The sketch is this weeks challenge over at Jingle Belles and is brought to us by guest star Brenda Barton. The Merry Monday challenge is to create an elegant Christmas card.
I'm not going to lie, both of these challenges were a bit hard for me. I just couldn't seem to decide on how I wanted to go forward with the sketch. I ended up choosing a tree image from one of my favorite sets, Evergreen. The tree is made up of the lyrics to the song Silent Night so I chose to leave off the sentiment area that's show in the sketch. I also used silver stretch cord in place of the strip that goes down the left side.
I especially found the elegant part difficult, as the definition of elegant can be quite subjective and dependent on who you are talking with. For me I often see elegant as something simple, not overwhelming, and with silver or gold involved. I included the silver star and silver cording but didn't want to overdo it with silver either.
I don't know if I'm really happy with this card....my daughter said its definitely a "Lisa card", so she sees something of my style in it, but I don't know...I may have to give it another go with both of these challenges.
Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Confetti White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Silver Metallic
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EF, SU Snow Burst EF,Coluzzle, Silver Stretch Cord, sponge