Saturday, March 10, 2012

Going Green at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

Welcome to Saturday and that means it is time for our next challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow where we are going green, as in monochromatic green and if you like it can be a St.Patrick's Day card. The team has some WOW cards for you to get your inspiration from this week, so be sure and stop by the blog. We are also welcoming Debbie Marcinkiewicz as our Guest Designer this week. You can find more of her beautiful work at Simple Pleasures .

This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display on their blog. The Design Team will choose a Top Pick and the creator of that project will also receive a winner's badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

I am so excited to show you my card this week. I have only stamped twice to create my card and that is on the inside. What I am most excited about is this new technique that I have tried for the first time to make my ruffles and you can find it here . Mine are not anywhere near as beautiful as hers, but I can't wait to try this again. Also my card was created using a beautiful bg from
Ephemera's Vintage Garden which is where I also got the bird quote. I altered the shading just a bit on the bg in Word and added this beautiful image "Butterfly Flowers" from Bugaboo Stamps , I just love the new silhouette images she is designing. This is a black image, but it I also recolored in Word with the light variation of green. I cut part of the bottom off on the bg Easter Girl sheet and used in on the inside. This is where I added a nest that I stamped from a couple of old Stampin' Up sets, Feathered Hope and Seasonal Birds. I hope you enjoy my card and will check out these sites. Believe me it took much longer to place the links in this post than to manipulate my images.

I didn't place a sentiment as of yet, as I am not sure what I will give this card for....I can see Easter, Spring , Happy Birthday or just as a Thinking of You.
I don't know if I said this earlier but the background and bird quote were freebies, be sure and sign up for Debbie's newsletter and you will start getting your own free vintage images.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you are finding something to inspire you this week on my blog. We are so happy to see all of the beautiful entries coming in to our blog and hope you will join us in creating a vintage, shabby chic or primitive design this week.
hugs to you all and Happy Weekend!

Be sure and stop by at Love To Create where they are also sponsoring a Monochromatic challenge sponsored by Bugaboo and I am entering this card.

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Carla S. said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Patti! I love the soft green and the pretty ruffles! Wonderful design all around!

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Patti!!! Love the soft colors and your ruffles and ribbon are Fab!!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create's Monochromatic challenge

Betty Benton said...

I've been so busy following your links that I almost forgot to comment!! lol Love the beautiful softness of your card and the sweet vintage images!

Debbie-Anne Parent said...

Absolutely gorgeous Patti! I work in digital so much that I get really excited when I see my freebies in print. I love what you did here! Thanks for the link, I really appreciate it. Stay in touch :-)

Heather said...

Beautiful card Patti :0) I love the images..and your soft green colors. Your ruffle and bow are fabby!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

GORGEOUS! love love those ruffles - cant wait to try it (-: thanks for the tip on getting the freebies!

sorry haven't been around much this week - one word!

Daniele said...

this is stunning patti, I love the ruffles very elegant
have a lovely weekend

The Wired Angel said...

This is so, so, sweet, Patti.. what a darling creation. Love your selections of green.. my favorite color! Peggy x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, this is stunning, Patti. Your ruffles and lace are gorgeous!

CraftinGranny said...

What a gorgeous creation Patti. I love those greens and the ruffle is totally awesome. It's always an inspiration to visit and I learn something new each time I get a chance to stop by. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. "Hugs"

Olga said...

girl you rock at these vutage cards, this is gorgeous!!

cbuswell said...

Beautiful card! I love that shade of green and your ruffles are wonderful!

Pat said...

This is so gorgeous Patti, love the ruffles and the beautiful colour. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Pat xx

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh this is just gorgeous! Your ribbon treatment is wonderful!

Cec said...

Fabulous card. I love the stamping and that ruffled paper. Thanks for the link and I must try when my brain wakes up long enough for me to concentrate.

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card!!

Crafty and Green said...

Stunning! Love the colors! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! Hope to see you again soon!

Many Blessings,

Colleen said...

This one has taken my breath away, really. I love the softness of the card and those bird images and bg are amazing, not to mention those knock out ruffles. I'm really beginning to question why I'm not using some digi's.