Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WWC97 - Penny's Sketch Challenge
Welcome to Watercooler Wednesday and Penny's Sketch Challenge. Sketch  Challenges are always so  much fun because they can be any colour-scheme, any occasion - or no occasion - or just because. This is the sketch Penny has for us this week:

I thought this sketch would be perfect for featuring some Designer Series Paper. In every catalogue, there is one package of DSP that really catches my eye. For the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue, there were so many awesome collections - but one really stood out for me: This Christmas.

For one thing, you get 24 12 X 12 double-sided sheets in this collection! It is a little lighter weight than normal, but that doesn't matter when using it on cards. But, the best thing about this collection is that there are 4 - yes, 4 of each pattern!

I've been steadily using this DSP, but had not yet cut into the black & white snowflake design. This was the perfect project to use it on.
It's not a Christmas card - more of a Winter card. And the creation of this card happened just a couple of days before we had a major snowfall! Well, it was major for this area, anyway. I live on the west coast of Canada, in the province of British Columbia. And snow is not a regular occurrence here.

I decided to keep this card to black & white. Well, the DSP is Basic Black and Very Vanilla, but Stampin' Up doesn't have Very Vanilla ink.

The word "glow" is from a stamp set I was so lucky to get when I attended OnStage Local in Vancouver, BC last month. It's called Love Sparkles and is in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. Don't you just love the script-y look of it? I stamped it onto the Basic Black cardstock using Whisper White Craft Ink.

The sketchy-looking star and the little stars around the circle are from the same stamp set, also in Whisper White Craft Ink. It's cut with a circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits set.

For the glow-factor, I used Clear Wink of Stella around the edges of the die-cut circle and in the centres of some of the snowflakes on  the DSP.

Check out what the other Watercooler Artists have come up with and then show us your interpretation. Just visit the Watercooler Wednesday Blog to link up.


  1. Gail I love that you created a winter card instead of a Christmas card, and used some of my favourite DSP for your focal point. Thanks for the sneak peak at the "glow" stamp, it's perfect for this card. This was surely a timely card, before the arrival of winter in your part of the world! Thanks for sharing.


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