Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Out of the Ordinary" at the Sugar Bowl...

Happy Thursday and welcome to this fortnight's Sugar Bowl Challenge! Before we get started, though, I just wanted to say - for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving - I hope yours was fabulous!! We've had our fill of turkey and pumpkin pie, that's for sure!! Deeelish! And now it's time to really get serious about Christmas!! Sooooo...with that in mind, you'd think I'd have a Christmas card to show you today...but, nope, I don't!! Hehehe!!

Cathy, my delightfully talented fellow DT "Sweetie," Cathy, has given us this wonderful sketch to follow...

...and our theme is...

"Out of the Ordinary"
(as in..."do something you wouldn't normally do")

Well...it didn't take long to decide what I was going to do!! You see...I've been admiring my friend 's artwork for the longest time!! Dorcas uses pencils (Prismacolor and Lyras) to color on kraft paper! And, let me tell ya, her work is exquisite!! So...this was the perfect opportunity for me to try out coloring on kraft paper!! After numerous emails to my talented and most patient friend, Dorcas...and after studying her tutorials on coloring with pencils - available on her blog HERE, I just got busy!! What'cha think?!


I chose this cute little Sugar Nellie stamp called "Peek-a-boo"." Adorable, right?! This darlin' comes from Sugar Nellie's "Home Grown Collection" and you can find her HERE at Funky Kits! Here's a close-up...


I will admit...I was fretting up a storm while I was coloring this cutie patootie! Despite my research, this is the very FIRST time I actually ever put pencil to kraft paper!! I will admit...I'm pretty tickled with the results...and am definitely going to try this again and again! Thanks, Dorcas! You rock, sistah!!


Here's my simple little card "recipe"...
Cardstock: kraft paper & DCWV Neutrals
DPS: DCWV: Playtime Kraft Collection
Flower punches: Nellie Snelles
Brads, dies, & jute: stash
Paper crimper
Sentiment stamp: Stampin' Up
Prismacolor pencils

And one last view...


Okey dokey, my darlins...it's time to pop on over to the Sugar Bowl and take a peek at the beautiful projects made by my fellow DT Sweeties. Then, pull out your art supplies and get busy creating your own card or project for this fortnight's challenge! One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win a fabulous prize from Sugar Nellie. Once again, our prize for this Sugar Bowl Challenge is....

...your choice of FOUR Sugar Nellie stamps
(increasing to SIX if we have 100+ entries!)...

You will definitely want to invite your friends to play along!! Thank you so much for visiting...and for your very sweeeeeet comments! They really do make my day! Hugs...until next time....

13 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

I think it's gorgeous Pat! What a lovely card and so beautifully coloured, Jo x

Boxofcolours said...

Yeay, Pat's using her pencils!!!
On kraft card the colours really pop don't they!
You've done a fabulous job on this Pat - well done you :)
Hugs
Jane

Dorcas said...

OMGoodness!! Shut Up!! Look at this! I am gobsmacked, you did AWESOME, Pat! YOu hear that? AWESOME. The most overused and underappreciated word in circulation today. I hope you do more kraft coloring cos you really have a knack for it, wonderful wonderful job!

Debbie said...

This is adorable, guess we are on the same wave length or something just e-mailed Dorcas last night about coloring on kraft, which I should be uploading tomorrow.

Ok back to this adorable card all done in pinks, cuteness my DT sistah, love all the layers as well as your corner piece tied up with twine it just brings it all together.

Hugs
Debbie

Elaine said...

I think I have to agree with Dorcas and say AWESOME Pat!!
I can't believe this is your first time with pencils and kraft..I think you are pulling the wool over my eyes! (or I could've said you are far too bloody clever)

Hugs Elaine xxx

Molecraft said...

This is gorgeous Pat, your kraft colouring is fabulous!
Helen x

Barb said...

Oh, Pat! There is no end to your talent!! I, too, love Dorcas' coloring on kraft paper but I'm not brave enough to even try it! Look at you! Already skilled with the technique while retaining your own style! I'm with Dorcas -- I'm gobsmacked, GF!

Erika said...

Wow I think your colouring on kraft is fabby too Pat....infact stunning. Beautiful colourful card.
Hugs Erika.

Iulia said...

Oh yes, the result is amazing ! Also love Dorcas's coloring; I even have one of her cards so I saw it for real. She's really good at it and so are you my friend! Love the way you did the balloons and the way you can see through:) Really lovely!
Hugs

Sandy said...

Big sigh - this is way too good and I love your flowers - sweet, perfect, pretty card!!!!!
Sandy

Fiona said...

stunning Pat...love this one!

Fi
x

Debs M said...

came from a closer look at your colouring, it's amazing x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Bet Dorcas was really proud! You should be too! Wonderful work with Kraft (I still haven't mastered it in spite of Dorcas' great tips). Love how your balloons overlap in colours too. Fab design! Scrumptious card! Hugs, Lesley