One of my favorite blogs to visit is Taylored Expressions and I have long been a fan of Taylor's Cupcake Fridays but have never participated in any of her challenges. I thought this week was a good time to start as I really liked the sketch. You can find the sketch here I really like the look of a long card as you can play around with it so much more then the standard size (41/4x51/2) card.
For this card I used an image by Stampendous (Tiers of Treats). I had one of this image as it was sent to me as a "thank you" for a recent purchase from Eclectic Paperie and I thought it would be perfect for this sketch. I just love all the little Sweet Treats on this platter. I can just imagine being in a Pastry Shop and sampling some of these decadent desserts. Yum Yum!
I chose to use a white card base (Stampers Select from PapertreyInk) and layered it with a darker green textured card stock (Bazzill). Then I added some patterned papers from BoBunny (Shabby Princess line). I love the Polka Dots and the Stripes are so pretty. I based the colors of my sweet treats off the designer paper. The image was colored with Prisma Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol. I added some little details to the image with Crystal Effects, Liquid Applique and a Red Spica Glitter Pen. Here is a close-up that shows a little more of the details. To complete the card I added ribbon by American Crafts and Offray. I also added a Large Red button and 2 tan brads (Queen and Co). The image was mounted on Sage Shadown card stock and I used small pieces of Chocolate Chip as accent strips. The focal image was raised with foam mounting tape. The Sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I had a lot of fun with this sketch and hopefully this won't be my last time participating in Taylor's Cupcake Challenge.