Wednesday 13 April 2016

Sugar Nellie - Gorjuss Week

- Hello Sugar Fans -
Good morning everyone! 
As you may know the Design Team now have themed weeks, and this week is 'Gorjuss'.
So for my Wednesday card I'm using this pretty little girl minus her pigeons.  I used the larger version of the stamp for my card, which is called 'On Top Of The World'; there is also a mini version here available.  Both stamps sets and lots of other Gorjussness can be bought from Funkykits. 
Now if you read my previous post you will know I had a issue with colouring an image first and then trying to find card and papers to match, which was a nightmare. Soooo guess what? Yep, I did it again lol.  Erm, in my defence I did already have her coloured fact I coloured her last year but I totally forgot which papers I'd chosen to go with her. So again, I spent forever trying to find pretty papers that would compliment her. Will I never learn!! Lol...probably not ? :)
Anyhoo, I coloured her with distressing inks onto watercolour card, and cut her out using my new favourite Brother Scan 'n' Cut. I used a simple background so she would 'pop' of the page, and then accented the papers with black.  Hope you like it :)
Here's What I Did
Firstly I matted the scalloped card base with pretty patterned paper, which I'd edged with distressing ink. The image was stamped directly onto watercolour card and coloured with distressing inks. The finished image was then cut out using a Scan 'n' Cut machine (no border).

Next I cut to size a piece of patterned paper and black card which I die cut it using a curved die, edged it with distressing ink and attached it to the card base. I stamped a sentiment in the top left corner and attached the Gorjuss girl using foam tape to add dimension.

To finish off I added glitter to the sentiment and a few black gems.
Here's What I Used
Stamps: 'On Top Of The World' available from Sugar Nellie at Funkykits (there is also a mini version - the link is above the photos), Paper Smooches 'Sentiment Sampler'
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Watercolour CS, Black CS, 5" x 5" Card Base, Trimcraft 'Secret Garden' Paper Pad
Distressing Ink Pens: Skin - Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick / Hair - Wild Honey, Tea, Dye, Vintage Photo / Pinafore & Tights - Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss / Underskirt - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade / Dress - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans
Dies: Lawn Fawn 'Simple Stitched Hillside Borders'
Other: Black Gems, Clear Glitter, White Pen, Distressing Ink Pad

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!!

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Hugs & kisses

x Janine x 


Dotty Jo said...

Your card is beautiful, Janine! I always love a Gorjuss girl, Jo x

Ali said...

Totally gorjuss(see what I did there) as always. The black really makes it pop love it x

Christine L said...

OK... it's a pun..... she's just GOR-JUSS!! LOL!! But I mean it... you've coloured her beautifully and I'm loving the design and papers you used Janine, the tiny bit of black with the black dots really looks so good too!

Big hugs
Christine x

Jane said...

Lovely card Janine, I love that shade of green you've used, perfect for springtime.

Marilyn said...

Great card Janine and fab colouring. I love how she looks like she's sitting on a wire... quite creative, I think!