Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sugar Bowl 116 - Anything Goes

Well can you believe it, this is going to be our last challenge over at the Sugar Bowl for the foreseeable future.  Luckily for me I'll still be involved with Sugar Nellie on the Design Team so I still get to work with these gorgeous stamps and my sugar teamies.  But it's definitely a case of  'watch this space' when it comes to Sugar Nellie there's new things happening soon - so keep an eye on our blog.

Anyhoo, back The Sugar Bowl for our final challenge the theme is Anything Goes. So grab your Sugar Nellie stamp and get going.

Just a little reminder that Funkykits are having a sale on at the moment with 20% off digital and rubber stamps but it finishes soon - so go bgrab yourself a bargain.

So here it is my last Sugar Bowl card and I apologise in advance but it's a Christmas card. I know, I know *slap my wrist* I said the dreaded  'C' word, but I really love this digital stamp and I wanted to use her in a project again.

Here's What I Did
The 7" x 7"card base was matted with green card stock, and my digital stamp was printed onto watercolour card using the card/printer feed technique which I've used before with success. This technique allows me to print directly onto awkward card stock as my printer does not like feeding anything into it that has any kind of thickness which can be annoying. I water coloured the background with swirls and flicks in the same colour palette that I watercolour the fairy with (I'm not sure if I've gone a little over the top --- what do you think?) This was then matted onto some red card and then onto the green. To finish I added a little H20 paint, glitter, and added a few die cut embellishments.

Here's everything I used:
Digi Stamp:  'Wings Of Love' Sugar Nellie rubber stamp from Funkykits
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Watercolour Card, Green and Red Papermania CS, Pink Glitter CS
Distressing Ink Pens: Skin - Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Tea Dye / Hair, Birds & Basket - Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain / Skirt, Hat & Shoes - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss / Jacket & Flowers - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Victorian Velvet / Bells - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade / Ground - Faded Jean, worn Lipstick
Dies: Cuttlebug Cut & Emboss 'Snowflake'
Other: Glitter, H20 Paints
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 Anything Goes so come on give it a go. 

There's a fantastic prize - a bundle of Sugar Nellie stamps eg Leanne Ellis, Simply Sassy, Gorjuss etc plus papers and embellishments (wow wish I could enter lol),  and a chance of being in our Top 3 (but don't forget you have use a Sugar Nellie stamp to enter).

Have fun.


Janine x


Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous card Janine and I love the background! What a pity to not be able to play in the Sugar Bowl again, Jo x

Sandra H said...

Ooooh this is truly beautiful and so creative x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a truly stunning card Janine! You have some serious chops hun. I'm in awe. So so deeply gutted to hear that it's the last Sugar Bowl Challenge. I do think it needs to be revisited though, as I notice the entries have been dwindling. I had some ideas and I'm guessing Karen will too. My fingers are crossed it reopens soon with a new set of ideas and rules. Bug hugs to you, Wends x

Ali said...

Gorgeous colouring as always and I love how you achieved the background xxx

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coops said...

love this janine.the background effect is beautiful and stunning image ;D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

So sweet, love the sparkly wings