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Monday, April 14, 2008

Ok, this one *WAS* a challenge!!

Tonight I decided to try this week's Cupcake Challenge from Taylor's blog (TECC11) - it was a color challenge this time, to use Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green and Soft Sky. Taylor doesn't require that you use a cupcake on your card, but encourages it - so I thought I'd ink up another little cupcake from my Hero Arts set that hadn't yet touched an ink pad. Well - first of all, I don't love this color combo (sorry Taylor!) and second, this isn't really my first choice for cupcake colors!! So I really struggled to come up with something. But that's good - it wouldn't have really been a challenge otherwise, right?? I also decided to go with a sketch challenge for this, and picked Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge (WSC43). For a while now I've been itching to try cutting out and popping up various parts of an image, I love how cool this added dimension looks on a card - and Alli sent me over the edge and made me have to try it today with this awesome post! I had to break out my liquid applique for the frosting (with a little Dazzling Diamonds because lately I can't make a card without glitter!) and the sentiment is from a really great Hero Arts set called Anytime Messages I picked up at Archivers a while ago. Thanks for stopping by today!! Be sure to stay tuned this week - my blogoversary is coming up on FRIDAY!!! I plan to unveil my redesigned blog and of course also thank you all for a great year with some candy! Woo hoo!
  • Stamps: Cupcake and Anytime Messages from Hero Arts
  • Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Gable Green
  • Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
  • Accessories: Copic markers, liquid applique, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots folder, Michael's ribbon


  1. Hey, at least you tried're better than me!! lol
    I like how it turned out! TFS!

  2. Looovee what you did with this challenge.. WOW! You definitely did a great job here!!!!!!! Love the embossing! XOXO

  3. Absolutely love how you made this challenge work - those colors are definitely wild together, but you really made a beautiful card with them!! Love the poped flowers on the cupcake too!

  4. It turned out FABULOUS!!! So glad you caught the dimension bug..*lol* Thanks for stopping by my blog too. Your work is fantastic.

  5. It's so bright and cheerful! I love the "frosting" too. Great job on this challenge.

  6. Great cupcake card. You did well with those colors. come on by for a chance at blog candy.

  7. I think it's awesome that you are doing the challenges...I always want to...but never seem to find the time.

    I actually like the color combo...maybe if you switched the orange and the green areas so the green was the secondary color and the orange was only an accent???

    I LOVE what you did with cutting out and popping up the images.

  8. Gorgeous details! I do love the bright colours. Fun to get challenged, hey? :0) Mel

  9. You've worked those colors very nicely! Love the dimension and texture...and of course the sparkle!!

  10. I love all the dotted Swiss and the colors are sort of funky fun. You're right--that's what makes it a challenge. You did good!

  11. Yummy!!! -- this is FANTASTIC!!!


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