Wednesday, 19 May 2010

My first Christmas tree sketch...

...well, I think it could be a Christmas tree lol.

This has to be my riskiest sketch yet, I wonder whether it is just too different to be appealing. Maybe it will have the Marmite effect, you either love it or hate it!

Again, here is the original sketch. I don't know where this idea came from really. All I keep thinking is that I don't want to produce designs similar to those already on the market, I want to be unique, but not sure if this a bit way out!

I've used SU's Certainly Celery for this card, it has to be favourite shade of green. For the last few designs I have used PapertreyInk's sentiments...coz therein lies a problem, my handwriting is rubbish! I've been practising but oh dear, it's not good and it will take some working on if I want to produce my own sentiments!


Well, that's 4 sketches in one weekend...hope I can think of some more next week lol! I am now getting back in the swing of drawing again having not done any for so long, it is surprising how rusty you get. I think I will probably refine and improve these even more before they go into production. Thank you again so much for all your feedback, including those of you who have commented on each sketch I've done. I honestly appreciate all your comments, I keep doubting myself but you give me so much encouragement that you inspire me to continue!

34 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! This one is realy amazing. You are so tallented. Hugs, Nataliya.

Clarky J said...

I love all your sketches Sarita but think this Christmas tree is stunning - you are sooooo clever!

Sian said...

Stunning, love it. It's very elegant and different - hurry up with the stamp/digi I'm in the mood for christmas!

angelwhispers said...

Sarita!! Well what can I say they are all so beautiful and individual!! Love the Christmas Tree it is amazing and so elegant!!

Follow your dreams Sarita as you have so much talent.

The images are just fab and I would love them in either digi or as rubber stamps (prefer Stamps)

Can't wait for the next design Love Chanelle xx

gina g said...

Wow Sarita this is stunning hun i absolutely love it, i wish i could draw or sketch, your so talented hun. luv gina xx

Julie Allain said...

Oh sarita this is GORGEOUS love all of your sketches but this has to be my favourite so far... can't wait to see what you come up with next :)

Grenouille Greetings said...

Sarita – you are amazing! Uber talented! I defy anyone not to LOVE your Christmas Tree! Your maple-type leaves are gorgeous; having two together – one upwards and one downwards is perfect and I think it is an excellent idea to make two sizes of stamps for the reasons you state – one as the main feature and one as an accent. I ADORE your pom-pom flowers and your feathery “grass” they are STUNNING. For me – I think digital is the way to go – less expensive to produce too but you must keep going. These images are soooo desirable! Warmest wishes, Lesley

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh my goodness Sarita, love it love it love it!!!! different yes, perfect yes!!! your on a roll hunny. Have just read your email hunny but have to take Jasmine to bed, will reply tomorrow for sure. Just wanted to say i loved this before i signed off for the night. Have a great evening hunny well done you, hugs Linda x

Sue said...

Hi Sarita
GORGEOUS tree, so elegant, when can we have it! lol, sue,x

Carol Q said...

lovely Sarita. can already spot your style!

Riet said...

So BEAUTIFUL card Sarita.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicki said...

Ho ho ho....lol I just love it! I would make this years cards with this sketch if it's ready in time (hint hint ;)

Keep them coming Sarita :)

Hugs
Vicki x

Elena_ss said...

You surprise us today with such beauty! Excellent stylish unique work! :)

sandra said...

Elegant, beautiful, gorgeous, stunning. What more can I say other then I would buy it. Love Sandra x

Merry said...

No this is not too different...this is stunning.

Kerry said...

Gosh Sarita you have been so busy. I definately love this design and would buy. Its nice to have different images. It's so classy and original. Love Kerry x

Fiona said...

Hey, what's not to like about this Sarita? It's stunning, elegant, and ORIGINAL!
I prefer rubber stamps as you can sometimes use just a part of the stamp in a different way.

Have a good week.
Fiona x

Paula Gale said...

wow - this is really stunnung - definately the most elegant of Christmas trees - it would make really posh high end cards - i'd buy anyway - would be amazing in rubber!!!

Paula x x x

Michelle said...

Well Sarita you have your very first committed customer, I have loved every one of your designs and cant wait to be able to buy the rubber. Email me - have looked into having some stamps made and know where you can have single A4 sheets made to try them out and see if they will sell. I'm sdure you wont have any problems selling them - they are beautiful. So thrilled you took the plunge
x Michelle

Kim said...

Omgosh Sarita!!! All of your drawing are so gorgeous, the leaves are awesome and the Christmas tree is amazing!! I would buy these in a heartbeat! I agree with the others, follow your dream girl! You are so talented....I wish you were having these all made into rubber!!

Good luck!!
:)
Hugs,
Kim

Kathleen said...

Hate Marmite but do absolutely LOVE this image. You MUST go into the selling business - I neeeeeeed these images - LOL!

My own two cents is stamps - I'm just not a digi galand don't ever intend to be. No matter how great the image - digi doesn't move me. So I'll just keep my fingers cross that you go rubber or at least acrylic.

Rufus said...

Sarita, it seems to be unanimous, it's gorgeous! And it's def. your style. Never doubt yourself! Your style is elegant and unique. I'm sure that your stamps/digi's will be an unqualified success!
Don't doubt, DO
R/

Jackie said...

OH WOW! I don't like marmite but I love this tree. It looks fab on that green card. Keep 'em coming Sarita :o)
Jackie xx

Lynne said...

Oh now you`re just showing off. lol. Only joking hun, this is amazing. I love all the images equally. Please, please have them produced, I haven`t seen anything lately that makes me tingle like these do.
Lynne xxx

Emma said...

Each and every one of these sketches, are absolutely stunning and so inspirational. You really are a true talent and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Have a wonderful week...
Emma
x

Sue said...

I have my own little craft shop and would love sell your stamps in my shop. So when you go into production I would certainly be interested. I love all your images so far. Keep up the good work.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Love it!!!!

Georgia said...

Sarita, this is so stunning - I love it! It's so unique and unusual and makes such a stunning card, wow! :) Love, Georgia xx

Biscuitlid said...

not too out there at all but very different. I rarely see Christmas tree designs I like but this pushes the right buttons for me. Maybe do them in different sizes too so folks can make co-ordinating tags or something?

Fab work
Hugs
Victoria
x

Karen said...

Wow! WoW! WOW!! Sarita, I kept seeing posts from you pop up in my dashboard, but I've been so crazy busy, I didn't have the chance to stop by yet. Shame on me! You have been creating BEAUTIFUL designs!!! Really, they are fabulous and I definitely say GO FOR IT!!!! You have quite a talent here, certainly worth sharing!!

I think your Christmas tree is elegant, abstract (I can see using it for a tree and for a buildable background), unique and absolutely lovely! :>:>

Dawn said...

Well I just HAVE to have it!!! ROFL
This is exactly the kind of image I'd use, different and eye catching... ooooh I wish I could draw!!!!


Hugs
Dawn
xx

luizepootje said...

UNIQUE! Please go for the rubber as I a not in for digi's at all, love your sketches!

Claire Ellen Designs said...

This is just amazing and would definatly be on my shopping list if you do produce stamps to sell - yay to you ! so lovely to see something so different and inspiring,
Claire xx

Debbie said...

This Christmas tree is just stunning. When you get your sketches made into rubber stamps, I will love to buy some.

Thanks for sharing your talent.

debbie