Elzybells Third Sketch Challenge

I’m sorry I’m a little late in blogging about Elzybells Third Challenge, but here it is now.  As you can see, there is another gorgeous sketch by Jeanne to follow.  For my card I used the beautiful Bethlehem stamp, which really is a joy to colour. I used Promarkers, in natural and jewel shades, to colour in the walls and roofs of the buildings.  After colouring, I cut out the town and attached it to a circle of black card, onto which I had stamped and embossed the star from the original stamp.  The smaller stars were made by dotting a white gel pen lightly on to the black ‘sky’.  This was then mounted onto a scalloped circle of metallic blue card, which was cut out using a Nestabilities die.  I covered part of the white linen-look card with a starry background paper, and added paper lace and grosgrain ribbons in gold and black. The sentiment used is also from Elzybells, and this was stamped, embossed and matted onto a scrap of the blue metallic card, then added to the main card.  Finally, I attached the Bethlehem circle to the card with 1mm foam squares, and attached a silver star brad to the corner of the sentiment matt.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel Hope
    Oct 06, 2008 @ 15:46:56

    Lovely colors and the PP and scallops are perfect!


  2. Carole
    Oct 06, 2008 @ 20:20:41

    Maria, this is really lovely, what a great idea. Colouring absolutely perfect as usual. C x


  3. shary
    Oct 07, 2008 @ 07:30:33

    gorgeous card Maria. Love the black background and stars.


  4. annie
    Oct 09, 2008 @ 11:32:44

    such a classically elegant card Maria. love how you coloured the image and kept it the focus for the card. hugs, annie x


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