Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Seize the Sketch #20 {Joyous Season}

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Wow, two weeks have FLOWN by and we are sharing another sketch at Seize the Sketch! This time I am the sketcher and I hope you will enjoy my sketch. We have a few changes over at Seize the Sketch. We have some designers leaving and some new designers joining us. Come on over to the Seize the Sketch blog to see what is happening.


My sketch is fairly simple and I decided to keep it monochromatic to keep it on the cleaner side. I inked up an older MFT Christmas set and decided to get out a Lil' Inker snowflake die. My paper comes from the Upsy Daisy paper company but they are now closed. It was hard to cut into this pretty paper but I loved the soft blue colour with the navy & white combo.


I am trying to play with my photography skills and this card was taken in natural light. I like how it looks much more than when I use my light tent and lights. I want to add some subtle props in the background soon...I am working on this. I managed to get the background "unfocused" which is the look I was hoping to achieve!!

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14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card and design Lesley the snowflake looks amazing against the blue. Love the natural light shot too!

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  2. Wonderful holiday card Lesley! Thanks for reminding how far behind I am on those.

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  3. I like the pretty frame holding your sentiment! This is terrific Lesley!!

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  4. Love the blue monochromatic colors Lesley! Beautiful card and sketch. Your photos always look perfect , but I like the natural light as well. I could never use the light tent.
    Thanks again.

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  5. So pretty, those beautiful die cuts steal the show! So excited to be part of your team, eek!

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  6. Beautiful Christmas card Lesley!

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  7. I love blue and white Christmas cards! Especially when they feature snowflakes!

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  8. I love the monochromatic look! The embossed strip rocks, and so does your photo :) Changing up how you take pics is a long process!

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  9. Gorgeous and elegant card - and the photo looks great! Photography has really been something I've worked on since I started blogging, I had no idea what a difference a photo makes, nice work! PS, I barely made it down to this post because it took me so long admiring all the gorgeous cards you've posted this week - go girl!!

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  10. Beautiful card, Lesley! I just love blue and white together- such a timeless combo- and so elegant for a Christmas card. Thanks for the fab sketch this week!

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Lesley :)