Saturday, 9 May 2009

Sugar Bowl #10

I've had a sweet tooth again, could be something to do with the sweet sweet challenge blog The Sugar Bowl
Not only do i get to use my fav stamps but they have decided to move forward as a sketch challenge, WOO HOO I'm in challenge heaven.
This time round the fab Marlene has provided a super sketch and there is also a prompt....to use buttons!
This is the sketch...

And this is what I've done with it..

I just got myself the Greys set of promarkers after seeing the fab black and white work of Kim Costello in this months Craft Stamper.
Totally inspired i thought i'd give it a try... well mines not quite as good but i think with a bit of practice i could get better.. i'll be trying anyway LOL
I used a cuttlebug embossing folder to create the agapanthus bloom{wish}.
The embossed side i was going to use, i completely fluffed up so turned it over, rubbed it with some black soot distress ink and hay presto its usable again debossed!
I stamped the long blooms {stampendous} in the background and stamped the single bloom {also stampendous} twice onto white card, cutting it to give the edge texture and for it to stand out more, and added a button for the centre which i attached with shiny black thread.
I ribbon used is a fluffy ric rak by papermania and i added a few more smaller buttons to the ends of the embossed blooms for effect. Last but not least i finished with a diecut "hello friend" which is in black core'dinations paper, sanded back to reveal a very pale shade of pink {which isn't showing on the photo}

16 comments:

CraftyC said...

That is one Gorjuss card Nic. Love how you've coloured the image and the background is fab!!
Clairexx

Ann said...

Stunning Nicky - love your 'secret side' & new addiction!! Fabulous works of art as always Matey!!! xxx

Shary said...

Beautiful I love the colours.

mar1ene said...

Oh my word Nicky, thats awesome!
Love all the details and your take on the sketch is fab!!
Thanks for playing in the sugarbowl :)
Hugs, Marlene x

Joy said...

Fantastic Nick' Love how you did the colouring - must get my copy of CS tomorrow - that button is fabby xx

Cheryl Joshua said...

What a fabulous card,I love the embossing and all the details!!! Thanks for leaving me a lovely comment.
xx

Kathy said...

Oh my word... This card is just stunning!! Love the black and white effect and your coloring of the image is just brilliant!! Beautiful job with the sketch!! Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge :)Kathy

Gayle said...

Hi Nicky
Embrace the cuteness!
What a delicious creation!
Thanks so much for joining in with our sketches at The Sugar Bowl.
Luv'n'Hugs
Sugar Mama x

Artyjen said...

Absolutely Fantabulous! Love it.
xoxo

Alexandra said...

hi,
your card is so pretty, i love the colours and the image!

hugs
alexandra

Ela said...

I´m voiceless.
Fantastic colors and image and details...:o)

Kind Regards Ela :o)

craftytrog said...

Can only see the bottom pic, but it looks stunning! xx

Hels said...

GORJUSS!!!! Love your B&W effect hun, tis terrific! xx

Shazza said...

just delightfully Gorjuss
x

Di said...

This is faBulous Nicky really caught my eye! I stumbled over your blog as you won the truly scrum challenge Congrats!!
I have become a follower of your blog and added you to my blog list. Keep in touch

Di xxxxxx

Teri said...

Hi Nicky, what a great card! I love your work. Thanks for sharing! aloha, teri