Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Sugar Bowl challenge #1

Before Christmas I splurged with a little of my watermark money and bought myself some cutie Sugar Nellie stamps from Funky Kits - they've been dying to come out and play, so here is Arthur (sorry, man, for all the pink...), since I need to restock my birthday card file and get back in the habit of sending cards to our co-workers who work in different areas of Indo. This card follows the first ever sketch challenge from the Sugar Bowl, Sugar Nellie's challenge blog! So Arthur is watercolored using a waterbrush (Niji) and watercolor pencils (Derwent), and I sketched in a little grass for him to stand on. The word 'happy' is a partial stamp ('happy happy birthday') from TAC.

UGH - it has been a 'snap out of it' day for me (that Mary Engelbreit illustration hangs out on my blog for a reason!) - yesterday I literally gave myself a headache and nearly a panic attack thinking about going to a periodontist when we go to Singapore.....today a little shopping therapy helped my nerves some.....I found 11 colors of pearlized cardstock at the bookstore in town for about $1.62 per 10-pack!

Thanks to all so far who have played the birthday challenges...the rest o' y'all are missing out on a chance at some super prizes - keep the links coming!

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  1. Hi Dina
    What a gorgeously sweet card!
    Thanks so much for joining the first challenge from The Sugar Bowl!
    Happy New Year
    Sugar Mama

  2. This is so stinkin' cute...I love those Sugar Nellie stamps!! Arthur looks fabulous in pink! Love your water coloring!! Awesome deal on the cardstock!! Shopping therapy....like the sounds of that! :)
    Hugs, Jami

  3. what a sweet card love the colors\

  4. wow, this card is soooo cute!