Yayyy Yayyy It's Sugar Bowl day...and that's the full extent of my poetry skills!
The sketch for this challenge has been provided by the very lovely Erika and the option, if you choose to follow it, is distressed/vintage. Thankfully the other Sweeties have done a much better job at this than I did, the most distressed thing in my craft room was me! It was one of those cards where everything went wrong and it will now be filed in my special storage system under 'B' for bin.
The image - which is the only thing I like about the card - is called Butterflies and Pigtails and you can buy here HERE. She's been coloured with DI's and Nick Bantock inks. The papers are First Edition, some butterflies from a MS punch and a few pearls.
I coloured her over a few nights and when I took a proper look in the daylight I wasn't much impressed, much darker than I was aiming for. I did distress all the paper edges with Brushed Corduroy except around the image where I used Antique Linen and that I think was my big mistake. Around the image is now very creamy coloured and it looks out of place next to the white of the papers. Add to that a fuzzy image - though I think it might look better in soft focus!
I did make another card using the same papers but a different image and sketch and I will dig it out and pop it on here later in the week just so you can see the difference.
So now to the best bit...the prize for one lucky winner is a 'Steampunk' themed gift bag containing stamps, embossing folders and charms.
For all the details on how to enter please pop on over to the Sugar Bowl blog where you will also find inspiration from all the Sweeties.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx