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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Colour Create a Truly Scrumptious Polka Doodle for The Sugar Bowl and Stampalot!

The challenge this month at Sir Stampalot is "ladies and fashion".   I thought it was perfect for this beautiful image by Leanne Ellis for Sugar Nellie called "All is not lost".  The Sugar Bowl has a brilliant sketch which I rotated and I opted to use one "Reflections" and two "Melody" papers by Prima (the brown matting is actually patterned with blue dots) in keeping with Polka Doodles request for "three patterned papers" and the "vintage" theme at Truly Scrumptious.  Colour Create want us to use "pink, blue and brown".  I didn't use acetate or crackle glaze which were optional.
The beautiful girl is coloured with Copics - for some reason(and it might be the heat in my Craft Croft) my Copics weren't blending very well and if anyone has any ideas why I would be interested to know)  and I have decoupaged four of the roses on the image.  Three extra paper roses (from stash) and a Martha Stewart punched butterfly provide some additional embellishment.  The sentiment "you're so special" is by Hero Arts and was (very riskily for me) stamped straight onto the finished card.
For those of you with Smellovision on your computers, lean in close and have a sniff.  My card is scented with roses!
Vintage is not something I usually do but I was very pleased with this finished card and I hope the intended recipient - the sweet daughter of my best friend will like it too!

22 comments:

pinky said...

Lesley thats just gorgeous, love all your beautiful papers and what an image!! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month.
Pinky

*Vicki* said...

Wowzer Lesley!! This is so gorgeous hun!! LOVE your coloring and stunning layout!! :)

CraftyC said...

Hi Lesley, it was so nice to meet you at Ally Pally, love meeting fellow crafters and its so nice to put a real face to the name. This is a gorgeous card. The colours are so pretty and a beautiful image. Have a good week!
Clairexx

Faye said...

Oh Lesley, this is very feminine and elegant, a lovely piece. xxx

Maya said...

Ohh i so love this image!
It is truly gorgeous, and you have colored her to perfections!!
Awesome card ♥
Hugs from Maya

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie wow this is soooo beautiful. Love this stamp I have 3 of these stamps but cant remember which ones lol. Love the colours on this & the papers are extremely drool worthy......this is amazingly gorgeous hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Lesley. Your coloring is perfect. Great job.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous beautiful card Lesley.
luv
Debby

Saskia said...

Great to see your lovely work at Polka Doodles, thanks!!!

Saskia :)

brenda said...

What a geat image Lesley and beautifully coloured.

Thank you so much for joining us at Stampalot challenge and good luck.

B x

Annie said...

a beautiful card Lesley, an adorable image and such pretty papers and embellishments.
hugs, annie x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such a beautiful creation!
hugs
kim x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Lesley - the colours and papers are fab!! A certain person is sure to adore it!! Juliexx

Dorcas said...

Congrats on your win at Mo’s Blog Hop! Please email me with your mailing address so I can get your goodies sent out to you. Also you need to email Mo with your choice for a free digi.
Great work!
southernnewfiegirl@gmail.com

Sally H said...

Wow, Lesley! This is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Sarita said...

This is just beautiful Lesley, the colurs are gogeous and the image is really striking,
Fab fab work as ever,
Love Sarita xx

Colette said...

just gorgeous!, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

Tip Top said...

Lovely card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in the Polkadoodles 3 dp's challenge - great to see your lovely work! Cheers Claire x

Janiel/ janny said...

Holy cow PQ!! This is a stunning card!! I love that image!! Beautiful details!!!
hugs and thanks for joining us at colour crate this time a around!.
Janiel

Fliss said...

Really lovely card Lesley. A lovely image and great colour choice.
Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles 3 patterned papers challenge and good luck!
x