Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Sensational Saturday challenge

Today at Sugar Creek Hollow we were challenged to make our own faux wood for a card or project.  I decided to make a wood fence and stand the adorable Sunny Snow Angel in front of it.

I made my faux wood by starting with a piece of yellow card stock.  I dragged different shades of brown pigment inks across it until I got a color that I liked.  I then placed it face down on a mouse pad and made knots and dashes with an embossing tool.  When I flipped it back over I ran a black pigment pad across and it highlight those parts of the wood and made them really stand out.  Lastly I added Rock Candy Distress paint over to give it the crackled look.  On Sunny's face I have used dimensional paint to make it look like real coal and a carrot.  Her wings have microfine glitter on them and her halo was made with gold Stickles.  The snow mounds are cut with a Sizzix yellow die and then I used white Fun Flock on them.

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's creations here.
We'd love to see what faux wood you can come up with so please play along with our challenge.  Don't have a SCH image yet?  Try some from the freebie section.  There are some gorgeous choices.  You'll be hooked instantly!

I will be entering the following challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow (faux wood) 1
One Stitch At a Time (Season or event) 186
Sew Many Cards (Red & Green) 11
Digital Tuesdays (Let it Snow) 79
Fresh Brewed (Winter/Christmas theme) 84
Paper Cutz Challenge (anything goes) 46
Pile it on (Winter means...) 88
Cards for Men (Christmas card) 82
ABC Christmas Challenge (X is for X-Mas) 331

Card makings:
Sunny Snow Angel: Sugar Creek Hollow
Martha Stewart punches: Corner, border, snowflake, icicle border
Small snowflake punch
fun flock
Microfine glitter
Dimensional paint
Rock candy distress paint
Sizzix yellow dies: Snow mound, bow
Copic markers


Primitive Paper said...

Alright tell on your tutorial how to do this border!!! This is totally sweet and primitive at the same time. I adore your woooden fence and the sparkle that this card has.

Saskia said...

Lovely card!! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Jeri said...

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful job with the faux wood. Great card, nice and sparkly. Thanks for adding it to our challenge at Paper Cutz this week.

Radwa Bayoumi said...

Really nice card!!Thanks for being with us this week at SMC.

Dawn Edwards said...

Fabulous Card! Your fence turned out so amazing. Every little detail adds so much to this card ~ Beautiful!

Josephine said...

Lovely card - I love the snowy glisten!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Paddington fan said...

Aww, what a cute image and great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week for our seasonal / event challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Donna Moore said...

Fantabulous! your wood is exactly the way it should be!! Great job on this technique; love your snow, how did you do the snow under the snow angel? Love it!!! Your glitter and colors are so exceptionally applied, (love the halo) what a gorgeous card!!!

Mary Ski said...

Great work on creating the "wood". Thanks for sharing with PCC

Heide said...

Your wood is FAB! I love the happy snow angel in front of your Fab fence!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This snowman is adorable! Love the snow on your boardfence! The paperbow looks amazing!


Patricia St Martin said...

wonderful card. I like how you have you snowman standing in front of a fence and your bow is nice. We are happy to have you play with us at Cards for men. Good luck on the challenge. Hope to see you again. Happy Crafting. Hugs, Patricia

darling Ho said...

The snowman is lovely!Thanks for join us at SMC, hope to see you next time.
Hugs, ~darling Ho~

Anonymous said...

This is such a fun card to make. Love the wooden background.. the snowman angel is just delightful :)

Anonymous said...

Cute card love the shape! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge this time, Samantha :0)

Sharon Basel said...

Your fence is pure genious-how clever of you to knot and grain it like that! I love the snow/ice dripping down the fence too! This is such a fun winter scene with so many thoughtfully created details which is what makes you a real pro in creating art, not just a card!

Maria Matter said...

wowza gorgeous Renee, fabulous techniques!
Thanks for playing along with us @ Digital Tuesday!

Julie said...

So cute! I love the snowman with the faux wood fence. What a clever way to interpret this challenge!


Kitty said...

What a gorgeous card! I so love the snowflake die you have used too - might need to get that one now!

Thanks for joining us at CFM for this fortnights challenge!

Kitty xx

Annie said...

a fabulous festive creation! thanks for joining in our challenge on the ABC Christmas blog.
hugs, annie x