Friday, March 26, 2010

Fabulous Friday Blog Hop for SCH

Today the Design Team will be showcasing their Easter cards. I chose the decorative cross and Luke 24:6 as my verse, both can be found at Sugar Creek Hollow!  I wanted to really let the cross be the focal point so I chose a somewhat understated paper from K & Company's Life's Journey. Although this paper is gorgeous it doesn't take away from the image but it does enhance it! The mat just behind the cross was distressed quite a bit and then inked with distress inks in tea dye and walnut and then rubbed some metallic creme paints. (You may be able to see some of the gold paint on a close up)

The cross and the frame were both embossed with gold and then rubbed with metallic paints to tone them down. Unfortunately the picture doesn't do justice to the effect, it has a worn and aged look, almost a verdigris. I was pleasantly surprised to get that particular look!  I also used the metallic paints to distress the edges of the oval and rectangle.

The shimmery gold paper used under the ribbon is from Club Scrap--I think! It has such a beautiful soft, slightly shimmery look, that's why I posted the close up photo so you could see how nice it is. Finally I used a gold Krylon leafing pen to outline the darker mat in order to tie everything together.

I am so glad you came blog hopping today, be sure to visit the rest of the blogs and then go over to Sugar Creek's store to check out the new releases and the sketch challenge that ends Saturday night!! Don't forget to pick up your Friday Freebie!

Donna (you are here!)
Joseline-DT Coordinator

images        Sugar Creek Hollow
paper          K & Company, Club Scrap, vellum
inks            Distress, Adirondack, metallic paints, Krylon leafing pen
other          MS punch, ribbon, faux brads

Challenges entered:
Sew Many Challenges #9
Paper Cutz #34
Stampin For the Weekend #35
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 43 Easter
I Love Digi Challenge #3
ABC Challenge Q is for Quote


marsha said...

This is truly a work of art! Your designs are so fabulous and you have such an artistic gift. Love this cross and the design papers you used.


Primitive Paper said...

This needs to be framed. It is truly beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Simply Stunning!

Joseline said...

Beautifully done!! Outstanding!!

Joan said...

Donna, this is so stunning - gorgeous.

~Jeri~ said...

wow! beautiful card!!! Love the rustic look of it.

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a gorgeous card! Lovely job!!!

Thanks for participating in the Sew Many Cards Challenge this week!

Elaine said...

So beautiful, a very lovely card :)

Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi :)

Elaine x

Cheri said...

Thanks for joining SMC's challenges with your very nice card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous, and more Gorgeous!!!

Loretta said...

Donna, I love the combination of the cross and the frame! This card is spectacular!

Eiglas said...

What a lovely 'real' Easter card..... and not a bunny in sight! Love it!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Helen Dooley said...

Great card. Thanks for joining with us at PCC this week.

Paul said...

Superb. Thanks for joining us at the I LOVE DIGI CHALLENGE, hope to see more in the future.

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Simply amazing card. Thank you fo rjoining us at I Love Digi.

HUgs Ali x

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on I LOVE DIG :)

Hugs Jane x

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful card the distressing!! Thanks for joining us this week at PCC!!

Terry said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

Poppy said...

gorgeous card.Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Digi

Cassie said...

so pretty donna! i love how you combined the digi images!

Bev said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi.

Trimgym said...

Fab card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge again this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card, really love the colors
Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Digi!
Dee (Spryte)

Cathy said...

Stunning card. Thank you for joining in the ABC Challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Milliesmarvels said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for the I love Digi Challenge.

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along this week in our Easter challenge at C.R.A.F.T. with your fab project - beautiful! Cheers Claire x