Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow - Use This Digi

Happy Saturday! 

The challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow this week is to use one of these digis...


or 


I chose the cardinal. Here is my card...


Stamp: Christmas Cardinal, Christmas Plaque, Warmest Regards (SU!)
 Paper: Daisy D's, Brushed Copper, transparency, vellum.
Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Grungeboard, Copper Embossing Powder, Stickles, crystal gems, Poinsettia flowers, Copper cord.


 I printed Christmas Cardinal on transparency. I then applied Stickles to the back of the transparency so it will stay protected.


I colored the Grungeboard with distress inks, covered with crackle paint, and went over it with Black Soot distress ink. There were a few places that were shiny, so I sanded it a bit which added to the distress feel.


I used the sketch from Midnight Madness.

I am so glad you stopped by today. Stop by Monday. I will be posting a Christmas card using one of the new Christmas Tildas.

20 comments:

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

I can't believe how much detail you got to show through the glitter on the bird. He's beautiful with all of that sparkle!

Donna Moore said...

Hi Julie,
This is one card I would love to get my hands on and just gaze at it. It has so many perfectly wonderful elements to it you can't catch how well they come together with just one look. Every element is like a well orchestrated song, they blend with each other to make a masterpiece!!

Mary Duffek said...

Stunning! Love all the glittery sparkle you added to the bird and stump. Such a pretty card!

Nancy said...

Julie, I am amazed by all of your gorgeous detailing that went into this card!! It is simply stunning!!

Cec said...

Wonderful creation. I love the glitter to make the cardinal pop and the flourish and poinsettia are great additions.
Hugs!
Cec

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Your cardinalcard is just amazing Juli! Love the warm colors and the vellum!

Hugs
Gunn

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Julie this is absolutely beautiful I love the intensity of the colour of that image it really gives him the focal point but yet it does not detract from the beauty of the design, the flower, scroll and papers this is superb work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Heide said...

What a great idea with the transparency. You card is fantastic!

MiamiKel said...

ga ga gorgeous!! What a stunning sparkly cardinal with all the right balance on your card - truly a treat for the eyes, Julie! Lovely job!

Primitive Paper said...

Julie, this tops the cards in my book this week. I love the glitter you have used on the bird...such a nice touch!

Joseline said...

Beautiful card Julie. I do have to use my grunge board other than on my bracelets.

marsha said...

Julie, this is absolutely exquisite! I love everything about your card, the glittery cardinal on the transparency, the distressing, the diecuts - there's just so much to feast on!

What a fabulous entry and take on this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! This is one of my favorites this week! Thanks for playing can't wait to see your entry for next week!

Hugs,
Marsha
MMDT-GD

raindropecho said...

What a lovely card, Julie! The cardinal looks wonderful and so do those swirls!

- Ann

Sharon Basel said...

Well Julie, this is jawdropping gorgeous! There is so many totally exquisite details to this card, I just can't convey in words how beautiful it is. The stickles for coloring in the cardinal is a stellar idea and so effective and to layer over the other SCH image "Christmas Plaque" is very creative. Truly stunning and you take the prize this week!

Chris said...

Beautiful Christmas card Julie and I love how you printed the digi onto vellum and then used your glitter, it looks wonderful. Have a lovely Sunday, hugs, Chris :)

mueppi said...

Wonderful card, Julie and the cardninal looks so great!
Hugs Gisela

Diane said...

This is a stunning card, Julie with all the elements perfectly coordinated!
Diane x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow What a lovely card. Your image is so sparkly, and goes perfectly with your dp! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
Denise
MMDT

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card! Love the layout.

Primitive Paper said...

Julie....I'm baaaaaaack! Ha ha...I'm just like an ol' comfy shoe. You just can't get rid of me! What an inspiring piece of art. Your papers and embellishements just compliment each other beautifully. The Midnight Madness Design Team thanks you for joining us in our challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon. Blessings, Tracy--MMDT