Saturday, December 4, 2010

December Sketch at Sugar Creek Hollow

This week at Sugar Creek Hollow, we have a wonderful sketch to challenge you with. I love this sketch because you can make a card that can be dressed up and fancy or even clean and simple.  If you are like me and have a pile of holiday cards yet to make, this sketch will be very helpful when I have to go into mass production mode. 

In the meantime, I have used this very special stamp set called Baby Jesus from the Sugar Creek Hollow store to make my take on the sketch.

I changed the colour of Baby Jesus from black & white to sepia and cut him out using my classic oval Nestabilities die and sponged some Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges.  I then cut two more ovals to frame him.  The sentiment scroll was hand cut and then added to a Nestabilities tag.  I added lots of pearls to the frame and a couple to the tag.  The gorgeous linen paper at the top is some that I picked up in England and the bottom is card stock that I embossed and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I added two rows of lace back to back with a piece of copper satin ribbon.

You must check out the variations to this sketch that my design team mates have created.  This talented group of ladies has created some inspiring works of art.  Then we would love to see you enter your sketch card in our challenge.  One winner will receive a digi of their choice from the store.

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

Stamp Insanity - Lace
Artful Inkables - Punches and/or Die Cuts
My Time to Craft - Vintage

Image:  Baby Jesus & Scroll (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  Victoria & Albert Museum
Tools & Embellishments:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Lace (My Stash), Satin Ribbon (Fabricland), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Classic Oval, Petite Scalloped Oval & Fancy Tag Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


  1. This card is gorgeous!!! What a great way to start my morning. ~jeni :)

  2. Cec,
    What a lovely card, I think the paper you picked to go with the images are perfect.

  3. Cec, this is gorgeous, and you are so right about the sketch!! Wonderful colors and papers!

  4. Cec, your interpretation of the sketch is no less than gorgeous. This reminds me of a cameo, the baby Jesus portrait is perfect for the framed oval! Your papers are beautiful and I love the earth tones, gorgeous card!!

  5. Gorgeous, beautiful and totally fabulous card! I love the soft earth tones you choose. That adds a special touch of elegance to your card. Wonderful!!! Simply Wonderful!!

  6. This is a breath taker Cec! My favorite thing is the non-traditional Christmas colors led by that gorgeous linen paper (by itself that paper is stunning). The oval frame highlighted with the pearls really makes the image stand out and the textures here with the lace and embossed panel are so well coordinated together for a vintage elegant look. Magnificent!
    Hugs to you,

  7. How stunning! I love the vintage paper, your lace and how elegant baby Jesus looks with the pearls - fabulous creation!

  8. Gorgeous card, love the dp you used and the dry embossing!

  9. Hi Cec!
    This is just gorgeous! Love your DP and all the little pearls around the image!

  10. Cec, I absolutely love how you placed the scroll on the fancy tag. They look like they were made for eachother. I love the earth tones too and your embossing looks perfect with that paper!

  11. Hey lady, I am just admiring every detail of your card. Those pearls are so perfectly set and the die cuts are lovely. I see we have some of the same ones!!! You have showcased this image with just the right amount of embellies...not too over-done but just enough. Lovely, lovely, card this week!

  12. Just lovely Cec! I love your choice of papers, just gorgeous! Wonderful card!


  13. What a beautiful image and wonderful card!! Thanks for joining us this week at StampInsanity!! :)

  14. Beautiful.. Love the sentiment on the scroll..

  15. Stunning! Everything about your card it perfect. Oh - and I love the sentiment and how you added the scroll to the tag, just lovely!!!

    I'm so glad you could join us this week at My Time To Craft!

  16. Wow Cec, this is so beautiful!! You are a amazing artist.:)) Just stunning!
    Thanks for joining StampInsanity. ;)

    Hugs, Rosalien

  17. BEAUTIFUL! Wow - this is another stunner from your DT! Gorgeous work!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at StampInsanity! :)


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