Monday, 22 June 2009

Sugar Bowl challenge - sketch by Lilian

I had some time to play today while the kids were at school and there is a great sketch over at the Sugar Bowl by Lilian, and you know how I love sketches so I just had to have a go.
The "please include" this week is the colour 'kraft' or if you don't have any Kraft the you can use browns and creams. If you want to be included in the draw for the prize, you must include this along with the sketch.
I had so much fun making this card and I am quite pleased with the results too, although it looks a bit dark in the photo but it's pouring of rain here again, so had to take the photo inside and they never turn out very well when I take pics indoors. I don't have any Kraft paper so I used browns and creams which are all from the K&Co Earth Browns Mat Pad. I used my Sugar Nellie Daisy and Dolly stamp which I bought a few weeks ago but this is the first time I have inked it up. I still have two more that I haven't used yet so I will be using them over the next few days too. I coloured her with Copics in browns and creams to match the papers. I would normally reach for my pink markers but it's a nice change to do something different, and I quite like her like this.
I normally only use stamps for my main image and sentiment but I felt like playing with some of my stamps from an Inkadinkadoo set that I have only used 2 stamps from and there are 12 in the set! So I got them out and stamped on some of the papers and beside my main image.
I used cream pearl paint instead of pearls because I have ran out of cream and white pearls. I really like this stuff, it looks like pearls and lasts so much longer than the pack of pearls I normally buy and works out a lot cheaper too :) Only disadvantage is that you have to wait ages for it to dry.
The large flower is from a Cardology pack, and the others are all Primas. The lace and bead cap are both from my stash.
Well what do you think, not enough colour? Too much stamping?
Please do leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I have really been doing stuff out of my comfort zone lately but I am having so much fun so guess I should do that more often.

Bye for now
Lora x


Moni said...

It is so gorgeous card, love the colours you used and the details are great! Hugs, Moni

Marjanne said...

Very nice card! i love the colours!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Lora this is one very gorgeous piece of work. The colours for a start are one of my favourites the image is so cute and your bling and papers are fabby.

Lorraine x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lora,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

My name is Wynneth said...

This is lovely card Lora - I love all the browns and creams and you have made great use of them here :0) This stamp is one of my favourites :0)


Linda said...

Beautiful card love the detail in it. xx

sassy said...

aw laura...this is really beautiful love the colours lay out well everything ..makes me!!! hugs sassyx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh Lora! this is stunning. i love these colors too and those liquid pearls are awesome. just gorgeous.


Kathy said...

Beautiful card Lora ~ love all the brown tones and your cream pearls are gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for playing along with Lilian's sketch!

Allissa (Lisa) said...

Hi Lora, this card is fab!. I love this image. I too have been working with her this week and in simular tones. Are we tuned in I wonder?? lol

Those pearly dots are gorg,great effects they give. I love using them too hehe.


Lilian said...

Wow Lora! Your card is just elegant! Love the cream shades and the image is colored beautifully in these colors too. The cream pearl paints are added the perfect touch! Love it!
Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

LOUISE said...

Beautiful card Lora, love the SN image, and the colours are great. Love the detail with the swirls! Louise x

Juls said...

Love the card, The colours are so soft, love all the swirls, just a adds a certain something!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Wow! Love this! The paint pearls go fabulous and your colors are wonderful!