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:

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

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

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  3. Fabulous use of the sketch! Darling card.

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

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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!

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  9. Super cute! Love the skating bear!

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

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

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  12. 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

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

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

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

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