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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Sugar Nellie Forum #21 & Sugar Bowl #43 - Background For Sketch With Buttons

front of card

close-up showing image panel
& background detail

close-up of image

inside of card

close-up showing textured tan cardstock
& paper pierced scallops

The Paper Craft Planet Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge #21 is "CREATE YOUR OWN BACKING PAPERS" with the prize being 3 Sugar Nellie stamps of the winner's choice. Combining this with the Sugar Bowl Challenge #43 (a sketch by Judy with the optional theme of including buttons) & the additional theme of Autumn provided the inspiration for my card. The card is complete without a sentiment in order to make it suitable for a number of occasions.

This is the first time I have used this Distress Ink & stickers background technique (described by Jane Johnson on the Whiff Of Joy Tutorials & Inspirations Blog) & I was so thrilled with the results that I will use it again.

Stamp Sugar Nellie Home Grown Autumn Kit 2009.
Inks etc.... Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Distress Inks (Barn Door, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive &Vintage Photo) & Brilliance Galaxy Gold for inking most cardstock edges. Rusty Hinge Distress Ink was used for the background inking technique.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.
Cardstock Dark brown, dark cream, assorted greens, red, textured tan & gold pearlescent from "stash".
Punches Woodware (circle & scalloped circle, scalloped square & leaves).
The pearls & buttons are from "stash". 

Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge #21 - Create Your Own Backing Papers
The Sugar Bowl Challenge #43 - Judy's sketch + Theme: Buttons
Allsorts Wk 69 - Colours of Autumn
Anything Goes Wk 15 - Autumn (Autumnal colours & celebrations of Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival)
A Spoon Full of Sugar #120 - Animal Crackers
Charisma Cardz Wk 36 - Try Something New (technique - see above)
Fab 'n' Funky #39 - Whateva'
Paper Play Wk 36 - Autumn is a Comin' (Autumnal colours)
Simon Says Stamp - Holiday Fun (Autumnal celebrations of Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival)


Lorraine said...

omg this is amazing what a great technique it looks gorgeous Paula you are way more talented than you give yourself credit for i really love the headgehog too he is coloured to perfection goodluck for the challenges xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh Paula thats gorgeous!. What a great technique, it looks stunning. Beautiful card and a very cute image.
Congrats so much on your win last week, much deserved and I was really chuffed! :) hugs xxalisonxx

brenda said...

What a super card and a great bit of resist.

Thank you for joining in my Colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Our suster challenge is looking for new DT members

Lilian said...

OMGoodness Paula! This is simply gorgeous work! Love the technique - will check out your link a little later on ;) Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

Vee said...

A really lovely design, thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck!
xx Vee

Linda said...

How cute is he!! Well done Lorraine another brilliant card xx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awww, how cute!! Love the piercing on the scallops. What a good idea, it looks great.

Elaine said...

Hi Paula,
You've done an absolutely amazing job on making your own papers (must go and check it out!)
I thought you'd used DP's until I read you'd made them yourself.
Cute little hedgehog and you've coloured him (or her?)perfectly to give the appearance of prickles.
Love the little pile of leaves he's sat on, and I always admire all your attention to the little added details.
Love Elaine xx

Leah the Orange said...

i LOVE how your background turned out, Paula! you rocked those distress inks!

thanks so much for trying something new with the Charisma Gals!

Debs said...

Wow what a great idea for the backing paper. It looks so effective. Fab card. Good luck with the challenges. Debs xx

Rica said...

Hi Paula, fabulous card. Your background is absolutely stunning - haven't use this technique for ages but you might see it appearing soon!!!
Love the cute hedgehog and great colouring. I'm catching, might get to visit you on an 'unofficial' basis soon - lol.
Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Simon Says Stamp challenge and hop.
hugs Heather xx

Lindsey said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Such a well detailed card the decoration lovely....

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Annie said...

Hi Paula! your background paper is gorgeous! and such a cute hedgie too. I love the warm autumnal shades, perfect for this time of year.
hugs, annie x