Saturday, 6 September 2014

52 {C}CT September Sketch Challenge

Hello, friends! This month it's my turn to host the weekly challenges at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown ... and I am thrilled to bits.

First up is a sketch challenge. You can flip it, rotate it or square it. As long as the basic design is recognisable, you're good to go.

We also have a a fabulous sponsor for September: Deedee Designs. Head on over to Deedee's on-line store and take a peek (and be tempted!) by her beautiful art.

Enough chit-chat, let's take a look at my project for the challenge. I'm pairing contemporary colours with traditional image of a partridge in a pear tree and 2 turtle doves.  


For the background I did some emboss-resist with white heat embossed snow flakes
Distress Inks in Peacock Feather and Mowed Lawn.  Embellies include some sheer
turquoise ribbon and blue bling. The greeting is from CB's Stained Glass Christmas,
stamped onto a piece of vellum with Brilliance Graphite Black ink.

This image is from CB's Turtle Dove stamp set, coloured with Graph'It and Promarkers.

These technicolor turtle doves are also from CB's Turtle Dove set, coloured with
Graph'It markers and dressed in Stardust Stickles.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from CB's Christmas Magic clear stamp set. 

A few challenges for this card:

Completely Christmas #28: AG Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #148: AG Uplifting
Sweet Stampin: Great Outdoors - birds, tree and snow

Now it's your turn to create a festive card based on this week's Sketch challenge. In order to be considered for Top Honour and Honourable Mentions, your new card must follow the challenge sketch and you must link it to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge Blog by 6pm UK / 1pm EST on Friday, 12th September. And here's the most important rule: Have Fun!

For ideas and inspiration, visit the rest of the 52 {C}CT crew:
Danielle * Deborah * Fabiola * Gill * Jacqueline * LouisePatricia * Ruth

That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by and have a fun weekend!

Beijinhos,

28 comments:

  1. Fabulous sketch and card Asha..Loz

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  2. Gorgeous card Asha, love those stamps and the colours are wonderful xx

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  3. Stunningly beautiful, Asha - thanks for entering this into my CHNC challenge extra for September. And thanks too for the comment about the missing linky for CHNC 193 - thought I'd checked everything, but obviously hadn't ... it's there now! xx

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  4. I also meant to ask: did you see that you are one of the winners? x

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  5. So gorgeous Asha, I love the rich colours.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  6. Gorgeous card Asha, beautiful design and wonderful colours, Kate x

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  7. I really like the colors of this card, nontraditional yet festive at the same time.

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  8. So very stunning Asha! I really love how colorful this Christmas design is!! You really nailed the sketch too my friend! :)

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  9. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!

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  10. Hi Asha gorgeous card, love background and colours . Hope you are well x

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  11. This is so sweet, Asha! Love the partridges. Perfect for Christmas. Great take on the sketch.

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  12. Your card is precious, and I'm really loving everything about it. Thanks for playing along and may God bless you this week and always.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  13. Gorgeous Christmas card design. The coloring is awesome.

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  14. Great sketch and love your take on it! Love the turtle doves on the side and the vibrant colours-just fab!!

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  15. great sketch Asha and what a great idea to mix up funky colours with traditional images..wonder if I can do this...I am not so good with traditional as you know. I do like the added sparkle!

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  16. I love your card Asha - the colours, the images, the paper, the ribbon - and all so beautifully put together. A great inspiration. Hugs, Gill xx

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  17. That is gorgeous Asha, I adore the jewel like colours, what a bright and festive card! I love the emboss resist snowflake background and your beautifully decorated inside too! Have a great week! Ruth x

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  18. elle est charmante Asha, les couleurs sont lumineuses et joyeuses, biz

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  19. Super card, just right for our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Good Luck. Debbiex

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  20. The vivid colors make a very eye-catching card! Love the birds against the resist background.

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  21. Asha I love the bird the coloring and the snow flakes behind the birdie all are adorable and great scene you made...Love this too Asha.

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  22. Sorry I'm late commenting - your card is absolutely stunning! Love the snowflake background and the beautiful partridge in a pear tree! Great work!

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  23. Beautiful card and I love those birds! TFS

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  24. What a beautiful colourful card.

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  25. SUCH an awesome card! I love the colours - they give the card such a modern feel - and the out-of-the-box pears? Too cool!

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  26. Thanks also for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 193 and Completely Christmas 28 - hope to see you again soon x

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  27. Love the bright festive colors on this card Asha. Great take on the sketch. Hugs D

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  28. Love those turtle doves, so pretty and the inside is gorgeous too! Thank you for joining us at CHNC Extra.

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