It is "Christmas in July" at Sugar Creek Hollow and we have a wonderful sponsor
Sassy Cheryls Digi stamps. Cheryl will be giving the winner at SCH this week a $5.00 gift certificate to her store. We were each given a stamp to work with this week. I received this cute Primitive Santa Image below.
I thought I would make a card. It does say "Ho Ho Ho" but I did it in Ranger's Perfect Pearls, so it doesn't show up well for the camera :0)
I chose to paint my image. I have been getting the "painting bug" lately so I did a really simple paint job. I painted everything a soft pink, then shaded with a darker pink and then again with red. The beard and fluffy hat stuff were done with a cream and shaded with a raw sienna. I used Ranger's distress inks in old paper, antique linen and vintage photo to distress the painted stamp and background to give it an older look. The tiny holly was done in green, and I used Ranger's Stickles in Red to add as a holly berry.
The ivory mulberry roses (medium and small) were distressed with Ranger's Vintage Photo Distress ink. The mulberry roses, burgundy rosettes, brown blingy bling mesh, red acrylic mini flowers are all from Pro 31 Designs.
My Favorite Champagne flatback pearls, and black drop pearl trim were used as well. I added an ivory pearl spray as well. The peppermint candies, and holly leaves are images that I painted in GIMP and created into die cuts a while back. I had these sitting around and thought they would be perfect for the "Christmas In July" theme.
I hope you have some time to create a little something to mark off your "Christmas Have to List"
and you can join us in our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. I can't wait to see what you create!
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