Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Merry Monday Sketch

Christmas

This Merry Monday sketch intrigued me so I thought I would give it a shot.

Couldn't help but use this wonderful Echo Park paper again - just love the aqua and red together with the bit of pink thrown in.

Had a tag in my very large "to be used later pile" so pulled it out for this sketch.  The fun font of the Merry Christmas sentiment from Verve's Merry and Bright set matched the paper perfectly and a few buttons and snowflake stamps later, the sentiment panel was good to go.  I ended up skewing the panel just a bit as it had more visual interest that way.  The card didn't feel "grounded" for some reason so I pulled out my glue pen, ran it across the bottom and added some glitter.  Hard to see, but in my mind it helped - but then my mind is a scary place sometimes LOL!

Half way through the week and December is looming at the end of it - yikes!!  Finishing up my Christmas letter today so may actually get my cards out by the first week of December this year - happy sigh :)

Enjoy your day!

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Merry and Bright (Verve)
Paper: Happy Holiday (Echo Park), Aqua, Real Red
Ink: Black, Real Red
Accessories:  Label Die (PTI), Buttons, Silver Cording, Corner Tab Punch (Stampin`Up), Red Satin Ribbon, Black Half Pearls, Bling, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 

13 comments:

Lynn said...

You know I love the snowflakes and the banners are awesome!

Dawn Easton said...

Very pretty! Love the red/aqua/pink!! Oh and that silver cording....wish I still had some. Must double check ;) Thanks for playing along with the Merry Monday Sketch! It was interesting, wasn't it?!

Benzi said...

Marisa, these are awesome colors, great sketch, and I do see your glitter at the bottom...looks all icy and perfect for a wintry, Christmas card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun card! These colors go very well together~

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my goodness Marisa this sketch is awesome. I can see why you wanted to try is cause you ROCKED it. This card is adorable.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Maureen said...

such fun banners and love the tag. Pink and red and blue are fabulous for Christmas :)

LeAnne said...

Soooo pretty! Love the colors!

Bonnie said...

What pretty paper and I love the tag on it! The line of glitter is very subtle and an added surprise!

Vickie Z said...

Great use of the sketch and love these colors!! Wow....Christmas cards going out soon....I'm proud of you!!

Sue said...

love it Marisa!! the non traditional pink and blue is superb! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is super cute... I like the sketch and darling Christmas card.

Katina said...

Absolutely gorgeous Marisa! Love the colours.
xx

Christina said...

What a sweet color combo, Marisa. I love your skewed tag and the pretty paper banners. Great idea to add the glitter strip, too, I never think to add glitter!