Monday, October 13, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #37 - 2 Cards


Good Monday Morning Everyone,

It's been a crazy busy weekend full of birthday parties and celebrations  and laundry and cleaning up. And I am so happy that we launched our new challenge site called Cinema Saturday (click here) where we make cards inspired by movies :) it has been so much fun to see everyone's creations! 
And one of the nicest parts of my weekend was to have some time alone to play with Taylor's fun sketch for this week's Taylored Expressions Friday Cupcake Challenge! I actually made two cards for this challenge... I started out with one.. but had so much fun - that I couldn't stop at one! 
I had all these ideas when I saw Taylor's sketch - but the one that really popped into my head was of a scene inspired by the blog header of "Paperlicious . (so Joan, I dedicate this card to you - and thank you for inspiring this card - it is so much fun to read your blog!) It was so pretty and somehow with all the circles - this sketch kinda reminded me of rolling hills and a little tree. 
The bigger cicles were cut with my CM circle cutting system and the small circles were punched out. The paper is from my scrap basket - I think I have to made up a new rule: which is that I have to use a scrap piece of paper in every blog post - that is the only way to bring down this mountain of scraps.... 
The thank you sentiment was a sticker from Crft Essentials,  the ribbon and bow were from American Craft. I punched out the moon with my cicle cutters and then painted some flowers and dots and added some dimension by cutting the paper to look like grass. I totally enjoyed making this card - had so much fun!!

I realized that I had not made any cupcakes in my card for the challenge - and while that is not a requirement - why not use them, if you have them?! So I made a second card using Taylor's sketch using the Hero Arts stamps that my MIL just sent me - how sweet is she!!!! 
I used the same green paper - and added the other two papers from my scrap pile (it is still a mountain but at least it has three less pieces in it :). I paper pieced the cupcake bottoms onto the image. I first used some liquid applique to create a fuzzy cupcake and then painted over it for some texture with the white and pink paint. I added some bling and then popped everything up on dimensionals. 
It was so nice to craft last night while watching Lipstick Jungle on Hulu. It's amazing how happy you can feel after a little card making :)
Hope all of you are enjoying your Monday!
Thank you so much for coming over for a visit!
If you have a chance, check out our new challenge site Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge and join in the fun!

Ciao for now !!!
Sankari :)

16 comments:

Taylor said...

These are both adorable, Sankari! I especially love the flower peeking out from between the hills and how you created your own flowery patterned paper with the liquid pearls! You are queen of liquid pearls! :)

evafromca said...

WOW.....your cards are so darn creative, as usual!!!! And because of you, I had to buy a few colors of those liquid pearls....hehehehe. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dear Paperlicious said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! Love that row of cupcakes! Thanks so much for your very kind words, Dear Paperlicious (!)

Savitri said...

Too too much! Wow, super cute!!!! I need to get me some liquid pearls. You use them so much on lotsa gorgeous projects!!!

Oh, I just submitted my Pride and Prejudice card. So fun! Can't wait to do another one when I can!!

Kathryn said...

So AMAZING -- I just love your work -- all the details are fabulous!

Anthonette said...

Absolutely beautiful job with Taylor's sketch. They are both great!

I know what you mean about using scraps. I tell myself the same thing.

Regan said...

oh wow- these are just amazing!!!!

Sherri said...

They are both SO adorable!! I love your style!

Marie said...

Both cards turned out really great! I love the inginuity of the Tree Card. Very beautiful with the flower accents!

Lin said...

Beautiful cards!!

Curt in Carmel said...

What wonderful cards Sankari! I love both of them but my fav is the one with cupcakes. Those are wonderful! Best, Curt

Brooke S said...

Hey my little sunny liquid pearl cupcake princess,

LOVE new cards... The first is my fav... It's reminds me of a children's story book picture..

You are getting so much milage out of the scallop punch we need to get you another one to create with your so clever...

Have you made your new challenge card yet? I really need to get buy with all the bling(he,he)

Hugs
Brooke
p.s. I can't wait to talk it's been a while.

Catherine said...

both cards are just AMAZING, Sankari!

How funny that it seems like i say the same thing everytime i visit your blog but it's the truth..anyway :)

Traci said...

Both cards are so pretty and cheerful. I have to say I really love the cupcake one. That frosting looks so delicious (and real)!

Cindy Major said...

That little scenery was a great way to use the sketch!!!

Cindy

Donna said...

both cards are super sweet & fancy!!