Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches #55: Retro Elf

Stamps: Bella Digi Studio 'Flit 'n Dill' set. Cardstock: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Papertrey white, Basic Grey 'Eskimo Kisses'. Ink: Memento black, Copics. Accessories: Nestabilities Ovals and circles, Dazzling Diamonds, glitter pens, Martha Stewart branch border punch, Marvy mini flower punch.

Welcome to the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge! Here is this week's sketch:

I rotated the sketch to a vertical orientation and used the branch punch as my flourish element.

Our sponsor this week is Bella Digi Studio which provided this adorable elf and fairy image:

Doesn't this little guy have a retro feel, like maybe a Christmas decoration you'd see originating in the 50s? That's how he seemed to me, especially paired with the non-traditional holiday colors and old-fashioned ornaments of this Basic Grey DP 'Eskimo Kisses', perfect for Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge #38 'Vintage/Retro' theme!

It might be a little difficult to see in the larger photos, but there's a little fairy as part of this Christmas scene, too. I added glitter to his wings because every fairy needs a little sparkle, right?

Be sure to admire the TMS Design Team's spin on this week's sketch:
Beverly, GDT
Hollyanne, Jr. DT

Then link up your creations HERE to join in the fun and so we can admire your take on the sketch!


  1. Jess this is just gorgeous, and isn't retro elf just a cutie, and I can see him talking to the cute little flying fairy, this is divine. But you know I am a big fan of all your cards. Melxx

  2. OH WOW OH WOW Jess what a gREAT holiday card and LOVE this elf...I LOVE LOVE that paper!!! SWEEEET!

  3. Oh he is fab....great backing papers

  4. He's adorable, yes, he does have that 50's-60's retro vibe to him and you've done a great job with his coloring. I love how you turned the inspiration sketch to use in a great way.

  5. Gorgeous colouring Jess, on this adorable image. Love your take of the sketch. Such a fabulous card.

  6. Ok...You know how I feel about "funky" elves. (grin) But I really like this one! He's almost past the creepy place for me and your COLORING is FABULOUS!!! (maybe that's why I like him so much - GRIN).


  7. WOWZER!! Jess, this is just gorgeous sweetie!! LOVE your coloring!!! Such a darling image too!! HUGS

  8. What a beautiful card Jessica,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. This card is just beautiful! I love your take on the sketch and you have colored the little elf beautifully...it's a wonderful vintage look!

  10. Wonderful take on that sketch Jessica. The little elf and fairy definitely feel retro. Love the look of the images and the way you colored them. The sentiment you paired with it is so sweet also. Really great card.

  11. Such a fabulous card! Fantastic coloring, love all the detail! Glad you were able to join us this week at Sparkle's Christmas Card challenge!


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