Saturday, 13 June 2009

Sugar Bowl challenge

Here is my entry for the Sugar Bowl challenge where you have to use Lia's sketch and have the option to use blue and green to be entered into the draw for the prize. This is my first Leanne Ellis stamp, I got it in my lucky bag, I love it! I needed to make a New Home card and decided I could get away with using this as she is wishing them good luck with her star...tentative link I know but I like it! The sketch had lots of layered elements, it was really great to do. Instead of doing them all in paper though I have chosen to do some of them with ribbon and the circle with my grunge stamp from stempelglede because I just can't put it down I love it so much LOL and I think it looks really gorgeous like this, I stamped it in peeled paint distress ink which is the same colour I distressed all my edges with.

A close up of the image. I added clear glitter glue to the star and I have written New Home myself with a silver pen.

The flower is three prima flowers and a hand punched one on top with EK retro punch, I added a pinky red brad as her boots are coloured pinky red too as the whole thing was in danger of becoming too green LOL and it picks up the red in one of the papers. I have twirled green metallic wire around the flower and image and added a star gem to tie in with the image.

The inside I have kept fairly simple, I have stamped the image in peeled paint distress ink and distressed the edges with it too and added glitter glue to the star. The sentiment says "wishing you good luck in your new home", again written in silver pen. The wierdest thing happened when I was making this card. I have some Forever Friends stickers from when I first started before I discovered stamps and haven't used them since March appart from the anniversary card commission last week. I was putting the finishing touches to the outside and reached for my gem box and one four leaf clover sticker fell onto the table, it must have been static to the box. I forgot I'd got them and they fit perfectly with the green and blue theme and the good luck message....spooky eh?! so anyway, that is how come there are now three of them inside!

Image: Catch a falling star, Sugar Nellie coloured with copics

Papers: Coredinations card stock, basic grey euphoria collection

Wire and star: from stash

Ribbons: from stash

Other tools: Peeled paint distress ink pad, Stempelglede grunge circle, silver pen, Forever friends four leaf clover stickers


Avril Ann said...

Jane Fantastic Card, good luck with the challenge. Hugs Avril xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Jane this is stunning!
So beautifully coloured and your paper and detail are gorgeous!
kim x

Jane said...

Hi Jane,
Green is my fave colour, love this card.
I got my lucky bag this morning and got that stamp too!! :)

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi Jane!Gorgeous card you have coloured her beautifully and love the colour's and the inside
hugs amanda xx

Kathy said...

Very pretty card Jane!! I love this image as well and she is colored in so pretty!! Fabulous details as well! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge :)Kathy

Lilian said...

Your card is just beautiful and lovely coloring of the sweet image. Your flower looks gorgeous! Great sentiment inside. Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge and hope to see you in the next one too.

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Such a pretty card Jane! I love the colors and the papers! I had fun playing the Sugar bowl as well.

I think you should definitely give it a try at Midnight Madness Sketch, your cards have beautiful color, and not to mention up to $500 prize they are giving, each week's entry is one more chance at the pot.
Please take a look,
Best ~Jeni