Deep Ocean Challenge has What a Wonderful Woman as their theme, how apt! and The Secret Crafter has I love you Mum - I do so I'm in!!
Mum loves these Simply Adorable Sugar Nellie images (this is Victoria), digital of course (you know I love my digis!) I love them too! The Sugar Bowl Challenge this time around is to use our Favourite Sugar Nellie stamp (or digi) and this great sketch: using the sketch was no problem - I love a good sketch - but deciding which is my favourite image was a lot harder as I love them all the same... as any good Mum should with her children, lol. Let's say that Victoria is ONE of my favourites.
I coloured with Copics using the pinks and creams of the photo inspiration at Pollycraft challenge. Going for a vintage feel that I felt matched my image, I distressed around the edges of everything (except the pink velvet background paper, which was lush enough IRL!) with some Kaisercraft ink. Bizzy Becs has a Vintage challenge theme and Creative Craft Challenges has Distressed, so I'm entering there too.
The paper on the cream panel has a lovely soft glittered pattern on it, and is a translucent sort of paper, I got it and the velvet from Starfish Lane, love their speciality papers :-) The patterned paper is from my stash (I think it's Basic Grey's Indian Summer) as is the peal card used for matting, the flowers, pearls and rhinestone trim, so I'm entering the Waste Not Wednesdays stash challenge - again!!
Copic Oz and Sweet Stampin' have "Flower " challenges and Papertake Weekly has In the Garden, I think there's enough of a reference here, with my flowers, leafy paper and the sunflowers on Victoria's hat so I'm entering there.
I cut the image panel and the sentiment (which is a digi from Crafts 4 You) with Standard Circles Nesties, I embossed the image panel with the next size down inside it to give the ridged look; I quite like it and will use it again. The mats (and the inside jotting panel) were cut with Lacy Circles Nestabilities. Bearly Mine Challenges wants us to use Dies which I have, so I'm in.
I finished the inside very simply... don't worry, I stuck that horizontal panel on straight before I gave it to Mum, lol. I kept this photo underexposed because it shows the cream paper's glitteriness off better :-)
Crafty Sentiments has a Bingo challenge: I've used Patterned Paper, Coloured Image, Die cuts, Crafty Emma's Store and
Colour Me Copic both have Anything Goes challenges so I'll be entering there too.That's it for today, I'll be back in a day or so with a card using one of my recent purchases... hopefully using more than one, lol!! So many digis, so little time!!
I hope you like my card, my Mum loved it.... but then again, she's my Mum and would probably love anything I gave her :-) Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna