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Sunday, March 15, 2009

...Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #59

Sorry for not posting anything for the past couple of days, but I have been enjoying spending some time with my hubby. He has been pulling double shifts for a little over two weeks now, and Thursday was his last one for this week...so I have enjoyed having him home for a change! :)

I felt so guilty about not posting anything for you all, and I really liked Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #59 sketch for this week...so I decided to do a little something for you! I started with a Real Red Cardstock base, then matted the additional layers with Basic Black Cardstock (the focal panel has an additional mat of Real Red Cardstock, too). All of the patterned papers were from the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper pack. and the large dotted panel was pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The coral circle panel was cut using my Big Shot and the Classic Circle Nestabilities {thanks, Pam}.

I stamped the image from the Stampin' Up! set "A Kind Word" in Basic Black Craft Ink onto a piece of Watercolor Paper, then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I colored the panel using an Aquapainter and the following Classic Ink Pads and Refills: Real Red, Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap piece of Cameo Coral Cardstock in the same manner as the focal image. I added Silver Brads to the focal panel, and a Black Button with some Silver Cording to the sentiment panel to complete the card.

That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you all tomorrow with another creation. Until then...


Supplies
Stamps: A Kind Word (Stampin' Up!)
Papers: Real Red, Basic, Black, Cameo Coral, Watercolor, Pink Flamingo DSP
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Real Red, Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, big shot, nesties, adhesive, dimensionals, aquapainter, classic refills, clear embossing powder, heat gun, scissors, brads, button, cording

8 comments:

Silke said...

AWWWW - so pretty - Mercy!!! Your take on the Sketch is awesome!!!

mudmaven said...

This is just gorgeous. I love the colors and the image makes me smile! Glad you got some qt with your hubby. ~chris

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Great sketch. I like how you colored the image.

Viv said...

Gorgeous Mercy. I LOVE red. This is so well balanced with the DPs and colours and so PRETTY!
Hugs Viv xxx

Julie said...

Mercy this is FANTASTIC! I love how you used the DSPs here! Beautifully colored image too! :)

Pam Varnell said...

Love this girlfriend!! The colors on the card are wonderful and your watercoloring is amazing.

Glad you got some time with that previous man of yours. BC BC!! LOL

Pam Varnell said...

I meant precious not previous. LOL

Christi said...

I love this Mercy! Fantastic!!