I love drawing sketches, however, a little confession… I have a really hard time following them exactly.  Here is the card I made with this sketch.


Looks like the sketch was followed pretty closely, no?  Well, I changed the sketch to follow the card.  ha!  I tried to follow a similar sketch that I had made.  It was the intent to follow it, but an extra little piece snuck in somehow so…  I changed the sketch!  heheh  Is it possible to cheat if its your own sketch?  lol


The images in this SU! set “A Flower for All Seasons” are all so sweet and fun to color.  The centers of each Poinsettia were dotted with a white gel pen to match the flowers on this new “Jovial” Christmas paper from Basic Grey.  And the horizontal lines were drawn on the flower pot to add shading.

Carrying the ribbon all the way around the card base panel and adding a touch of the patterned paper on the inside really helped to dress up the card.  (And speaking of ribbon… this new May Arts 1″ Grosgrain with a Satin Edge is FABULOUS!!)


Another Christmas card completed to add to the pile (which needs to be much much larger if there are to be enough cards to send out this year).  Workin’ on it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  If you decide to try the sketch, I would love for you to leave a link here so that I can take a peek.  It’s always so fun to see what someone else does with them.

Happy Crafting!

Hi, Jill.  Do the Puyallup! clipcowani.gif


Stamps: SU! “A Flower for All Seasons” and “A Cardinal Christmas” (sentiment)

Papers: Papertrey Ink “Select White” and “True Black”; Basic Grey “Jovial” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; White Gel Pen; Copics:

Poinsettia and Bird: r20.jpgr24.jpgr29.jpgr89.jpgy19.jpg

Leaves: yg911.jpgyg95.jpgyg99.jpg

Flower Pot: e0000.jpge00.jpge04.jpge08.jpgw9.jpg

Sky/Ground: bg000.jpgw1.jpgw3.jpg

Accessories: May Arts 1″ GG Ribbon with Satin Edge; Kaiser Rhinestones; SU! Scalloped Border Punch

16 Responses to “Christmas With a Sketch”

  1. Wow! Your coloring is GORGEOUS! Beautiful Christmas card!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  2. FABULOUS, Hugs Cindy xxoo

  3. Beautiful! Your sketch is fun and that ribbon looks luscious! I have a hard time following sketches too….somehow the picture I capture in my head is always a teeny bit different than the actual sketch!

  4. LOL, sometimes I have trouble following sketches to a T as well. 🙂 Beautifully colored, Susan!

  5. Oh Susan… this sketch rocks! I am going to give this one a whirl for sure! Love your card too and they way you colored up the birdie and flowers and matched the paper perfectly! 🙂

  6. hi rainy girl! I LOVE BG paper- and I love this card! Great job!

  7. This is such a gorgeous Christmas card, Susan…I LOVE the papers (I just got the 6×6 pad but haven’t used it yet…silly me!!) and what a beautifully colored image!!! I’ll have to use your sketch tomorrow….it looks AWESOME!!!

  8. I agree with you – that ribbon looks fabulous! Your card is gorgeous and the sketch looks like a fun one! If you alter the sketch, it’s called being creative, and that’s what this is all about….IMHO 🙂

  9. I love the sketch and the way you handled it. The DP is great and the fact you did the dots on your image to match it…perfect.

  10. Beautiful Susan. What an amazing mix of colors and patterns. The coloring of your image is perfection!

  11. I think you did fantastic job with this sketch, Susan. Thank you so much for sharing it!
    I really like the DP choice and how well it coordinates with the stamped image. Love the ribbon here; very nice touch! 🙂

  12. Acccccccccccck!!! I’m in total giggles over your changing the sketch to fit the card! HUGE thanks for that fun confession, Susan! And a fabby card it is too …. that coloring is oh so very inspiring!!

    Happy New Week!

  13. I’d love to know how to make sketches like this on the computer. This one is great! And, hey, the creator of the sketch can do whatever she darn well pleases! It’s a very pretty card, Susan. Love that pop of blue with the ribbon!

  14. I was on a roll with Halloween cards yesterday and used you sketch for one of them…I used a little creative license with the scallops…LOL!!! Here is my card.

  15. I too would love to know how to do a sketch.. You should do a tutorial…:) 🙂 Great card.. I am in love with that paper and your sweet little image..

  16. Wow Christmas cards…is it that time already??? UGH! Love this one!

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