Friday, November 14, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #42

Good morning! Today is Friday and I have to work! Boo! We have a teacher in-service today because it is the end of the trimester. Anyway, that means I am typing this post early so that it can go live while I am at school. After I get done with my meetings we are then headed up to Denver for a youth conference called Dare2Share. There are 100 of us going and only 20 of us are adults! It should be a very active weekend!

Well, when Taylor sent us this sketch last week I was really excited to play with it because I LOVED the squares on the side. Well weren't we shocked when we saw this week's SCS sketch challenge too! They are almost identical! The only difference is that Taylor's sketch is vertical and the SCS sketch is horizontal! Haha!

I knew that I wanted to incorporate this adorable image from the Season's Sweetings set since it is a perfect fit for that center rectangle. I stamped it with StazOn ink and then used my newly discovered coloring technique: colored pencils with odorless mineral spirits and a blending stump. I am in love! :) I originally wanted to buy all the Primsacolor pencils but decided I wanted to just test them before spending all that money. I bought a few from Hobby Lobby (at $1.50 each) and was then curious to see how they compared to a regular box of Crayola colored pencils. Well, to be honest, I don't see that much of a difference so I am going to be using the Crayolas for a while! :D I colored the same image using both the Primas and the Crayolas and then tested my husband and my friends. Most of them actually thought that the image I colored with my Crayolas had been colored with the Prismas! Now that spoke loud and clear! Now I am not putting Primacolor Pencils down because I will admit that it was much easier to slide the color around, but for the price and for the time being, the Crayolas are going to do just fine! After I colored my image, I then added some crystal effects for a little shine. To finish up this card I punched out a snowflake and stuck him on the corner of my image!

Now before you close this page, make sure you head over to Taylor's blog to see the sketch and her card. You are also going to want to check out this week's Featured Cupcake Sampler, Stephanie Kraft. She has been creating some adorable cards using Taylor's newly released SASI stamps so I am sure her card is going to be fantastic! :D

Also, don't miss the other challenge girls' cards! I am sure you will agree that they are absolutely fantastic!

Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Donna Baker: Serenity in Stamping
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp
Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy

Stamps: SASI Season's Sweetings
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Frosty dsp
Ink: Black StazOn, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: MS Punch, Brads, Dimensionals, Crayola Colored Pencils, Blending Stump, OMS, Crystal Effects


Jackie Pedro said...

This is so cute, Steph!! I love these images!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Cuteness abounds with this card.

Steph K said...

Very sweet and cute card - great job with the coloring! I may pull out a few of my daughter's Crayola pencils!

Christi said...

How cute Stephanie!!! I love that dp!

Jessie/knightrone said...

TOTALLY cute!!!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Super cute, Steph! I love that patterned paper! I almost died when I saw the sketch this week... couldn't believe how similar they were!

Christina Fischer said...

Adorable!!! I love the colors and papers, and your coloring is fantastic!

the whimsical butterfly said...

So, super cute, Stephanie! Love that DP and the coloring is awesome!

Ana said...

ADORABLE!! I love your coloring!!

Lynn said...

This is adorable! I love the fun colors and designer papers you used!

PS thank you for the light box info!

Donna said...

I noticed the same thing - great minds think (sketch) alike! love your card - the colors are so cheerful

Vicki C said...

Totally DARLING card stephanie! THANKS so much for telling me about the link missing on my blog. .. I changed things around and have had everything messed up. grrr... Adding now! Thanks again for the heads up!

silkeledlow said...

Totally stinkin' cute!!! Fab take on the Sketch!!!

I finally order a Cupcake Set (Gingerbread House) from Taylor and I can't wait to get my fingers on it - LOL!!!!

Amy said...

What a great Christmas card Steph! Its so bright and fun!