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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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12/06/2009

Two Challenges in One - Cardvaarks and Card Patterns Sketch 44

I had so much fun working on this project! And the fact I was able to complete projects for two challenges in one card made it even better!

Cardvaarks challenge was to make a card using a digital element of some kind. For this card, the patterned papers, the journaling card, Mrs. Claus and the *JOY letters were all digital elements from a package I purchased from Sweet Shoppe Designs. The kit I used is Merry Kissmas by Melissa Bennett.

Card Patterns Sketch 44 was challenging, but I love a lot of textures and patterns, so it made for a really good card. Here is the sketch . . .





. . . and here is my take on the sketch . . .



. . . and here are some spotlight pictures . . .







Product List:
Background papers, lettering, journaling card and Mrs. Claus picture from Sweet Shoppe Designs - Merry Kissmas by Melissa Bennett
(The color on the letters wasn't bright enough for me so I inked them with versamark and heat embossed with Ranger clear embossing powder, then popped them up on foam dots.)
Velvet Ribbon from Glitter Your World etsy shop
Stickles 'Crystal'
Zig Zag stitching on machine
Vintage button from stash
Glittery tree - Dollar Tree

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Another Christmas card off the list, have you got yours in the mail yet? Thanks for visiting! Becky

5 comments:

whoistracy said...

Oh my gosh, this is adorable!!! I love that little Mrs. Claus image and the tiny button. Such a great take on the sketch.

Sue-ann said...

Great card!! Good use of the digital elements.

Audrey Pettit said...

Hi Becky! What a fun card you made. I am so intimidated by digital.....haven't done any of it yet. How cool that you darkened the letters with embossing powder, too. Way to go, Girl!
So glad you are crafting again!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

That Santa is sooo cute and I love the tree too! What an adorable card Camellia!

Chris said...

Glad you could play along over at Card Patterns! It's such fun to be the sponsor this week and see all the great submissions. I hope you can visit my blog too where I have a second chance for a prize plus my take on the sketch. :)
http://allamericanstampers.blogspot.com/2009/12/sponsoring-card-patterns.html