Saturday, November 20, 2010

Victorian Sleigh Ride

This week the challenge on Sensational Saturdays at Sugar Creek Hollow is to use a winter stamp.  This Season's Greetings sentiment from Sugar Creek Hollow made me think Victorian Christmas and since I hadn't used it before I really wanted to work with it.

After I had finished this card, we were given the opportunity to use a very special new image called Baby Jesus with a lovely sentiment scroll to go with it.  Regrettably I didn't have time to make a card with these fantastic images but most of the other designers did use Baby Jesus on their cards so have a look at their work and be prepared to be blown away.  These two new images are available today in the Sugar Creek Hollow store.

Now a bit about my card - I found the vintage postcard online and inked the edges of it and the edges of the stamp with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The light standard has been coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons.  The Poinsettia was made from two different sized Creatables dies from Marianne Designs using my Cuttlebug.  The embossed veins were brushed with gold and copper ink from Martha Stewart and then I added some large copper seed beads leftover from the days when I was decorating bathing suits for my daughter to wear in her synchronized swimming competitions.  A bit of crocheted lace, some pearl stickers and some pleated satin ribbon finished it off.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Dig Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Pals Paper Arts - Ribbon or Fabric
Hodge Podge Shop - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Flourishes - Christmas

Image:  Season's Greeting (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau)
Paper:  Vintage Tee (Basic Grey)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Ribbon (Kate's Paperie), Lace (Dollarama), Small & Large Poinsettia Dies (Marianne Designs), Cuttlebug, Seed Beads (My Stash), Vintage Postacard (Oops, I can't find the source now), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)

25 comments:

  1. Cec,
    This is such a lovely card, it makes me feel so happy! What a perfect picture to go with the image. Love it.

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  2. Cec, this is absolutely stunning!! I love all the details you used for this card. It's just beautiful!!

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  3. Cec, this is gorgeous...the flower is amazing!! The Victorian Christmas card is a wonderful addition to the card!!

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  4. This is just too beautiful for words!!! It reminds me of a currier and ives card. I appreciate you giving us directions on making the poinsettia. I am going to go and look for this die to use myself.

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  5. I LOVE this! It is gorgeous! The white poinsetta is amazing and the image is so pretty! Love how you used the postagstamp as a sentiment more than a centreimage!
    Hugs
    Gunn

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  6. This is so beautiful! Such a pretty "old fashioned" card. I love the poinsettia!

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  7. Beautiful creation! Wowzers....Love, love, love everything about this!

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  8. Your card is gorgeous. I love the background image with this digi. Your poinsettia is beautiful!

    Julie

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  9. Hey girl, this is such a striking card! I would expect to find this in an old family album where precious mementos were kept. I love everything about this, the colors, the design paper, the flower and how you distressed and added snow to the postcard! Yes, the lamp light is the perfect image for this!! Simply gorgeous!!

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  10. Beautiful vintage card.Each element carries the theme through perfectly.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

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  11. That is so pretty, i love Victorian cards. Thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop. Shelley :D

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  12. Very beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop.
    hugs Linda

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  13. Ahhh, you got the Victorian Christmas spot on!! And that poinstettia die is one of my this years big favorites!!
    Hugs
    Annika

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  14. Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  15. This is so beautiful Cec! You have such a flair for perfectly pairing an antique image with the newer SCH digis for an interesting collage of art that just grabs me and keeps me just fixated on every detail! Truly gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  16. This is vintage at its best!! Love all the detail, particularly the lace trim. Thanks for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts!!!

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  17. What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.

    Greetings,
    Katja (DDSB-DT)

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  18. Gorgeous design.
    Thanks for joining us at ABC.
    Hugs
    Clare
    x

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  19. So gorgoeus Cec, I love your victorian card!!! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC!!! Hugs ~S~

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  20. Love this card !

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

    I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it’s ok to get it again :D
    I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D
    http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/fansofdigidoodleshop

    All the best to you, Jóna

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  21. Sorry I'm running behind on leaving my thoughts for your card. Cec your card this week is Fabulous. I love the colors and Victorian feel. that flower is stunning and a great accent to the postage stamp image.

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  22. Hi Cec.It is me again :D
    I have something for you on my blog.
    http://imsland.blogspot.com/

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  23. This is just fabulous! I totally love the victorian image you used with your gorgeous lamp post! This looks like something I would find in my grandmother's scrapbook. Your colors are divine as well as your lace and distressing!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  24. Wow! This is simply stunning! I just love the vintage-y feel of this card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at The Hodge Podge Shop! Hope you join us again soon. BTW, I have candy on my blog if you're interested!

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Cec