from "Snow Much Fun." I added a few snowflakes from "Serene Snowflakes," and a sentiment from "On Your Birthday." I colored my image with markers: smoky slate, bermuda bay, coastal cabana, pool party, and pumpkin pie. My banner is cut on an angle to leave room for the enamel dots.
I turned the next sketch vertically because my card base was already done. I used the same DSP, plus a scallop circle of old bermuda bay pattern paper. The sentiment is from "Whimsical Words," and I used markers to doodle some candles in the background. The silver slate strip is dry embossed with the Northern Flurries folder. Finally, I added enamel dots again.
Finally, a card that took a bit longer to create. If I had just let go of the color palette a bit more, I may have finished this sooner...and better. It needs a pop of pink, or something. Any way...I used this fun sketch. I have very few tall, narrow images, and no decent die to match. I ended up using this image from "For the Birds." The sentiment is also from that set, but on a different stamp. I used a framelit from SU's Apothecary Accents to cut out the image, after it was colored with markers. Under the image is a different sentiment, and I thought it would be easy to cover with Dazzling Details. Not so much...so I added some color...hmmm...looks like a glittery toxic spill! LOL Oh well, one of my nieces loves anything with sparkle! Some enamel dots and thick bakers twine wrap this up.
I think it's about time to say good-bye to the 2015 sketches. Time to move on to my 2016 goals. Thanks for coming by again...