Saturday, September 17, 2011

Inspiration Challenge and Speedy's Friends

The Inspiration Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers introduced us to a very yummy site, The Creative Cake Academy. The cupcakes shown are just amazing! For my inspiration I chose the purple-decorated cupcakes, one of which had daisies on it. My card also qualifies for Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week -- to make a one-layer card.



To give my card a little texture, I first ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Scrollwork embossing folder -- and then brushed the embossing with some Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks. The image is from Mark's Finest Papers set, Greet the Day with Gerber, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers.

I actually did two cards for Speedy's Friends' challenge -- this one a Halloween card. I inked up the Sizzix Branch Tree embossing folder with Memento Tuxedo Black and then ran it through my Cuttlebug. To give an eerie look, I sponged around the tree with London Fog. The cute little ghost is from Mark's Finest Papers Halloween set from last year, called Broom Rides, and the witch is actually the watermark from Get Your Broom On, a new set this year. After I finished my little scene, I made a "frame" around it using a black marker.



Thanks for stopping by and looking at my cards.

7 comments:

Janine said...

I like both your card - so different to each other but both great.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--your lavendar gerber daisies are beautiful!!! I love the way you used the chalks to bring out the embossing on the card. (I was confused at first because I knew I had commented on the Halloween card, then remembered I commented on it over on SCS!) LOL Thanks for playing along with us again this week at Speedy the Cat's Challenge!

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Lois!!! Thank you for playing along with Speedy The Cat's Friend Challenge.

mamawcindy said...

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Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Both of these are simply delightful Lois. I have the embossing folder frame and didn't even think to use it. How awesome you cards look. I took a lesson by looking at these. I had a hard time with this challenge....lol Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love how you did the frame with the purple tint. Gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Lois I love both of your one layer cards!! I especially love the daisy one - great colors!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!