Saturday, November 24, 2012

How much liberty can I take with a sketch?....

Hello and Happy Saturday!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend and if living in the USA I hope you also enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving Holiday!

I am here today with a card for the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #125

Here is the lovely sketch:

When I saw this sketch I wrote it down in my sketch notebook and then flipped it 180 degrees.
It then looked to me like two trees standing up in the forest...and my brain went...ahhh Christmas Trees.  I asked myself - just how much liberty are we allowed to take with a sketch before it is too much?  This may be too much!!!!  But as inspiration is such a wonderful thing and as as I am TOTALLY in Christmas Card and Tag making mode right now I quickly pulled out my Waltzing Mouse "Vintage Banners" stamp set and came up with this card:

The sentiment is from Seasons of Love tags and says "Hearts ALL come home for Christmas".  I love this sentiment - one of my all time favorites!
Anyway I am not sure if my card will count but there it is nevertheless!
And I still have all week to play with this sketch so you never know...maybe another card idea will pop into my head this week.
Thanks for taking a look!
:) Jill



  1. Looks fabulous to me and I don't really think you crossed that line either, so clever and very festive.

  2. so gorgeous jill.the tress are fab and i love your embossing :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Lovely embossed background and fabulous Christmas trees! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, take care!

  4. Hey Jill, your card is beautiful!! I love all the detail, it just sparkles!!!

  5. I can see how your card came from the sketch, so I say it should count! Love everything you have put into this card!

  6. Clever use of those banner dies and love the tree toppers!!

  7. Hi Jill so pretty - I love all the sparkle and shine on your amazing trees!

  8. I think this is just the most creative idea for this sketch! I love how you thought Christmas trees...just a totally cute and smart card Jill.

  9. This is a great,creative take on the sketch, I love the colors, distress inking, dry embossing and the felt, it's an awesome card!!!

  10. I love your take on this sketch, Jill. Your card shows creativity and out-of-the-box thinking :)

  11. Wonderful, beautiful and very sweet take on the sketch! LOVE your embossed bg and lovely colors! Thnaks for playing with us at wmsc, hugs, Karin

  12. Whoa Nellie... feel free to take lots of liberty when a card comes out looking this fabulous!

  13. Jill I love what you did with the sketch! Just brilliant.

  14. Sp creatively brilliant Jill!!
    LOVE how you interpreted this sketch...
    and those fabulous banner trees...
    And that sentiment...
    I die over that sentiment...
    it's one of the best ever! :)
    Gorgeous!! :)


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: ) Jill