Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 1-Destination Cuppie

It's that time of the month...time for sneak peeks of new stamps from Taylored Expressions. All the new images will be available in the TE Store on Thursday, July 8th. The Baker's Dozen has plenty to share so keep your eye out for new Cuppie images as well as a new Feelin' Groovy set.

Today I'm sharing two Destination Cuppie A-la-carte images, Destination San Francisco and Destination Hollywood. I love that Cuppie has travelled the US to four of the most recognizable landmarks in well-known cities (you'll see the other cities as you hop along to the Baker's Dozen blogs).

Let's start with Destination San Francisco...ah, the Golden Gate Bridge...I was just there in May and I think I have the photo of Andrew in the exact same pose at Cuppie! Hmmm...wonder if Cuppie was there when we were?!? LOL!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and coloured it with Copics. The image is cut out with Labels Nestabilities. I added orange and yellow sparkle with my Spica glitter pens and popped Cuppie on foam tape for dimension. I used patterned papers from my October Afternoon Fly a Kite 8x8 pad and layered the brown polka dot piece onto Papaya Puree Dark and stamped the sentiment "I left my heart in San Francisco" directly onto the orange patterned paper (it's a little hard to see in the photo). The caribbean satin ribbon was the perfect touch to tie in the water flowing under the bridge.

Then I travelled with Cuppie down the California coast...Destination Hollywood!!! Doesn't Cuppie look like the perfect beach bum with his shades! Love this little scene of the Hollywood hills.

I stamped this image onto Choice Snow White this time because I wanted the Hollywood letters to be white and I knew I'd be colouring the rest of the image with copics, right to the edges. I added a little blue sparkle to Cuppie with my Spica glitter pen the gave his glasses a coating of clear glaze pen. For the sand I filled the area with dots in two shades of brown then went over it with the lighter shade to blend a little...I like the dotted effect. The clouds are white Liquid Applique covered with glitter then puffed up with my heat tool.

The green patterned paper is also from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite 8x8 pad and I paired with with Suede Brown Dark and Frosted Teal. I used the two smallest sizes of my Stars Five Nestabilities and cut the fun accent out of Intense Orange and Sunflowers Medium. The main image, Cuppie and stars are popped on foam tape for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed travelling through California with Cuppie and I, but now let's go see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has created.

Thanks for stopping by!


Jodi Collins said...

These TOTALLY make me smile Saucy! ROCKIN' layouts and papers!!! FAB my friend!

Taylor said...

You are too cute! Too bad you missed Cuppie on your vacation to the west coast. That would've been an awesome picture with Cuppie and Andrew! :)

Super cute cards! I especially love your glittery applique clouds!

Stacey Schafer said...

amazing creations, Karen!

Carolina said...

Karen these are Adorable!!! Lovely coloring as always and the polka dot dp backgrounds are just the perfect touch!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Super cute! Great Copic work! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

OMwerd....how cute, Karen!!! Love the Hollywood cuppie!!!

The Spotted Chick said...

Accck, OMG I LOVE that Hollywood Cuppie!! Love the layout, the star, the liquid applique... ok EVERYTHING! Just AWESOME! Super cute cards Karen! You never fail to WOW me!

Sankari W. said...

YOU are the superstar!!! WoW! What awesome creations - loveeee the liquid applique and your awesome coloring skillzzzz are a-mazing!!!! LOVE your Cuppie creations Karen!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Karen Giron said...

You create magic when you color with Copics! Amazing images - LOVING how Cuppie has followed you around the States, bwahaha!

Donna Baker said...

cute cards! I love he puffy clouds on Hollywood Cuppie - you must share the picture of you & your DH in San Francisco!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are fabulous, Karen! Cuppie really does look like a superstar! Awesome coloring!