Friday, October 25, 2013

A Sketch Challenge!

Thanks to my sweet friend Piali, I am recently gifted with a darling stamp set from Avery Elle. The sketch challenge prompted me to create a card from this set called "Ikat Additions"
 Here is the sketch
Here is my Christmas card with non-traditional colors. I used Avery Elle's logo colors as my inspiration for the design.tis the season to be jolly!
 I used a circle diecut as a template and stamped around the circle, added a bow, Stickles and sentiment stickers from SRM--done! And notice the pine cones in the photo? They were picked from the yard and painted with Tim Holtz Distress Paint (Picket Fence). A super simple DIY things to do!

Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I love how you used those elements to create your design! And that you used Avery Elle's colors, too! Gorgeous card, Virginia!

Barb said...

I would have never thought to use those stamps like you did - this is just beautiful, V! The colors are really pretty too! LOVE!! ♥

Jacqueline said...

Really GORGEOUS! I always say one needs the right tools to do the job!

Niki G said...

The card has great colors and the design sooo cool...and those pine cones painted with distress paints...awesome!

Nonni said...

Beautiful card! Great use of the stamp set and I love the colors. Cute DIY pine cones too! xx

Lynn said...

I love your card, but I'm loving those pine cones too!

joy said...

Fabulous use of these stamps and the colors are so pretty. I love the sentiment in the center. Me thinks the IKAT designs will be the next BIG thing.

Sheila H said...

Your nontraditional colors are wonderful. I like the Stickles - the sparkle is great fun. And that bow is spectacular :)

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous!!!! And pretty colors too!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card Virginia!
so hip and zen ;)
Thank You~

Maureen Morton said...

You are so ready for the holidays with these cool cones and fun and unique card! What a great way to use these colors and this cute set.....so unique (like you!). Happy weekend!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a happy card! Love how you created the stamped circle with the ikat bits!

conil said...

You're brilliant...lovin' this ikat in these colors. Really like the idea of mounting it on brown.

Brenda said...

I just love these colours for Xmas Virginia as well as your very modern design!

Deepti said...

Oh this is lovely... you do an amazing job in perfect stamping :) love the colors too

CinnamonSally said...

Cute card Virginia and great idea with the pine cones!

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a beautiful card, Virginia! I love the color combo and the sentiment fits perfectly inside!

Loving those pretty pine cones, too!

Laura B. said...

Love this Ikat Christmas design! Really pretty colors on the textured paper.

MarcyK924 said...

Love that wreath! What a cool idea to use those stamps! And I LOVE the colors you used! BEAUTIFUL!

lenny said...

This is beautiful!! Totally love the wreath that you created with these new stamps! Great color combo too!

Greta said...

Oh what a super neat Christmas card, Virginia!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Awesome pattern created here, and with great colours! I may have to look at my ikat stamps completely differently now!!