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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

WWC92 - Jean Fitch's Sketch Challenge

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. Ours was totally quiet with one burst of fireworks about 8:00 followed by a big void of silence.  There was not one knock on our door, although neighbours at the beginning of our complex boasted having five.  I guess it's safe to say my husband will be munching on those Coffin Coffee Crisp chocolate bars that he bought (hmmmm.....did he plan that?). 

So it's November, the start of a new month of excitement, and it's time to put away all your Halloween stamps, paper and treats and get ready for this week's challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday blog.  

To get our November challenges off to a great start, the talented Jean Fitch has presented us with a tricky little sketch featuring lots of layers.  Don't be intimidated by this sketch, it's really quite easy once you decide what your layers will be.  I hope you'll play along, because I'd love to see what you create with it! The challenge ends at 5pm on Monday November 7th.   Here's Jean's sketch:

Here's My Take on the Sketch:
Since Christmas is just around the corner I decided to ink up my brand new Christmas Magic stamp set.  Love it!   The train is my favourite out of the set, but the other 7 stamps rank pretty high up there too. 

For the inside of my card I chose an old sentiment from a retired stamp set called Christmas Bliss. I added a strip of the "This is Christmas" Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It seemed such a shame to cover it up on the front layer and miss out on seeing all those beautiful snowflakes.  In fact this paper was the inspiration for my card.
Stamp Sets:  Christmas Magic, Christmas Bliss(R) 
Card Stock and DSP:  Smokey Slate, Basic Black and Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, "This Is Christmas" Specialty Designer Paper (DSP)
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Garden Green, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo
Accessories:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Trimmer, Tom Bow Glue, Dimmensionals, Aqua Painter, Wink of Stella Glimmer Stick.

1.  The Smokey Slate card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and is scored at 4 1/2" for a side fold card.
2.  The first layer is cut from Basic Black and measures 2 1/2"x 5 1/4"
3.  The second layer is cut from Basic Gray and measures 2 5/8" x 5"
4.  The third layer is "This is Christmas" DSP and measures 2 3/4" x 4 3/4".
5.  The stamped layer is a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that measures 3 1/8" x 4 1/2".  I stamped the image of the train in Momento Tuxedo Black ink on this piece and then embossed it with the Softly Falling Embossing folder before colouring the greenery and bows on the train with inks and the aqua painter.  The wreath on the front of the train was stamped again, cut out, coloured and mounted on a dimensional over the original wreath.
6.  The inside layer is a piece of Very Vanilla card stock measuring 51/4" x 4" It is adhered only on the top half.  A 1/2" piece of the DSP was glued to the right side of the panel.  It measures.  12" x 5 1/4".  
7.  The two sentiments are from the retired Stamp set - Christmas Bliss.  
Voila!  Apart from stamping and colouring this card front the card came together really quickly.  I'm very happy with my Christmas Magic stamp set and I know I'll be using it for years to come.  I just love the vintage old world feel this set has. 

I hope you'll leave me a comment and let me know what is your favourite Christmas stamp set that Stampin' Up! has issued this year - or even all time. I'd love to know. Don't forget to check out the other Watercooler Wednesday Design Team artists, because i know you'll enjoy the variety of cards they came up with for this sketch. What fun!

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot


Heather Hopson said...

Penny, that is such a beautiful card and I love that stamp set. I can just hear that train coming down the tracks.

Heather Hopson said...

Penny, I love your card! That is such a beautiful stamp set. I can just hear that train acoming! LOL

Heidi Weaver said...

Penny, I love the way you've used the Holiday Train for your creation, especially with the embossing over the image. It works beautifully and makes me think of a snowstorm through which that determined train is making its way. Great choice of colours, too. I'm amazed you managed to use the sketch the way Jean presented it but it is certainly the perfect orientation for your creation.

Deborah said...

This Christmas train is fabulous, Penny! I love the subtle colouring, and how you 'popped up' the wreath on the front. Using the debossed side of the panel makes it look like the train is heading into a snowstorm!