I used this week's sketch challenge from Papercraft Star. I am loving this blog... it's perfect for someone like me; two little kids, not a lot of spare time, and a desire to enter as many challenges as possible! Why? Because they post their challenges weeks in advance - so you know what the challenge will be before it actually opens. And it's judged by your peers, which I also like.
Here is my card:
I used some Christmas paper I had from last year for the panels on the card base - it's the Christmas Cheer collection from K & Company. I aged it using Walnut Stain distress ink on the edges. I coloured Harriet in using my blender pen and a huge assortment of SU inks. I really need to get off my butt and figure out how to use copics! She looks a lot better in real life - I find that my camera picks up colours from all the layers that I have worked very hard to blend... her hair, for instance, is a lovely chestnut in real life! Not this washed out brown that shows up here! Anyway, I used some Antique Linen ink to age my image, which was cut with a Labels 10 nesties. I then used a hint of Walnut stain just on the very edges. I did this same technique on my sentiment tag, which is cut out with the Labels 4 nesties. I used the coordinating stamp set from Waltzingmouse to frame my sentiment, which is from Very Vintage Christmas. I also sprayed Harriet with some shimmer spray to give her some extra glam.
I finished the sketch off using this great stuff I found in a stash of my mum's old wrapping goods - it's like raffia, but it's metallic! I love how it looks, and the colours blend so well with my papers.
There's still a little bit of time to check out Harriet's challenge for yourself! Head over to Claire's blog (linked above) to see the details!