February 20, 2009

BasicGrey Challenge #23.....Sing, Dance, Love and eat CUPCAKES.

Sweet! Time for another BasicGrey Challenge! This week we have a colour challenge for you and all the DT creations will be featuring fabulous printable stamps and sentiments from The Cutting Cafe's yummy "All about Cupcakes" set!

For the colour challenge you have the option of using one of these 3 yum-o colour combos on your creation and remember to read the BG Challenges rules and use at least one BasicGrey product on your creation too!
  • Pink and Green
  • Pink and Brown

  • Blue and Brown

I had a birthday card to make for a dear friend, so, I thought the sweet cupcake image and sentiments from The Cutting Cafe would be the perfect focal for this card along with Tilda, of course!
I picked the Blue and Brown colour combo for this card. I cut a 6x6 base from white Bazzill Swiss Dots cardstock and used BG Bittersweet and Urban Prairie papers. I cut the BG Bittersweet Almond Toffee paper with the largest circle Nestie and cut the largest petite scalloped circle in Bazzill Brown Bling for the mat! I embossed a strip of the Urban Prairie Bluebird paper with the Heart Blocks Cuttlebug Embossing folder and sanded it!

The cupcake is paper pieced with the BG pp. Sweetheart Tilda is stamped on Georgia Pacific paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic markers and Twinkling H2Os. A while back Nicole asked me about how I use Twinkling H2Os to colour my images. Well, I colour the image first with Copics and just use the Twinkling H2Os just to give a little more depth and a really nice shimmery effect.

On this image, I used Warm Pecan, Meridian Blue, African Jade, Almond Beige and Baby's Breath on her cheeks. I apply the paint with a Aquabrush. First adding a few drops of water into the pot and then I apply small amounts of Twinkling H2O paint to the image where I want to add a shadow or more depth to the colour. My favourite colours are Warm Pecan, Baby's Breath, Rose Gold and Almond Beige. Because I'm mainly colouring the image with my Copics, I stamp it on smooth paper, therefore, I don't use a lot of water as the paper will buckle if you get it too wet!

So back to the card.....The sentiment was printed and the edges inked with chalk ink and matted on circles cut with Petite scallop circle Nesties! All items were pot dotted and layered.

Some yummy American Craft ribbon and Shimmerized Prima flowers finish it off! The inside cards was finished with some off cuts and another sentiment was cut and inked!!!

I hope you can play along with us at BasicGrey Challenges this week!

Thanks for stopping by and I having a wee look!!!



Nixe-Moni said...

Oh wow Tara, I love your gorgeous card! What great colours and your colouring of cute Tilda is fantastic!!

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the colours and the colouring of tilda is perfect. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Michele x

Anonymous said...

Great card, Tara! So much detail, and you even decorated the inside...I call that dedication! Anthea xx

Georgia said...

Absolutely lovely! The cupcake looks lovely and I like the colours you've chosen. :D

Riet said...

woww Tarawhat a beautiful card,l love the colours.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.xx

Tracey said...

Love this card Tara! Gorgeous!!

V Colbourne said...

Love your card. The colors work super well together, it's also one of my fave color combos to use :)

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card, I Love it!!

Jo Nevill said...

Hi Tara

Hope you are OK and well ?

Adoring your card this week and the different papers you have used, they go together so perfectly. Tilda is just adorable and you have coloured her to perfection. I'm going to place my order for some of that Bazzill too, its gorgeous (don't worry, I can get it here !).

Take care my darlin and have a great week.


Jo x

Chris said...

I love your card Tara! That cupcake is just perfect with Tilda and your colouring is so beautiful. Great idea to paper piece the cake and the papers you chose are gorgeous. A lovely design and so full of lovely details. Hugs, Chris xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Tara your card is just perfection!
Love your sweet image and perfect sentiment. Beautiful papers and detail.
kim x

Tara said...

Now this I think is just perfect T, one of the nicest cards I've come across today! The colours work beautifully together and I love the way you have Tilda perched beside that cupcake, yummy!
Your friend is sure to love it!! xx

Susie Sugar said...

Stunning card Tara , thanks for all the tips you have given on the colouring
Love Susie xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful Tara!! I just bought that set and can't wait to use it!!

Hugs, Kelly

Heather said...

Brilliant card Tara - love the combo of papers. Tilda is gorgeous and looks like she is waiting for someone to tell her she can eat the cake (lol)
hugs Heather xx

Kim said...

Fantastic card Tara! Your Tilda is colored so perfect and thanks for giving the hints on the Twinkling H2Os! I just placed my order as I heard of their going out of business! :(
Hope you are having a fabulous week!
Hugs~ Kim


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