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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 48

It's Thursday and time for the new Sugar Bowl Challenge. This sketch has been done by the gorgeous Sweetie Marlene. It's a beautiful sketch and I really haven't done it justice. The theme for this one is black, white and one other colour, so a nice and easy option too.


I've gone for the additional colour of mint green, but no matter how many photographs I took, and I took a lot of them, the papers still look blue and really washed out. I have to say that the card looks considerably better in real life. I don't know whether it's because by the time I get home from work I'm taking photos when it's dark? I also tried out a different range of inks, like the Tim Holtz re-inkers but a different manufacturer, and I found them much more difficult to blend.
Anyhow, this lovely image is from the Home Grown Country Cousins range and is called Going Places, available to buy HERE. DP is Memory box, punched flowers, a butterfly and a bit of cord.

I rotated the sketch as my image was vertical and not horizontal.

The prize for the winner of this challenge is a set of Spellbinders classic scalloped Square Nesties AND a sheet of Leanne Ellis 'Alice in Wonderland' stamps. These are as yet unreleased!!!
All the details can be found on the Sugar Bowl Blog and there's always lots of inspiration to be found on all the other Sweeties blogs.

Thank you for all your advice with the linky thing, it's much appreciated. I'll try and get the next candy on tonight if I've time, but failing that it will be the weekend as I'm out all day tomorrow.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx

31 comments:

  1. Great card Elaine. The image is lovely
    hugs sarah x

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  2. Don't think it looks washed out at all, Elaine. It has a nice soft look to it. Gorgeous as always x

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  3. Love the way the ubtterfly picks out the serrated edge of the roller skates. I'd not have noticed about the inks if you'd not said but I can see they are not as distinctive as the TH - there must be something secret about those DI as I'm findind those the most versatile with techniques time & again. Love the colours you've used here - such a lovely combination & I agree with Suzanne - lovely & soft.
    Paula (PEP)

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  4. Elaine, there are a couple of things over on my blog for you x

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  5. Really beautiful Elaine, not washed out just nice and soft! Must be honest though it looks blue and not mint green lol! As always, your colouring is just STUNNING Sweetie! Luv it! Lotsa luv xxxx

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  6. This is lovely! I think the mint green is a great choice with b and w. Usually I use a bright with b and w, but really like adding a soft color instead. Your coloring is outstanding!

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  7. Hi Elaine, Fabulous card and love the image. Colouring is terrific and I too have difficulty getting my cards to look like the colours used sometimes. Great butterfly.
    hugs
    Marion

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  8. Hi Elaine wow love this, gorgeous image & colouring, so pretty & soft colour tones..am sure its a pretty mint green IRL..
    hate it when you cant get a good piccy..
    stunning creation..

    smiles Christine xx

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  9. Wow, such a gorgeous card again! I'm still in love with the way you colour!!
    hugs Yvonne

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  10. Elaine great card. Great image and love your butterfly. Love your colour scheme the black works fantastically with the mint green.

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  11. I think the blending looks great! And I love black matting, just think it makes everything more vibrant. Sorry the mint green doesn't show up well, I'm sure it is beautiful irl.

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  12. Such a gorgeous image, coloured beautifully, with your wonderful style stamped all over it! LOVE it! Susie x

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  13. Hi Elaine long time since I left comments but gosh this is fab love the image and I must say I have the same problem with my photos. Glad to be back viewing your fab cards to give me lots of inspiration. Sue xx

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  14. Totally awesome Elaine, love it to bits!!
    Can't believe you said you've not done the sketch justice... do you want me to come over and give you a good spankin???? lol

    Hugs, Marlene x

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  15. Elaine, This is so cute...remember Santa is on his way so no fibbing about your work! LOL. My DH said I was using a 'blue' light bulb instead of a 'white' light bulb and that is why my photos didn't always have the same color. :0 I don't know if that will help or not, but you might check and see...I personally think it is the gloomy weather creeping in! hugs and blessings!

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  16. I think it's a lovely card sweetie ♥ It's not easy taking pictures at all wit this winter light..
    Hope your feeling better today ♥♥♥

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  17. That image has me drooling...she is soooo very gorgeous and you have coloured her perfectly, love your card, it's fab.xx

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  18. Gorgeous card, love the soft colours and the image is really sweet.
    hugs

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  19. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous card and a beautiful image,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  20. Hiya Elaine,

    Hope you feeling better!

    Your card is gorgeous & the colouring is great as always!

    The Sugar Nellie image is so sweet, I have just ordered - Poise & Pillow talk yesterday. There are so many great stamps choosing is so difficult. I chose pillow talk based on your lovely colouring as I was having such a dilema choosing one of the Sassy Stamps.

    Thank you for your great colouring techniques!

    Have a great day,
    Take care
    Big Hugs
    Casper
    xxx

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  21. Hun what are you on about not doing the sketch justice, it's blooming gorgeous, love the image you've used and as always your colouring makes me sick lol
    hugs Mandy xx

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  22. sometimes photographs just don't want to play nice in my house too.. actually - it's more often than not!! Love that fun image ♥

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  23. Hmmm.... black, white and mint green... never would've thought of it, but it's a lovely combination. And the image is a cutie -- perfectly coloured, as usual.

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  24. This is just gorgeous dear. I am going to have to wait till late in the weekend to get mine done. Have to work Saturday Hugs

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  25. another beautiful card hun i love the image and your colouring xx

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  26. Don't put yourself down Mrs!!
    this is a lovely card and i like your flower embellies and flutterby they make a lovely addition x
    I used to love being on my skates and was only talking about that today as the road up by the station has been recently tarmaced and i would love to skate down the hill!! (prob go arse over tit but would still like to do it lol!)
    enjoy your weekend
    hugs
    suzie qx

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  27. Oh Elaine...how absolutely darling!!!! I love the soft colors...and your coloring is spot on!! Love it, sweetie!! Pat Frank

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  28. Hi Elaine

    There is nothing wrong with this card. I personally love it! Its crisp, clean and the colour (even if greener in real life) is gorgeous!

    Love the sketch - I'm off to play!

    Kimmi xx

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  29. Hi Elaine
    Sorry I'm so late in leaving you a comment for your FANTASTIC card, but wasn't able to use the broadband mobile internet in Norfolk. I don't mind telling you, the laptop was very close to being thrown out of the window lol.
    WHAT do you mean you havn't done the sketch justice, IT IS a lovely card. Love the mint green it goes lovely with the black & white.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  30. This is fab Mrs, love the delicate colours on this one. Sorry for being such a bad blogger at mo sooo busy getting organised for craft fairs x2 why do i do it lol. Hence my absence from FB too, too distracting. Hope you are well... hugs Ali x

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  31. It was a great sketch this time wasn't it. Love your card, & your colouring is perfect. Jx

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