Monday, 12 January 2009

Spoonful of Sugar #33 & a Pink Petticoat competition!

This is quite a long post - make sure you're comfy! I'm a bit late making this weeks Spoonful of Sugar card but it was a fab sketch from Nikki so I didn't want to miss out! I'm also combining this for a Pink Petticoat competition set by Liz, which is to alter your papers in some way, ie, layering the printing or glittering over it. I decided to layer but a bit differently. I printed out the negative design of Pretty Doodles in Duck Egg Blue, and then printed the positive design in Envy, it fits perfectly inside the white areas (providing you put it th right way up in the printer!)and makes a whole new look! I felt a bit mean entering this for two draws so a made a second using the same sketch and printing with Blossom then Rose.
The cute images (if you were wondering) are from my lovely PB team mate Domi (thanks so much!) and coloured with Copics. The swirly bits around the flowers are thin strips of card which I then curled (I pinched this idea from Bev's blog! Thanks Bev!) It's so dark today - excuse the photos! Thanks for looking!

Stamps - Hanglar StAnglar, donated by Domi and coloured with Copics and a white gel pen
Papers - 'Pretty Doodles' from Pink Petticoat

Ribbon - hanging loops from a jumper!
Lace - Cuddly Buddly
Flowers - stash (the small pink flower was origionally white so I coloured it with the same colour as the dress)
Buttons - stash
Sentiment - computer generated


Mrs Wonka said...

Wow these are stunning! I love them both.

Mrs W x

Nikki said...

What a clever idea, these are both gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards!!! love them :)

Marlene x

Helen said...

These are both gorgeous!
Love the papers and those images are so cute!
Helen x

Pauline C said...

2 fab cards - love the colouring and layouts of both :-)
Pauline x

Stacey said...

These are great Beth! Love the effect you've got from the 2 colour schemes.

I guess I must be really dense as until I saw this layering technique on the PP blog yesterday, it didn't even occur to me that this was possible!

Rach said...

Adorable cards beth,
amazing how the colour changes the whole look. hugs rachxx

Liza said...

Two gorgeous cards Beth, you have beautifully coloured the cute images.

Liza x

lola rose said...

Beth what a fantastic idea. These are gorgeous!
Thank you so much for taking part : )

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two gorgeous cards Beth and your colouring is beautiful, Thanks for joining in our challenge, Hugs, Nikki x

Bev said...

Two fabulous cards Beth, such gorgeous colour combo's.

hugs Bev x

Happy Crafter said...

Gorgeous cards Beth love your colouring and papers :)
Val xxx

Pauline C said...

Hi again hun ... have left you alittle something on my blog
Pauline x

bastel_fee said...

Wonderful cards.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your cards are wonderful and adorable, Beth! Congratulations on winning the PP draw!!