Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sensational Saturday - SCH

Good Morning!
I have the most gorgeous image to show you today! This is a special image just released by Sugar Creek Hollow, it's a drawing of the Christ Child. This stamp was designed by a dear, young lady in Poland--exclusively for Sugar Creek Hollow.  She is a fabulous artist, and really out did herself with this image. You have a chance to win this set, the Baby Jesus along with the scroll by entering the Winter Digi Challenge.

The image comes in black and white which I changed to sepia to better fit the mood I was trying for. The background paper is from a free online digital kit, I masked the paper then deleted a center area for use later. I made another layer on the baby image and copied a section of the background paper into that layer and sent it to the bottom. I then had the baby on the same paper as the background, I merged the baby and background and then copied it into the area that I had deleted in the original background. This made a second layer on the background paper which I also masked, the result was I could line up the pattern and it looked as though the baby had been painted directed INTO the background. I love the feathered edges around the baby and how it blends into the designer paper without losing any of it's detail. I think this is the most beautiful image I have ever seen in digital!

Be sure to enter the challenge and follow all the directions carefully.  We look forward to your entries and also to your comments! I hope you like what I have done with this piece of art from this young artist, it was a labor of love which I delight in sharing with you!

 Many Blessings!

 Sugar Creek Nugget:  For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given;  And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.   Isaiah 9:6 NKJ

Charisma Cardz-Babies
Hodge Podge-Anything Goes
FBC #23-Show us your style
Meljen's-Anything that Blings
Flourishes Timeless Challenge -Just Do It
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Heide said...

Donna, Such a stunning card, I love how you have add to the scroll. and the perfect added bling.

Joseline said...

Beautiful card Donna!! I had to look closely to see how you added the scroll to the card. I still can't figure it out. It's just beautiful. The crown jewel is perfect!!

Nancy said...

Donna, you always have just the right details and embellishments on your card, and the crown was such a sweet surprise. You did an amazing job designing this lovely scroll...I can't wait to create with it! Amazing work, my friend!

Linda said...

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

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is gorgeous Donna! Love the wooden feel to the background. The little crown is just so perfect!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Donna this is amazing! I love the browns and wood feel. It reminds me of the stable and manger. This is gorgeous!

Mary Duffek said...

You did an amazing job creating the scroll. It's beautiful!

Your card is amazing as well. So very pretty with all of the extra details that you add.

Blessings to you!

Primitive Paper said...

This is truly the show stopper this week Donna. I would have never known this was digital paper if you had not said is such the perfect compliment with your sepia image and embellies. You leave me with my mouth hanging open...I would love to sit by you for just one day of designing!!!

Saskia said...

So beautiful and so elegant!

Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Your style is great! :)

Sweet greetings, Saskia

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Donna this is so beautiful, the image, colours, design and sentiment it all looks superb.
Hugs Lorraine x

Cec said...

So beautiful and I love that you have used all the digital techniques. The feathering around the edges is a beautiful touch and I had already done this to the image in anticipation of making a card with it soon so I hope my card holds a candle to this gorgeous creation.

MaxineD said...

Wow - this is a stunner - I love how you have added to the dimension in this using the computer... so far ahead of what I can so on the computer :-)

Julie said...

This is just fabulous, a true work of art. I love that background paper and the embellishments are stunning! Absolutely wonderful!


Cheryl said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining the challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


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Shelley said...

that is absolutely gorgeous. I love that image, really must have it! What a perfect Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop. Hope to see you back. Shelley :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- Gorgeous image- wow!!! Your card is gorgeous too! I always love stopping by to see what you are up to....Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sharon Basel said...

Pardon me while I pick myself up from the floor! I'm speechless with this - a magnificent card, magnificent details to compliment a magnificent image. Incredible Donna - truly your love of Jesus shows in this stunning creation - fit for the King of Kings. I am so inspired by you and your artist touch on everything you make.
Hugs to you,

Gemma said...

this is a really stunning creation! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at over at Charisma! Gemma :)

stephanie said...

Donna, this is stunning. Love it.

MommaJess said...

This is a very elegant card. Thank you for joining the Sparkle & Shine challenge at Meljen’s Designs


Heather said...

I have no words. This is gorgeous and heartwarming and beautiful and perfect.
Thanks for sharing your STYLE at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Dawn Edwards said...

Sorry I'm running behind on leaving my thoughts for your card. Donna your card is truly a work of art. every element is perfectly placed. The crown makes a great addition to the cards appeal.

marsha said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Donna, this is so elegant and your colors so rich and vibrant! What a fabulous tribute to our Lord and King. The scroll you designed is beautiful as well as the crown you added - pure inspiration!

Jessica L said...

This card is simply stunning! The sepia color matches the tone and feel of this card perfectly! I love the crown accent as well. Thanks again for sharing your talent with us this week at The Hodge Podge Shop!