Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Sugar Nellie - Princess

- Hello Sugar Fans -
I hope you're all fine and dandy. I hope it's lovely wherever you are. Well I don't know about you but it felt decidedly cold here today, in fact it felt like winter; mind you it was glorious here the other day, it was like a summer days. I don't know.....good old British weather lol.
Anyhoo, it's Wednesday and my turn to share my Sugar Nellie make with you. So this week I thought I would make a little Christmas bauble --- well why not! I used the ever so pretty 'Princess', which is available as a digital stamp from Funkykits.  I've never actually used her before, but I just think she's so sweet and I adore her dress, and of course I had to make it sparkly. A girl needs some glitter in her life --- don't you think!  
I apologise in advance for the photograph quality of the baubles. Unfortunately it's not fantastic as I had to turn off the camera flash and my overhead light to try and avoid the reflection in the plastic bauble. Also the plastic seems to have distorted the image slightly making it a little blurry - so if I can take some better pictures I'll upload them in their place.

Here's What I Did
Firstly I die cut 2 pink scallop circles from card for the back of my bauble. Next I printed the image onto colouring cardstock along with a sentiment and die cut it into a circle, distressed the edge and attached it to one of the scallop circles. I printed out a further 2 images and coloured them all with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out the parts I wanted. The 'Princess' image was layered up onto the base image, then glitter and a gem was added to her dress. I placed a few die cut glittery stars and white dots around her to add a little interest.  Using strong glue PVA I smeared a small amount around the rim of the bauble I attached it to the circles. 
To stop the bauble from tipping forward I added a little extra weight by gluing a few coins to the back, I used the remaining die cut scalloped circle to hide them using foam tape.  To finish off I added a length of Bakers Twine and a ribbon.
Here's What I Used
Digi Stamp: 'Princess' available from Sugar Nellie at Funkykits
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Pink CS, Colouring CS
Copics: Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R20 / Dress & Shoes - R000, R11, R20, R22 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E13, E99
Dies: Tonic 'Circles Scallop' Die, Tattered Lace 'Circle' Die, Lawn Fawn 'Mini Snowflakes'
Other: Glitter, Gems, Serif CraftArtist 2, White Pen, Distressing Ink, Ribbon, Baker's Twine, 1/2 Fillable Bauble, Pennies, Foam Tape

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).

Why not join in with the 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. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x


Christine L said...

Hi Janine.... well you had me when I saw the pink on this gorgeous creation....... wowwwwww it's a wonderful project and I love how it looks!! All the fussy cutting paid off as it looks so good! Now... can you tell me where the bauble is from? I've not seen anything like that and would love to give it a try!

Christine x

Melissa Bove said...

Wow! This is beautiful!! Such a sweet image too! Love the coloring and sparkle!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Jane said...

Oh my this is stunning - honestly Janine I am speechless!!!

Sue said...

Janine, this is a gorgeous project. I love your colouring and your design idea to create a 3D effect in the bauble is pure genius - it looks beautiful...

Beckie Williams said...

This is just beautiful!!!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Utterly love this gorgeous clever idea for Christmas Janine. Such a sweet stamp. I really need to colour her up again. LOVE this fabulous make. Hugs, Wends x