Saturday, January 15, 2011

Welcome to SCH Saturday Challenge!

Every Saturday Sugar Creek Hollow hosts a challenge for the design team and for you the guests!
This week's challenge is on the SCH Blog and everyone is invited to enter a card "fabric,not bow".  You are not required to use an image from Sugar Creek Hollow but if you do you will get two entries into the random prize draw.  The winner of that draw will receive a digi of their choice from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and a badge to display on their blog.  Once we reach a minimum of 10 entries, the Design Team will select a Card of the Week and the creator of that card will receive a special badge to display on their blog.  NOW GET THIS...Every month there will be a Guest Designer chosen from the Cards of the Week and that person will be invited to join the Design Team in a challenge.  There are lots of reasons to enter;  we can't wait to see your fabulous creations.

I found some fabric that has been around for probably 15 years tucked away in a trunk. I am a true pack rat, you just never know when you might need "that something or other that just doesn't seem right to pitch" so it's better to keep it than throw it out. really? This fabric has made at least two moves with me and I truly cannot remember why I bought it, but it was perfect for this challenge! *grin*

With some "Stiffy" and a 5"X7" piece of material I made my background for the card.
I soaked the material in Stiffy and then applied it to a piece of cardstock, making sure to smooth out the wrinkles and bubbles. When it dried it could be treated just like paper. It had adhered to the cardstock and was "stiff", I cut it to fit on my card base and from there the card was developed. This is a great way to use up scrap fabric or if you are like me save it for years and then pull it out for a challenge! LOL

The image I used is called Vintage Filigree Heart, you can get this lovely stamp by joining Sugar Creek Hollow's group over at CDAC (Crafters Digital Art Center). Now you know why I was excited when I found the long lost fabric, it's perfect, right?

Here are a couple of close up's for you:
the fan was made with a half doily
this bow is made with that gorgeous crinkly ribbon Tracy has at her shoppe.

I hope you will all join us in this fun challenge. I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations.  Go HERE to see all the gorgeous creations waiting for you made by the rest of the design team!!  Thanks for dropping in! :)

sugar creek nugget: 
"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatsoever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you."  John 15:16

SCH-Fabric not bow
Southern Girls Challenge-totally loved up
Scrap Creations-Love is in the Air
AiFactory-Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs -Use it Up  (this fabric has been around for at least 15 years)
Paper Crafting Journey-Use a Digital

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Heide said...

It is a good thing this fabric made some moves with you, your card is awesome! I love the lace and the beaded ribbon. So lovely!

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

You're right! The fabric is great. Between the patterns and lace and red trim this is just gorgeous! That vintage heart is stunning the way you've colored it.

Sharon Basel said...

Oh my goodness Donna, this is absolutely gorgeous. Your fabric is beautiful and it is perfect paired with that wonderful new SCH digi heart. Totally genious touch on the fan-fold doilie! Your lace and that magnificent beaded trim are perfect touches too!

Mary Duffek said...

Wow! Gorgeous....your attention to details and layering each item is fabulous. You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations!


Primitive Paper said...

Donna, I have used this product as well but it never entered my mind to use it like you have. It just makes your whole card. Love the little foil doily as well...very nice touch.

Dawn Edwards said...

Donna what a Gorgeous Card! I've never used Stiffy but it saved the day with this fabric. Beautiful and good thing it liked to travel as it's perfect. You colored the image beautifully and accented with just the right touches. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Joseline said...

Wow, at first glance, you can's see where the fabric is. Thanks for sharing how you applied the fabric!! This cards is truly beautiful. And, yes, I agree, don't throw anything out. Just make sure you know where it is and it's kept neatly. :-)

MaxineD said...

you are not the only pack rat - I hae paper doilies that have travel through several moves with me - never mind my fabric stash!!
Beautiful card, Donna :-)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH MY FRIEND ... I just can say enough about this BEAUTIFUL work-of-art!! Your fabric choice is AWESOME and all the elements go so well together!! AMAZING!
Thanks for all the inspiration! You SCH ladies are SO TALENTED and I can't wait to see more of your work!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Donna! So lovely and elegant. The fabric is beautiful as is your coloring. Just fabulous!


Patricia said...

Very pretty, Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges.

PCJ said...

Lovely, effective card. Love all the different textures and elements

Thanks for joining us at PCJ Challenges this time and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Lisa x

marsha said...

Donna, how incredibly talented and creative you are! Your fabric is amazing, never heard of "Stiffy", but it certainly worked great. Love Tracy's Vintage Filigree Heart and it looks like it was made for your fabric (I'm a pack rat too!).

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card- love the design elements you add- especially that gorgeous ribbon!

Axel....{Carol} said...

Totally gorgeous! great use of the fabric and i love the lace.Thanks do much for joining us at southern girls

Nancy said...

Donna, I didn't know about fabric stiffener--my project would have come together a lot better!! Thanks for that tip! Your card is fabulous...who knew that fabric tucked away for that long would be so perfect for this project. That sounds like an argument for never throwing anything away (LOL!). Beautiful job this week!

Regan said...

This is gorgeous! You're right - the fabric is perfect! It is amazing that you've had it for 15 years! Beautiful embellishments and details too! Thanks for playing along at SSD! :)

Paper Addict said...

truly amazing!!! speechless, I love it..SBS 29 hugs, ronnie

craftybunny said...

Gorgeous creation.So many beautiful details.Thanks For joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

marsha said...

Love your new blog look!