Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 61


After the excitement of the earthquake yesterday (we live about 75 miles from the epicenter), today was pretty calm:)  I had fun with this card inspired by Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #61 from Sarah Martina Parker!  
I tried mimic the overall shapes in the sketch with a happy cake shop window scene.  I was so happy to finally get to ink up my new Eat Cake set!  The beautiful large tiered cake is the centerpiece inside a die cut window.  On each side of the window is a topiary stamped with Teeny Trees stamps.  
I didn't have a die or stamp for the topiary pots, so I just hand cut them and used my PTI canvas impression plate on them for texture.  I accented each flower on the cake with a little liquid pearls.  Don't you just love that little cake stand?  


I noticed with the colors of this card, it was so hard to get a decent pic!  My first pic is more what the card looks like in person.  I'm finally over my old point and shoot digital camera.  If anyone has a recommendations on DSLRs, I'm all ears!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!  And to all those in the path of Hurricane Irene, stay safe! 
{aloha, jj}


Stamps: Eat Cake, Teeny Trees, Dainty Doilies-sentiment (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Colorbox Rouge Liquid Chalk, Colorbox Moss Green Pigment, Martha Stewart Spray Rose Pink, Cocoa Memento
Paper: White, aqua mist, sweet blush, spring moss, antique linen (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Liquid pearls
Tools: Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Corner Chomper stub, PTI canvas IP and mat stack 3 die

6 comments:

  1. Sweet birthay cake! Love the topiary trees!

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  2. What a sweet card! I love how you surrounded that beautiful pink cake with topiary trees, so creative! The colors are so fresh and happppy!

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  3. Loving the topiary!! Brilliant! Thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!

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  4. Awwww, how cute is that! I'm loving the reverse die cut and the dimensional topiaries! And the banner looks great!

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  5. Mmm - I'd love to see that pretty cake in a shop window! What a cute concept for this card, I love how you created it. Thanks for joining us this week for the WMSC!

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  6. Urgh, for some reason your new posts haven't been showing up in my reader :( Glad that I finally figured out to get my butt over here directly.
    That cake is awesome, and I love the dimension of the topiaries. Sweet!

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