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Friday, 28 May 2010

Celebrating a Fairy Tale Birthday with Flowers

front of card

close-up of image
close-up of floral spray

close-up of embellishments on ribbon

 inside of card

The Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers challenge this time requires the inclusion of flowers in some form. I have used the I Love ProMarkers sketch & the colour scheme is that of the Simon Says Stamp challenge - Pink (or blue) with Green & Brown.

My ProMarker collection (Rubber Stamping Sets 1 & 2 plus the Skin Tones pack, 25 in all) is serving me extremely well even if it is a case of juggling the colour combinations somewhat & multiple layering of a single colour to achieve shading. With repeated layering I find there is considerable bleeding over stamped edges despite using the appropriate cardstock (the best so far are Ryman's 200gsm A4 Card & Craftworkcards Digital Ultra Smooth Premium A4 Cardstock), so - until more colours are obtained &/or I have more experience - I am cutting my image out & mounting it.

When my husband commented on the sparkly ear-rings I realised that will all the gems & glitter there is a fair amount of "bling" on this card - so perhaps it warranted my entering the Totally Gorjuss challenge of Bling It On with a second card.

Stamps Sugar Nellie Diane Duda Curtsy.
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks (Frayed Burlap, Aged Mahogany & Worn Lipstick) for inking all cardstock edges except green leaves.
Colouring etc... ProMarkers, Letraset Black Fine Line Drawing Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue ((Eucalyptus & Fruit Punch), Glossy Accents.
Cardstock Dark green glitter card, dark brown & various shades of pink all from "stash".
Papers Patterned vellum - Nancy Watt Collection from Making Cards January 2009.
Punches  Nellie Snellen (leaves), Xcut (outer petals of the 2 smaller flowers), Woodware (scalloped oval & the remaining flower petals), Fiskars (corner punch). 
Gems Green (Kanban), pink & crystal ("stash").
Eyelets Dovecraft.
Embellishments Ribbon Slider (Elusive Images Creative Acrylics), ribbon & bow (both coloured with ProMarkes) from "stash". 

Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers 8 - Flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar #105 - Celebrations (a girl's birthday card)
Crafts & Me #5 - Distressed (Distress Inks edging all cardstock except green leaves)
Creative Inspirations #62 - Distressed! (Distress Inks edging all cardstock except green leaves)
Everybody Art #92 - Fairy Tale (I kept thinking of Gretel from Hansel & Gretel as I was colouring)
I Love ProMarkers #16 - A sketch
My Time to Craft #93 - Vivid Greetings Cards! (the vivid greens & bright pinks)
Passion For ProMarkers Wk 53 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Pink (or blue) with Green & Brown
Stampavie & More  #96 - Happy Birthday for a Girl
Totally Gorjuss #31 - Bling It On!


xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh, I likey this a lot!! :) Very cute, and very different! So refreshing to see a change from square cards, that this really stands out with a pop! I know what you mean about bleeding outside the edges. I went to get my eyes tested last weekend, cos I was worried I couldnt see properly - turns out nothing wrong with my eyes at all!! :D lol so I guess I need better cardstock! Mines just some random white card I have in plentiful supply..... xx

TG said...

Gorgeous card Paula.
Thanks for joining at PfP for our anniversary challenge, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

weewiccababe said...

fab card Paula
many thanks for joining in with our anniversary celebrations at Passion for Promarkers this week, remember you can enter as many times as you like, and fingers crossed for you winning one of our fabulous prizes
Debbi (DT)
p.s. I see you got Letrasets rubber stamping promarker kits - my claim to fame is, I made the cards on the packaging :)

Yvonne said...

Oh hun , this is beautiful. So sorry I have not had time to pop on over as much as I should be.
I will try ever so hard to ... I am just up to my little ( ok fat) neck at the mo.
Love the flowers, and I have to say , love this leaf punch, one of my fave too.

Lorraine said...

This is lovely. That floral spray is gorgeous. Thank you for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Annie said...

a fabulous card with this cute image, and lovin' the floral embellishment.
enjoy the weekend.
hugs, annie x

Karen said...

Really lovely and your flowers look great. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Paula, what a pretty card. Love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our anniversary challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

PaulaM said...

Hey Paula (love the name, lol) - your card is cute. I am amazed at the job you did cutting it out - very nice. The coloring is great - ProMarkers - not sure if we have them here in the states - perhaps they are a UK product only? TFS - oh, and all the challenges you entered - wow!!

Sue C said...

Really pretty card, thanks for joining us at PFP and I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

Aunty Sue said...

Hi i just got this image and seeing in the packet wasnt too sure but i love it now and you have done a fab job. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations

Debs said...

Lovely card, Good luck in all the challenges. Debs xx

Julie said...

Super card and I love the flower spray!! Thanks for joining in our celebrations at PFP this week - best of luck!! Juliexx

jojo79 said...

Beautiful card Paula, you have made a great job with your promarkers.


Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

great card.
Thanks for joining us this week at PfP for our anniversary challenge, good luck.
Hugs Anja

Elaine said...

This is so very pretty. Cute image and beautifully coloured. The flower sprays are fab.
A very pretty card.
Love Elaine xx

She said...

Lovely card. That floral spray looks beautiful. S x

stampingheaven said...

This is sooooo pretty Paula. Love everything about this card. Hugs Ali x

Linda said...

Paula your card is just gorgeous!! Well done and good luck!

Suzanne said...

Such a beautifully embellished card.

katesacraftybugger said...

beautiful flowers , and your image is great .Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers

Crafteezee said...

Fab card with beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for my choice of theme. Hugs Tracy x

crafty amy said...

This is super cute I love that image and your promarker colouring looks great :D I have found it does not bleed as much if I let the first layer dry then go back and add a second layer of the colour and I tend to make each layer quite thin hope that help I LOVE my pro markers but it does take a bit to get the hang of them and I still have loads to learn!
Thank you for joining us at crafts and me and good luck.


Amy xx

Daniele said...

thaanks for joining us at MTTC which such a lovely card hugs

Martine said...

oh wow this is beautiful hunni, such a sweet image, love the papers and embellies too :), thanks so much for joining in with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Challenge :)



Emma said...

Aw such a beautiful card, gorgeous image and pretty papers.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

WeirdCat said...

Great card, very simple to look at but very effective, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

LISA said...

A very pretty card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Hugs Lisa xx

Debz said...

stunning card...thanks for playing along with our celebrations at PFP this week and goodluck!!

Debs x

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Paula. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

My name is Wynneth said...

Beautiful card Paula :o) I do love that image, it's cute and elegant at the same time :o) Loving your flower spray too :o) Thanks for joining us on I ♥ ProMarkers :o)

Toneloni * Tonje said...

Great card. Love the cute image and the color combo

Thanks for playing with us over at A Spoon Full of Sugar

Have a sunny evening


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I like the scalloped oval!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Sheng said...

She's too cute. Love the inside.