Sunday, March 29, 2009

Taylored Expression Challenge

Well this weekend here is Wisconsin, we were expected to get 6-8 inches of snow. Needless to say I reached for this bright Springy paper to help brighten my mood. We just got rid of all of our snow and the thought of more snow coming....was not what I wanted to hear. Thankfully when I woke up this morning there was merely a covering of snow, and it has all melted by now. Phew! Let's bring on Spring!! So here is the sketch this weekend from Taylored Expressions:

Here is what I did with the sketch:

I started by picking out paper from the 6x6 Gypsy Basic Grey paper pad. I love these paper pads, the patterns are smaller and you get just the right amount of paper for cardmaking! I cut the pieces according to the sketch, and decided to mat the two strips to make them stand out more from the background. Then I added three orange brads to the top of the striped strip. The focal image is from an acrylic set by Hero Arts. The cupcakes are all just too cute. Since the paper I chose had flowers, I chose the cupcake with flowers. I tried coloring this in with my copic markers, and failed I reached for my watercolor pencils and had success. You can't tell from the picture, but I added some sparkle to the sprinkles using a glitter pen. I outlined and shadowed the cupcake using my prismacolor cold stone marker. I also added piercing in the corner, and then matted it onto the pink paper. Then I die cut the leafy stuff using the Sizzix Bigz Hello Kitty Flower Bouquet. I attached it them to the card, and then using pop dots added the focal image. Next I added the flowers. These are bazzill flowers, and the center is a brad from Amanda Bleu that I got on clearance. I didn't notice it when I bought them, but there were two holes in the brad...hmmm. I decided that maybe they were there to add some twine, dmc floss, etc. So I gave it a try and I thought it looked pretty good, so I went with it. Maybe that's why they were on clearance?! Last, but not least, I added the sentiment. This is a Lockhart stamp, that I just love, and yes I used my stamp-a-ma-jig. :)

That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by..I get to go frost some chocolate cupcakes! mmm...I tried a new recipe! (Is your mouth watering??? mine is just smelling them)


  1. What a great card! I love that cupcake. We're expecting snow up here tonite..6-10". Yikes!

  2. You make beautiful cards! I see you participate in a lot of challenges-how fun! I just started to play! It seems like it can be addicting. You do beautiful work!