Thursday, 27 March 2014

Sugar Bowl Challenge 114 - Easter/Spring Time

Hi there, it seems we're fast approaching Spring time....thankfully. Here at the The Sugar Bowl the theme this month is quite apt - it's Easter/Spring Time.  So get your Sugar Nellie stamps out and have a go.

Why not join in with us and make a card/project for the special someone in your life, but don't forget your project MUST include a Sugar Nellie stamp or digi stamp - both are available from Funkykits. If you're not sure if your stamp IS a Sugar Nellie stamp either sent me a message with it's name/picture or visit the Sugar Bowl website and send an email to Sugar Mama using the link there.

BIG NEWS: Funkykits now has a new Etsy shop where you can buy Sugar Nellie digi stamps - why not check them out.

Here's my little 'spring' card for you:



Here's What I Did
I used a 6 x 6 white card base and matted some patterned paper onto it - it's a pretty lilac colour but it looks a little washed out in my photo :(  I stamped my little gardening girl onto Neenah CS and again onto copier paper.  From the copier paper I cut out the girl with the flowers closest to her, and cut out the butterfly and a small hill shape - all to create a mask.  Using non-permanent tape I covered the girl, flowers and butterfly up and covered the area where I wanted my grassy area. Using distressing ink and my handmade cloud template I created some cloud shapes.  The rest of the image was always coloured with copics and Prisma Pencils. the grass was created using just green pen dots.  

The arch window aperture was die cut and embossed and I coloured the daisy centres with a copic pen. To finish off I added some punched out butterflies and sprinkling of glitter.

Here's everything I used:
Stamp:  'Garden Daisy' Sugar Nellie stamp available from Funkykits
Paper/Cardstock (CS): White Neenah, First Edition 'Spring drop', White and Lilac CS
Copics: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R30 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E13, E99 / Dress, Shoes - V01, V02, V04, V05, V06  / Flowers and tights - RV000, RV00, RV02  / Watering Can, Butterfly & Flower Centres - Y000, Y15, Y38 / Grass and Leaves - YG00, YG03, YG09, YG17
Dies: MFT Die-namics 'Blueprints 3 & 8'
Other: Butterfly Punch, Inkydoodles Mask 'Daisy Daisy', 'Tumbled Glass' Distressing Ink, Glitter

So don't forget to drop by at The Sugar Bowl and have a look at what the rest of my fabulous DT sweeties have created to inspire you; and why not join in with this month's challenge while you're there. It's open to everyone, and the theme is Easter/Spring Time so come on give it a go. 

If you want to be in with a chance of being in our Top 3 or even a Guest Designer then please remember to use a Sugar Nellie stamp.

Have fun, and I look forward to seeing your creations on my return.

Hugs

Janine x

6 comments:

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous Spring card Janine! Love what you did with that. The archway die looks fab on this card and the embossed paper looks lovely with it. Such a sweet Sugar Nellie stamp too. BTW, I've put your tutorial up on my pinterest site. I didn't have a picture to post sadly, so if you add one to the page, can you let me know so I can alter the feed. It deserves some 'sun'! It's a great tutorial! I've almost completed my card, so will share that with you soon. Have been poorly for ages, so it's been a bit of a go slow project sadly. Hugs, Wends x

Avril Ann said...

Janine, this is gorgeous, love the image, your BP's LO and detail here, xxx

Abi said...

What a lovely fresh spring card Janine, perfect to match our weather today & just the thing to bring a smile :-)

Hope you're having a good weekend xx

Ali said...

How cute is that!!! Fab as always x

coops said...

so gorgeous janine.stunning sweet image and your design is really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Bridie Payne said...

Lovely card, the embossed daisies look fab

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Hope you have a fab day!

Hugs

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts