Sunday 18 September 2011

Practice makes?

Hello there

Long post and lots of pictures warning - please ignore post if you don't want to listen to my waffle - I wonder if I've mentioned I talk a lot!!!

Well I'm doing better than I thought - I've got another card made, but I've had to sacrifice a couple of images to keep little one happy while I've been colouring and making!  I've also had to closely supervise the placement of 3d foam squares - otherwise they would've been on the front of the image not the back!  But I'm there and I've got another card to share.

I was sorting out my boxes of made cards yesterday afternoon - some of the cards with bigger embelishments on were getting sadly crushed - and I came across a card that I made with my first Simply Sassy image (Hippy Chick) and thought ahah I remember you, I will stamp you and make you feel less ignored!  I also then thought I wonder if I can improve on the last time I stamped you - so here is the result.  I've posted the original card as well so that, rather than me assuring you that I've improved, you can judge for yourselves.

Front shot:

Detail shot of image:

So the details are: Sugar Nellie; Simply Sassy - Hippie Chick stamp coloured with Promarkers.  Cut out the image and mounted onto a couple of nestie die-cuts.  The embossing is with a Cuttlebug folder (think it's Daises).  
Craftwork Cards card blank and sentiment.
Very simple this time.
The original card:

I wonder can you see the improvement - or is it just me?  

Also do you want to play a game of spot the non-card thing in the picture? 

She said, I just want you to take my picture with the card mummy, it's such a beautiful card and I helped!! How can you resist that?

Anyway enough waffle, am off now to link to challenges.

Normality tomorrow - she's back at school - yaayy!  Now I never thought I'd be saying that a few months ago!

Cheerio all,


Challenge entered - again! -

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 67 - Erika's sketch (what can I say, I love a sketch!) the scraps are the shimmery paper.

For the first time for ages I'm entering the Less is More challenge - which is anything goes week 33 trying to reach 1000 submissions.  Ladies, I'm not sure if it is enough Less for you?  Feel free to delete if it's too much.

Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge 84, Clean and Simples


Chrissie said...

I have to say that your colouring has come on apace since you first had this image!... Lots of white on the card too Sarah... layers? well, the design is CAS.
Great to see you back again!
Thanks so much for joining us in our attempt at the 1000 submissions!
"Less is More"

Wendy said...

Hi Sarah,love your sassy stamp she's gorgeous and coloured so beautifully,well done Emily for helping Mummy.
Wendy xx

Laney said...

absolutely gorgeous Sarah!! and practice definitely makes perfect hun!! nice to see your little sweetie in the photo too!!

Christine L said...

Oooh lovely card Sarah - love all that texture - and your little helper is so pretty and obviously good in getting the sticky pads in the right place!!

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card Sarah. Hippie chick was my first Sassy and I think she is still my favourite. Your colouring is fab with the extra shading. Well done Emily on helping mummy with this fabulous card. Debs xx

Berry said...

Lol you are just like me Sarah! I saw this image on a blog recently and realised I hadn't inked her up in about a year so had to again! I think your colouring has definately improved much more shadow and depth, a fab job! Hugs Rebekah xx

coops said...

stunning card sarah.i love the white on white and gorgeous sassy and yes your colouring is fantastic, fab shading and depth :D

xx coops xx

Digi Darla said...

I think they are both beautiful, but the latest card has more depth. I like the white on white layering and different textures...really makes the Hippie Chick stand out. Kudos Sarah!
XXXX~Darla Please visit my challenge blog sometime Thanks!

Mandi said...

Super job! beautifully coloured
Thank you for entierng our challenge for 1000 entries!

"Less is More"

Julie C. said...

Hi Sarah,
Love your card. Sassy certainly have more colour and depth on her face now. How did you manage to emboss just the middle part (circle part) of your die cut? So the scallop part is not embossed but the middle circle area is? Teach me, teach me!! ^_^

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

White on White is my ultimate favourite style along side CAS..i adore this card. Hippie chick is my fav Sassy! and coloured beautifully

Thanks for playing in The Sugar Bowl this time

Ali x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...

thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx