I did my first sketch challenge tonight. I decided to try the Sweet Sunday Sketch (SSSC38) from Karen Giron's The Sweetest Thing blog (http://www.kgiron.blogspot.com/). I am always inspired by what I find on her blog. I decided to make a Christmas card because I seem to be able to more easily come up with Christmas ideas. Now I just have to see if I can link it properly. Ah technology!
The background is atd Snow Day paper. The green rectangle and the octagons are Stampin' Up. I also used a small white strip of Bazzill Textures. The ribbon is Offray Woven Ribbon. The stamp is Inkadinkado Warm Holiday Wishes which I embossed using Close To My Heart Olive embossing powder. I used the Sizzix Holly and Berries texture plate after first spritzing the paper with rubbing alcohol. That trick sure makes the impression pop. I also broke out my brand spanking new Spellbinder Octagon Nestabilities.
I really like how this card turned out and I'm pretty sure this will be the first of many sketch challenges.
Enjoy and come SPI again soon!