Monday, 12 April 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge and some wonderful news at Sweet Pea Stampers.
We are very excited to announce that we are now sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps. One lucky person will be picked at random each week as the winner of a Sweet Pea image from Sweet Pea Stamps .

This weeks prize is ©ching-chou kuik's Puppet Angel in the Circus

Each month we will also have a "Card of the Month" and this person will win three Sweet Pea Stamp images.

This week we challenge you to include Acetate on your project, something I very seldom use so had to get the old grey matter working for this one.

I stamped onto acetate with Stazon then turned it over and added Art Institute glue and glitter to her dress and glamour dust to wings, light touches to her hair and sun/moon.

I then stamped again with Memento ink onto card and coloured her hair, skin, sun/moon with Copics - sorry forgot to take piccie of this part - then I chalked the background.

Once all glues were dry I then added more Art Institute glue onto the already glittered parts and carefully aligned the acetate onto the card and left once again to dry. I then trimmed the finished image and matted onto navy blue card from stock.


Ink: Copic Ciao
Sentiment: SU
Papers: BG Wisteria
Punches: Martha Stewart and X Cut
Roses: Hobby Craft
Ribbons: Kan Ban
Chalks: Dovecraft
Glitter & Glue: Art Institute and Glamour Dust
Pearls and charm from my stash


Allsorts - Petals and Pearls
Crafty Angels - My Favourite Things ... as you all know mine are fairies, angels etc
Corrosive - Textures
Flutter By Wednesday - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Incy Wincy Designs - Something Magical
Inky Impressions - Charm It
Paper Cutz - 3 different papers (3rd is on sentiment)
PaperPlay - Shiny Happy People - use a "person" stamp/image, but it must have gloss, shimmer or sparkle on it.
Pixie Dust Studio - Things With Wings
Quirky Crafts - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Textures


Teri said...

Fabulous work with the acetate hun. Love all the glitter. And well done finding all those challenges to enter!!
Teri x

Mrs Wonka said...

WOW what a beautiful card!

Mrs Wonka xxx

Debbie said...

A gorgeous card Nicola, the papers and flowers are so pretty and I love how you have glittered the clever!
Debbie x

Shirl said...

Just stunning you I adore stamping. Good luck with our first ever top 3.
Hugs Shirley x x x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Nicola!! Just love this Sweet Pea image and how you used the Wisteria paper!! Elegant layout and stunning coloring!! Way to go on all those challenges. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!!

I hope all is well...miss you!


Cheryl said...

oh hun this is gorjus love how you have stamped onto the acetate,great detail too thanks hun for joining us at incy too hugs cheryl xxxx

Kendra said...

Really love how soft the chalks look behind the acetate! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at SSDS!

Pascale said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous Nicola the glitter on the acetate looks amazing and I never would of thought that is what you had done. I love the whole card makes the image look so stunning. Way to go with the challenges too he he Hugs Pascale

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omg!!! you make it sound & look so easy! this is gorgeous! wowza!

margie c said...

Wow! This is stunning, Nicola! I cannot believe that that she is on acetate! Beautiful coloring!

Thank you for joining the Pixies this week :)
hugs, margie

brenda said...

Hi Nicola

This is just gorgeous. These Sweet Pea stamps are creeping up all over the place and I am thinking I 'need' some.

Thank you for joining in my Petals and Pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

B x


Hello Nicola, hope your well hunny. Its actually sunny here at the moment, although nowhere near as warm as where you are i suspect! I am loving your card hunny what a gorgeous creation, i love that image and the glitter you've added gives it so much sparkle. Hope you have a lovely evening, hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Nicola this is so very beautiful!
kim x

Spyder said...

wow what a wonderful take on my sketch! I'm loving all the glitter around your lovely image. The flowers are gorgeous and so are the papers. Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Sketch' challenge this week, hope to see you next time too!

Birgit said...

Amazing card! I wasd trying to follow how you did this and I am lost but so wondrously lost:) It is beautiful

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Nicola what a little beauty this is I love the papers and design and how fabulous to see the image glittered fabulous work my friend.
Lorraine x

Biscuitlid said...

wow Nicola - works a treat, what an ab fab creation. Very very pretty

Jodi said...

Nicola!! This is just gorgeous! I love that you did this on acetate and the pretty coloring you did too!! Thanks for joining us at FBW!
Jodi =)

Danni said...

This is stunning!! Oh so gorgeous Nicola!

Kat said...

This is lovely. Love the texture. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Liz said...

Wow thats Stunning work Love the image too Thank you for joining Shinny happy people at paperplaY this week hope you join us girls next week too A really stunning card very clever indeed
opps thankis for entering Incy too

Linda L said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous!Were did you learn that technique? It is wonderful!
Thanks you for joining us at SSDS this week.
I am having a blog celebration at my blog and I would love to have you join in the fun if you haven't yet.

Nikki said...

This is just gorgeous that's so kewl what you've done with the acetate :)

Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki
& I have some digi candy till 15th too HERE

AmandaB said...

Wow Nicola, your card is super GLAM!!! I LOOOOOOVE IT!!!!Thanks for joining us at SSDS the week..


debby4000 said...

WOW this is gorgeous Nicola, stunning image.

Paula said...

Wow this is stunning Nicola the image looks amazing and i love the layout and fab detail.
Paula xxxx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Nicola, love the sparkle and wonderful colours!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

OMG Nicola this is absolutely stunning, what a fantastic way to use her on the acetate she looks fabulous. Your beaded charm and flowers look so pretty and i love the sentiment circle too. xxx

Kimberly S said...

Wow Nicola, this is gorgeous! Amazing work, just beautiful! :)

Chris (catt871) said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! All that glitter really brings her to life!!! LOVE this! THANKS for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs!

Caro said...

So beautiful, thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts

Helen Dooley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for plauing along at PCC this week.

Heather "Hev" said...

Wow this is absolutely fantastic :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge this week!! Good Luck !!

Please visit my personal blog Vanilla Hevn

Julie M said...

Super card, Nicola - love the acetate technique - and all that glitter.

Thanks for entering my challenge on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Deanne said...

love your image and how you created her, great take on the sketch too, thanks for sharing and joining in wiht us at quirky crafts :)

ERICA said...

Holy awesome! This is so beautiful. About 5 years ago, I did the same technique (acetate and glitter) and, thanks to you, I'm inspired to do it again! Thanks for joining us over at SSDS!!

freckleface said...

Beautiful all the glitter... Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Tam said...

Hi Nicola,

Great job! Awesome creation.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.
Good luck..

Kirsten said...

Fabulous card loving all the "petals & Pearls and the image looks super...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts Hugs Kirsten...x

Debby said...

Amazing & Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at The Corrosive Challenge blog!

Kim Yu said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inky Impressions!

Susie Sugar said...

Oh Wow spectacular Nicola really beautiful xx

Aussie Witch said...

Hi Nicola,

WOW Just beautiful....great work. Thank you again for all your helpful advise.

Cheers Syl