Monday, December 1, 2014

The Challenge 20-Bundled up with Warm Wishes

The Challenge is back with a new sketch and color combination!  We're also thrilled to be welcoming a new team member, Kim Heggins, a new featured designer for December, Kristie Goulet, and a guest designer, Betty Wright.  Lots of talent here! 

Bundled up with Warm Wishes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas
I combined the sketch and the colors for my card, which uses one of the newest releases from The Cat's Pajamas.  I colored the sheep duo from the sweet Melt My Ice set just a bit with Copic markers, then used foam tape to adhere them to the edge of the sentiment panel.  The sentiment panel features a sparkly white snowbank at the bottom, cut with TCP's CutUps Holiday Toppers die.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the white cardstock in navy ink.  Now that I'm looking at the card again, I think I would have been happier with it if I'd embossed the light blue part of the sentiment panel with a dot or snowflake pattern . . .

Anyway, I adhered the sentiment panel to a navy card base over a sweater-like patterned paper strip.  The patterned paper strip was matted on red to set it off from the card base just a bit.

Don't miss what the rest of the amazing challenge team has created to inspire you!  Here's where to find them:

Lesley Croghan, challenge owner/creator
Kim Heggins
Kimberly Wiener 
Lori Tecler --you're here!
Lynn Put
Nancy Salkeld
Veronica Zalis
Kristie Goulet, December featured designer
Betty Wright, guest designer

Materials Used:
Melt My Ice stamp set, CutUps Holiday Toppers die (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Nautical Blue and Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Real Red, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); patterned paper (Studio Calico); foam tape


  1. This is too cute, Lori! Love the created scene and the image is precious!

  2. SUPER clean and adorable!!! FUN sheep on skates!! Perfect colors for this design!!!

  3. Great job using the sketch AND the colors! Love those little sheep and the stitched snow mound behind them.
    Maura, Fellow DT member

  4. Super duper cute, Lori! Love those sheep!

  5. So cute, I love those adorable sheep.


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