Thursday, 25 February 2010

Sweetpea bloghop

















Hi and welcome to the sweetpea bloghop! Are you inpressed yet with the wonderful creations made from the new line?

If you have come from the talented Alex then you're on the right track, if not, please start at the sweet pea blog so you don't miss anything.
Today we are showing you projects made from Plate #36 ching-chou kuik sheet #10 and a new line drawn by Elaine Cox. The stamp I have used is from Plate #34 Elaine Cox's series. It's just as wonderful to colour as the rest and the details are stunning!

They will be released on Monday, but you can already order them today!

Since the sweetpea stamps are all so beautiful I want to keep the cards quite simple. I started out with a very simple design, but thought it didn't look like I had put in any effort, so I worked on it some more.
Here's how it looked first. I really wanted the image to pop:
















I decided to work on it a little more, adding some more details:

















And finally here's the finished one. I added some dimensional glaze to the butterfly in left corner and it made the paper curl a bit. I didn't add any edge around the card because it took away focus from it. Now isn't this a summery card. The image is coloured with promarkers and I've added some pink shimmerz to her dress and white twinkling h2os to the wings. You can see it best in the image above.
















I'm entering this card for a couple of challenges:
lili of the valley - sketch
promarker challenge - baby pink and tulip yellow+stitching
cute daisy may - flowers
stamp with fun - stitch
flutter by wednesdays - open


Tip of the day:
I coloured in a white silk ribbon with the same promarkers I used for the image to make it match perfectly. This way you only need to buy white ribbons and you always have a ribbon to match. If you are talented you can even doodle on it to make it more personal. The colours on my ribbon were a bit strong, so I used the backside. I also made a bow where I added some glitterglue.
Here's how I made the bow:
Take two pieces of ribbon, the desired size of the bow x2 and a smaller piece 3 times as he ribbonwidth.
Add glue to the edges of the longer piece and fold it so the edges meet in the middle:

 Then take the smaller piece and fold it around the middle. Don't glue on the front, only the edges in the back.
Ta daa, you're done. You can use the same ribbon or different widths and colours or even types. Why not an organza ribbon with a silk middle? Here is the fantstic glue I use for everything. It dries clear and is perfect to add metal, plastic or just about anything.
How would you like to win a free sheet of stamps from sweetpea? We will pick one winner for one free sheet of stamps. You must post a comment on each blog posting to be entered in the drawing. We will announce the winner on Saturday, February 27th.
These sheets will begin shipping on March 1st.


Now continue the hop to Jennifer's wonderful creations.

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53 comments:

Faerielore said...

oh wow this image is just so pretty, love the soft colours xxx

Naoual said...

Hi Katarina, the image you used is stunning and your card is really beautiful, love the papers you used!

Hugs, Naoual xx

Melissa said...

She's so sweet! What a pretty card!

COCO said...

whooooouahhhh !!!!! your tutoriel is very fab and the new stamps gorgeous I love it !!!!
hugs coco

Angela said...

Love these soft spring colors Katarina!! Just beautiful!!!
Hugs:)
Angela

JAN said...

gorgeous card so ethereal

thank you for the tutorial

Marcea said...

This is gorgeous, love your colours that you have used - thanks for the tip too
-x-

Dawn said...

how pretty! I love how the total look changes by adding a few elements...so pretty!!!

Lorraine said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL I LOVE THE LIGHT SHADES USED AND THANKYOU FOR SHARING HOW YOU MADE YOUR CREATION I HAVE FOUND IT VERY INSPIRATIONAL XX

Teresa said...

lovely image and thanks for the tip
TERESA XX

Angelwood said...

Very beautiful card. Love this sweet image. hugs, Angela

Lorraine said...

this is stunning thankyou for sharing xx

Mag said...

Wow so sweet colors !!! Thanks for the tip !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Connie said...

Love your take on this image Katarina. Thanks for the ribbon tip also.
Connie

Caroline said...

This is so sweet!!! Caroline x

gina g said...

Beautiful work Katarina, such a beautiful image and thanks for your tip. luv gina xx

Alex said...

Katarina- this card is STUNNING! I like it in each version, but the last one everything about the card just pops! WONDERFUL!

Crazy Creations said...

Love your card and Thank you for the tip I will try it.Hugs Sarah

Etha said...

Beautiful coloring on this image! Thanks for the ribbon tip!!

Bobbi said...

Such a great card. I love the colors you used and the butterflies are cute. Thanks for the tip on the ribbon!

Gina said...

Beautiful card, I love your image and the papers and things you selected showcase your image perfectly! Thanks for the ribbon tip too!

Wilfreda said...

Looks very pretty. Great tip.

Rachel said...

Just lovely!!!!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Katarina, what a great card and that image is superb. These new sweat pea images are just adorable, i love them all! great blog hop too, thank you for the inspiration. Hugs Linda x

Josephine said...

Such pretty, soft colours and a wonderful result.

Tanya Rudd said...

So pretty, love the pastel look. Thank you for the ribbon tips.
Hugs
Tanya

Michelle Rivera said...

What lovely colors you chose and love your card.

WickedPixie said...

Beautiful card! You have made me want this set too! There are not enough stamping hours in the day!! :-)Traci

Micki said...

WOW girl, this is absolutely beautiful. I got busy at work and now just have a few minutes....wow.. absolutely love it.

Brocéliane said...

what a lovely card :)

Sammi said...

GORGEOUS card! such a sweet image and you've showed it off perfectly!! :D
Thanks for the tutorial! Awesome!
Sammi
xx

Randi said...

Gorgeous card Katarina!! The pastel coloring is so pretty and perfect for this image. Your ribbon came out beautiful!

Kerry said...

So pretty, and love the project. Stunning!

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Katarina,i am certainly impressed with the new stamps.And thanx for the tips on the ribbons.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Emma said...

Love that image! You have done an amzing job with it. I love all the shimmer, jus gorgeous!

Annette said...

Hi Katarina, beautiful card, gorgeous layout and dsp, thanks for the ribbon tip, take careX:)

Elise said...

oooh! I love all the sparkles and you've coloured her beautifully! What a wonderfully pretty card!
hugs,
elise

Tammy said...

This is such a pretty card! I love how you have colored her and thank you so much for the bow tutorial!!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors!

jigglymills said...

Love your card and ribbon tutorial! Thanks for sharing! :)

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours
Hugs, Sandra

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing at CDM this week.
Pinky

Danni said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Michele said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you've coloured in the gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katarina, what a beautiful card. The image is gorgeous and the ribbon looks fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

TG said...

Wow what a stunning card, i love that image and your colouring is amazing!!!
Thanks for taking my PfP challenge, good luck!
Hugs Tracy x

Kimberly S said...

Just gorgeous! I'll have to try your tip out sometime too! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday!! :)

Lil Sis said...

Thanks for joining us at CDM with such a fabulous card - hope to see you next week

Beccy x

Lora said...

What a pretty card. That image is just fab!
Thanks for joining us at CDM this week.
Lora x

Avril Ann said...

Super cute card, thank you for playing along at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxx

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous i love the papers they really make the image stand out, thanks for joining us at LOTV hugs Pops x

Bev said...

Beautiful card, the colours are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week x

CraftyC said...

I love the image, she is so pretty.Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge!
Clairexx