Thursday 8 January 2015

Sugar Nellie - Shaken Not Kissed

Happy New Year Sugar Fans! 

Wow, 2014 is all done and dusted., so here's to a fabulous and creative 2015. Did you make any New Year Resolutions? I didn't bother as I never tend to keep them but I do plan to be more creative with my own stuff. I'm going to try and push myself to draw and colour more. My DH bought me a super duper graphic (drawing tablet) so I can draw more things digitally - well that's the theory anyway! At the mo I can't even draw a circle successfully on screen yet - mmm, I can definitely see a steep learning curve in my future. However I love a challenge, and thankfully I 'm a Taurean and immensely stubborn, so I'll stick with it until I suss it out. Lol x

Anyhoo it's onto my 1st card of 2015 so I thought I would use an oldie but a goodie. I used this super cute image from Diane Duda which I coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils, which my DH also bought me for Christmas (I know I'm a very lucky girl - tbf I think he does it so I wouldn't interrupt his sport on TV). This was my 1st attempt with the pencils and a bit of an experiment, but I was quite happy with the end result so I thought I would make her into a card.   

The rubber stamp is called 'Shaken Not Kissed' and it's available from Funkykits and at the mo, she's on sale for £2 - so grab her quick! You can find it here. 

Here's What I Did
I used a 5" x 5" white card base on which I matted and layered patterned cardstock (a lovely Christmas present from my friend Ali). I added a strip of more pattered paper along with a pretty die cut border.

I stamped my image onto watercolour cardstock and using my Inktense pencils I coloured her in. They dry permanent so you have to work fairly quickly, they will take a little practice but I'm happy with my first attempt. The finished picture was die cut and mounted onto a die cut scalloped rectangle, the finished topper was then added to my card base. To finish off I added a die cut flower, leaves, hearts and a stamped and die cut sentiment on which I added silver leaf to the lettering.
Here's What I Used
Rubber Stamp: 'Shaken Not Kissed' by Diane Duda - available from Funkykits
Inktense Pencils: Skin - Baked Earth, Carmine Pink, Saddle Brown / Hair - Amber, Golden Yellow, Baked Earth / Dress - Fuchsia, Thistle, Charcoal Grey / Tights - Fuchsia, Golden Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Charcoal Grey / Crown - Golden Yellow, Cadmium Yellow / Shoes & Frog - Spring Onion, Charcoal Grey / Background - Charcoal Grey
Paper/Cardstock (CS): 5"x5" Base, Watercolour Card, Lilac Papermania CS, LOTV 'Promises' and My Minds Eye 'Charm' Paper Pads
Dies: MFT Dia-namics 'Flower and Leaf Trio' and 'Blueprint 8', Tonic 'Layering Rectangles', Tattered Lace 'Mini Dies', Sizzix Banner 2 
Other: Gem, Silver Leaf, Fineliner Pen 

Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations made my lovely teamies why not drop by the Sugar Nellie blog or join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).

Don't forget to  join us in our challenge over at the Sugar Bowl - there's still  time to enter with a great prize up for grabs. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp. 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Challenge Entered:
x Janine x


Juls said...

I do love this!!! I have so many firm fav's in the SN range & this is one of them!! ... Love the gorgeous colour combo & the sprinkling of hearts :-) xx

Christine L said...

Definitely a fab image Janine... and you've really done it justice with your wonderful Inktense colouring and fab layout!

Haven't seen you online for a bit... hope you're OK..

Christine x

Chris said...

You were a very lucky girl with your Christmas pressies Janine! Good luck with the graphic thingy, it sounds a bit scary to me as does anything technical!
Your card is gorgeous, adorable image...fabulous colouring :) and great design!

An Occasional Genius said...

Janine, what a lovely hubby you have! Your colouring looks fab & it's a gorgeous card xx

Marilyn said...

Love this card and your colouring Janine. I have that MFT die and had to look at yours a bit and finally figured out you layered it... duh! It looks really good that way and I'm going to do that sometime!

Ali said...

yoo hoo!! Love this your colouring is fab as always :-) love the layout too (pink and green is my favourite colour combo) xxx

Kat W said...

Oh, the poor little froggy, he was expecting a kiss! Maybe he will get one in the end?!
Gorgeous design, one of my fave colour combos and your first go with the pencils is fantastic :-)
I am hoping for some pencils for my birthday in May (yes, I'm one of those stubborn Taureans too!) and I will be delighted if my first attempts look anyhting like this!

Big hugs, Kat x

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness this is just adorable and perfect in every way xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love your super fun card Janine. Fab colouring, can't believe it's your first play with the pencils! Awesome hunny. Fab layout and colour palette too. Hugs, Wends x (Yes you are a lucky girlie with all your fab Xmas treats!) xxx