Monday, May 6, 2013

Merry Monday Sketch


I'm excited to be Guest Designer this week for the Merry Monday challenge #61. It can be found at Always Playing With Paper and is a Christmas challenge. Here is the sketch for this week:


It was an unexpected sketch and I had to do a bit of thinking to decide what I would create.

I used a set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry to make my partial swag or it could be considered a part of a wreath. It was made with two of the three peg stamps in the set and I stamped and stamped off the holly.

Hope you'll play along this week and get some of those Christmas cards made early. You can be sure Lesley the Design Team have some really creative and beautiful cards made.

Recipe:
Stamps-Rubber Stamp Tapestry/Ornamental Holly, Hot off the Press/Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Ink-Memento/Bahama Blue and Bamboo Leaves, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler

27 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

Great card Benzi. You did a fabulous job creating the wreath and we are so happy to have you as our Guest Designer over at Merry Monday this week.

Donna Hanley said...

All your thinking really paid off. I love how you did this. Great take on this sketch. Hopefully I can play along this week.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Very creative take on the sketch! Congrats on your GD spot! CKC was a big disappointment. Had to go out in pouring rain to get there and there were only 17 vendors. Hope the weather will get better during the week!

~Tammy~ said...

Well if this isn't the most gorgeous stamping! Wow...you rocked the sketch to pieces! Awesome approach and I am loving every bit of it!

Marisa said...

Way to work the sketch, Benzi!! Love your take on it :)

Susan Joyce said...

Welcome as the Guest Designer this week Brenda, lovely to have you with us. I love, love your creative take on the sketch, so beautiful.

Basslady said...

hun, your take on the sketch is so awesome!

greetings from cloudy germany...

silvi xoxo

Colleen Dietrich said...

That's very pretty, Benzi! Looks like it is doable to mass produce, too.

Happy Monday. :)

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Benzi.
Gr Elly

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. love your take on this fun sketch. I'm afraid I won't have time to play along this week, thoygh, since my best friend will be visiting this week.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Benzi, what a fabulous take on the sketch. It is great to have you as Guest Designer this week.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great use with the sketch~

Carol L said...

Your card is a wonderful take on the sketch, and congrats on your guest designer spot too! I love the colorful ornaments on those graceful branches, & I really like the two colors of leaves and how natural they look!!

Lynne in NI said...

Congrats on your GDT post! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Bonnie said...

When I went to put my card on the blog, I thought, Oh Boy, Benzi and I are on the same wave length! Great minds think alike, right? Love this wreath. Aren't peg stamps great. I really should use mine more. I'm so glad you won last week. Your card was awesome, as is this one!

Wendy said...

Congrats on being our Guest Designer this week! I love this, Benzi! Love your take on this week's sketch with the greens and your sentiment! Very pretty!
Have a wonderful week! :)

Ellen said...

Love your take on the sketch Benz! love the clean lines and your wreath is fantastic! You mojo is in overdrive!
Big hugs!
Ellen

Davi said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love how you crated the dimension with the different shades of the leaves :)

Lesley said...

Wow Benzi, you did an awesome job with the sketch this week. I love the stamp you used and the wonderful stamping you did. Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful card and for being our Guest Designer this week!
Hugs,
Lesley

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful card Benzi and even better that it is another Christmas card. I have got to join this challenge! Hugz!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is fabulous! I love stamping to create your Christmas wreath - great take on Lesley's sketch! So glad you are GDiing this week at Merry Monday!

Emily Keaton said...

Benzi, what a fabulous design!! I love your cascade of holly. Deck the halls indeed!! Beautifully CAS :)

Maria said...

What a gorgeous CAS Christmas card! Love all that fabulous stamping! Cute little Christmas bulbs, too! You take an awesome job with the sketch!

Margaret Moody said...

What a wonderful card, Benzi! I love the holly leaves! Great job with the sketch and congrats on being GD this week!

Allisa said...

So glad you could join us this week at Merry Monday! Love your take on the sketch!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I have this sketch changed and already have a plan for a CAS holiday card...hope it works out as well as yours did....fab card for your stash

Angie said...

Truly lovely!!!! You are making me want to put aside my deadlines and go make a Christmas card! Love this!!!