Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow - Color Challenge

Happy Saturday!

It's another challenge day at Sugar Creek Hollow. Our challenge today is a color challenge. Here is the color combo...

Stamps: Scruffy Manger, Christ Is Born
Paper: Bailey (K&Co), Chocolate Chip
Ink: Distress Ink, Ink Jet Printer
Accessories: Country Crinkle ribbon, Stickles, Grungeboard, crown brad (The Paper Studio), Lace, Rock Candy Crackle Paint, flowers.

I doubled up my images in Photoshop and printed on white cardstock. The aging effect is created with distress ink and Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

I used some Crinkle Ribbon, made into a bow and tied together. I used brown alcohol ink to color my silver crown which really gave a cool effect, and then attached the brad to the ribbon.

I colored the grungeboard with Broken China Distress Ink, covered it with Rock Candy Crackle Paint, and then after the paint dried, went over it with Walnut Distress Ink. I then covered it with blue Stickles. It ended up having a shade of green, but was colored with blue and brown. Go figure.

I hope you will visit all the designer's blogs today. Their cards are stunning! And go visit Sugar Creek Hollow for some wonderful, vintage Christmas Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Mary Duffek said...

Fabulous!!!! I love your distressing....and your fun embellishments and attention to details.

Tracy Vinson said...

Julie, I have had to do a double take on your card. I thought is was printed on leather!!!! You SOOOoooo have a way with creating with different elements and techniques. Love your stitching and all your extras.

marsha said...

Wow Julie, love, love, love your creation this week! Your distressing is OTT, love the image and how you highlighted it, plus all the gorgeous embellishments! Fantastic job!

Renee Matarese said...

I love all of your amazing detail! The way you layered the images is very pretty. Great job distressing the paper as well.

Sharon Basel said...

This is magnificent Julie! All the things you've done-the different techniques-create a wonderful aged feel. I love the corner lace, stitching and the crown with the crinkle ribbon-such beautiful details. And using the sentiment digi over the manger one is brilliant. Love how that turned out. You have such talent!

Heide said...

This is just fantastic and so very clever!
I love the idea of putting both images together and changing the colors of them. You did a great job with the color challenge!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is just fantastic Julie! This really look like an old barn in Bethlehem! Love the old, worn look to it.


jonim52 said...

Awesome job with the crinkly ribbon! Gorgeous card!

Dawn Edwards said...

Julie I have really come to admire your style. I just love your Rock candy distress technique. This card has a Fabulous Vintage feel. I love that you used the 2 images together and I will most definitely be borrowing this idea. I have found several times with the distress stickles the final color is not what I thought it would be.

Peggie said...

Gorgeous card. Love the crown and flowers. Love the saying.

Cec said...

This is stunning. I love how you combined the images and all the terrific techniques you have used to create this card.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a wonderfully vintage card, Julie! Beautifully made!
Huggies ~ Sharron♥

Davi said...

Wowzer Julie this sooo beautiful! I love the vintage look, wonderful sentiment and fabulous embellies.