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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Golden Sugar Bowl at the Forum for a Blue Christmas

front of card
close-up of image

close-up of bauble showing glaze & sparkle

close-ups of chipboard elements - the glitter on the tag is just visible

inside of card

The Sugar Bowl Challenge #40 involves selecting a sketch from the gallery of previous challenge sketches whilst the the Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge #16 is "Blue". Using the sketch from Challenge #19 with the Blue theme I made a Christmas Card as I wanted to use the Sugar Nellie Manga Baubles image.

Trying to photograph the combination of glaze, Mirri card & glitter in the sunshine or using flash had me almost going dotty (never mind the Simon Says Stamp Challenge) - I must have taken over 50 photos.

Stamps Sugar Nellie Manga Baubles.
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Brilliance Mediterranean Blue & Brilliance Galaxy Gold for inking paper & cardstock edges.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Sakura Stardust Pen, 3D Crystal Lacquer, Stickles Glitter Glue (Turquoise & Waterfall).
Cardstock Pearlescent gold - Crafter's Companion Special Effect Card Pack, blue Mirri, navy, aqua & pale blue from "stash".
Papers Dovecraft Winter Wonderland.
Punches, Dies etc...Woodware (Circle & Scalloped Circles, "Blink Blink"), Xcut (corner), Spellbinders Nestabilites (Classic Scalloped Rectangles), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dots).
Gems Kanban (aqua) & Papermania (pale blue).
The chipboard letters & tags are Dovecraft Winter Wonderland whereas the brads are from "stash".

Challenges Entered
The Sugar Bowl Challenge #40 - Do It Yourself (see above)
Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge #16 - Blue
Anything Goes Wk 9 - Punches
Dutch Dare Card Challenge DDCC #83 - Anything Goes
Paperplay Wk 30 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - We Are All Going Dotty (embossed dots on Mirri card, dots on patterned paper, the baubles, brads, gems & chipboard letters are large dot shapes as are the finials of both the "Blink Blink" snowflakes & corner trios of snowflakes, also see above)
Stamp Something - Christmas In July Somethings


Lorraine said...

this card is beautiful i just love gold and blue together it looks great.Love the manga girl you used and she is coloured beautifully too you can really see the shading especially in her hair and dress.Good luck for the challenges hun xx

PaulaM said...

Oh, Paula - I LOVE this - Fantabulous my dear!!! I love the embellies you used and the coloring is great. TFS

Danielle Daws said...

Beautiful! I love the glaze and sparkle! :-)

Kathy said...

What a great idea...a blue it :)

Debs said...

Beautiful card, I love the glazed baubles.
Debs xx

Lynne said...

Beautiful card love the colours. Thanks for joining us at AG

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh wow Paula.. what a beautiful image, and great colours. The sketch is fab, and I love the embellishments. Very classy card!.. xxhugsxx

Lilian said...

Beautiful work, gorgeous coloring and awesome details! I also love your color combination! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Paula. Love the image and you've coloured her perfectly. Great colour combo, the blue and gold are very classy together.
Thanks for joining in the Sugar Bowl challenge and good luck.
Love Elaine xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a cute card! Love the colors and all the punches and dies you used. :o) Thank you for playing along with us at DDCC.

Annie said...

Hi Paula! I love your creation with little miss baubles - I think she is my favourite manga stamp, at the moment any way! fabulous colouring and love the sparkles - and you reminded me I have several blue shades of Stickles in a box so I must dig them out for snowflakes like yours!
hugs, annie x

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Paper Play Challenge this week! :)

Erin... said...

super sweet, love that corner punch! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something this week!