Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow - Faux Wood Challenge

Happy Saturday!

Our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is to make a card and add the Faux Barn Board to your card. When I think of barn board, I think of birds, so I opted to use the Christmas Cardinal from Sugar Creek Hollow. Here is my card...

Stamps: Christmas Cardinal, Vintage Post (sentiment)
Paper: Real Red, K&Co, transparency, Faux Barn Board
Ink: Ink jet printer, Copics
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, vintage brads, black pearls, feathers, ribbon

I printed the cardinal and the sentiment on ink jet transparency. I then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then colored the image with Copics (which worked because of the embossing).

I wanted to add feathers for the cardinal, and came across these really fun polka-dot feathers in a mardi gras pack.

I used the sketch from the Midnight Madness challenge.

I have to admit, this card was a bit of a stretch for me. It was more masculine than I usually create, lacking the flowers and foofoo. However, I really love the result. 

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tracy Vinson said...

Hi Julie....I knew you would not disappoint with the technique because I had seen you do it before. The bold red of your cardnial against your wooden background is just striking!!! The perfect compliment of rustic and elegance blended together!!!

Renee Matarese said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the red cardinal against the wood background. The layout is great too and I just love those feathers!

Dawn Edwards said...

Beautiful Card! You did a fabulous job on creating the faux wood look and your cardinal is striking colored on the transparency.

Sandy said...

Hey Julie - nice card - I really like the wood background. The cardinal is the North Carolina state bird and we have a lot of them where I live - petty birds - pretty card!

Mary Duffek said...

Stunning creation! Love how your tech. turned out and your coloring is fabulous.

Donna Moore said...

Wowzer! Talk about gorgeous, this is the spittin' image of gorgeous! I love everything you did with this card, the barn wood is spectacular and that cardinal is simply breathtaking! I usually am not all that crazy about using feathers because I can't make them look right but you made them look like they were meant to be there!! Whew, I love, love, love this card!!

Heide said...

What a fantastic card! I love, love,LOVE how your wood turned out! Great feathers that go great with the beautiful cardinal.

Jen Leeflang said...

That is such a lovely card to enter in our Digistamps 4 Joy challenge, too - thanks for joining us!
jenlee (ds4j DT)

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is FAB Julie! Love the light brown colors up against the bright red! So cool that you printed the bird and the sentiment on acetate! It looks soo good!


marsha said...

Hi Julie, your card looks fantastic! Love your faux barn technique and your cardinal is so richly colored and looks fabulous on acetate. Thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hope you will come back and join us again next week for another exciting challenge!

marsha said...

Putting on my SCH hat now, you really created such a beautiful card! I love the cardinal painted on acetate - so rich! You really rocked the technique too!

Carol Hurlock said...

Julie this is such a gorgeous card. I love the faux wood and your little wispy feather in the corner. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Julie - well this is definitely a favourite with me - I LOVE the image and the Faux Barn Board - I am going to have to check this technique out! Gorgeous Julie!! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a beautiful card. I simply love the wonderful cardinal! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

Gem said...

Julie this is so beautiful! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy! Gemma :)

Sharon Basel said...

I am loving the feathers! Perfect touch on this card. I love the flaming red of the cardinal - so pretty Julie against the faux wood you've created. You sure know how to create art, not just a card. Very, very nice!

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining our Digistamps 4 Joy challenge!

Melanie M said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Digistamps for Joy "use a feather" challenge