Saturday, January 24, 2009

Two down, seven more to go...

...Sketches, that is, for Taylor's one year celebration of the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge. Check out the details on her blog...there's prizes! Each of the ladies in the Cupcake Crew designed a sketch for the celebration. I sampled Donna's sketch yesterday, and this card is for Taylor's sketch.

This was a fun sketch to work with. I decided on my Mommy and Baby Cupcake stamp from Stamping Bella because it looked great in the oval.  I stamped the image with Memento black and coloured it with copics. I added lots of shimmer to the image with my Lemon and Pink Atyou Spica glitter pens. The image is layered onto Rose Red then So Saffron, all cut out with oval Nesties. 

The card base is Gina K 120lb pure 
luxury white, then a layer of Rose Red followed by this awesome patterned paper, Heidi Grace Designs Valentine's Day. I actually bought it specifically for Taylor's celebration because there are rows of cupcakes on the coordinating design, but for this card I wanted to use the dotted pattern. You'll probably see the other one in the next few days. The strips of paper at the bottom are Rose Red and Pink Pirouette. I had this great yellow ribbon...I think it may be crocheted or something...so I used that for my 'scallop'. 

There are actually buttons under those pink flowers on either side of the image, but they only show a teeny bit. For the finishing touch I added some random pink & yellow Hero Arts Gemstones to the dots on the patterned paper. I really like the sparkle and dimension they add. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

9 comments:

Gwen said...

This is fabulous!!!! I love, love that paper & what you did to it!!! fantastic!!!

Leslie said...

Such a cute card Karen. Love all the little gemstones - they add the perfect bling-bling touch! That crocheted ribbon is perfect with the scallop.

Janet said...

another great creation!! wow!! I wanted to come home and make cards tonight...but work was too busy! Damn ice wine festival!! lol

Nancy said...

Ice wine festival?? Sounds like a good time! Karen, this is an awesome card. Love it!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is darling, Karen! Love the colors....

I really need to take more of a look around the Bella website. I didn't know they had any images other than the Bellas!! This image is adorable!

Corie said...

This is absolutely YUMMY

Stamp and Smile said...

YUM-0!! Teriffic card... great colors again and I {{{LOVE}}} the gemstones bling on the DP! TFS... Smiles! Michelle :)

Lynn said...

Your card for Taylor's sketch is fabulous! I love the cupcake image and colors that you used!

Donna said...

ALL the cards you did for the TECC celebration are TOP NOTCH (but the ones you did for mine were my favorites of yours!) I have them all printed & hope to get to them some day too