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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.


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

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

  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

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

  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

  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)

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

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

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

    smiles Christine the other one..x

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

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

    xx coops xx

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

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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

  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!

  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

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

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

  18. Sooooo cute and gorgeous too.

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

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

    Hugs Ali x

  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

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

  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!

  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!

    Christine x

  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.

  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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