Saturday, November 13, 2010

Colour Challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow

Welcome to Sensational Saturdays at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week we have a colour challenge for you over at the challenge blog and we want you to use these colours in a shabby chic card. 

The colours don't have names but have been interpreted as Light Blue, Kraft, Chocolate and Light Pink.  Make sure you check the work of the other design team members and then show us your interpretation of this colour challenge.  One winner will be chosen to receive a free digi stamp from the Sugar Creek Hollow store.

I had already decided I wanted to use this image from Sugar Creek Hollow called Christ is Born so this is really a Christmas card in non-traditional colours but I am sure at least one of my friends will appreciate that I have gone out of the box.

I have cut the image using my Label 1 Nestabilities die and then I used the same die in the next two sizes to cut a mottled blue piece and a kraft piece.  The kraft piece has been embossed and then sponged with Pearlescent Orchid ink and the same ink was applied to a paper flower that I picked up at a flower and craft wholesale supply house when I was in England on vacation.  The branches have been cut using my Cricut and Make the Cut software.  I have done a bit of distressing, added some crochet lace, a loopy bow and a button with a gem along with three more gems in the corner to finish it off.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

AI Factory - Die Cuts or Punches
Paper Play - Ribbons, Lace & Flowers
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Caardvarks - Holiday Card with Die Cuts

Image:  Christ is Born (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Pink (Bazzill), Krat (Recollections)
Paper:  Mottled blue and Background Paper (DCWV)
Tools & Embellishments:  Button (Dollar Store), Gems (Michaels), Ribbon (Fabricland), Lace (Dollar Store), Chalk (Mungyo), Branches (.svg file cut with MTC software and Cricut), Flower (Excelsior Wholesale), Pearlescent Orchid Ink (Tsukineko), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)


  1. This is a real beauty! Everything you have done is to bring the eye to the focal image! Your layers, your texture, that gorgeous bow, but girl, that corner treatment with that rose is to die for! I would love to see your friends face when you give her this! Thanks for sharing this art with us!!

  2. Cec, what a lovely card to give your friend. I love the dry embossing technique you have done here. Super pretty bow as your focal point. Your work is always so neatly done and all tied together. LOVE IT!

  3. Fabulous design and great use of the color combo! Love all the texture, the lace and that gorgeous flower! Great job!

  4. Beautiful!!!! Love the flower and the leaves....the touch of lace is nice too...Fabulous job!

  5. Wow, this is just exquisitie!! I love the flower and the leaves die cut!! Gorgeous layout, and the sentiment looks beautiful!!

  6. You've nailed the colors in such a pretty way. I love how your embossing folder matches your background paper.

  7. This is so very pretty Cec! I love what the color combo does to this card and the sentiment - really highlights it where traditional colors might have distracted from it. Great textures and details - like the bow (it's beautiful).

  8. THis is so pretty Cec! Love the big pink rose and the big blue bow! Very, very pretty card!


  9. Cec,
    This is a stunning card for the color challenge!
    You have displayed the image perfectly and perfect embellishments!

  10. Beautiful Card and great accents. I love the layering you have going on and that flower and branches are so pretty. Fabulous triple bow.

  11. Hi Cec! This is gorgeous! I love how the colors pop against the brown background. Simply beautiful!


  12. what a beautiful Christmas card! I love the non traditional colors and that rose! thanks for entering this week at AIF and don't forget about our DT call!

  13. Very pretty! I love the bow! Thanks for playing along with SSD!


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