Monday, March 23, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #10 via Karen Giron!

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


Karen Giron said...

I love your cupcakes! Your card is wonderful and cheery - very nice job.

Stacey Schafer said...

SWEET! great watercoloring on those cupcakes:)

Kristina said...

This is so cute! I love how you colored those cupcakes and blended them so well!