Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge 21 Tiets' Sketch

I have loved this Sugar Nellie image since I got it this past summer but I have been waiting to use it until it got closer to winter. When I saw that Sugar Nellie's challenge 21 Tiet's Sketch was a Christmas or winter card I pulled it right out! Since blue and purple are my favorite colors to use I knew exactly how I wanted her to look. It did take many, many tries before I decided on the the back round DP and the accent papers all around her. The rectangle strips are actually one piece of DP that is two-sided and the circle is SU shimmer CS that I embossed.
The snowflake strip that is across the center of the card is made from the new Martha Stewart punch around set. I was lucky enough to get both punches as a set and with a 50% off coupon it was a real bargain! I did stamp little white snowflakes on the CS to dress it up a bit. I also glittered and put silver pearl stickers on each snowflake. I love sparkle so all the other snowflakes on the card are glittered and have a silver pearl also. Her muff I wanted to look furry so I added white flock.
This card seemed to take me a lot longer than most of the cards I make. I guess I had too many choices on what to use on it. I am happy with the end creation and I hope you are too.
Stamps: Sugar Nellie, SU (circle saying)
Paper: SU Bliss Blue, Lovely Lilac, Shimmer White, DP Melissa Frances,
Inks: Copics, Memento Black, SU Ballet Blue
Accessories: MS Punch Around Punch, EK Success snowflake Punches, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Maya Road Felt Snowflakes, SEI Jewel Brad, Recollections Silver Pearl Stickers, Hero Arts Blue Rhinestones, Art Institute Glitter, White Flock, Misc. Snowflake Charms and ribbon
Thank you for stopping by to see my Sugar Nellie winter creation. If you like it I would love to know. I really do appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me.
Enjoy this beautiful Fall weekend,


Debs said...

What a beautiful card, love the image and how you have coloured her. The snowflakes are the perfect finishing touch. Good luck with the challenge. Debs xx

miriam said...

wat een mooie prachtige kaart.

Peggy said...

Beautiful colors Mary! I love how this card came out! Very delicate!

mamichelle said...

That is beautiful, Mary! Love the stamp and all your details.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card!! I adore this image and all your snowflakes are just gorgeous!!!!

cats whiskers said...

This is such a stunning card dear, love your wonderful colouring, just love the cool blues
Hugs Jacqui x

Kerry D-C said...

this is STUNNING!! A blue beauty!! I am a little surprised by your color choice though....I never thought of you as a BLUE person. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!