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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sugar Nellie on Marble

I LOVE the Sugar Nellie Images. I have managed to accumulate a few - but there is ALWAYS room for more. Awhile back I joined the All Things Sugar Nellie forum on Paper Craft Planet. Every week there is a challenge and every week there is a winner of THREE Sugar Nellie images of your choice from Funky Kits. This week the challenge is to make your own background paper - NO DSP allowed!! Well, when I saw that, I just KNEW what I was going to do. I love doing the Marble Stone affect - however, I learned many years ago how to do it with just reinkers and a bit of rubbing alcohol (instead of using alcohol inks like they do these days) I have tried doing it both ways, and I much prefer using the reinkers. For one thing - I have ALOT of dye ink reinkers and they worked beautifully on the glossy cardstock. I can also coordinate my marbled background with the other cardstock that I might use on my design. So, I had this piece of marbled cardstock sitting in my bag of scraps just waiting for the perfect opportunity to be used. I was going to have it be the entire backing, but then I played with it a bit more - even went off to work - and decided on this as my final design. I wasn't sure what sentiment to add, so have decided to leave that blank for now. I know she seems to be saying "Hello" or "Happy Birthday" or something along those lines, but I wasn't convinced. I colored her with my prisma color pencils and I was going for colors to coordinate - unfortunately, the metallic gold that I used on her 'fur' didn't quite come out that way. I honestly used gold - but it looks silver to me. I added the little pearls for the final touch.

Thanks for stopping by tonight - I am not sure if I will be posting any more cards tonight, but I am sure going to do some more creating - well, at least I HOPE too!!

~Paula~

7 comments:

Danielle Daws said...

Wow! What a fabulous background! Love your whole card, of course! :-)

xxxtglxxx said...

This is gorgeous! Wow at your background paula, well done! :)
Gorgeous image, and lovely soft colours :) good luck! xx

Paula said...

Looks silver to me too - but it works well. Love your marbling & your colours are so soft. Sorry haven't been leaving comments on everything - you're getting very productive & I can't keep up. Must try harder.....
Paula (PEP)

Linda said...

Love the colours on this beautiful card. I agree The gold does seem to have come out silver! Lovely all the same. Good luck in the challenge

Tracy S said...

Very cool effect, thank you for explaining what you use. I may have to try my hand at that technique sometime.. It is very cool looking.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me some love on the Autumn Thanks card.

scrappyjan said...

very very cute!! I love this SN image one of my favorites..
hugs, Janiel

Debs said...

Lovely card Paula. You are so clever. Debs xx