Monday, 2 December 2013

All Dressed Up Challenge - Christmas

Happy day, my friends!

Today I'm wearing my "Dressy Girl" hat, and I'm here to share the new challenge beginning over at the All Dressed Up Challenge blog! For the next two weeks it's all about Christmas! YAY!!

You must use an All Dressed Up image to join in the fun. You can find them in Wendy's store HERE, or you can snag one of the fabulous freebies HERE. So there are no excuses to not come and play along! The winner of the challenge will receive three All Dressed Up images!

For my project I used a brand new image called "A Star Is Born" which you'll be able to find in the shop. Isn't it a fantastic image? I have created an 8" page for a special book I'm starting. I hope to be showing you more of my book very soon. We'll see how that goes! ;o)

I started by printing my image out on kraft cardstock. I coloured it up and fussy cut the image out. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted the scene to be. Again, I had no Cricut or Slice designs that would work for me so I had to be creative. I picked the night sky paper, and added the sand hills in the front. Then I added the black hills and got to work on the silhouette details. The little palm trees I cut with a Slice card. The Bethlehem buildings were created using various square and circle punches and gluing them together. I couldn't find anything on-hand for the nativity, so I drew one and cut it out with my craft knife. All the little silhouette pieces were then glued behind the black hills. Several of the stars were cut out from the image, and then I added a couple more that I punched out. I added some colour and stickles under the "A star is born" star. Then I used some Frantage for the first time. I thought it would be great to finish off the "sand." Finally, I added the sentiments; one stamped and one hand-written. These both come from two of my favorite Christmas songs. On the back of my page I will add a pocket that will hold the music sheets for these two songs.

There you have it...a lovely little scene page depicting the story of the birth of Christ! It's what Christmas is truly about! :o)

Here's a close-up of the image and the Frantage:

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: All Dressed Up Stamps- A Star is Born,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
MM Slice Design Card - Summer;
Punches: Fiskars - 1" Square, 1/2" Circle;
Frantage: Stampendous - Aged Bronze;
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp - Merry Everything;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Stickles - Diamond.

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You're going to want to pop over to the All Dressed Up blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has created! There's also a second brand new image to see!


Tracy said...

He is fab !! love the scene you have set with him xxx

Tracey Fehr said...

Fantastic card Nancy! Love the new digi!

jimlynn said...

VERY creative and just gorgeous! A beautiful scene.

Penny said...

Nancy, this car is just precious! Love the scene you created! Love the darling image, your coloring, and the bit of Frantage, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sybil said...

Beautiful work Nancy, this is so sweet!

Kelly Neis said...

N I love your book page! I can hardly wait for the book to be done as this is a great start. Your slice made a awesome scene for the Shepard. Love how you colored and cut them out. Very authentic colors and scene you did! Love it!
Have a very nice day,
Hugs K

Georgia Ehrmann said...

beautiful Nancy! I love how creative you were when you designed the scene. So very cool!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

So much goes into your creations! Just ordered the Christmas Eve bulletins at church and this scene reminds me of them- love it Nancy! ~*~Lisa

Peggy said...

This is one spectacular scene and card! Beautifully done!

Christine L said...

Hi Nancy

You've created a stunning nativity scene on this fabulous card.. and of course, your colouring of the little shephert is perfect.. nice little touch of frantage too!

Christine x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just stunning, gorgeous creation as always huggles Pops x x x

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card!!! Love christmas design, hugs Agnieszka

Anonymous said...

Okay. Just call me "Slacker"! Another book? You are creating another one?! Do you ever go to bed? :D LOL

Nancy, this first page is "Da BOM"! Probably a young kids expression that is totally so "yesterday" but this is amazing. Your creativity leaves me speechless!

Love you my friend - Leslie

Susan M said...

This is just fabulous Nancy ! Initially I thought you had used all die cuts but when I read you had actually drawn and cut out WOW !I love the image with that gorgeous little sheep! Can't wait to learn more about your new special book !

Astrid said...

Beautiful card Nancy, and the image soooo cute.
Hugs Astrid

Vivienne Holden said...

OOOS a clever girl then! I've seen some imaginative creativity Nancy, but THIS is in a league of it's own love! Stunning from the top of it's head to the tip of it's toes! xxx

Tracy said...

Oh what a wonderful image and what a blessed night that was. :-) You have colored this little guy and his fuzzy friend beautifully Nancy. Wonderful job with the new digi. Hugs!

Lizzy said...

Just adore your card, the design is so clever. DT hugs x x

Ardilla said...

Love the little shepherd! What a beautiful card!!!!
Ardilla :)