Monday, 30 September 2013

sugar nellie

Hi everyone,

I have a card today featuring a digi stamp that I won during my very first week in blogland. I won it for commenting on a Sugar Nellie blog hop, before I had any idea they even existed, or what they were. I just commented on something I thought was pretty and hey presto! I had this most adorable image to play with.

Now, I didn't actually wait this long to make a card with her - I tried a couple of times before but I wasn't at all happy with the result either time. I was still new to colouring and struggled immensely to do anything I was happy with.

Well, third time lucky, because I am finally ready to "unveil" her, lol.

I used weather wood distress ink in the white panels, and Spun Sugar to ink the edges of the patterned paper.
I was especially chuffed with the shadow (done with distress ink, thank you again to Lou for showing how it's done!) It actually looks a little harsher in the photo than it does in person...

And of course I decorated the inside to match.

So there she is, finally! Such a cute image, and I fully intend to get the others in the set at some point!


Image - SA - summer Smiles - Sugar Nellie
Medium - Promarkers and distress inks.
Paper - Prima Botanical
Flowers - Large rose - WOC  not sure about the other ones as part of a "mystery bag" at a craft fair.
Glass "dewdrop" - WOC
Doily - Helz Cuppleditch "Riverbank Revels"
Sentiment - Little Darlings
White card, peach card circles, lace and gems from stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl - Anything Sugar Nellie goes
Designed to color - Anything goes
Ladybug crafts - Anything goes

Have a fantabulous day!



Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous with a wonderful shabby chic feel.
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Sarah said...

She is ever so sweet Sammy. I love her shoes, simply because I have a pair very similar!! Hope you are feeling OK xx

Kathleen said...

Lovely pretty card, sweet image and love the lace.

Kath x

Lozzy said...

Gorgeous card Sammy and you have coloured her beautifully, love the shading..Hugs Lozzy xx

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful! Love how you've coloured this sweet image, lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sammy, beautiful image and I love the soft vintage feel.

Juls said...

this is fabulous! & I love how you have done the shadow! Thanks for joining us in the sugar bowl! Hugs Juls


Such a pretty card, thank you for sharing it with us in The Sugar Bowl Challenge this month. Good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Sammy!
I love this card! What a great job you did with your shadowing!
She is so sweet!
I hope that you enjoy a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Sheryl

Susan Hogan said...

Beautiful colouring here. Love that idea of shadowing to just one side - must take that up too.