Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Sugar Nellie sweetheart

Hi everyone!

I've been looking forward to make a card using one of the new Sugar Nellie digis I bought from Funky Kits and only today had I found 2 extra hours (while my little one was sleeping:) for this circle easel card featuring Verity. I followed the sketch and the color inspiration photo at the Sugar Bowl as required to enter the challenge.  I aimed at a distress look of my card and it was a bit difficult to meet all the requirements (colors and sketch) at the same time. Still, I'm quite satisfied with the result:). These Sugar Nellie images are so cute and easy to color! Love them and look forward for the new March release!

So, this is my card:








I took both night and daylight pictures but I'm not satisfied with any of them. As always, the card is prettier than in the picture:).
I haven't made a circle easel card before and I had to cut the circles manually as I don't have extra large circle dies. I added lace to alter a bit the blunt look and distressed a bit the edges.

Ingredients:
Medium; copics (E50, E51, R20, E33,37,47, B02,41,BG10, C1,3)
Papers: Raspberry Road - Josephine Papers and Marianne Design 
Flowers: Magnolia Flower dies, Wild Orchid Crafts roses
Sentiment: Mo Manning
Misc.: ribbon, raffia from a gift bottle of wine (I wonder if there are recycle challenges running these days:)), Robin Nest dew drops, lace from stash (i wish I hadn't  inked the lace with antique linen because it looks kind of dirty instead of antique ...lol), stickles.

Challenges for this card are:

Pixie Cottage: use ribbon
Lothian Crafts: pastel colours
Samuel Taylor: Copic chic


Thanks for coming by again! I hadn't expected so many comments upon my last card and I was overwhelmed by your kindness! Thank you all so much!
Have a great week!

Hugs,Iulia




25 comments:

xxxtglxxx said...

wow Lulia - this is gorgeous! :) what a fantastic job you have made of this sketch and the colouring of this image.

Beautiful details and embellishments and the round easel style card is just brilliant! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

WencheP said...

WOW - this is gorgeous. I absolutely love the image and your colorig is fantastic. Love the layers and the colors and I love all the wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Denise and Louise said...

Really beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Artesania said...

Your circle easelcard is stunning,i like your elelgant style.
Hugs Artesania

Suzanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Your colouring is amazing.
Hugs Sue x

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Wow! This is beautiful, I really love it! Hugs!

Dorcas said...

So pretty lulia!

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is one stunning,card,love that image one of my fav,cant wait for the new ones,to come out your coloring is just brilliant,,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Peggysue said...

Beautiful card Lulia! I love it. I keep seeing these Sugar Nellie images on the web and they are all so beautifully colored.
Quite a difference between the night & day pics. I have found that sometimes the card looks better IRL and sometimes the picture actually looks better than the card!
I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU RIBBONS challenge and hope to see you again!

Tanya R said...

Gorgeous, love your choice of ribbons for this one. Thanks for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Iulia! OHHH!How lovely... and precious. I can't wait to color those images. Your card is so pretty, so girly, love your lace all around and the wonderful flowers. Very very adorable!
Hugs. Danielle.

Christina C. said...

Love your beautiful card! This is such a lovely image and you did a magnificent job showcasing her.....so feminine and delicate!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow, this is beautiful! : )

heidy said...

Oh wow,this is so beautiful
Hugs Heidy

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card.
luv
Debby

Marianne said...

What a beautiful sweetie this is. I love the images as you know. But you made a very very stunning card with it. Your eye for establisments is so nice. Love the lace around the circle.
Hugs Marianne

princesskitten said...

that's just beautiful

kitten DYSU team

Nanda said...

That is a beautiful card and wonderful colord. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

Hugs,
Nanda

Miranda said...

very gorgeous Iulia, love your colouring and your card has some nice details too
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

higs
Miranda

Janna said...

Hi Iulia! Absolutely adorable! Thanks for joining us again at DYSU!Janna

The Spotted Chick said...

SOOOO pretty!! I LOVE the lace and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Suzi said...

A beautiful card, image and design. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Sandy said...

Okay, now I can see that I have to come and live on your blog! Because I rely on the posts, I am missing most of your art work -- well I am here to tell you this will not happen again!! Your artwork is too precious. I love the Magnolia die flower - just got through talking with Pat Frank and said - I adore the flowers that are homemade. Clever idea to stick another flower in the middle. This child is beautiful!
and your card is too!!!!
XO Sandy

Pat said...

Hi Iulia...another stunning creation from you, sweet friend!! I love your DPs...and your coloring is just gorgeous!! The flowers are beautiful...I love the colors you've chosen...and the ribbon and twine is the perfect combination is fancy and rustic! I love, love, love it!! I so enjoy looking at your work, Iulia. I'm so delighted that you've joined us in this fortnight's Sugar Bowl Challenge!! Hugs sweetie!
Pat Frank

MissMary said...

Красота!!!

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