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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sugar Bowl 45 & All Things Sugar Nellie Wk 25 - Pillow Talking Snowflakes

front of card

close-up of image, some of the debossed bordering
detail is just visible above left of her head
& below her outstretched leg

close-up showing corner detail,
textured gold cardstock & jewelled swirl

close-up showing floral spray, snowflakes,
ribbon & crimped cardstock

inside of card

close-up showing pierced scallops & glitter card

For my second entry into the Sugar Bowl using Tiets' multi-layered sketch I set out with a plan of using golds, browns & reds to reflect the optional autumn theme. I'd seen Elaine's DT sample using the new Simply Sassy Pillow Talk & an idea had germinated in my mind with the image pointing in astonishment at a snowflake as if to say "Look! It's still Autumn but it's snowing". Well, as usual, the card had a life of its own & somewhere along the lines the browns & greens went missing along with Autumn.

The red crimped cardstock was made using a Woodware paper crimper & the red gem swirl using a Bazzill Basics Jewel Template.

This is my first posting using the Mac from start to finish including uploading & editing photos - a bit of a steeper learning curve than we'd intended as my PC is now unusable after a rather trying week with Dell Support. Our original intention was that I should make a gentle transition from the PC to the Mac. I have to say the Mac is a delight.

Stamp Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy Pillow Talk.
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Distress Inks (Aged Mahogany & Peeled Paint) for inking some cardstock edges.
Colouring Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, Paper Stumps & Sansodor; Stickles Glitter Glue (ice Stickles Gold Ice).
Cardstock An assortment of reds, golds & creams plus green in various finishes & textures from "stash".
Punches, Dies etc... Woodware (Circle & Scalloped Circle, Snowflake, leaves), Xcut (Snowflake Corner),  EK Success (Swirl Flourish & Corner Rounder), Spellbinders Nestabilities (Classic Scalloped Ovals Large).
The ribbon, flower, pearl, sequin & most gems (a few being Kanban) are from "stash".

Challenges Entered
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 45 - Tiets' Sketch
All Things Sugar Nellie (Paper Craft Planet) Wk 25 - Snowflakes


Lorraine said...

oh wow wow wow this is TOTALLY AMAZING I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEE IT she is my most favourite Sassy and i will get her my nearest oppotunity lol.
I love your colouring the card stock the embellishments in fact everything you should be so pleased with yourself Paula its stunning xx

PaulaM said...

OMG - Paula - I LOVE this one. WHAT IMAGE is that?? She is quite adorable - so TEENISH - reminds me of my own sassy teens!! Great job with the sketch - ONCE AGAIN!!

Giò said...

WOW Paula!!!! Soooo Lovely!! I saw this image for the first time today and now I see a card realized just with it!!!! I love it!!
Hugs, Giò

Donalda said...

This is just beautiful dear. So much detail!!! These images are just gorgeous aren't they??

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh Paula, this is gorgeous! :) I cant believe you nailed the sketch again, and it looks so totally different! wow. :)
Adorable image, and I love ALL your detail and embellishments, this is a jewel of a card!



Lilian said...

Awesome take on the sketch and I think your image pointing to the snowflake in autumn is very clever! :) Gorgeous colors and details. :)
Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

Annie said...

lovin' the bright cheerful colours on this festive creation Paula! and a new image I've not seen before - but no, I'm not getting any more crimbo stamps!
hugs, annie x

Kim said...

Paula this is so adorable hun! What a fantastic holiday card! Absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs~ Kim

Louise said...

Hi Paula :)
Just popped by to tell you I adore the work you´ve made recently! :) Totally stunning! And hey: I loove this cute little girl :)
Hon är underbar! :)

Chelsea said...

Oh Paula, this is just stunning! The image is so pretty and all your details on the card is amazing. Beautiful coloring as always.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW, I just love this!! So many little details. That textured gold cardstock is just beautiful. So happy that you're enjoying your Mac. I can't even imagine ever going back to a PC. :)