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Is Brown a Christmas Color?

DRS Designs is sponsoring the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge this week - it is their last sketch challenge of 2015.  Since DRS is sponsoring, I wanted to play along.  I only had a few minutes so I did a really quick card.

I started with all White paper and stamped the Wood Grain Background image on one of my sketch panels and the Small Merry Christmas Greeting on the next smallest panel.  I added a few sugar glitter coated wooden snowflakes from SU!, sponged my wood grain bg with TH Walnut Stain and embossed the main bg panel with the SU! Woodgrain EF.  I loved making a brown Christmas card.

This sketch is super easy to play with so I encourage you to play.  If you win, you get a $10 gift card from DRS Designs.



  1. Oh Nancy, this is beautiful!! Going by this card, I'd say brown is definitely a Christmas color!! Love the wood grains and sparkly snowflakes!!

  2. Really stunning design Nancy!! LOVE your sparkly snowflakes! ;)

  3. A super card Nancy, I think you can use any colour you like, all of the wood grain looks fabulous.

  4. You might have made it quickly but it certainly is great!

  5. Gorgeous wood effects here Nancy, beautiful card
    Kevin xx

  6. I love this!! Your snowflakes are wonderful!
    We're so glad to have DRS sponsor! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at TMS!!

  7. So pretty, I love the rustic look of your card. Cream and brown are fantastic. Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  8. Wow! So gorgeous :) The wood grain looks amazing...Thank you so much for making the time to play along with our sponsorship at TMS! You are the best!

  9. I love the brown! It's very vintage. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. Love this! You know my love of snowflakes so this one is making me smile :)

  11. Love this! It looks fabulous in non-traditional colors. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2016!

  12. Fantastic make Nancy! I've been so busy I haven't even had time to blog any of my makes! lol! I wish you a very Merry Christmas & A Happy & Prosperous New Year!
    Dawn xx

  13. The brown tones definitely made a fabulous Christmas color. I see more and more cards for Christmas done in non traditional colors. I like all of the colors.


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