I've wanted to do Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for a while now...and I finally had some time to do this one. Funny - this sketch is very similar to the cards that I have been doing at my workshops this month. I love it!
I did go out of my league tho and used Lovely Lilac paper. I NEVER use purple on anything...guess what! I really like this card - and I like the purple. Gives a good contrast with the other colors I used. I actually picked the Lilac paper and then was stuck. So I pulled out the Color Coach (aka life saver) and found that Summer Sun was a contrasting color - since it was so bright, I used it sparingly. I had pulled the other colors that coordinated according to the coach, but they just weren't going where I wanted to go. I had a scrap of Old Olive DSP sitting on top of my desk, and thought, wow - look at that. Looks pretty good. Oh, the evolution of a card can surprise me.
I used my water color paper to stamp the cupcake tower on. It makes for much easier coloring with markers, and you can actually blend your markers with a blender pen then too!
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Summer Sun, Old Olive DSP
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Versamark
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Markers, Blender Pen, Fresh Favorites II Buttons