Gorjuss Blossom

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Good Morning!

I've wanted to participate in the Sugar Bowl sketch challenges for a while now, but the timing was never right...until now. This biweekly challenge was a great inspiration because a few of weeks ago I had just received a couple if these sweet Gorjuss Girl images from a dear friend and immediately colored them up.

The sketch for this round was really creative, so I just had to give it a go!

I'm using the Purrfect Friend stamp (minus the little kitty) from Funky Kits. Instead of breaking out my SU reinkers, I used my Distress Inks this time to color up the image. They give a much softer look don't you think? The edges of the panel were sponged heavily with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. It was then matted with two pieces of vanilla cardstock and machine stitched.

I used my go-to paper K&Company vintage papers when I want to create a vintage looking card. They're perfect for this style of card because they already have an aged look to them. The other layers were sponged with Vintage Photo around the edges and machine stitched. The little scalloped border on the vertical panel was created with decorative scissors. Those scissors have served me well!

I then added some finishing touches like the vintage Prima flowers, vintage brads, adhesive rhinestones and the sentiment, which is a rub-on. There's some serious weight to this card because I finished off the inside to it as well.

I've been toying with the idea of selling my cards, and this may be my very first one. I want to do it right though, so I need to pick up a few things first and set up a store somewhere. If you're interested; stay tuned!

I may not have anything to post tomorrow because I'm working on a project, but I'll be back on Friday! Have a great Wednesday.

Stamps: Sugar Nellie 'Gorjuss Girls - Purrfect Friend'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black, Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Distress Inks 'Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain'
Papers: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Bazzil Basics, PP - K&Company 'Classic K Margo Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestones, Making Memories 'Spring' Rub-on, Prima Marketing Inc 'Nursery Tales Collection' Vintage Style Flowers, Making Memories Vintage Brads, Sponging, Machine Stitching, Decorative Scissors, Dimensionals


Mary Giles said...

This is just soooo pretty to look at and I loooove that little pearl accent on her dress. Sandra your cards are top notch! You'll do well with selling them.

Penni said...

Love this Gorguss Girl.

I've never coloured with my Distress Inks, maybe I should give it a try, it looks fantastic.


Tiets said...

what a great card you've made! Thanks for joining the sugar bowl challenge!
Hugs Tiets

Minxy said...

The most gorjuss colouring on a most gorjuss card, off to see the rest of your blog :O)

Heather P. said...

Beautiful work!!

kadie said...

This is utterly flawless. Your cards are remarkable!

daisy said...

she looks just fab!!!
love the colors


Lilian said...

Your card is just beautiful! Love everything about it from the coloring, sponging, flowers and vintage details. Just gorgeous! You'll have no problems selling this card - it's great!
Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge and hope to see you in the next one too.

Nunt said...

This is so lovely! I want her to be mine :D


Catherine said...

Sandra, I have fallen in absolute love with this card! That sketch is awesome, but what you've done with it is truly amazing! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the vintage look of this - from the DP to the flowers to the colors - LOVE IT!

Janiel/ janny said...

Morning Sandra, LOVE YOUR CARD!!! Love the coloring you have done with you destressed inks...This look of this card is STUNNING... hugzz janny

Barbara said...

Stunning card!! I love the colors you chose and you colored the image perfectly! These are such adorable girls. Absolutely Gorjuss!

~amy~ said...

Love it my dear...your coloring is always spectacular!

Tracy said...

Ohhh NZ born. Where were you born and how old were you when you left?
Love the card you have made, lucky you being closer to great stamps that are sold.. slim pickings here!!!

Teri said...

Love this card! It's perfect!

Teri xx

Tab said...

Utterly gorgeous, sweetie! Just adore the image and the layout is divine!
Hugs Tab xxx

Christine said...

This is a great sketch. I love sketches with a lot of layers. She is lovely!


Judy McMullen said...

Another beautiful creation, Sandra! Love all the little details particularly double matting the image panel! Wow! What impact it gives to that image. Love how you used the rhinestone embellishments. Love it all!

I think you'll be very successful selling your cards. Will you be doing it with Etsy?

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Beautiful coloring and I love the smooth colours of the papers. The strass stones are perfect.

Sunny regards, Renata

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Stunning Sandra!! Your coloring and color palette are fabulous!! Love the papers and the warm, cozy vintage feel!! WOWsers girl!! Sell away!! You'll do fabulously!!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Gorgous card Sandra, love the image and the beautiful papers and colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

Anonymous said...

I generally just about fall over when I see your amazing cards and this is definitely no exception! I adore it. The colors and layout are perfect. And anyone would be lucky to be able to buy your art - I'm lucky enough to have a few as gifts!

Kerry D-C said...

oooh...Sandra, this is STUNNING! Just perfect! I don't think you will have any troubles selling this beauty!

Rebecca Ednie said...

she should sell easily! what a sweetie

Tracey said...

What a beautiful card! I am sure she will sell quickly! :)

Jessica Diedrich said...

Nothin' like a GORGEOUS Gorjuss card! This is soooo awesome-totally shabby chic-my fave style! You did a beautiful job w/ this one!

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