Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Sugar Bowl challenge

Here is my entry for the Sugar Bowl challenge. The challenge is to use Lillian's sketch and to use "kraft", either the actual paper or the colour. Well, being relatively new the card making world I had absolutely no idea what "kraft" was so had to look it up on the internet and it seemed to be like rough brown paper, which I didn't have so I thought I'd have to go with the alternative option of using brown and cream. Then I realised that my new cabinet that is sat half unwrapped in my lounge (because it has to be moved again once the extension is finished) is wrapped in corrugated brown paper that looks alarmingly similar to "kraft"!!!! So I have torn some off and separated the corrugated bit off and used what was left LOL. There's plenty more as the cabinet is huge so I think I have enough "kraft" to last a lifetime if I so desire LOL! I decided to stamp my own design on it using the lots of dots stamp kit I won in Iris' blog candy. I stamped with espresso adirondack ink dotty swirls and flowers. It looked really effective but then unfortunately a lot of it has been covered by the rest of the design...doh!

I have used this gorgeous Leanne Ellis stamp again and tried to create quite an arty feel to the card as that is just what springs to mind when I look at Leanne's images. I couldn't resist having another go with the deep impressions embossing crystals....I just love this cracked glass effect. I distressed the edges with brushed cordoruy distress ink and also stamped a grunge stamp from Stempelglede around the edges before I embossed the whole thing. After a quick spell in the freezer I've cracked it and rubbed more brushed cordoruy ink into the cracks.

For the flower I have punched a large and small flower out of the "kraft" paper and stamped the grunge stamp on the largest one and added a prima paper flower underneath. I shaped the wire on the two red roses into leaf shapes rather than cut them off as I thought it gave quite an arty look to the flower.

Instead of a ribbon I decided the raffia twine I'd used in the button suited the style best.

Image: Leanne Ellis collection from Sugar Nellie, coloured with copics

Paper: recycled furniture wrapping, coredinations cardstock, Bobunny Eire celtic text

Flowers: punched with EK success retro flower punches, Prima, roses from Hobby House

Other equipment: Deep Impressions embossing crystals, Heat gun, Tim Holtz distress ink in brushed cordoruy

Crystals: from stash


Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

Gorgeous card! And I love the cracked glass effect, and the neat flower :) Is'nt it great to find cheap supplies? *lol* I always am on the lookout for such things to use on cards - that doesn't have to be acid free - like giftwrap-papers, coasters 'n stuff :)

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What a beautiful card! And I just love that stamp -- there are so many possibilities for coloring it. I have not heard of Leanne Ellis but I will be googling for her stamps now....

Thanks for sharing this!

Kathy said...

WOw this is just gorgeous!! I made a card just yesterday with this technique!
Love your colors and the whole vintagey look to it is beautiful!! Great image too!!
Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge :)Kathy

Juls said...

love this card. its very artistic! love the crackle glass effect.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue x

Lilian said...

Hi Jane! Your cracked glass effect card is just fantastic! Love the artistic feel to it! Gorgeous coloring and the details are just beautiful! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!