Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Jan's Christmas Holly and Outlawz Wednesday Sketch

 Hiya, Blog Folk! Happy Hump Day and time for a new Wednesday Sketch challenge at Outlawz, check out the link for all the deets. The challenge begins today and ends on Oct. 26.
We are sponsored by Jan's Digital Stamp Shop this month and I've used her Christmas Holly for my focal image. 
Here's our sketch for the challenge and I turned it 90 degrees, just to be ornery different! 😛 
I printed the image out in black n white on my laser printer on Springhill Digital card. Here's a close-up to show my coloring. I used a combination of Faber Castell Artist Brush markers and Promarkers. Then I went over all of it with red and green Wink of Stella glitter brush marker pens. I used a gold Wink of Stella on the round outer wreath. I used a Sakura red glitter gel pen to color all of the patterned paper holly berries, and a white gel pen to accent the image and the snowflake paper.
The patterned paper I used is The Paper Studio's Rustic Noel 6x6 collection. I have a ream of Wausau Rocket Red heavy copy paper that has sat forever and I decided I might as well use it with my cards, so I've used it for my mats. It's a gorgeous red and that's a really hard color to match or blend sometimes.
Inside on more Wausau red mats, I stamped a Papertrey Ink sentiment with Memento Black Tuxedo ink.
The back of the card has another Wausau red paper mat and more Rustic Noel and a stamped siggie.
Of course, my favorite shot of the front and back together, the red mats pop!
And a final view. Thanks so much for visiting and until next time, stay well and keep crafting! XOX

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(I colored my focal image with Promarkers, Big Brush Markers and Wink of Stellas)
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(Snowflake paper and white Satin ribbon)


Alyson Mayo said...

LOVE this - it's so classy with red, green and gold.That wreath is fabulous!

Monica C. said...

It is marvelous being (ornery) different!! lol I love your card Aimeslee. The pop of red is perfect in with those pretty leafy papers.
Hugs Monica

craftytrog said...

A beautiful festive card Aimeslee! Really must make a start on mine :-)

Diane said...

Very pretty and creative card with all your pretty details! Thank you foro joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

FABULOUS card Aimeslee! LOVE that you did the back panel ... I'll have to remember that ... looks AWESOME! Beautifully done my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Martina said...

That's such a beautiful card, Aimeslee. Great papers, card layout and wonderful sentiment. I'm glad you shared CCAYR.

Heather said...

Such gorgeous holly! One of my favorite Christmas greens, lol. Love all your spectacular layering and gold trim details! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Gosh this is a real beauty. The shine on those leaves are so pretty. I'm so into Christmas 🎄 I've already started to look at incoming Christmas ornament on line to my favorite store.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Aimes this is gorgeous, I love the doily behind your beautiful main image and sentiment. Your back and insert so gorgeous as always. I hope Arfur is not around!

Faith x

Jackie C said...

So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft Christmas.
We love to see everyone’s work.
Good luck, do come back again!
Hugs, Jackie DT member x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Lovely papers. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create. Anesha

Jan Mahew said...

Glistening show of holiday inspiration Aimeslee! Thank you for showcasing "Christmas Holly" on your dazzling card.

Jean said...

Fab festive card ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

ahlers5 said...

Just gorgeous! I absolutely love the doily and the holly paper.

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful use of the traditional colors and patterns!
Thanks so much for accepting the challenge this month at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
Shopping Our Stash, DT
The Color of Cards, Owner

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
*Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper