Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Melissa

The latest Sugar Nellie 'Adorables' range of stamps is called Melissa. I think this is possibly my favourite from this series so far.
I printed her out onto linen watercolour paper and coloured her with a mix of distress inks and promarkers.

I tried to tone in the colours with the papers which are from the My Mind's Eye Hattie pad. It is very rare that I like every single paper in a pad stack but this is one of those rare paper stacks pads where every single sheet is gorgeous.
I have got a bit of an 'easel' or different fold' thing going on at the moment. So Melissa is another in the easel category! I matted all the papers onto DCVW cardstock in cordinating colours and distressed some of the edges a bit.

The main image was dusted with Scattered Straw Distress ink and the flowers were a present from Maureen (think she made them whilst she was sitting with her sore ankle up!) and I popped a wee bit of stickles on them for a bit of sparkle! The pearls and ribbon are from my stash and the computer generated sentiment on the front ('I saw this flower') was cut out with a couple of nesties. I then printed out the 'and thought of you' onto the same linen paper and matted and layered it with the rest of the paper stack!
Challenges -
Craft Your Passion - Layers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Friends (and I think this would be nice to send to a friend)
Creative Inspirations - Use a Digi
Paper Sundaes - use any two from Pearls, Die Cuts, Yellow and Sparkle (and I used them all!)  
Our Creative Corner - Easel Card

19 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Viv,so nostelgic, luv Georginaxx

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  2. Lovely card and great colours! Valerie

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  3. Stunning card, I've just posted using the same image, she's a beauty isn't she...love yours!
    Teresa xx

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  4. Job well done! I like everything about your card of art...going back to see more....Tootsie

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  5. She is gorgeous, the papers are lovely as well.

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  6. What a fabulous card. I love the layers and this image is so adorable.Great colour choices..really lovely.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. Wow wow wow I have to say i think this is just so beautiful 10 stars vivvy babe!!!! x

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  8. Really beautiful Viv, LOVE the colours!!

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  9. stunning card viv.the image is so beautiful and i love your colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  10. This is just so soft and sweet. Great job..Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations hope to see you again next week.

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  11. What a beautiful card. I can't think that I have ever seen an MME paper that I didn't like :o)
    Jackie xx

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  12. just gorgeous, I love the image so sweet & colour combo is fab!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

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  13. Hi Viv...I love the layers in your card as well as the color combo. Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

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  14. Wow, this is so nostalgic and beautiful! Thx for sharing with us at Make It Monday, it was lovely to see this!

    Mary J xxx

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  15. Amazing how such simple colouring is so striking! And I love how closely it matches your paper yet it doesn't get lost either. very balanced. Thanks for playing at the OCC this week!

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  16. Adorable! Love the turquoise/yellow color combo!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Hugs,
    Alica ;)

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  17. Absolutely Beautiful.xx

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  18. Just love this one, and the colours are scrummy

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