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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Embossing The Sketch With New Sugar At The Forum

front of card

close-up of image

angled photo showing:
 sparkle of ring on girl's finger & dress trim;
texture & shine of emboss resist panel

close-up showing dry embossing
& emboss resist panels

inside of card

close-up of stamped swirl
(click on photos to enlarge)

The Sugar Bowl Challenge is celebrating its second birthday with Challenge 50 - a sketch by Marlene with the optional theme of "Embossing" whilst the All Things Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge 33 is to use NEW STASH. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees clockwise & used both dry (the embossed diagonal lines of the main matting panel) & heat embossing (the emboss resist technique where the image is heat embossed then sponged with ink & buffed to a shine). My new stash is the stamp & the Memento Grape Jelly inkpad; I also coloured the image with my new Derwent pencils & used a white card blank (Craft UK Ltd) from an unopened packet that I'd bought at the NEC in November. The colours used are those of the CR84FN10 Challenge.

Stamps Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis Tell Me Something (image), Artemio Ref 10001038 (swirls of embossed resist & inside of card).
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black (image) & Grape Jelly (swirl on inside); VersaMagic Spring Pansy & Pretty Petunia (sponging embossed resist); Dusty Concord Distress Ink for inking some cardstock & paper edges; VersaMark watermark stamp pad & Stewart Gill Ultrafine Embossing Powder (embossed resist).
Colouring Derwent Artists Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor, Sakura Stardust Pen, Letraset Fine Line Drawing Pen.
Cardstock Assorted violet in various finishes, aqua & green from "stash", Craft UK Ltd white card blank.
Paper Moondust violet for inside from "stash".
Punches Woodware (corner rounder, leaves, circle & scalloped square).
The flowers & brad are from a Hot Off The Press Citrus Creative Kit, the adhesive ribbon is Anita's Pastel Flowers & the pearls are from "stash".

Challenges Entered
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 50 - Marlene's sketch + theme: Embossing 9see above)
CR84FN10 Color Challenge - Lavender, Aqua, Yellow, Green


Meredith said...

You did a great job using all this week's colours! I love all the different textures on your shimmery paper :) Thanks for playing with CR84FN this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! The shimmery dress looks fab! Thanks for sharing the inside as well as the front. Thanks for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

PaulaM said...

The textures are great Paula. Love the sparkle and your coloring is so well done - such beautiful shading. Your classes and new colors have certainly brought you to a new level in your art.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all of the embossing both dry and heat and LOVE the shimmer! SUPER coloring and the inside is just a treat, too! THX for playing along with us at CR84FN!

Louise said...

This is so cut Paula! I love the soft colors and her dress is looking really fab! :) Love the coloring :)
Have a great day!

Debgem said...

Hi Paula - lovely card. I think the image is so beautifully colour with pretty sparkle on the dress trim. The resist embossed and the swirl inside - very pretty. So glad you joined us at CR84FN this week.

Lorraine said...

hi huni i just love this card your colouring with your new pencils is amazing the shading looks stunning i also love the stamping inside of your card its so pretty xx

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just beautiful !!! I so love the embossing you have done on your card and that image is one of my favorites. Love your card dear. Hope you are doing well. Hugs

Annie said...

another gorgeous creation from you Paula! I do love the embossed resist swirls you have in the background - and I must find time to play with some techniques this year!
hugs, annie x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Paula, you've got to grips with your new pencils perfectly. I must try with the sansodor. You always put so much detail in your cards. -x-

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, wonderful coloring. Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

xxxtglxxx said...

Paula, finally I get to post a comment! :) my internet is so bad I dont even get a comment box! lol. Not good! :)

I adore this card, beautiful image and gorgeous layered colours. Simply does it with these images I think and this just looks stunning. Your colouring on this, and especially the frills of the dress is amazing.



Stephanie Kraft said...

Just beautiful, Paula! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card sweetie!! Thanks for entering the sugar bowl!!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Beautiful. Love the aqua and the purple together.

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful Paula, loved the colour scheme. Thanks for your comments on the Simply Sassy blog and I'm glad I didn't bore you, lol. Hugs Tracy x

Andrea M said...

So pretty! Love the shimmery paper and your coloring job!! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Hope you'll join us again next week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula I love your card it's a really nice picture you used on it

And thank you for your kind comment on my valentines card

TaraG said...

Absolutely beautiful, Paula! Love the embossing and the emboss resist and the image is so sweet and coloured beautifully! Great colours too!