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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Sweet Stampin Improvements

We have a new challenge this week at Sweet Stampin where we want you to make your own background paper.  Now I didn't see this as meaning "No Design Papers", I only saw it as having to make at least one of my own.  
My post on Thursday was a card I made using The Sugar Bowl fabulous sketch and a colour combo of Black, White and one other colour (I chose red).  I wasn't entirely happy with it - but I'm very grateful for all of the lovely supportive and appreciative comments.  So for Sweet Stampin this week, I decided to go back to the drawing board and make a few more cards using the same image and basic sketch from last week's Sugar Bowl challenge but improving on my last effort.
I think Leanne Ellis' little "Poinsettia Girl" is one of my favourite Christmas images and in my mind these new and improved makes are much better than my last one!   
 I really like how ONLY the poinsettia has any colour (aside from the skin tones).  It's glazed too.   I used Copics and Promarkers to colour the image and two of the papers are Stampin Up (I think). The paper in the background is the one I made myself, by stamping part of this Inkadinkadoo Christmas Tree stamp around the edge.  Why not join in with us at Sweet Stampin this week and make your own design paper.  We are sponsored by Ladybug Crafts for this challenge and our sponsor for the month of December is Crafty Emma's Store so lots of great prizes to be had too!

11 comments:

Kristel said...

This is really wonderful Lesley!
Hugs Kristel

Dena said...

Well, I really liked the other one too, but this one is totally gorgeous also. I can't believe you are so clever to use a part of that Christmas tree!!! Very effective!!! I do like the little "pop" of red on the poinsettia, sets it off nicely!!!
Hugs, Dena

dolcreations said...

This is just gorgeous Lesley! I love the softness that you have created....and what an awesome idea to use part of the Christmas tree for the edge!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Lesley these are utterly beautiful!
hugs
kim x

Abi said...

Well I love them all Lesley! It truly looks stunning with only the poinsettia in colour. Love the backing paper too, very ingenious use of the Christmas tree stamp! Hugs x

Lorraine said...

i just love these cards and omg how clever to use the tree to decorate the edges i would never have guessed xx

Lindsey said...

Absolutely stunning Lesley! I love your hand made paper, what a clever idea and the colour scheme is beautiful!
Enjoy the weekend
Linds x

Vicky said...

Well hello Mrs Clever-Clogs how are you this frrrreeezing winter night. Lol this is fabulous hunni I absolutely love how you have made the paper its fantastic & a VERY clever idea.... Hope you having a good weekend hunni.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Val said...

Hi Lesley - catch up for me. Lovely image, and fab paper - really clever.
Hugs
Valxx

*Vicki* said...

Huh?!! I thought it looked so beautiful anyway girl!! I adore your creations!!

Faye said...

I do like the first effort, but I have to say, I like this more. The poinsettia really pops out and makes a great focal point. xxx