Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sassy Cheryl Challenge --- Use Two Sassy Cheryl Images

Now, I LOVE Sassy Cheryl images so using two on one stamp was not going to be a problem. but choosing which two was the challenge!  I decided on Father Christmas and Merry Christmas Forest

I liked the country look of the Christmas Tree dp from The Paper Studio and other pieces I matched with it, so I colored Father Christmas with Copics to coordinate with them.  For the forest I pieced the trees from the dp, a little trick I saw on another blog and if I could remember who did it I would thank them emensely for the idea!

Besides the country colors I added some piercing  and distressing for texture.  The edges of the dp are also pierced but the photos don't show that as well. Being a collector of Old World Santas I love this character!

The paper piecing was easy peasy compared to cutting around the tree trunks with an Xacto knife without slicing one -- or my finger!  But I like the look.  This is becoming one of my favorite images for simple cards as well as embellishing larger cards.

The theme is carried through to the inside using paper pieced trees as an embellishment. The sentiment is cut out from K&Co dp.

Once again I have posted two cards in one day.  Sometimes that's my way of catching up, sometimes I'm trying to get ahead.  In this case it is both.  I definitely feel like I don't know whether I am going or coming during this busy season.  Anyone else feel that way?  As long as you are here please scroll down for my first post today and take a hop over to Sassy Cheryl's for more fun and inspiration!

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Sassy Cheryl said...

I love the country look of the card too! It's PERFECT! And the inside is the icing on the cake. Great combo of images. Love it! Thanks for playing in the challenge this week.

Lynette said...

They are both super, Barb!!! Love your wonderful cutting on the first one, and the piercing on the second. Of course, I like everything else about them, too:)

Jeni said...

Love your "country" Christmas card Barbara! Great piercing and distressing. ~jeni :)

jkreucher said...

Oh How Fun is this... perfect images together! your coloring is wonderful!
So glad you joined us in the Challenge this week!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card inside and out !
Thanks for joining us this week and good luck.

Jackie :)

Cathy said...

Wow Barb, this is amazing, Love the country feel and the two images you merged are perfect. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cherlyl's Challenge this week!!!

The Wired Angel said...

Fantastic card, Barb.. love all of the detail you put in. Perfect papers, color combo and coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Sassy Cheryls challenge! Peggy x

Ann English said...

Barb, I LOVE this-simply wonderful!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryls!

DonnaMundinger said...

Love the country Christmas look here, Barb! the paper piecing is fab, and I love the piercing as well. Great job on the fussy cutting. glad your fingers managed to escape the knife. xxD