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Friday, December 18, 2009

Bloggers Challenge-Sketch Challenge

  Our Bloggers challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge.  It is a perfect sketch for my card- my family Christmas card.  I just HAD to have this Stampin Up set called Holy Family, and I made a dozen of these cards.  The card is a little larger than my usual card- 5 1/4 wide x's 7 high .
  The Brown Bagging technique is from the Technique Junkies newsletter- it is easily accomplished with items around your house and gives a very nice textured background.  I decided to color in the image with my SU chalks- and while it would probably look better watercolored or if colored with Copics, I like the homey feel I achieved with the chalks- especially since Jesus was born in a Manger....not at the Hilton........ : )

To see the other cards made for the Bloggers Challenge this week- just click the Bloggers Challenge icon on my sidebar- you will not be disappointed!

Here are Challenges that this card qualifies for:
Stamp Something- Holiday theme
Practical Stampers- Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge- Christmas Love
Winter Wonderland- Nativity
Stampin' Sisters in Christ-Bling it up (Background and Dew Drops)
Off to get ready for company- my brother Shawn is coming in from Boston Friday with his son Conner- who is three- I am looking forward to breaking out the Brio Train and the Barney Tapes........ Hahaha  Do you think the songs are still the same???

Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

26 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Holiday card, love the Brown Bagging Tech. Merry Christmas!

Lori said...

Lovely holiday card! The background technique looks great.

Juliet A said...

I'm not following your logic - coloring with chalks is for people born in barns? I'm sure I'm missing something...

It's a soft a look, which is a nice contrast to the dark background - it's good for me!

Teri said...

Fabulous card! What an interesting background. . .
Thanks for sharing at Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Nikki Bond said...

WOW..this is gorgeous!Love that technique with this image! {SMILES}

Teri said...

A beautiful Nativity card! Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx

Cheryl said...

The brown bag technique looks great!

Connie said...

Love the background on your card! Merry Christmas!

Lisa Bohler said...

That is a really pretty background. I like the soft look that the chalks gave...Merry Christmas!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty! Never thought to cut out this stamp, but it looks great on your background!

jimlynn said...

Shelly, this is beautiful. Makes you stop and think of the true meaning of Christmas.

Tami Black said...

I also had to purchase this set and then was really stumped with what to do with it. Love your card and the background -- and your comment about the manger and not the hilton! Gorgeous!

Karen Howard said...

Very pretty card... I love the brown bagging technique!!!

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous cards Love the Nativity one you entered into Winter Wonderland this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

peggysue said...

I can tell you are a great auntie, brio trains are da bomb for a three year old! Have a nice visit! And nice card, I haven't made one that size. Thanks for participating in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week.

Paige said...

your card turned out great!

Randi said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at SSCC.

Silli said...

Your card is very pretty. Beautiful holiday card!!!

Selene Kempton said...

Totally stunning! Beautiful!

Kathy said...

Love the look of the background and the softness the chalk gives the image. Very pretty card. Have fun with your family, don't worry, kids still love Barney, LOL!

Mary G. said...

LOVE how you did did the background. A beautiful card!

Kellie said...

I love the card and the background is wonderful. The chalks was a perfect choice, it made it a little more softer than copics would have.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job with the sketch!! Love the background too!!

lcamacho said...

I agree with you this is a cute snowman.I had to grab it too.you did a fantastic job on your card.

Karli said...

great background technique. I totally missed that in the TJ newsletter! Need to go back & look again :) TFS
Merry Christmas!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Great card, love your distressed back ground. Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something. Have a Happy New Year! :)