Saturday, October 31, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch: Merry & Bright

For today's Christmas card, I decided to work with a charming set of ice skating critters. I picked the polar bear and decided he needed to be skating in the corner with a big open sky but then I couldn't figure out what else to do.  CAS(E) this Sketch to the rescue!! LOVE their new sketch with the banner in the corner!


I started by creating a background using a variegated wash technique that I learned in Deepti Malik's Craftsy class - Watercolor Cards Made Simple. It is so fun to apply a line of color at the top and then apply water line by line watching the color move down, fading as it goes.  

CtS Merry & Bright

I love the little smile on the ice skating bear!  

CtS Merry & Bright CloseUp

I am such a cold weather person.  I am thrilled that there is snow in the forecast next week.  Of course, depending on the source - it might come on Tuesday, or Thursday, or a snow mix on Saturday. That uncertainty tells me that it's not going to happen - but I'm waiting and I'll be smiling just like this little guy (but my ice skating days are long gone!)

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16 comments:

Michelle said...

Just beautiful....... love every perfect little detail! Just right for CTS #147!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo cute, Kim!!! I just love the background you created and the little bear is adorable!!!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the sketch! Darling card.

Nora N. said...

Oh wow Kim!! This is stunning! I Love the way you used the sketch and that skater is adorable!!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, Kim, I'm in love with this cute little bear! What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Lucille K said...

That little bear is so cute, love the colors you chose and the design of your card :)

Happy Dance said...

Darling card, Kim. Love the little ice rink you've made! Brilliant use of that die. Sweet little polar bear, and he definitely has a cute smile. I'm going to try that water coloring technique after seeing this card. Love it!! Bev

Jen Mitchell said...

Well isn't he just a darling little skater. I love the watercolored background (I really need to take that class) and the snowflakes are perfect for your scene!

Sheri Gilson said...

Super cute! Love the skating bear!

Lisa said...

Adorable, absolutely adorable!

Greta said...

Gorgeous sky & one of my favorite cards--love this, Kim!

JoAnn said...

This is so cute. Love the sweet image and the colors.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh my gracious this guy is so cute!!! Kim I love those colors for Christmas - my favorites!!! Gorgeous TE products!
I've been wondering if perhaps my British Parker cousins settled in Parker, CO - seems you are the perfect resident!
=] Michele

Jen Timko said...

So cool!!! That background is such a wow and I love the fabulous little bear!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is adorable! Fabulous take on the sketch!

cm said...

Cute AND classy...the little bear is a gem!
~c