Sunday, April 15, 2012

SSIC Clear to See

This weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is brought to us by one of the Co-founders and lovely lady - Kristine Breach.  Kris has chosen the scripture:

 "...Christ in you, the hope of glory" Colossians 1:27b

Kris has challenged us to use something transparent like vellum, acetate, transparency sheets etc.

My main image is from our very generous sponsor Serendipity Stamps and has been coloured using Prismacolor Pencils - what a gorgeous image.  It has been cut out and mounted with foam tape onto a Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five Nestibilities and embossed using the Spellbinders Elegance M-Bossabilities Folder, all cutting and embossing has been done with my Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine

I have used Vellum and embossed a sentiment from the retired Layers of Color Sent With Love clear art stamp set - the sentiment seemed to be the perfect one for this gorgeous image - it reminds me of my Mum's veranda and there are many times I would love to be sitting there with her - instead I sit here - missing her - you never grow too old to need your Mum! LOL!

I must add here I am sorry for the quality of my photos, my week has been unbelievable and I realised at midnight last night I did not have my card photographed and had to do it in the bathroom with the heat lights on - I am hoping to rephotograph and update them as they do not do this wonderful image justice....but I did not want to miss this weeks challenge!! :)

This card is for the following challenges:
Just Us Girls - Technique Challenge - Sponging a Layer (my embossed layer has been sponged)
Sugar Creek HollowDie Cuts or Punches (Spellbinders Labels 25)
Delicious Doodles - Loads of Layers
Stamp Man - Vellum
Aud Sentiments ChallengeSpring/Summer colours
Crafty Purple FrogLet's get distressed
Moving Along With The Times - Shabby chic and/or vintage

BIG Thank you to our sponsor Serendipity Stamps Please be sure to stop by and show them some Stampin’ Sisters in Christ love!!
Make sure you stop by the Designers Blogs are some amazing inspiration - these ladies are inspirational on so many levels!!

* Kristine * Linda (that's me) * MariLynn * Miejse * Peggysue * Traci M *

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!


  1. Linda you have made a beautiful card. It actually reminds me of my Nanna's Verandah. Thank you for sharing your creation - the photos aren't so bad. :)

  2. Linda this is amazing - just love all the details on it, and your colouring is breathtaking.

  3. This is gorgeous Linda..Love this image and you colored it beautifully.

  4. My goodness - your coloring is wonderful - looks so real! I love the stamp you chose, want to curl up on that chair with a good book. Have a good week Linda -

  5. Such a gorgeous card Linda!! And oh my, I didn't see the li'l vellum butterfly on there until your close-up shot. BEAUTIFUL!! Hope you have a wonderful week! *Ü*

  6. What a beauty! Amazing coloring....thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!
    Looks like a painting...

  7. This is just wonderful! your colouring is amazing, such beautiful detail i just love it!! thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week and good luck hugs Judith x

  8. That sofa looks like a great place to have a QT! Fabulous card.

  9. Beautiful card. Love the cute butterfly and image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog Challenges. Good luck. Jill x

  10. Wow, what an inspiration! Very beautiful and stunning. So glad you joined us for our Spring / Summer Colors challenge at Aud Sentiments!

  11. I love the cozy scene you created and the rainbow of colors! Well done!

  12. That is amazing colouring!
    Sorry I'm so late commenting thanks for joining in at MAWTT this week for Sue's Shabby Vintage challenge hope to see you again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx

  13. Gorgeous card hun, lots of lovely layers for us to see! Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this time, and good luck in the draw!
    Teri x

  14. such a wonderful card so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week

  15. I do think that was one of the best tips you've ever given me though, when taking pics at night, take them in the bathroom, makes so much sense, white tiles, bright lights. Love how you placed the vellum and the coloring on that fabby image. I wish I didn't have to cook or clean and could browse beautiful blogs like yours all day long! LOL! I apologize, I had thought for sure that I had stopped by earlier in the week!

  16. Hi Linda, lovely card.
    Thank you for entering my Vellum challenge over at The Stamp Man.
    hugs Kimx


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