Hello friends!! Happy Saturday!! Today is a pretty exciting day for me because I'm the guest designer for Sketchbook Saturday... YAY! Sketchbook Saturday is probably my absolute favorite challenge to play along with and so to be asked to a guest designer... well I just couldn't say no! As you all know the creator of Sketchbook Saturday is the wildly talented Chupa. Not only does she have mad paper crafting skills she also knows how to put together the most creative sketches! Okay... enough gushing, lol!!
When I got the sketch I would be working with I immediately thought of another one of my new Penny Black Christmas stamps, merry & bright. I paired that stamp with some My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas papers. I stamped the wreath on cream cardstock using olive green ink, trimmed it out and then added the red rhinestones (I colored clear rhinestones with a dark red Copic marker). A touch of Old Paper distress ink was added to the edges. I cut the kraft cardstock piece, roughed up the edges a bit, stamped the sentiment (from the Penny Black set Christmas Wishes) and then adhered the fishtail flags. After adhering the wreath I realized that the center looked a bit plain so I stamped one of the ornaments from the "merry & bright" set, adhered it and added the twine bow. As a finishing touch I curved up the ends of the fishtail flags.
Thanks for stopping by... make sure you check out Sketchbook Saturday. You won't be sorry!
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI kraft & cream; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Stamps: Penny Black; Ink: SU! Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler, Ranger Old Paper; Rhinestones: Recollections; Twine: May Arts