Saturday, November 20, 2010

Beautiful Baby Jesus Image

Welcome Back for another card share with Sugar Creek Hollow Sensational Saturdays. Today my card is using the New Incredibly Beautiful Baby Jesus Image. When I first saw this image my jaw hit the floor, the detail is amazing.
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 I printed my image on watercolor paper- coloring the straw background with antique linen and scattered straw distress inks. I used colored pencil to add slight shading to the baby and blanket. I then rubbed the penciled areas to soften the lines and give more of a chalk look. I chose to use some basic grey capella and text pattern papers. I initially sprayed a doily with suede Glimmer mist and realized it was to dark for the result I was hoping for. I opted for the white doily distressed with vintage photo on the edges and some border punched cardstock. The scroll I simple cut out and edged with vintage photo ink. I added some branches to give the appearance of the image laying in a manger. (After I photographed the card I removed the branch awkwardly hanging down to the left of the scroll. It's fun looking at your pics and seeing the card in a different perspective.) After adding a  few of my favorite Wild Orchid Roses and skeleton leaves I felt it needed something else. I tried several options but settled on some prima pearls and faux dots. I intend to use this image several times this Season for family Holiday cards.

So hurry on over to the Sugar Creek Hollow shoppe and get this image because it will be a show stopper for your Family Holiday Cards.
Don't forget to stop by the Blog and check out what the other designers have created. 

Thanks for stopping by Have a Happy Crafty Day!
~Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow US crafters!~


Heide said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You card is Lovely I love all the detail that you have added to this card to highlight the image.

Joseline said...

Just a beautifully and well done card!! I love the sprigs and dolly. Your coloring on baby Jesus is so beautiful too!!

Nancy said... truly did this amazing image justice with all of your detailing. Truly exquisite!!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is goregous Dawn! Love the doilie and the roses!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Dawn, I love the colors you've chosen. I wasn't brave enough to color Him this first time out. I hope to get there though. This is gorgeous!

Mary Duffek said...

All I can say is WOW!!!

Stunning, gorgeous card you created. I love the flowers, doily and all of the other beautiful details that you added to your card.

Simply Beautiful!!!

Primitive Paper said...

Dawn, we always save the best for last don't we? I adore the texture that you have given this image by printing on the watercolor paper. Your choice of colors are just so complimentary and don't over power this sweet baby at all. Lovely card this week!

Cec said...

Gorgeous card. The colouring of the image is lovely and so soft and I love your embellishments especially the rose buds so I need to add those to my next order from Wild Orchid if they came from there too.

Donna Moore said...

Oh my Dawn, you have made such a lovely tribute to our King of Kings! I love the softness and the special touches you have given it keeping the baby as the focal point! Amazingly beautiful!!

Julie said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the blues. The doiies and scallop edges are such a nice touch. The flowers, branches and rhinestones are the perfect embellishments!


Sharon Basel said...

Dawn this card just totally took my breath away when I first saw it posted. I just keep staring at all the details that you put together so well. This is a gorgeous work of art worthy of framing in a gallery. Truly stunning!