Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop!

Today there is a special blog hop at Skipping Stones Design to feature their newly-released stamp set Victorian Christmas!  It is such a lovely set with gorgeous details.  Today is also my last sketch as the November Guest Sketch Artist.  With Thanksgiving already over, I decided it would be high time for tags ...what better way to feature a new Christmas stamp set AND get ready for the holidays!

I decided to try my hand at two monochromatic tags...

The first uses the gorgeous Christmas tree from Victorian Christmas and a sentiment from Christmas Song.

I used some lovely paper from Authentique's "Festive" Collection.  The pretty trees and scrolls in the design made me think of the stamped image itself.  I had such a hard time with my own sketch!  Didn't know what to put in the right corner that wouldn't steal the show.  I decided a fussy cut sentiment would do the trick. This tree is so much fun to embellish!  I used a combination of red adhesive pearls, Ruby Red Liquid Pearls, and a red gem.

For my second card, I used a snowflake and sentiment from Victorian Christmas...

I used more Nordic print paper, this one from the "Christmas Wish" collection by My Mind's Eye. I could NOT add a little "doodad" in the corner on this one!  I just loved how clean and elegant it turned out and decided it best to leave it ALONE!

Thank you SO much to everyone at Skipping Stones Design for allowing me to be part of their team this month.  It's been a blast!

Now off you go to see what the Design Team Members and Guest Designers have made with this sketch and Victorian Christmas!

Tree tag:
Stamps:  Victorian Christmas, Christmas Song, both Skipping Stones Design
Paper:  Authentique "Festive," PTI Rustic Cream, tag
Ink:  Stampin Up Real Red
Other:  ribbon, red pearls and rhinestone, and Liquid Pearls in Ruby Red
Snowflake tag:
Stamps:  Victorian Christmas, Skipping Stones Design
Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Christmas Wish," PTI Rustic White, tag
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: ribbon, clear rhinestones


Katie Gehring said...

Kelly, both your tags are GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for guest designing with us this month and provoding all these fantastic and inspiring sketches!

Ivanka said...

Your tags are beautiful! It's been so much fun getting to know your work a little better this past month at SSD!

wendyp said...

This was a great sketch! Loved mixing it up and doing a tag sketch this week! Fabulous tags!!!

Rochelle Sodipo Washington said...

Cute tags! Great sketch too!

Scrappychick said...

This was a fabulous sketch to work with and I love your tags!! Thanks for joining us this month!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful tags and sketch Kelly! Very classy~

Miriam Prantner said...

These are gorgeous! I love the papers. The first one is my favorite, so nordic!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your tags are gorgeous!

Glenda J said...

Gorgeous! Love the papers you used!

Dorothy S said...

What beautiful tags! The monochromatic look is so elegant.