Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Sketch For You To Try

This month's Sketch For You To Try is sponsored by Verve!  I pulled out my New Mercies set along with the Christmas Blessings Plain Jane to create my card.  I've been wanting to use these leafy images from New Mercies on a Christmas card.  I just imagined using either red adhesive pearls or Liquid Pearls, which I used here, to create berries.  I used papers from the Wonder Collection by Authentique. 

I stamped the sentiment on the strip across the bottom of the sketch by inking up just "Christmas" and stamping and then just "Blessings" and stamping since the actual stamp is a two-line sentiment.  As finishing touches, I added some ribbon and some faux stitching with a white gel pen.  I also sprayed some homemade pearl mist onto the leaf stamped part that gives it a beautiful shimmer! 

Come play along with the sketch!  You can find out all of the details HERE.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  SUPPLIES USED:  Stamps- New Mercies, Christmas Blessings Plain Jane (Verve Stamps); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss (PTI); Paper- Wonder Collection (Authentique);  Accessories- Rouge Liquid Pearls (Ranger), ribbon, white gel pen;  Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"


Broni said...

Beautiful, Charmaine! I just love that sentiment font and how you created the leafy background!

Jen Tapler said...

Love this Charmaine!! Great use of that leafy image!! So fun to have some Divas playing along with us this month!

Amy Sheffer said...

GORGEOUS, Charmaine! Love your stamped main panel! And the berries, oh, the berries! Awesome!!

Becky Carafa said...

I love how you made berries to go with the sprigs, I'm going to have to try that! Thanks for playing along with us, beautiful Christmas card!

Betty Wright said...

Charmaine, this is wonderful! I love the leaves and I love the liquid pearl accenting and shimmer detailing! Lovely card!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Really pretty.


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