Tuesday, 26 April 2011


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


georgina said...

This is beautiful Viv,so nostelgic, luv Georginaxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card and great colours! Valerie

Teresa said...

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

Paper Bagley said...

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

Jan Ltc said...

Lovely card Viv xx Jan

Meggymay said...

She is gorgeous, the papers are lovely as well.

Chrissy said...

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.


June Nelson said...

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

Maureen said...

Really beautiful Viv, LOVE the colours!!

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Debbie said...

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.


Jackie said...

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

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

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

Jennifer Rzasa said...

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!

Mary J said...

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

Rebecca Ednie said...

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!

Alica said...

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

Alica ;)

Lee said...

Absolutely Beautiful.xx

WendyK said...

Just love this one, and the colours are scrummy