Sweet Sugar Flowers

Have you ever done one of those cards that just changes several times over from first concept to final product? Well this was one of them! It has changed so much that I’m not sure what to call it now. LOL.

Indecisive is my middle name 🙂

Right, well, anyway this card uses the fab cracking UTEE technique which is this month’s technique to try on Sugar Sugar.

Now I was sure I had some clear UTEE somewhere but can I find it? Can I heck as like! So I’ve used a bucket load of normal clear embossing powder and a lot of patience.

The fabby Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis image is coloured with pencils, sansodor on a watercolour backwash and the flower, bubbles and embossed detail are painted with yummy sparkly Shimmerz Flashee Fuschia Blingz.

Image – Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis
Colouring – Prismacolor pecils; Derwent pencils; sansodor; Koh-I-Noor watercolours; Shimmerz Flashee Fuschia
Papers – DCWV
Usual suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape
Other – Ribbon; Clear embossing powder; heat gun; versamark; flowers; Flower brad

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Natalie

    Gorgeous card Kim, I love the cracking technique. x

  2. Pinklilac

    Hi Kim beautiful card and the colours are stunning, Love the image too, going to be added to my wish list which is getting longer and longer.
    Hugs Linda

  3. torpenhow07

    This is a beautiful card, I like that cracking technique

  4. clare


    opps sorry caps x

  5. Helen

    Gorgeous card! Love the fresh colours!
    Helen x

  6. Chris

    Beautiful card Kim! Love your cracked glass technique image, a lovely effect and your colouring and colour wash background are are stunning. Gorgeous flowers and papers too. Chris x

  7. Littleted62

    Love the cracked tile technique, and the colouring is lovely.

  8. Crafting Joanne

    Ooohh I love it Kim, wonderful colour combo and the cracked glass effect is fab. I’ve never used UTEE, yet heard it mentioned in the blog world a few times. I actually saw some at the Harrogate show yesterday, but I wouldn’t have a clue what to do with it.

    Joanne x

  9. Kim

    Kim this is beautiful! I love how you have the rainbow effect as your background of your image! Beautiful colors! So glad to know you can use regular embossing to do this technique! 🙂
    Hugs~ Kim

  10. ~amy~

    Wwwwwoooooowwwww! LOVE this Kim….soooo gorgeous!!

  11. Maya

    Ohhh wow!!
    I so do love the bright colours you have used!!
    Perfect card!!

    Thank you for the lovely greeting on my blog 🙂
    Hugs from Maya 🙂

  12. Zoe xx

    This is sooo gorgeous kim – i LOVE the effect you have got from the patience with the embossing powder – well worth it i say!! Infact – i may well have to give this a try myself, i am sure i have some clear embossing powder floating around somewhere!!!!!

  13. CraftyC

    Wow Kim, this is gorgeous, just love the fab colours!

  14. Louly

    Wowee what a beautiful card! I love the vibrant colours you gone for.x

  15. The Crafty Goat Girl

    Just love it! So clever how you have used that crackling technique and the colours are just stunning! Have a super week hun, Heidi xx

  16. Kjersti

    AH – love your card. Fancy colours and cute print!

  17. Brilliant. I tried this at Christmas and its a fantastic technique isn’t it ? Quite theraputic. I love it.


    Jo x

  18. E.T

    loooooove the fun colours!!!!!!

  19. gina g

    Beautiful card Kim i’ve not tried this technique. luv gina xx

  20. Piia

    Love the bright spring colors!!! Gorgeous card!

  21. Desire Fourie

    I know what you mean about not being able to make ones mind up whilst creating. Love that crackling effect the thick embossing did. Hugs from Desire

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