Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nativity - SDDC3

It's time for this month's Stamper's Dream Dreamy Challenge!

These are the rules for the challenge as they were sent to me: Having a Gray Day? Add a splash of color or a touch of bling. December's weather can be gray and gloomy, so amp it up with a bit of color and bling. Most of the card needs to be gray/black with a hint of any color and some sparkle. You can also include white.

Okay...not I'm not really sure if I followed the rules...but this is what I came up with!


The main image is Inkadinkado's Nativity rubber stamp. I stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I colored the image with Chalks for soft color.

The background is Stormy Prismatics medium embossed with the Joy & Cheer Cuttlebug embossing folder.

The black and white strip in the center was made with a Martha Stewart punch. The ribbon is May Arts Silver Woven Wired metallic ribbon. The three pearls on the bottom right are Pewter Pearls from Kaiser Crafts.

For the inside I stamped the Northwoods sentiment Wisemen . The border along the bottom was cut with the same Martha Stewart punch used on the outside. I cut once in black, and again in white and layered the two.

To see what the rest of The Dream Team did with the challenge be sure to visit their blogs:

Carolyn King
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Motherway
Denise Marzec
Kimberly Crawford
Laurie Schmidlin
Tosha Leyendekker


We encourage you to play along with this month's challenge. You can post on your blog, and/or to the Splitcoast gallery. But please be sure to use the keyword SDDC3 so we can find them all in the gallery, and be sure to link to this post as well.

The winner for these Dreamy Treats will be drawn at random. But you only have until midnight on Wednesday, December 17. I will announce the winner of the Dreamy Treats in my regular blog post on Thursday, December 18!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I'm looking forward to see what fabulous challenge cards you make!

27 comments:

mimiburroughs said...

Love you card...and I really love the way you've been finishing off the inside of your cards...that is great!! I really must get-into that!!

Merry Christmas!!
Love, Jackie

Jingle said...

I think you followed the rules beautifully! Very pretty card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Michelle, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful scene. . and I LOVE the pop of color!

Mothermark said...

Wow! This looks like a card that you did a one of those hard techniques on! Its awesome! I love the way you got the color in there....very nicely done!

Its truly lovely!

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Michelle...who woulda thunk that gray could look sooo good!!! The touches of color you added are fabulous!!! I better get out my basic gray and play along!! Oh, and yes, Mark still works there once a week...usually on Thursdays. My friend called this morning and cancelled today:( We are going one day next week.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beeeeeeeeeautiful, Michelle!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

The gray bg really makes this beautiful nativity scene pop!! Love how you finished off the inside too!! Wow!!

Silke said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Love the nativity scene and the inside of your card as well!!!

I think I'll play along...I have the right Stamp too!!!

Kimberly said...

Oh, my, that is STUNNING!!! The coloring is SO beautiful and LOVE the sentiment!!!!!!!!
(((((((HUGS)))))))))))

Carol said...

What an amazing creation Michelle! I love the gray b/g with the soft touch of color! It's a WOW card for sure and hopefully I'll find some time to try this technique!

irishchristine said...

What a beautiful card! You have a wonderful talent thanks for sharing

Heidi said...

This is beautiful and it seems you followed the rules to me! LOL

Carolyn King said...

a stunning card Michelle---love how you did the inside too!

Lablady2007 said...

Love the detail in that stamp and you finished it off beautifully. ty for sharing.
lablady2007@juno.com

Lastel said...

Your card is beautiful , love what you did with the inside !

Chrissy said...

Beautiful art!! Such inspiration!

Silke said...

Hi Michelle - here is my card!!! Hope you like it???

http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2008/12/ic158-echoes-of-kindness-stampers-dream.html

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

catdidit said...

OH I love this Michelle! Love your splash of color-ing! LOL! Gorgeous Christmas card! I like this challenge, gonna see what I can do!

Diane said...

Beautiful card....perfect splash of color, very peaceful card!
www.nelliesnest.blogspot.com

Sydney said...

Wow. That is a beautiful card. You are amazing! Thank so much for sharing.

Joan Ervin said...

I finally finished my card tonight!!! I worked on it during the Survivor comercials...had to make sure Bob won the million!!! Here is my gray card: http://stampingwithapassion.blogspot.com/

Sharri said...

Beautiful card!
I took a stab at the challenge.
Here is my card:
http://istamp4u.blogspot.com/

I will also add it to splitcoast.
Thank you for the fun challenge!

Carol said...

I found some time over the weekend to give the challenge a try. I needed to make a birthday card for my cousin who happens to love trains, so this one worked out perfectly!
Here's my card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1160281?cat=500&ppuser=88761

Sheila said...

Even though I have one of the Cuttlebug folders...and I used it for the challenge. Thought I would give it a try too. Never tried a challenge.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Your card was great. Really beautiful. You are so talented. I would love to win the cuttlebug folders, I don't have either of them.
Nana Ruth/ Wisconsin

Justme said...

I see that someone else likes the same kind of stamps that I do! I love the big stamps, realistic and the bigger the better! I love to color. You card is beautuful! Thanks for posting it and the blog candy too. Donna
donnalb@newsguy.com

Cheryl Koskakura said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for having such a fun challenge!
-Cher

Here is my card:
http://stampingwithcher.blogspot.com/2008/12/black-and-gray-challenge.html