Sunday, January 25, 2009

Especially For You

Let me start right off the top saying how much I love this card. No, it's not my ego talking...LOL!...I just REALLY like how this turned out. Even hubby "Wowed" out loud when I showed him.

I'm continuing with Taylor's challenges in celebration of her One Year of Cupcake Challenges. This card follows Ana Wohlfart's sketch

I chose Matilda Muffinbread from Stamping Bella as my image cause she was calling out to get inky. I wanted to do a little paper piecing on this and I thought her skirt would look great pieced. I used papers from my Basic Grey Phoebe 6x6 pad. What I didn't think of when I decided to piece her skirt was that the three bows would need to be cut out. Ugh...why do I do this to myself? I ended up using my Judikins pen knife to cut out the has a really fine point for detail work. The rest of the image was coloured with copics.

I added some Bella Liquid Watercolour Glitter to her wings and some pink Stickles to the muffin. I also used the Stickles for the dotted line below the sentiment. I added shimmer to the flower centers with my Stardust gelly roll pen. 

The card base is Pink Pirouette. The patterned panel is layered onto Rose Red and the strip is Chocolate Chip. I have to say, it looks REALLY dark and 'out of place' in the photo, but the chocolate chip blends in much better IRL. The floral embellie is a Heidi Swap gel blossom with some Primas and a cotton candy Bella Bonbon in the centre. I LOVE using ghost shapes...must get me some more of those! 

Have you been working on any of Taylor's sketch challenges? If not, get to it...prizes are involved...yippeee! Really...there could be no prize at all and I'd still participate.   :) 

Thanks for stopping by!


Christina Hill said...

You're right, it's adorable! Love how she's holding the cupcake. All the little details are superb.

Leslie said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh that IS super fab! When you're excited about your own cards, I know it's going to be good. I am in awe of you paper piecing that skirt with the three bows. Great card Karen!

Corie said...

Simply stunning!!

Janet said...

wow!! i think i love it as much as you do!!!!!!!!!!! super cute!! i am going to work on challenges today....really i am:)

Norine said...

Adorable love the colors and really like the backgd papers

Stamp and Smile said...

So sweet! I love the coloring, embellies and the dimension is very awesome! The flowers are great with the ghost image... YOU ARE INSPIRING!! :)