Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sugar Bowl meets Bunny Zoe

Here's a card I made for fun. Christmas is fast approaching & I'm in danger of bypassing all my Autumnal stamps. So I had to make time for these challenges. I just love this stamp, indeed the whole kit. But I chose this particular one as it's my favourite & I wanted to use it as a learning curve. The SN design team are so talented & I was trying to give myself a masterclass in colouring with Distress Inks from Elaine. It looks nothing like her fabulous style, but it's good to try & learn & improve yourself.

I've followed Tiet's fabulous sketch at the current Sugar Bowl challenge. I don't usually go for so many layers. I get a bit scared when I have to combine so many papers. However, I simplified it for myself by only using papers from the Cosmo Cricket, Earth Love pad. It's a great sketch for using up scraps!

The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts  & the scraps of ribbon were a freebie with my latest Craft Obsessions order. I have to be honest I normally throw them away. Now I'm wishing I hadn't as I love how these scraps looks in lieu of the punched leaves I would normally use. I also added a few adhesive pearls for a touch of shimmer.

This month's challenge at Bunny Zoes Crafts is 'Autumn Love' which fits with the optional autumnal theme at the Sugar Bowl, so I am entering this at both challenges.

Hope everyone's had a great weekend. Thanks so much for looking.

Big Hugs,
Andie xx


Mrs A. said...

What lovely Autumn colours and the stamp is really cute.

Dena said...

Andie, Andie, Andie! What an amazing looking card!!! Your coloring is superb! Love the little highlights and she is one of my fav from the kit too! Such a sweet face.
Just so you know....."I'm sooooo excited!!" Can't wait to see you!

Hugs, Dena

Cheryl said...

WOW it is BEAUTIFUL!!! Your colouring with distress inks is this card!!
Hugs xx

Lilian said...

Your coloring with the DI is fabulous! I do agree Elaine's coloring with this medium is also FAB! :) Gorgeous colors too. Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

Elaine said...

Thank you Andie for the huge compliment, but I really don't deserve it!
Your colouring is amazing and you've coloured this little beauty perfectly.
And you managed to fit the whole image in with the sketch - I had to chop her legs off!
A totally beautiful card.

Thanks for playing in The Sugar Bowl.
Love Elaine xx

Sandra said...

she's really fabulous .. and your colouring is gorgeous. Love the card