As mentioned in my post yesterday, I'm so excited to share that Lesley Croghan of Always Playing with Paper fame has asked me to join the design team at Merry Monday! And today is my first contribution.
The inspiration picture is this beautiful, serene living area:
And here is the card I made using the theme of Green and White with Woodgrain.
I snapped up Stylin' Snowfolk when it went on the retiring list and this is my first chance to use it, which qualifies it as NBUS according to Darnell. I decided to go with a distinguished looking professor look, but I think he ended up looking a bit surprised :)
I used Lucky Limeade as my green and dug out the beautiful Candlelight Christmas DSP from last year. I stamped the sentiment before running a layer of Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain EF. I did have to deviate slightly from the inspiration photo in order to give the Prof a nose, which was stamped using Tangerine Tango ink. It's hard to see in the photo but I gave him a bit of shading with my Soft Sky marker.
I used this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, which is a very versatile sketch.
Thanks for visiting and go check out the other DT cards using the inspiration photo and have a go yourself - then you'll be one Christmas card closer to Christmas!
Stamps: Stylin' Snowfolk; Joyous Celebration
Cardstock: Whisper White; Candlelight Christmas DSP
Ink: Basic Black; Lucky Limeade; Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Woodgrain EF; Lucky Limeade marker; Soft Sky marker; Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine