Hello! It's time for this weeks Annabelle Challenge and we are doing something different this week. Since we are now doing the "Sketch" challenge (bimonthly) on the opposite weeks we will be doing cards based on themes, color schemes etc...to start off we have the theme: Say It With....Cake.
I'm also combining this challenge with this weeks Cupcake Inspiration Challenge on Hope Stamps Eternal. Aren't those cupcakes divine! What could be more yummy then ripe, juicy red strawberries. Make's my mouth water just thinking about it. Of course those who know me well know that I am a HUGE fan of the fruit and that I picked them to earn money every summer from the time I was 11 till I graduated from High School. That's a lot of strawberry picking but you know I never got tired of the fruit even after spending my summers out in the hot sun or having to pick in a wet field after it rained. I can't wait each summer for the berries to riped so we can enjoy delicious Strawberry shortcake.
My card features the awesome Annabelle Stamp set, Jasmine's Cupcake. I think she's perfect for both challenges. She's mainly colored with Copic Markers (the few that I have) and yes I need lots of work using them. Her hair though was colored with an SU Marker (Creamy Caramel) as the only brown Copic I have was much to dark for what I wanted. I paper pieced the dress with a piece of DP from (Cut-it-Up) called Green Salt. To make the frosting fluffy I used Light Pink Puff Stitch by Color Point and some Candy Pink Glitter (Art Institute). The bows were raised using foam mounting tape.
I punced 3 flowers with my SU punch and added yellow brads. They go perfect with the blossoms from the inspiration cupcake. I'm not sure who makes the red/white polka dot dp (wish I could give you the source) and I added dots to the Real Red piece with the Swiss Dot embossing Folder.
Other Colors, Pretty in Pink, Glorious Green, Whisper White.
Ric-Rac (isn't that pretty) from JoAnns for only $1 for 9 feet!
Be sure to visit the Annabelle Blog as there is still time to participate in last weeks Sketch Challenge - Up for grabs is the fun stamp set, I Can Fly and you can also join in on our theme this week using any stamps you have as long as you use "cake" of some kind on your card. Leave us a link via Mr. Linky so we can check out your delicious creations.