Wow! Can you believe that it is January 30 already? And do you know what that means?????? Only ten months left to get those Christmas cards done!! lol
Here is this week's sketch from Merry Monday.....
I like the fact that Lesley makes these sketches clean and simple -- so that cards can be easily produced and mailed. Of course, if you like lots of layers and fancy stuff, use double or triple mats and embellish to your heart's content. (Is that okay, Lesley? -- geez, I hope so!)
This card was made with my red, black, creme and white paper pack, Magic of the Season. The stamp is from Layers of Color, Reindeer Waltz, and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.
I stamped the reindeer and then cut out a portion so that his head and legs were outside the Fancy Tags die cut from Spellbinders. I don't always have the best of luck with that technique but it worked pretty well this time.
We're getting a little rain here today in Chapala -- the first one since the rainy season ended in September. I've also been bird watching -- the hummers are swarming all around our yard and we're still having those gorgeous orioles visiting the sugar water feeders.
I think the first photo is a black-vented oriole and the second is a hooded oriole. We've seen several types with slightly different coloring, but all beautiful!!
Bye for now,