Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vintage Postage Stamp - Sugar Creek Hollow

It's another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow! I hope everyone in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Now as we turn our attention to the upcoming Christmas holiday, I've created this card with the lovely "Vintage Postage Stamp" digi image from Sugar Creek Hollow.  We have a challenge this week to create a card using faux wood.  You can enter the challenge at the Sugar Creek Hollow blog here.  Just use an SCH winter digi in your creation with wood or faux wood, post your entry at the SCH blog and the winner of the challenge will get a free digi stamp from Sugar Creek Hollow!

My card uses real cherry wood instead of faux - it comes as a 6x12-inch sheet from Creative Imaginations. It's very rich looking in real life and you can stamp on it like paper as I've done here. It makes such a statement with the Vintage Postage Stamp image which was colored in copics, and sponged with color. If you look closely at the photo above, you'll see that I added some gold to the lamp post with an art pen, some glitter as the lumination from the lamp and a bit of fresh fallen snow to the pinecone branches and the post itself. 

Soon all the lamp posts here in Michigan will look like this with the snow - it started snowing a bit today! I always love the first snow - it puts me in such Christmas spirit!  Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and please join us in this challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.  Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card sharon, love the flowers and that beautiful lace.

greetings karin

Primitive Paper said...

Good morning Sharon. This is a show stopper card!!! Your coloring technique is just so realistic on the lantern. There for a minute I had to look twice to see if there were a little bulb that you had placed within the card. The boldness of the burgundy is just striking against your image, and the berry accents are to die for! Thank you for such an awesome piece of work!!!

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

I feel like I keep using the same word to describe your cards...stunning. I hate to be repetative week after week but it always seems to fit. You create with such an elegant "high end" flair. I love all your work. This card is so rich and dreamy with the deep reds against the wood. I love it!

Archies Mum said...

Beautiful card, love the vintage stamp image you've used, and love those beautiful berries and ribbon.

Dawn Edwards said...

Outstanding card! I never knew they had thin sheets of real wood to craft with. I love how you colored and accented the stamp image ~ Beautiful.

Mary Duffek said...

Fabulous job! Love how you did the light in the lantern. Perfect touch with the glitter. =)

Donna Moore said...

How does one even start with telling you how amazing this card is! When I look at something that brings an involuntary catch of breath it is beyond explaining how I feel about it. Let me just say this card caused that effect, that is the best way for me to explain how much I am taken with this piece of art! The English language can sometimes be so limited with its descriptive adjectives. *sigh*
hugs
donna

Jacki Randolph said...

Asolutely Gorgeous Sharon!

The Stamper's Touch said...

How beautiful Sharon! Love the sponging, gives it that wonderful warm vintage feel!!!

Linda

Heide said...

Sharon,
This is just stunning! I love how you have lit the lamp and all the added extra touches such a snow. I cna not wait to see this "wood" that you have!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Sharon!
This is the prettiest christmascard I have seen so far this season! I LOVE IT! The richness in the colors and that faboulos woodpaper is fantastic!

Gunn

Dora said...

Wow this is awesome, I love the bold red colours on your card and thank you for your nice comment on my card. Hugs xxx

Mina said...

wow Sharon what a beautifully coloured image...your card is so rich and traditional feeling...stunning
Mina xxx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card! I love the effect of the ribbon and berries with the lamppost image. Beautiful coloring and papers. I love it!

Julie