25 November 2014

With love at Christmas ......

There is a new sketch/free for all challenge over at Papertake Weekly starting today - great inspiration from the design team so please pop over for a look and we'd love to see your projects!

Not only do you get the option to use the new Sketch  No 96 or one of the oldies but you don't even need to use one to join in! If sketches aren't your thing then you have the choice of THREE yes THREE other themes to play along with!    You can choose between using a Blue & Green Colour Scheme / Masking Ribbon & Lace or you could even use them all!

I followed sketch number number 96 and used blue, green and ribbon

I coloured up this lovely image of The Nativity from Wild Rose Studios with Inktense pencils - can you see where I went over the line on Joseph's head covering :-(  I really like Inktense pencils which are easy to use, but once you've laid down the colour you can't take it off or rub it out.  

I know that many of you will have little ones in the family who are currently practising keeping their tea towels on their heads and learning their lines ready to perform in their school nativity in December :-)

My background papers are from LOTV and I distressed the edges with ink then added  5mm clear gems, a flower from a pack of white cotton paper dahlias,  some silver twine and an oyster Princess Pin all from

I hope you are able to join in with this fun challenge at Papertake Weekly

see you soon

Mary x


Marjorie said...

This is such a lovely image Mary.. I love how colourful it is... if you take a clean paint brush slightly wet you can push the colour back into the line, just keep cleaning your brush and most of it will disappear... you have to do it before it dries though or else you've had it lol!! your papers go so well with it too...
Marjorie x

Ribbon Girl said...

it was dry Marjorie - the inktense pencils are very unforgiving I'm afraid, but I still like using rhem - will have to be more careful and couldn bare to throw it in the bin!!

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Mary, I love the cute image and all your detailing is so beautiful.
Sue xx

Jacee said...

Super card, love your layout.
hugs Jacee
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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary :-) the image is adorable and your colouring is fabulous, I don't think a bit of smudging matters at all, makes it look more arty !! :-)

Lols x x x