Hello everyone!  Can you believe it’s November already?  The change of month means it’s time for a different design team member to take on hosting duties at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  It’s Louise‘s turn this time, and she’s created a really neat sketch to get us started.

I’ve stretched the sketch from a square to a rectangle and made it a panel attached to a card base.  Even though I had the layout predetermined for me, it took me a while to figure out what images and colors to use with it.  I finally settled on this bear in a circle image because it lent itself easily to the sketch.  I decided to check out this week’s Color Challenge at Splitcoastampers.com and felt those colors would work with the image.  Although I usually leave the bear white and add just a bit of grey shading to make him a polar bear, this time I decided to challenge myself a bit and color him brown to fit in with the color challenge.  The bear also ties into Stacey’s “Warm & Furry Fuzzies” Hope You Can Cling To challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to see what the rest of the design team has created.  Then show us what you can do with this sketch.  Link your card to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown site by 1:00 pm Eastern time Friday, November 8.  We’d love to see what you make!

Stamp: Cozy Friends (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Digital Sentiment: Winter Wishes (SNSS)
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); printer ink
Other: markers (Copic); Snowflake Background embossing folder (Darice); Swiss Dots embossing folder (ProvoCraft); standard circle and big scalloped circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); dimensionals (SU)

6 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – November sketch challenge”

  1. I think your bear is just adorable! Really like the detail in the circle surrounding him too! Lovely texture on the card. A fun Christmas card!

  2. This is TOO CUTE, Patricia! LOVE the sweet image–and your coloring is amazing! Fabulous take on the sketch! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :) Mynn xx

  3. A perfect “warm fuzzies” card Patricia, the sentiment pairs so well with the bundled up bear, a really sweet Christmas card! Have a great week! Ruth x

  4. Such a sweet card Patricia, and yet very elegant :)
    Lizy xx

  5. Awww so cute!! Love that darling bear . A terrific, happy card.

  6. Sorry for my very late comment, I’ve not been well over the last week and I’ve not been up to doing much at all. Love the brown bear and the colours for his scarf matching the diagonals, it’s a great take on the sketch. The snowflake embossed background is just the perfect touch. LOVE it!

    Louise xx

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