Friday, July 25, 2008

Cupcakes and Silhouettes

Hi everyone! It's Friday....time for another one of Taylor's Cupcake/Sketch Challenges! I'm so excited because she picked me (OMG!) as her featured cupcake sampler for this week!! I got to see her sketch earlier in the week and make a card to be featured on her blog...right along with her sample. You can check out this week's sketch as well as samples from Taylor and her awesome Cupcake Crew right HERE. Thanks again, Taylor, this was so exciting and fun! :)

I got this great Stampendous Tier of Treats image from my friend Sandy (swap4fun). I colored it with prisma pencils and then blended them with gamsol and stumps. The halo effect around the outside was done with a Warm Grey #1 Copic marker. I added candycane stickles to the cherries. The polka dot and striped DP is from Michael's. I glued down a white panel to the inside of the card and ran a thin strip of the polka dot DP along the bottom edge.

RECIPE ~ Stamps: Stampendous Tier of Treats, Gina K Kindred Sentiments for Her; Paper: Textured Real Red, White, Anna Griffin DP; Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Warm Grey #1 Copic, Prisma Pencils; Accessories: Red Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon, Red Rhinestones, Candycane Stickles; Technique: Gamsol


The next two cards are for the SCS Dare to Get Dirty Challenges.

The first is a cupcake challenge, hosted by Taylor!! Thanks again, Taylor, for letting me be one of your sample makers!!

I got the cuuuuuute Whipper Snapper Squeaky Baker images from my friend Janette (blessingsx3). Thank you, Janette!! I colored it with prisma pencils and then blended the colors with gamsol and stumps. The halo around the image was done with a Warm Grey #3 Copic, and the inside of the hat and apron were done with a Warm Grey #1 Copic. On the inside, I stamped three of the teeeeeeny cupcakes from the Short & Sweet set along the bottom edge (one on the left, one center, and one on the right), colored them with prisma pencils and stumps, and then paper pierced a row of holes in between each cupcake. The fun brads were a birthday present from my friend Janice (catcrazy). Thanks Janice!!

RECIPE ~ Stamps: Whipper Snapper Squeaky Baker, MFT Essential Sentiments (hello sentiment), SU Short & Sweet (cupcakes on the inside); Paper: Textured Pretty in Pink, White, Plain Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa; Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Close to Cocoa, Warm Grey #1 and #3 Copic markers, Prisma Pencils; Accessories: Large Green/Pink Brads, Brown Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool; Technique: Gamsol Magic, Faux Stitching, Paper Piercing, Out-of-the-Box Technique


The next card is for a Silhouette Challenge being hosted by the VERY talented (and my fellow current dirty girl) Joan Ervin. Thanks for letting me be one of your sample makers, Joan!!

I stamped once in Pretty in Pink and then again in Close to Cocoa. I found this great sketch on Jen Del Muro's blog, so I followed that for the layout. Love this sketch! The inside of the card has the same two-color silhouette done along the bottom edge in the forget me nots. Both the Bleeding Heart and Forget Me Nots are from the Spring Ephemerals set by Flourishes.

RECIPE ~ Stamps: Flourishes Spring Ephemerals, MFT Essential Sentiments; Paper: Textured Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, White; Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Pink Swarovski Crystals, Word Window Punch, Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!
Denise

30 comments:

Janine said...

These are all fabulous but I love the first one the best!! Just such a fun card... Love your work!!

2stampis2b said...

Nice batch of cards! I love the cupcake one the best!

Alexandra said...

WOW!!! Denise, these cards ROCK, girl!! I love your cupcake card, saw it this morning over at Taylor's blog, it is totally cute! And, that fat little mouse image is totally adorable and I want him!!! Love your silouette card, just gorgeous - you are ROCKIN' these challenges! You are an AMAZING stamper! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ana said...

OMGosh!! I love your cards. I am your biggest fan so I love anything you do!!

Stephanie Hargis said...

I love all of these cards Denise! You did a fantastic job! The cupcake cards are just adorable!

((Hugs!))

Lynn Mercurio said...

Super cards, Denise. I just love the Tier of Treats image and your coloring really brings out the beautiful colors in your patterned paper! Congrats on being this week's Featured Cupcake Sampler!

Nikki said...

This cards are amazing!! I LOVE your technique of coloring in the stamps. Your work is GORGEOUS!

Can you tell me th gamsol technique?

You can either visit my blog at http://monatyza.blogspot.com/ or send me an email at nikkiduey@yahoo.com

Thanks!
-Nikki

Jetstudio Designs said...

Your cards are so yummy...I like both of the cupcake cards the colors and images are great. Congratulations on being the featured stamper!

Debbie said...

Cool cards. I love them all, but the silhouette challenge card realy does it for me. It's so classy.

Love Debbie xx

Joy said...

Your work is amazing! Your coloring is AWESOME!

Kim Gasper said...

FANTASTIC cards, Denise! I love them all. That Tier of Treats stamps is on my wish list (actually I have it on order at my local stamp store because it was out of stock online). And that cupcake card is adorable! You will see my very FAVORITE cupcake image soon!!!

silke said...

FANTASTIC CARDS - DENISE!!!
LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE!!! You are a super duper stamper and btw I'm your biggest fan - LOL!!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Denise these are such wonderful cards! You are so good!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great cards! Love the cupcakes... and your silhouette card is beautiful! TFS!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love your card for taylor's sketch. super cute

Vicki C said...

Beautiful work!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

All of your cards are so lovely, Denise! Thank you so much for being the cupcake sketch sampler and for sampling my DTGD challenge! How fun that they fell on the same day!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Congratulations Denise on being featured on Taylor's Blog! LOVE the fun and yummy design, great stuff!!!

Hugs,
Jennifer :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Congrats Denise, love all your cards, so sopetty.

Wendy said...

All 3 cards are just beautiful, Denise! Love them! Nice job as always!!! :)

Congrats for being on Taylor's blog today!! Awesome card, awesome layout!!

Have a great weekend!
Wendy

Rose Ann said...

All of your samples for the challenges have been AWESOME, Denise!! These are wonderful as well!!

Janette said...

both beautiful and I love what you did with the baker image!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Girl are you evah talented!!!! WOW!! Love the first one...and congrats on being featured on Taylor's blog!! How cool is that!! Then there are those darling mice with the darling brad trio along the side...Darling (I think I said that, but it's true), and finally the to die for gorgeous silhouette card!! *sigh* You are not short of talent that's for sure!! You are such an inspiration!! WOW!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy cow girl...you totally ROCK!! I gave you an award on my blogaroo...check it out if you get a chance :)

Angela Knopf said...

I just love each and every one of your cards! All your samples are just gorgeous.

LeAnne said...

Good heavens, girl, you have been stampin' your little heart out! These are very nice cards, love the cupcake ones!!! Congrats on being Taylor's featured stamper! I never seem to get a chance to play her challenges.....grrr! These rock!
LeAnne

Jackie Pedro said...

I love the darling image on the first card. So cute!

The second card is beautiful. Love the color combo and the layout!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Good grief....WOWZA!!! I am LOVING all of your cards...you are AMAZING!!

Anderson Arts Online said...

GORGEOUS TIMES THREE!!!!!!!!!!!

dpkennedy said...

Ok, both of these cards are great-but I could just squeeze and pinch that chubby mouse all over! Too cute!! Great coloring!