Tuesday, September 8, 2009

MMSC18 - Christ is Born!


This beautiful ornament stamp was another one of my selections from our very generous monthly sponsor, DRS Designs.



I was really struggling with the colors on this. After about 8 different attempts I decided to use this color combo for the challenge. I love it. Soft and majestic. One of my other favorites was rich reds, greens and purples like I envision the Wise Men's robes to be colored. I'll be sure to post that one at a later date! :)



I used the Paper Tole technique on the main image part of the ornament. Lots of rich Platinum Stickles. I watercolored the ornament with Stampin' Up Markers and an Aqua Painter using the same technique I used for my digi's HERE.



I used Crystal Effects to glaze the main image as well. Beautiful gold metallic thread and ribbons and I also hand made the blue flowers with gold brad centers along the sides.

Be sure to hop on over to Midnight Madness to see the other DT's AWESOME work this week! WOW! You won't believe it!

This weeks sponsor is Creations By Penny. She has some fun digi's for you to try out!



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22 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Sue this is just gorgeous!
x

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

The coloring here is wonderful, Sue! I think you did a terrific job of paper toile. The blue and gold is striking too :) xox ~Jeni

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Wow SUE, wonderful card and great coloring and techniques. All your hard work paid off, I don't think I know how to do all those techniques you mentioned-. Perfect.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What elegance, Sue!!! Love your ornament!!! The coloring, sparkle and design are magnificent!! Great take on the sketch!!
hugs,
Chris

Denise @ kc242 said...

Sue, I just LOVE this card. It is one that I would like for myself! Love the techniques and the image. It is so beautifully done!
WOW!

Shawne said...

Wow, that's the first thing to pop out of my mouth when I saw this. It all looks like a beautiful dream in this color combo with just the right amount of sparkle, definately majestic!

laney said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card!!
your an inspiration to us learner stampers...absolutely stunning
hugs
laney

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL Sue!

This card is just STUNNING! I think it is one of your BEST. It is truly jaw dropping when the thumbnail photo comes up on the dashboard!

The BLUE, the ORNAMENT and image and the layout just come right together!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Don't know what else to say but WOW!!! This is just brilliant and the details are amazing!! Wonderful job with the sketch & DRS images!! TFS! HUGS

Carolyn said...

So very beautiful, Sue! I would love to have a card like this too!! You are so awesome at coloring!

Patti J. said...

Wow - this is gorgeous! I don't think you could have done any better with colors - these are perfect!

Jacque said...

Sue, this is absolutely exquisite...just so regal and lovely!! Those colors are magnificent and a real breath-taker!!! Just gorgeous...Hugs..Jacque

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh My Gosh ... this is GORGEOUS!!! Your work is always so inspiring! TFS

chercroppin said...

So, so pretty Sue! Love stopping by to see what's new with your creations, and I'm never disappointed..you are so creative! Love the sparklies!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Definitely an over-the-top Christmas card in my book! It's just STUNNING with that gorgeous coloring and all the glitter accents! Beautifully detailed and designed!!

Carol said...

What an absolute beauty. I love having the image inside the ornament and your shading is superb. The gold stitching is exquisite. I love the way everything sparkles and shines. The flowers are such a terrific compliment. Simply amazing!

Carol
chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy

Priscilla said...

Just stunning!!! Your card this week was exceptional.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Yes... I'm STILL picking my jaw up off the floor because this card is just way too beautiful for words!! :)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Sue, you have done it again!! Another out of this world creation, you are so talented and the way you put this one together is so gorgeous. Colors are just perfect and the stitching and all the beautiful shine is amazing. You are one very creative lady! Fantastic job!
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

thinker said...

Sue, this is stunning! I love the gliter... the colours... all the detail... it's altogether gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous water coloring and the card is just fantastic.
Hugs XXX Beth

stephanne said...

I love the colours you've finally settled on, curious to see the no-go's though... Wonderful effects, the stickles and glaze look wonderous and your sewing and golden ribbon are the perfect compliment!! Beautiful work. Thanks for coming by to visit my project :)
Stephanne