I'm back with a card for the new Sugar Bowl challenge, but first I would like to say a big welcome to my new Sweetie Sisters Fiona and Cathy, it's fabulous to have these two talented girlies join our happy little team of Sugar lovers!
So, the sketch for this challenge has been provided by the sweetest Sweetie Marlene with the optional theme of 'For the Girls'.
I just feel I should warn you first..this is not the sort of card you will be expecting to see off me...
I love this image Honey Pip, I love the papers - First Edition Up,Up Away and I love the sketch...so you must know what I don't love!
I always watercolour my images and although I am reasonably happy with the majority of my efforts, it does take me a ridiculous amount of time, 4 or 5 hours to colour one image, hence the reason why I don't make many cards. So in an attempt to speed things up I bought some alcohol markers to try. This image was coloured with Copics and some polychromo pencils and I hate it! I hate the Copics for a start. The brush end is too fat and squidgy and I really struggled to control it. In fairness to Copics, this was my first (and last) attempt with them. I solemnly do swear never to use them again!
The prize for one lucky winner is a choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps, but if there are 100+ entries then the prize will increase to any 6 Sugar Nellie stamps.
For all the details on how to enter please visit the Sugar Bowl blog, where you will also find lots of lovely and far better coloured cards for inspiration from the other sweeties.
Today's the day!! The sneak peaks have started over on the Sugar Nellie blog so head on over there and see for yourself why I'm so excited about this new release of rubbery loveliness!
Thanks for looking.
Love Elaine xxx