Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Color Challenge

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend. 

Our challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow this week is to use the colors Early Espresso (dark brown), River Rock (sand/tan) and Baja Breeze (bluish-green).

Here is my card...

I combined two stamps for this card, Butterfly Angel and Glory to God. I changed the color to a nice dark blue/green.

I distressed the paper with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap distress ink. I then used clear crackle paint over the top of the entire image. I went back with some walnut distress ink and it resulted in this really cool image that is really thick and feels like leather. You just gotta love distressing mediums.I added some Crinkle Ribbon, folded several times and tied with linen thread and a button.

I would like to give credit where due. The layout is from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch for this week...

Thanks so much for stopping today today!


Joseline said...

Julie, your card is so beautiful. It looks so peaceful. Beautifully well done!!

Renee Matarese said...

This distressing is absolutely beautiful! I love the way you combined the angel and the sentiment. This is a really pretty card!

Donna Moore said...

This is truly a 5 star beauty! You outdid yourself on making this awesome distressed paper, I am in awe of this entire creation, just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your technique!!

Mary Duffek said...

Very pretty!!!!

Tracy Vinson said...

Julie, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the distressing on this card. Can you give me specifics on how to do it and what to buy? Your card is one of the best that came in this week. Great success with the color challenge.

Sharon Basel said...

Oh my goodness, Julie, you just amaze me with your creativity! The image panel does look like leather - what an awesome technique here that really makes this card fabulous. Fantastic job!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

I love this Julie! So cool with the distressing and the crackle paint! Supercool effect!

MiamiKel said...

Julie, striking card! It blew me away on the DT blog and I just love everything about it! I'm with Tracy - it would be wonderful if you could give us a tutorial or update your post with the products you used, it's STUNNING!

Cec said...

This is such a warm card. If you had to find a Christmas card just for a guy, this would work perfectly.

Heide said...

This is wonderful! Love the distressing and great use of the colors with this image and saying.

Dawn Edwards said...

What a Beautiful card. I love the distressing. The stitching is fabulous and the 2 images combined work great.

marsha said...

Fabulous Julie! I just love, love, love all your distressing. Great stitching and love the paint!

marsha said...

I just saw your entry on the MMSC blog! Thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and hope you will join us again next week for another exciting challenge!

Priscilla said...

Love love love love your card..Such a pleasure to visit your blog. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess

Darsie Bruno said...

Love the vintage look to this! That crinkled ribbon is a perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing with us on the Midnight Madness Challenge! Please come back and play with us next week.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a lovely vintage feel Christmas Card. Your distressing and image are fantastic , & goes wonderfully well with your dp! What a great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
I also have blog candy if you are interested.

Valerie said...

Very pretty!

Nancy said...

Oh, the crinkle ribbon just looks spectacular!! Wonderful job with the images this week!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Julie! I have told you before what I think about this card - had to stop by to see if I had changed my mind - had not - still love it! And still love the distressing!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi again Julie!

Congratulations on winning our Remarkable award! I am creating a gallery on Facebook with all of our Remarkable award winners and was wondering if you would let me put your card up there. Please?


Heide said...

Congrats on winning the Remarkables, this is truly a beautiful card!

Renee Matarese said...

Congratulations on your "remarkables" award. This was a beautiful card.