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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Snakes and Curves

Time for a new Lollipop Ladies  challenge.

This one is all about those lovely chewy, juicy jelly snakes.  Who eats the heads first and who chomps on the tails first?  Go on, hands up! I'm a head girl myself - don't like the idea they might whip around and bite me before I get too far ;)


The additional challenge to this image is 

CURVES


My card based on a commercial blank 14 x 14 card from Big W; the DP used is from a Basic Grey Hullo Lucious Paper Pad. The card used is all Stampin'Up - Bravo Burgundy for the lace, Lucky Limeaid for the background and Whisper White for the stamped image. The lace is an SU punched strip. There is a scrap of yellow used too - not sure whose. The stamp itself is one I have had for a long time and got from the UK - not sure of the maker.  The ink used to stamp the image is Memento Black. I then stamped the sentiment in Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Tea Dye using a sentiment from Annabelle Stamps set All Things Grow, and used another SU punch to punch it out!  This is also used to distress the white card and other TH inks are used to colour the image using sponges and care! I used a technique I saw demonstrated on Stamp, Embellish, Create by the talented Kylie.  However, instead of using a crayon, I used the sharpened end of a small white candle to cover the faces of the children in wax, and to put in other places that I wanted to stay whitish. I then sponged the Distress Inks all over the image and rubbed it off the areas with the wax with a tissue.

It is finished off with some Annabelle Stamp Sprinkles and a bit of twine. The curves in mine come from the sprinkles and the lace strip, and the colours reflect those of the lucious jelly snakes!

I am entering this in the Annabelle Stamps Challenge for this week, which is a sketch!
As well, I am entering it into Celebrate the Occasion Challenge  - Birthday Card and
Colour Q challenge has the same colours I used so I will enter that as well!



I like the distressed look it has and the colours remind me of childhood (remember, mine WAS a long time ago!) .

Now, stampers - your turn. Why not make a card or item and enter it into the Challenge.  You have until March 15th to enter.  Do you good! Reminder: no digi's in this one. 

18 comments:

marion said...

Lovely card. Hugs, Marion

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors - I hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/02/52-card-pickup-week-8.html

Virginia L. said...

How lovely is this card! Your use of image and colors are superb! I especially love the distressed edges! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Susan! HUGS! PS: my blog header photo was taken by my daughter Stephanie. Yup, lucky me :)

ScrappyRae10 said...

Great Job!!! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

Curt in Carmel said...

I truly love the vintage look you've captured here. Love the vintage image and how you colored it. This is really awesome! Best, Curt

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Beautiful card, Susan! Thank you so much for joining us at the colourQ this week!

Adrian said...

Nice job, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Val said...

Hi Susan - great card.

Art Journey are in the Netherlands, their address is:

http://www.artjourney.nl/

Hugs
Valxx

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Gorgeous card Susan I love the way you've coloured the image.

I noticed that you are a copic certified teacher, I am in Hobart too and would love to learn. Can you please contact me regarding this.

Thanks

misstreez said...

Love what you did with the colouring and layering of the image. I should think about doing a challenge with the loppipops!

Sue said...

Beautifully done Susan, love all the curves and awesome work with the sketch!
Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a great card.

Noelle said...

Great stripes, and I love the image! Thanks so much for playing at colourQ this week:)

girlia said...

Nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a sweet image with wonderful distressing, beautifully done! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Birthday (must use bling)" challenge :)

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Susan, and I love that image!

Maria x

Christina said...

What a pretty vintage photo and perfect sentiment! Love the distressed edges and natural fiber you added, too. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

Esther said...

Lovely sentiment and fun image make for a great card!!
Thanks for joining CTO this week.