Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches: Christmas Blessings

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!!  This one was designed by Jen Brum.


I was thrilled when I saw the sketch because I just got a new set from Paper Smooches that had the perfect image for the center.  This sketch is a fabulous way to show it off!

Christmas Blessings 2

I created a starry background using a Memory box stencil, embossing paste and a sprinkling of glitter.  My original plan was to use pastel colors but somehow the more elegant blues and neutrals took over!

I'm sure you see the possibilities in Jen's sketch and I hope to see you play along!


I'm also adding this to the current Paper Smooches challenge.


And last, but definitely not least, I want to give a shout out to Darnell's current NBUS challenge.  These stamps are definitely "virginal" - pun intended!!!


  • Stamps: Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy, Little Yellow Bicycle paper pad
  • Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Versamark
  • Accessories: Paper Smooches Blessed Christmas dies, Memory Box Starry Nights Stencil, Dreamweavers white embossing paste, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter, Stampin' Up white candy dots, Pretty Pink Posh Bronze sequins in 4mm cupped and 6mm flat, Pretty Pink Posh stars (colors with a Copic), Papertrey Ink RUstic Jute button twine

23 comments:

KimCreate said...

Gorgeous! Love the shade of blue in the patterned paper with the nice colored image. A very special xmas card!

Marjolein said...

Lovely card and meaningful.
Bye,

Marjolein

Nikki said...

This card has so many wonderful details! The colour scheme is perfect, fab card! xxx

Linda Callahan said...

So soft and serene! Love the starry background and the image is colored beautifully! Yep I need to dip a toe in the Copic Sea! Beautiful Christmas card!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!!!

Stampingcountry said...

What a crisp and beautiful card! Glad you went with the blues.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, very good intentional pun, Kims! This image is so sweet and modern! I adore it and how you showcased it with the starry background and pretty sediment panel!! Your clusters of embellies are really cool, too!! Thank you so much for promoting and playing again in my second NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Karren said...

What a beautiful and elegant card. I love the starry background and your coloring is amazing!

Bobby said...

Such a sweet, well colored image, Kim. I love all the added touches you gave the card.

Jen said...

What a wonderful Christmas card. The starry background is perfect for the image!

Lisa said...

This is such a sweet image, lovely card Kim!

Deepti said...

So adorable !! Love that perfectly colored image :)

Jen Brum said...

Kim, I love this card! That image is so perfect and i love how you've coloured it! It looks amazing against that embossed star background! Just wonderful for Christmas!

JD/ Jill said...

Such an adorable Christmas card...and elegant at the same time! Beautifully done!

Cindy Lovell said...

This card is SO cute,Kim! I love the image,your coloring and the little details!!

Lori said...

This is fabulous, Kim! The sketch shows off the image perfectly. Love the stenciled star background and how you colored the image. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

cm said...

An elegant and classy card, Kim, using your 'virginal' stamp that is truly lovely! Your rich colour choices, the star-stencil background, the blue panel...striking combination! Love this!
~c

Mary-Anne V said...

In just love this stamp set and you did such an awesome job with this sketch.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Yep - it is the perfect stamp set for this sketch. So many things to love abut this card Kim - the colours you've used, your colouring and the perfect placement of your sequins (you always make it look so easy!)

Jen Timko said...

Wow…just wow! I love this image so much and you have used it perfectly! What a fantastic card!

Cindy Hall said...

This is so fabulous, Kim! I love the image and the coloring is amazing. The details, paired with the image, are PERFECT. Love, love, LOVE!

Rita Wright said...

That background is FABULOUS as is your coloring and embellishments. Stunning card!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

As if it's not bad enough that you introduced me to paper smooches ... Now you keep tempting me with just about everything you use! I so wanted this stamp set when I first saw it! Your card is so stunning ... I need to resist. Hugs xxx