Saturday, October 23, 2010

Christmas Cardinal

This weeks DT challenge was to use either the primitive sheep or the cardinal from Sugar Creek Hollow.  I love them both but since I've already used the sheep (see original post here) I decided to try out the cardinal.  I used the sketch from this weeks Midnight Madness challenge (MMSC76).  I thought the layout was perfect for the cardinal and the swirl down the left side just begged to have the county crinkle ribbon be used for it!  By the way,  SCH has just released a bunch of new, GORGEOUS colors that you need to check out.  I bought a bunch and can't wait for my package to arrive!! 

You can check out the design team blog here or visit the other designers blogs to see what they've created.  Their links are all on my right side bar of my blog. 

Card makings:
Country Crinkle Ribbon: SUGAR CREEK HOLLOW
Prima flowers
Dimensional metallic paint
Colored pencils
Distress inks by Tim Holtz: Scattered Straw, Antique Linen
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Gold glitter leaves
Crocheted ribbon


jonim52 said...

Renee, this is gorgeous. I love your layout.

Carol said...

Renee you have framed this Cardinal with the most interesting paper and it is outstanding. It looks like wood. I love your embellishments too trailing up the side. Simply exquisite. 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

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful card! Oh my your coloring.

Donna Moore said...

Hi Renee, when I first glimpsed your card on the DT blog, I thought to myself, "boy, the bar has been raised on this one!" Your card is simply gorgeous. I love the effects you have given your corners and the design you achieved using the crinkle ribbon and flowers!! With your choice of colors and the MMSC sketch, this is truly a winner!! WTG!!

Julie said...

Rene - This is fabulous! I love the background papers, and your coloring is just beautiful! I love that we used the same image, the same sketch, but such different looks. I really love how yours turned out.


Cec said...

Fabulous creation. I love how you used the dimensional paint to create flourishes.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Renee!
This is just FAB! Love the woodpaper you have used and the effect it gave to the image. Very, very lovely christmascard!


Heide said...

Super work, love the wood gain background. Very pretty coloring!

Primitive Paper said...

Renee, this is lovely. Creative use of combining the sketch from MMDT and this weeks challenge! We are recruiting now the the Midnight Madness should apply. It is one of the most presigious to be on!

marsha said...

This just takes my breath away! Your card is just a masterpiece and your colors and angles of photography all add up to a gorgeous creation!

And what a fantastic entry for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! This is one of my favorites this week, your take on the sketch is just superb. Thanks for joining the challenge, I can't wait to see your entry next week!

Joseline said...

Beautiful card Renee! I love the wood paper, the lace and the gold swirls. The card comes together very nicely.

Sharon Basel said...

Renee this is gorgeous! You have such a knack at taking a simple image and just making it a masterpiece. I just love all the details and the filgree swirls you've added with puff paint is a great idea - so excellent.

I am loving all your photos too! So professional looking. And the frame around your pictures is a great touch - you'll have to tell me how that is done!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow What a lovely card. Your image is colored beautifully, and goes perfectly with your dp! I love the vintage feel with your cardinal. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Renee - this is divine! I love the image and the gorgeous lace - you have used the sketch beautifully! Love it! We love to see you join us here at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, thank you for your support!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team