Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Sugar bowl sketch challenge

I had such fun with this sketch by the wonderful Marlene....thank you so much Marlene, I'll definitely be using it again, it's gorgeous. The challenge is to do the sketch and use buttons. I used one of the incredibly gorjuss new gorjuss girls, look at all that hair! I just had to make her a redhead, one, it went with the paper, two I'm a redhead and love colouring my stamps with that colour hair because then its like a little me on the card LOL. I also used my new Whiff of Joy swirls set, the sentiment and the swirls on the strips of card are from it. My wash tablet bag netting has made an appearance again LOL, this time au natural in white! In fact I've recycled a few bits for this card, the button in the middle of the flower is one that fell off my son's coat and had been replaced by the spare, and the very rustic looking string in the button is what was holding a label on a pair of jeans I got for him last week....the label was fabric so that will be making an appearance on a card soon too LOL. I stamped the sentiment onto matching card and then found it was too long to fit anywhere nicely and then remembered a card by Rach a few days ago where she had split the sentiment in two like I have with the button so thanks Rach for that fab inspiration!!

a close up of my strips stamped with WOJ spring swirls

a close up of my wash powder net bag being put to much better use!

My flower with recycled button and thread!

I have decorated part of the inside with a variation of the sketch and the image stamped with Qchalk

Image: from Gorjuss set 2 Sugar Nellie coloured with copics

Papers: Basic Grey Wisteria collection and Bazzill and Coordinations textured cardstocks

Flowers: handmade and Prima

Sentiment and Swirls: Whiff of Joy spring swirls set


Angie said...

Absolutely stunning,
the colours are super,
love how you have done it,

Carolyn said...

OMG, I am the biggest Gorjuss fan. I just love this card.

Anonymous said...

Wow, another gorgeous card Jane, Love Sue x

Tab said...

Stunning card hun, love the image and those papers are gorge! Oooooh and I adore the inside, love too fab for words!
Hugs Tab xxx

dolcreations said...

What a beautiful blog! I love your cards. I am going to check in often now that I have found your blog!

Di said...

Oh Jane this is just lovely, i love the colours and the way you have coloured her in. i also love the way you have decorated the inside. FAB

Hugs Di xxxx

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!! Love your interpretation of the sketch and your colors are so pretty together!! Also love your new Gorjuss girl! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge :)Kathy

Mina said...

this is such a gorgeous card Jnae...I love the colours and your Gorjuss girl is just perfect xxx

Bev said...

Fabulous card hun, such wonderful details and gorgeous colours x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card and great take on the sketch!!
Thanks for playing in the Sugar Bowl :)
Hugs, Marlene xx