5.04.2009

Sweet Cuppie-cake...

I know that it is too late for anyone to purchase this Limited Edition ca-yootie pa-tootie TAC cuppie cake set, but last night was the first chance I had to cut it out and play with it! Just for future reference, please check the TAC specials in my sidebar every month... sometimes I just can't create any samples in time :(

Lilly Anna is such a cute paper pack... it worked perfectly to paper piece the cupcake cup! I glued the bottom directly to the white, popped the thin blue collar up on foam tape, and popped the icing on pop dots. Foam tape is thinner, and works better for small pieces, yet still gives dimension.


Stamps: Cute Curliques, Sweet Thing (NLA... how sad)

Paper: Mimi & Lilly Anna cardstocks, Lilly Anna SWIC, White UltraSmooth

Ink: VersaMark, Noir Palette

Other: Mimi ribbon, Prismacolor pencils & mineral oil, Pop Dots, Tombow White Gel Pen, foam tape


There is something yummy about Prismacolors & mineral oil. I don't know if it the theraputic aspect of blending with the stumps, or watching the waxy pencil turn translucent and transform into another shade, or what.



Or maybe the pencil blending takes me back to my college studio days { or daze?** :) }... hours upon hours spent on architectual project presentation boards {yikes}. I'm sure if I was a little more well versed with Copics I would like them more, but for now I'll cling to my Prismacolors :)


This is the first time I've used a white pen to highlight an image... I LOVE IT!! Such a minor little detail, and yet it really makes a difference. It worked great for the little pistols {stamen? whatever those little thingies are in the middle}... you know what I'm talkin' about :)


What do you think?

**btw... the 'daze' comment was in reference to all of the spray fix, adhesives, and acetone-type chemical fumes floating around studio back in the day ;)

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12 comments:

Sarah said...

This is so beautiful! Lily Anna is one of my favorite paper line from TAC. Great coloring!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oh so beautifully done Barb! I love how blended and highlighted your card. Amazing job!

:-)

Bren said...

Love the layering. bren

Kim said...

Wow Wow Wow! This just looks soo yummy! Fabulous job on your coloring as usual...

Chelsea said...

I love how you layered this cupcake ... beautiful! (and yummy)

Kim said...

Oh this is adorable!!!! Your coloring rocks and I love the dimension!!!!

Sandy said...

Another beautiful card you made!!!!

Anna said...

Oh, it's too pretty to eat! Wonderful job coloring this! It's stunning, Barb!

Heidi Hihn said...

Great card!! Love the layers on the cupcake!

Angela K said...

If I could color like that with pencils I would never let them go either!! Just beautiful!!

chelemom said...

That cupcake is the sweetest thing ever! your coloring is amazing!!!

Trudy Osborn said...

Another fabulous one! I love your coloring and the dimension you put on this card