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Saturday, September 15, 2012


The Lollipop Ladies next challenge involves Gobstoppers.  For those of you who have no idea what they are, they are big, round and very sweet (a bit like me!) and once you have one in your mouth you cannot talk for a long time!!!!!!

Challenge #54 - Gobstoppers!

A year with Gin!  She says-

"The last year has flown by. I've enjoyed coming up with a range of challenges and seeing so many of your creations rise to the challenge. In light of the fact that the Lollipop Ladies has managed to be 'everlasting' for a little longer, this fortnights challenge is (once again): "

 With the additional challenge of Monochrome!  
Choose your favourite colour and away you go!

Guest DT spots are able to be won each fortnight
and our sponsor this fortnight is: Mad for Markers*
(thanks to Sammi).
A choice of 3 of her digi stamps.
So cool :-)

Remember to link up your entries to be in for the chance at the prize and Guest DT spots...
Prize will only be offered if 7 or more entries partake in the challenge.

I took one look at this photo and my eyes were drawn to the green.  However I knew which stamp image I was going to use, so I didn't think green would go that well and perhaps I should use yellow. When I looked at the Copic pens I had my yellows were low in number and I had more greens than any other colour family. So green it was!  The stamp is from one of four I got as a freebie from Craft Stamper magazine when I renewed my subscription - they arrived with no explanation out of the blue one day, and I fell in love with them but have only managed to ink one up so far - this one! It is by Michael Powell - Square Individual Urban Stamps (Docrafts). I used about 16 different greens, going over into the aqua's as well (blue-greens) - too many to mention by number. 

The image is mounted on some Gumball Green SU, and the background paper is from a Basic Grey Hello Luscious pad.  I wanted it to have the feel of a paining hanging on the wall. The sentiment will be inside.  The  base card is one of the few remaining pieces of Handsome Hunter by SU I have left.  Such a good colour that one was. The ribbons came in a pack of small green ribbons purchased at some stage last year as I though they would be useful for Christmas cards and never used! A green brad and a bit of repurposed black cord completed the card.  

This photo is taken in a brighter light (you can see the sun was out). 

Mad for Markers have a challenge to use green, so thought I would enter that as well.


Dr Sonia S V said...

How lovely the tiny houses look such a cute village

Gail said...

Love all those greens and such a pretty image.

Lauren said...

What a fantastic image. I love the way you've coloured it.

Merry said...

This is so lovely Susan....beautifully coloured and such a terrific image.

Elaine said...

Awww, makes me want to go and visit this little place. I really like how you made you image a 'painting' on your card. Clever idea.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

I love the image of the homes and you I really like how you colored them. Great mix of greens. Thanks for the inspiration.


Anonymous said...

I love this. Great colouring.

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful seaside scene Susan, great colouring, thank you for joining us in our Mad for Markers Colouring challenge this month, take careX:)

Sammi said...

This is lovely Susan! LOVE those Greens!!
Thanks for playing along at Mad for Markers in our Spring Growth challenge!