And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Jesus is Born

Welcome back, friends!  Here it is Saturday again and time for another sketch at The Sweet Stop!  Since this is the third week of the month, the spin was to use chipboard on our cards.  

Creative Nugget:  Only eight more days until Christmas so I decided to focus my sample this week on the reason for the season.  I found an adorable Mo Manning image that was just perfect for honoring the birth of our Savior!

The "In the Manger" image was colored with copic markers.  A little shimmer was added to the wings of the angel with a jelly roll pen.  This was layered onto a second panel stamped with an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp called "He Shall Be Called." This was layered onto some Bo Bunny DP, Soft Stone card stock, and a Night Sky Shimmer card base.  A sentiment banner from the "O Christmas Tree" clear stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was added.  The chipboard star was colored with a jelly roll pen and covered with Glossy Accents and clear micro beads.  A silver edged organdy bow and colored rhinestone finish the card.  With all the shine on this card it also qualifies for the Dulce Stamps and Cards Thursday challenge for this week.

Here is a closer look so you can see the shimmer of the Night Sky Shimmer card stock, the jelly roll pen on the angel's wings, and the micro beads on the chipboard star.

Check in with the other Sugar Babies for more fabulous inspiration for this week's sketch!  Then create your own card using chipboard and upload it using the linky tool at The Sweet Stop for a chance to win a free stamp set!

Sugar Babies

Thanks for stopping by!  This will be the last sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop for 2011.  The Sugar Babies are taking the next two weeks to enjoy Christmas and New Year's Eve with our families and friends. We'll be back in January with many more wonderful sketches to inspire you!  Have a great weekend:) 


Card Recipe:
Stamps: In the Manger Digi (Mo Manning), He Shall Be Called (ODBD), O Christmas Tree (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)  
Ink: Faded Jeans Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Night Sky Shimmer, Soft Stone (PTI),  Neenah Solar White (SNSS), Midnight Frost DP (Bo Bunny) 
Accessories: Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Nesties  (Spellbinders), Chipboard Star (SU!), Ribbon  (PTI), Kaiser Rhinestone, Jelly Roll Pen (Sakura), Copic Markers B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, Y11, Y13, Y21, Y23, Y26, R20, E00, E21, E35, E37, E40, E41, E57, E59, E97, E99, W00, W2


Susan said...

Hi Cathy, I just had to come over from SCS and see your card up close. It is so precious and truly speaks of the true meaning of CHRISTmas. Wonderful.

Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous card Cathy! Love the image you colored so fabulously!! thanks for playing in the Dolce Stamps and Cards Sparkle and Shine Challenge! Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Shannon White said...

Miss Cathy this is just too Precious! Just makes me smile! 8-) Such a Darling image and your Coloring is Fabulous! Love the shimmery blue dp. and your fab chipboard star! Such a Wonderful Christmas card! 8-)

Hope you are having a Fantastic weekend! 8-)


merrymstamper said...

Precious!!! love your Cards Cathy, this is one beautiful!

Kim O'Connell said...

HOLY SHMOLY! Your coloring is awesome!

Dolce Impressions said...

Love it you did a fabulous job on this card love the coloring and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Dolce Stamps and Cards Shine/Metallic Challenge.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Cathy. That image is just so precious and the coloring is amazing! Love the star and the pretty ribbon! :o)

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful coloring!!! Love that sweet image - and the blues are so inviting!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Cathy this is just the sweetest. Your coloring is gorgeous!! I love the papers and that star is just perfect. Have a Merry Christmas.