Today's card was made with 2 challenges as my inspiration...I used the sketch from the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and combined it with the theme from the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog.
And here is the cute little guy I came up with in the process:
I used a retired stamp set from The Angel Company(TAC) to stamp the stocking on a diecut circle in black dye ink on ultrasmooth white cardstock and the holly was randomly stamped in the same black onto the red patterned paper on the right. I also outlined the holly with my clear Gelly Roll Stardust pen, used some Glossy Accents on the berries and then sprinkled some clear prisma glitter on top. All 3 patterned papers are from a retired holiday paper pack from Basic Gray that I believe was called "Blitzen".
I colored the puppy and stocking with Prisma watercolor pencils and a blender pen...accenting with glossy accents on the stocking trim, holly, bow and puppy's nose. I also used the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the white fuzzy cuff at the top of the stocking. To help the stocking pop off the lightly watercolored background just a bit, I outlined it with a light gray Spectrum Noir alcohol maker. Then I brushed light blue Palette ink along the edges of the circle and layered it onto a scallop trimmed vellum circle with pop dots onto the card front. The ribbon was neatly adhered with some thin, 1/8" red-liner adhesive tape as the final accent.