Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Farewell to my Sugar Nellie "Family" . . .

Happy Wednesday, my sweet friends and fellow "sugar" lovers!! I am writing this post with mixed emotions. You see, I've made the very difficult decision to step down from Sugar Nellie's Design Team so that I can spend more time pursuing other expressions of art . . . including charcoal and watercolor portraiture.

And, since I'm going to spend more time on my art career, I thought it would be fun to share a card I created and posted last year using one of my favorite Sugar Nellie stamps!

This is one of Krista Smith's "Simply Sassy" images created exclusively for Sugar Nellie. Her name is, "Artistic Goddess" . . . and I do believe she was my very FIRST "Simply Sassy" stamp. I just love her facial expression . . . and funky specs! And, ohhhh, that hair! What fun!! "Artistic Goddess" is available HERE at Funky Kits.

I colored this cutie with the following Copics:
Skin: E21, 00, 000, 0000
Cheeks: R30 & R20
Hair: E25, 23, 21, 50, 15, YR21 & 20
Eyes: G46, 43, 40
Purples: V28, 25, 22, 20, 000
Peachy pinks: R22, 20, 00, 000
Here's a bit of a side view . . .
I had to laugh . . . I showed my husband this card and, of course, he told me he liked it! (He's so good like that! hehehe!) Then he said, "I hope the theme isn't 'Clean & Simple', cuz if it is, you're in big trouble!" I tell ya, I was ROTFL!

My card "recipe" . . .
Creamy Caramel, Black, & Very Vanilla cardstock: Stampin' up
DPs: "Almanac Collection" by Prima
Lace, feathers, pearls, buttons, flower, Scrabble tiles, & twine: My stash
Film, hangers, & "clock die: Tim Holtz
Butterfly medallions: Bo Bunny
Mini Clips: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: Stampers Anonymous
Artist stamp (inside): 100 Proof Press
Wonky Rectangle Nesties: Spellbinders
and a few colored pencils on top of my Copics

. . . a peek at the inside . . .
And a closeup of that hilarious sentiment! I must admit, I can't disagree with it at all! LOL!
And, finally . . .
I am so very thankful to Karen & Gayle and all of my friends over at Sugar Nellie for giving me the opportunity to hang out with them and all of my talented DT sisters...and to play with some of the sweeeeetest "rubber" and digis out there!

So . . . that's it for me! Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my last Sugar Nellie DT card! Sending big hugs!


Ann Marie Governale said...

Good Luck Pat... will miss your Simply Sassy creations but I do understand... I stepped down with great reluctance from some challenges so I could make some time to learn! I have watched so many artists doing mixed media and I have been taken with other mediums but never had the time to really delve deeply.. so it has been nice to take classes, watch tutorials and practice, practice, practice in between a post here and there...I wish you all the best exploring a new path.. I am sure you it will be wonderful as some of the drawings you showed on your blog a few weeks back just blew me share with us as the inspiration is so welcome! xxx Ann Marie

Za ovinkom said...

Oh Pat so sorry to read this, I loooove to watch your cards for Sugar Nellie too. ;) But I understand and support you to leave and do what you love most.
This card is out of this world. Love this image, your colouring, flower, film strip, ART … all yummy embellishments.

Boxofcolours said...

Awesome card Pat - and I wish you well with your artistic endeavours, can't wait to see what you create.

Fiona said...

aw Pat...we will miss your Sugar Nellie creations!! Another amazing card!!


Lisa Lynn said...

Pat, your card is gorgeous. Your cards are masterpieces now the way you put them together. I can understand that when being on a DT there are deadlines and now you can do things on your terms.

Linda Compton said...

Had to laugh at your hubby's comment. I don't believe I have ever seen a card you made that was clean and simple. Just now your style sweet lady. I know this was a tough decision to make, but there are only so many hours in a day!

Avril Ann said...

Good luck, Pat, don't be a stranger hun xxx

Amanda R said...

Can't wait to see your new endeavors Pat! Good luck and I will sign the Art should be tax deductible petition for sure!

Amanda R said...

Can't wait to see your new endeavors Pat! Good luck and I will sign the Art should be tax deductible petition for sure!

Dena said...

Pat! hahaha! My husband wouldn't even know the term "clean and simple" at least yours' knows that haha!
Love the gorgeous card and all the embellies! CUTENESS galore as usual.
Sorry to hear you are stepping down, but we all have to pursue our loves and I completely get it! I would love to see your work some time, please feel free to email and share with me.
Best of luck with your art! You are an amazing person and will do great at whatever you put your hands to!
Hugs, Dena

Margaret said...

I just found your blog and love it. So many beautiful cards with so much detail to them. It's inspirational.

Mau xx said...

I fully understand your reasons Pat, I wouldn't have enough hours in a day if there were 48.
Enjoy your Art sweet lady ...its amazing!
Hugs Mau xx
ps..except don't even think of leaving you know where! or I sell the house to come and find