Saturday, July 28, 2012

Week # 21 Sugar Creek Hollow

Happy Saturday!!
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)
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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!
I will be sharing this with 
Thank you for visiting!


  1. Santa in the pink, I love it! Your painting is great! Love those peppermint candies too!

  2. Fantastic card, love the colours and Santa with his huge boots.
    Yvonne x

  3. Heather, I would love getting a gorgeous card like this in the mail! It's magical?

    Big hug

  4. Anonymous7:57 AM

    That's a really cute card. I love Christmas in July : ) Huggs and Love from you BFF

  5. saw you on MIM....again...and am loving what I get to see...this is a cute one for sure...another 'I want" creation...x

  6. stinking ADORABLE! I love the visuals ALL over this card. The painting and distressing that you've done is fabulous. So glad you kept the candycanes around, they look perfect with this card. I can't quite capture the word of how I feel about this card, other than to simplify it with a WOW! This is super cute. :D

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!

  7. WOW - this is such a fun and pretty Christmas card! Gorgeous non-traditional colors! I love how you've decorated with flowers, leaves and pearls, and even a candy cane! It's all put so nicely together. Well done!!! Spotted this on MIM.

  8. Fantastic card and colours Heather. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  9. so funky and cool - love the combination. saw it on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

  10. This is so cute! Saw you on MIM.

    I have blog candy.

  11. this is adorable saw you on MIM :)

  12. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!


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