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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 101

I'm back today with a card for the new Sugar Bowl challenge.

When making a card, the first thing I do is to choose the stamp I want to play with, and then I pick the papers, in the hope that my colouring will compliment them.



The image is the ever-so-delicious Delia.
As always, she's been coloured with DI re-inkers and markers.
The pretty papers are Pion ' Fairytale of Spring' - Lily of the Valley.
The sentiment is from a set by Whimsy.
The flower is cut from Stampin' Up canvas using the  MFT Die-namics layered rose die.

The challenge is 'Anything Goes' and the only rule is that you must use a Sugar Nellie image, either a rubber stamp or digi image.
The prize for one randomly chosen entrant is their choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps.

I have been asked to list the shades I use to colour the image...I'm so sorry that I keep forgetting to do this!
Flesh Shades: Tattered Rose and Tea Dye.
Hair: Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs.
Greens: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss.
Browns: Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.
Yellows: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge.

To view the other Sweeties beautiful creations please visit the Sugar Bowl.

Thanks for looking.
Love

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Elaine, love this card, image and papers just love it
    jacqui x

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  2. Just lovely card dear Elaine^_^
    Beautiful sweet image and colors used^_^
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  3. I love the way you have coloured here Elaine, she looks amazing.... and couldn't you just snuggle and stroke those papers for days! pretty little flower
    Tilly

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  4. So beautiful! Love paper, stamp and your beautiful coloring.
    Hugs,
    Jasmina

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  5. Love your gorgeous card Elaine!!
    I always start with my coloring and then I don't have the right papers for the card duh!!!!
    XXX Heidy

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  6. The colouring is lovely in this (green & brown addict that I am) especially with the white contrast & I just love that flower with its inked petal edges. Your positioning of the patterned paper with the birds in that position is exceptional. A lovely soothing creation midst today's hurly burly of life.
    Paula (PEP)

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  7. Oooh what a beautiful card, its gorgeous!!! The image is so sweet!

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  8. What a beautiful card. A really cute image and gorgeous papers.

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  9. Awww so cute love the simple & very effect layering..lush DPs & awesome colouring..ooops drooling a bit..lol tother Christine is counting the sleeps..lol

    smiles Christine the other one..x

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  10. This is so gorgous Elaine. Those colours and papers are such lovely shades and I love that Sugar Nellie image xx

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  11. so gorgeous elaine.i love your sage green colours and stunning pretty image and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  12. So pretty Elaine, love the sweet image and gorgeous colouring..love the design and the hint of sparkle on her wings...gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  13. Simply gorgeous !!! Your work just amazes me Elaine.
    Hugs, Janie

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  14. Love the green on this, looks really pretty with the soft taupe, kinda vintage but not shabby vintage. Yeah, non-shabby vintage, thats is!

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  15. Hi Elaine, you chose well she is so cute. Love the colouring and that wee bird on the papers is the icing on the cake for me. Enjoy your weekend...Trish

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  16. She really is a sweetie, such pretty soft colours too.

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  17. Super, super cute Elaine. I love the soft green. You've made a really pretty card without being all pinky. Love it. X

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  18. Sooooo cute and gorgeous too.
    luv
    Debby

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  19. Beautiful card Elaine, love the image, beautiful papers and fab layout.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  20. Stunning as usual Elaine, lovely colouring. liking the papers too.

    Hugs Ali x

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  21. Oh, Delia looks absolutely gorgeous coloured with your wonderful skills! She's on my "to do" list as I haven't shown her some love for a while. Beautiful papers too! Susie x

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  22. Hi Elaine, I love her! She's so adorable!
    a big hug Yvonne

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  23. I think you and Amanda are drinking from the same "beautiful" cup....this is lovely....I have been playing a bit with greens and nothing I have done looks this beautiful...Fine job!

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  24. Hi hon...

    Oooh I love this little lady... and doesn't she look good in green!! Of course, with your stunning colouring too.. and that fabulous layout!

    And yes, t'other Christine is right... I am sleep counting!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  25. Oh, you have made so many wonderful card since I was here last!
    Love them all!

    Delia looks gorgeous in green, and I love the papers. Wonderful design. :)

    Hope you are well!

    Hugs, Anne.

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  26. Your colouring really is soooo inspiring Elaine. I'd be happy to have an 1/8 of your skill!! Stunning card. Love the image and beautiful papers too. Hugs, Wends xxx

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