Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge 17

Updated to add new pics taken in daylight.

This is my submission to the Sugar Bowl Challenge. I'm finally getting around to inking up my adorable Sugar Nellie stamps. In fact, I scheduled this post much earlier but I either did it wrong or my first draft has disappeared into cyberspace.

I made this card for my BABY's 7th birthday and yes you're probably laughing but I still think of her as my baby. Darn it, time is flying and my girls are growing up waaaaay too fast. Well, she loved the card but mostly the image as she thought it suited her totally because she was of course ~ Princess for the day! Here's a close-up.

The challenge requires following the sketch below, handmade flowers ~ made with punches, long as they are not Primas ~ and a Sugar Nellie image.

The fabby prize is a full Autumn country cousins set - I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed cause they are so cute. Now if there are 200 participants for this challenge, Sugar Nellie will kindly give away a second set of these gorgeous stamps!

I will come back and update the photo as I took it at night and the lighting is not so great. I used Pink Pirouhette and Old Olive CS by Stampin Up. The beautiful DP was sent to me by my super nice friend Nikki ~ who by the way has an amazing Etsy store with lots of goodies. Check her out here. The bling ~ yes there is lots cause my baby loves the bling! ~ was sent to me by my super sweet buddy Bernie. She sent me an assortment of round, heart and star-shaped adhesive stones in different sizes. They were perfect for the card! My daughter kept ooohing over the jewels and telling big sister "see all the pink jewels on my card" - lol.

Gorjuss girl image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Wausau paper and then coloured with the following Copics: E000, E01, R20, YR31, RV93, RV95, R81, R83, R85, E31, E31, C3, C5, C7 and C9. This is the third stamped image I coloured and the black hair turned out different each time. I'm certainly practicing the art of colouring black hair. I have found the best tutorial here by Suzanne Dean. Her colouring is amazing and I watch her tutorials over and over and over again.

Also pop-dotted the oval and stamped image for added dimension. This was a difficult sketch for me as I find it difficult to work with more than 2 layers/patterns of DP together. In fact, what took the longest time was selecting the DP for this card. I will definitely use this sketch again. Now I did change the orientation of the oval a bit and I placed the punched flowers a little differently on the card and I hope that's ok.

Thanks for stopping by for a wee peek and for taking the time to leave a comment. It is much appreciated.



craftyb said...

It's gorgeous all the bling on her dress! Good luck for the draw...maybe this time it will be your turn to win!!

She will always be your baby...even when she's turning 27!! Hope you all had a fab day celebrating.

I'm having trouble sleeping after my drama yesterday....but I kinda suspected this might happen!! lol bx

Lilian said...

Gorgeous work Maria! Love the 3d effect, your coloring and all the bling! Thanks for joining the SB challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

your daughter will love your card! yes, they grow up way too fast! I have three married daughters and now our grandchildren are growing up too fast!
Pam Going Postal

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous Maria!!...the colors, coloring,'s all Fabulous!!...Your daughter will love it...and no matter how old she gets...She'll always be your baby!!....Hugs, Ila

Aija said...

Hello Maria,
Such a lovely card you have done! I like the colours you have chosen and those gems + flowers look very inspirational :)

4furbabies said...

Oh this is so cute -
Great job
thanks for sharing
God Bless Chris

TaraG said...

Oh Maria, I can totally relate to your babies growing up way too son is 7 1/2 will 8 at after Christmas and Hannah just turned 10 in July! I can't believe it...even this morning when she walked into my scrapbooking room, to say good morning, it caught me off guard as to how big and grown up she is...but then she climbed up on my lap and ganve me a big hug...yup, she's still my baby,smile!!! Well, your b-day card is just absolutely gorjuss and I just love all the bling, pretty colours and papers your fabulous colouring! Such a special card!
Have a great day, hun!
Big Hugs,t

Monique said...

your card is beautifull Maria.


Shirley said...

She is so pretty as always, the card is gorgeous!! I love the colors!

Linda L said...

Beautiful card!