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Saturday, 10 April 2010

Tri-Shutter Challenging Challenge with Sugar Nellie

closed card lying flat
extended card lying flat

extended card standing
close-up of an image panel
close-up of message panel

On the Sugar Nellie Forum at Splitcoaststampers Zoe set the challenge of making a Tri-Shutter card. I  decided that out of my 2 Sugar Nellie images the owl was the more suitable & having been intrigued by the colour combination at Colour Create set about finding some paper. Leafing through my Joanna Sheen pads I stumbled across the pattern above & was immediately reminded of the owl's eyes.

It was whilst placing a lilac circle within its scalloped counterpart that I misjudged & offset it to one side. However as I was about to bin it & start again I remembered the Crafty Cardmakers challenge, thought again & did something rather daring. I decided that the narrower border at the top of the circle actually added some weight to the panel so I did the same on the second panel & kept that element as part of the design. I might even use that design detail on purpose in future.

Image Panels Stamped (Sugar Nellie Owl issued with Craft Stamper Magazine July 2009) using VersaFine Onyx Black. Watercoloured (Daler-Rowney Artists' Watercolour Pencils), beak & claws highlighted using 3D Crystal Lacquer & hearts on the body with Stickles Glitter Glue (Silver Ice). Cut out & edged with Inkssentials White Opaque Pen. Mounted onto punched (Woodware) circle & scalloped circle, scallops paper pierced.
Message Panel Oval & scalloped oval punched (Woodware), scallops paper pierced.
Paper Joanna Sheen - New Oriental.
Ribbon Slides Maya Road Boston City Round Slides.
Moondust lilac & plain white cardstock, ribbon & gems from "stash".
Edges of all cardstock & paper elements inked (Distress Ink) as were the 4 outer edges of the Tri-Shutter card base.

Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie SCS Tri-Shutter
Colour Create #42 - Lilac, Grey & White
Crafty Cardmakers #18 - A Challenging Challenge (Tri-Shutter format, using ribbon sliders, see above)
Totally Papercrafts #11 - Distressing (Distress Ink edging on cardstock & paper)


Carinas Kreative Blogg said...

What a fun card you've made!

I realy liked this one :D


Yvonne said...

Beautiful hun, Did love making this card myself.Love the little owl, how sweet x

scrappyjan said...

what a beautiful card!!!! Love the colours!!!

I wanted to stop by and thank you for joining my blog candy!!
hugs, Janiel

Sue said...

Hi Paula
gorgeous card, sweet image, lovely papers, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Debsg said...

Lovely card. Fab colours. I forgot that owl was a Sugar Nellie! Love your 'doily' mats.

joey said...

Hi Paula

fantastic card I love this fold, the little owl is super cute! thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts


Yvonne said...

Thought I would post the link to the flower for you. have fun, you wont stop , lol

Mina said...

beautifulk card Paula, I love the fold...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

raindropecho said...

What a great card! Love that owl - so cuute!!
- Ann

Biscuitlid said...

what a fabulous card, I love the owl and the beautiful finish to your card too

Thanks for playing along at Colour Create
Victoria (GDT)

Vixykins said...

This is lovely hunny, very well made and fab colour choice :D

Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x

Eiglas said...

What a clever project and cute too! Love th image and the papers.
Thank you for coming over to play at Colour Create this week!
Eiglas (GDT)