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, May 19, 2012

Colorful Complements

Hello stamping friends!  We have been blessed with the most gorgeous weather here this week.  I hope you have been having an enjoyable week as well.

I had the pleasure of hosting the "Ways to Use It" challenge over at Splitcoaststampers this past Thursday, so I combined that challenge with this week's fabulous sketch at The Sweet Stop.  The WTUI challenge was to use complementary colors...these are colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel.  For my sketch sample, I chose green and red. Now with colors like that, how can you not do a Christmas card?  So my sample this week IS the Christmas version!!                                                   Teeeheee!

Creative Nugget:  This adorable Cocoa's Ornament image is a digi stamp by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  It was colored with copic markers and the bow was given a coat of Star Dust Stickles to make it sparkle.  The BasicGrey patterned paper was from my scrap file...I am determined to use up more scraps before they take over my craft room!  The "Ruffles" were created by scrunching up some black wrinkled ribbon onto a piece of Scor-Tape and stitched to the card.  The colored image was then popped up on top with some dimensionals.  This was matted onto True Black card stock and a Vintage Cream card front.  A sentiment from the Cocoa's Gift clear stamp set was added under the ruffle. A little sponging around the edges and some black rhinestones finish the card.  I am happy to say that my Christmas card stash is growing. Hopefully this will eliminate some of the mad rush closer to Christmas!

Please take time to visit the other Sugar Babies to see more wonderful ideas for this sketch, then play along with us at The Sweet Stop!  Add some ruffles and the keyword SSS159 to your entry for a chance to win this Ticket Sentiments clear stamp set! from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Can't wait to see your "Ruffled" entries!

Sugar Babies

           Chrissy Dickinson

Enjoy your weekend...thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Cocoa's Ornament Digi, Cocoa's Gift (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, and Antique Linen Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, True Black (PTI), Fruitcake DP (BasicGrey)
Accessories: Spellbinders Label Die, Black Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Black Rhinestones (Kaiser), Copic Markers R00,20, 21, 59, 89;  YG0000, 00, 03, 63, 67;  G40, 43;  E07, 08;  BG000;  C0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9


Shannon White said...

Oh This is So Adorable Miss Cathy! 8-) LOVE your Sweet cocoa and his Wonderful Christmas bauble! You coloring is just Fabulous and your festive dp's are So Perfect! And I think your skrunched ribbon look Terrific too, just the way it is! Love it! 8-

Hoe you have a Fabulous weekend my friend! 8-)


Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Cathy. Sweet Cocoa is fabulous. Love the deep colors, the pretty papers... the soft sponging looks great.

Janice M said...

Adorable Cathy!! Love the way you colored the ornament. Hope you have not floated away this week with all the rain we've been having. We were going to try an have a huge yard sale this weekend but I think everything is just too wet and still chances of more rain. Don't want to ruin my parents yard. :(

Chrissy D said...

This is SOOOO cute - Cocoa is so sweet holding up the ornament! Sorry I am so late!