Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge 8

Afternoon ladies, this card is for The Sugar Bowl Challenge 8, where there is a fabulous sketch to follow. At this point I must make a mental note to myself to actually enter the card for the challenge, I totally forgot to add yesterday's card to the challenge blogs!!! What an idiot I can be sometimes!!!!

I have been dying to use my new Gorjuss girl stamps that I got for my birthday and I couldn't wait to make this card. The image has been coloured with distress inks and the papers are all papermania. This is the first time I have coloured black hair and been happy with it. I still have a bit of practicing to do, but I think its passable!! (well I hope it is!!)

I have used core'dinations gemstone cardstock for the embossed panel and it has been embossed using my swiss dots folder. I actually embossed the wrong side of the card by accident, but I wanted the pearly sheen to show, so the panel has....Mmmm.... "inverted" embossing!!!!

The sentiment was computer generated using the font lucinda handwriting and I kept the embellishments to a minimum as there are so many layers of different papers to add detail.

For the inside I used my other Gorjuss girl (isn't she pretty!) and the papers are also papermania. I used a labels one nestie to provide an area to write a sentiment.

Card/Paper: White and black card, Papermania - venetian skies
Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Gorjuss girls - Sitting and Just a Girl
Colouring: Distress inks - black soot, tattered rose, worn lipstick, broken china, fired brick and weathered wood.
Embellishments: Jewels
Tools: Water brush, cuttlebug, labels one nesties, swiss dots embossing folder, scalloped scissors, sponge
Thanks for looking x


  1. Awe Liza, this card is absoloutely stunning - love your dp´s, inverted embossing and as always your wonderful colouring. Inside is so beautiful too.
    Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. -x-

  2. Hiya Liza, oooh I just love the blues on this card! gorgeous colouring. hope you have entered it lol. Joey.x

  3. Gorjuss card Liza. Beautifully coloured and I love the different blue papers that you have used. Think I have these somewhere myself, must dig them out. Hope you are well. Hugs, Lainy x

  4. Hi Liza, You did such a great job on her hair. It looks just awesome. What a wonderful LO. I love all of the different papers you used. The inside is just as cute as the outside. It's like a little gift all in itself.

  5. wowwww Liza,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp and colour.
    so beautiful papers.

    hugs Riet.x

  6. Your card is totally gorjuss!!!!

    I wasn't keen on those papermania papers but seeing what you've done I really like them.


  7. Incredibly pretty card Liza and a lovely colour combo :) Donna x

  8. wow Liza what a great card, love the colours you have used

  9. Oh this is adorable, fabulous gorjuss girls and papers.

  10. Fabulous and gorgeous, love it :)
    Thanks for joining in the challenge!
    Marlene x

  11. Super card, love the inside too. I've entered for the first time this week. Hope it won't be my last!!!

  12. Another beauty! Love these papers (I was using them just this morning lol). Such a sweet image too x

  13. This is gorjuss Liza, wonderful papers and love how you've done the inside of the card too.

    Joanne x

  14. Gorgeous card. I love these papers!

    Kim x


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Liza x