Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A bit of sugar...nellie

Today I decided that I was going to go through my rubber stamps and use some that I haven't used in a long time, mainly because I don't have any new stamps lol, but also because....what's the point in buying stamps if you are only going to use them once or twice?? So I inked up some old Sugar Nellie stamps and made a few cards.

First of all I made one following the sketch at the Sugar Bowl, but I forgot that the extra option was to paper piece, and I really wanted to do the extra option (I don't know why, but even though the challenges say that you don't have to do the extra option, I always have to....I just think if someones took the time to think up the extra challenge, then why not do it :)), so I made a second card and paper pieced the image lol.

I flipped the sketch so that my image would fit better. Used Hot Off The Press papers that I got free with a magazine, and used the same papers to paper piece the image and made the flowers. I coloured the skin and hair of the image with Promarkers and everything else is paper pieced, even the tiny bow on the dolls hair, the dolls shoes,  the little bits of her belt and the pocket and patch on her trousers......think I got a bit carried away!! lol I also used promarkers to darker some bits of the paper piecing.
The flowers were made by cutting out 3 rough circles, scrunching them all up, layering and then I made a rolled flower to go in the middle. Then I took a small piece of wire and twisted it, then to finish, I added a tiny sead bead on the end of the wire.
The butterfly is from Little Snippets Etsy store.

 I am entering the above card into the Sugar Bowl challenge, but thought I would show the first one I made as well.
 I followed the sketch as it is for this one. Used some scraps of paper and some flowers from my stash and a little dragonfly and butterfly from Little Snippets. Unfortunately Geraldine has decided to stop selling the embroidered embellies in her etsy store, but she will still be selling  her crotchet items and some other bits and bobs too.
As usual, I coloured the image with Promarkers.

I have another card to show that I made for Sketch and Stash, but I will show that tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by


nnalorac said...

I feel so good after reading your post, ha ha, I'm not alone, great stuff.! Love both your cards but the colours on the first one are just gorgeous. Love the sketch, maybe find time to give it a go. Carolxx

♥ Dottie ♥ said...

Love both your cards first one are just gorgeous.

Brigitte said...

Ohhh Lora, they are both adorable!!! I'm pretty bad myself and don't reuse enough! Hugs, Brigitte

Lilian said...

Awesome cards and awesome paper piecing work! Lovely rolled flowers as well :) Thanks for playing in the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

Jenny said...

The handmade flowers are so cute!

Maya Ariffin said...

Wow!! I love your take on the first card! Actually I love the colours! Lol!

Second card is cute!! ;)