Thursday, January 29, 2009

I did it!

I completed all 9 of Taylor's Cupcake Challenge Sketches before the deadline! Woo Hoo! This was a big challenge for me because I spend so much time on each card. In order to make the deadline, I had to scale back on some of the designs so they aren't all my usual style but perhaps I'm just showing my versatility, eh? So, I'm going to show you FIVE cards today. In order to be brief, I'll just tell you the supplies used. If anyone has any specific questions about a card, I'll post more details.

Before we begin, I have one item of business. Treehouse Stamps is without power due to a winter storm. If you have placed any orders recently or sent any questions in, they will get back to you ASAP. If you need anything right away, just let me know and I'll get you in contact with someone.

OK, here we go with the cards you haven't seen yet.....

Card # 1 (ok, a story on just this one....)
My sister and I share a love of Asian art so this is going to her for her birthday next week. I jotted this idea in my sketch book last week after watching The Incredibles. There is a scene showing the house of the lady who makes the super hero costumes and she has a wall with a branchy plant similar to this. I used Cupcake Sketch TECC52DB.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Asian Inspiration (Thanks Alison!), Papertrey Ink Guide Lines, Hanna Stamps Things Hanna Would Say,
Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey, Going Grey,
Ink: Versamark, Whisper White
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and goo gone, Angel Wings Shimmerz (on flowers), Glossy Accents (on vase)

Card #2

Sketch: TECC52JP
Stamps: Sugar Nellie Daisy (Thanks Laura!), Short & Sweet
Paper: Soft Sky, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, GP 110
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and goo gone, Cricut George, SU Ribbon, Brads from Pink Hedgehog, Spots and Dots Embossing Folder, Cosmo Cricket DP from Treehouse Stamps

Card #3

Sketch: TECC52SS

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Mermaid Anya (Thanks Tammy!) You can get this at Treehouse Stamps
Paper: Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Whisper White, GP 110
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and goo gone, Cricut George, D’Vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Angel Wingz Shimmerz (on her fin and pearls)

Card #4

Sketch: TECC52VC
Stamps: Treehouse Stamps Single Tulip & Sledding Fun (sentiment)
Paper: Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Going Grey, Versafine Black
Accessories: Cricut Storybook, slit punch, ¼” circle punch, Copics, white Prismacolor pencil (I made "faux" brads with circle punches and a W1 copic on the left side and a swoosh of white Prismacolor pencil on the right side)

Card #5

Sketch: TECC52MD
Stamps: Treehouse Stamps Jolly Snowman
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Gold from Mike’s
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Garden Green
Accessories: Gold glitter pen, Cricut George & Storybook cartridges, ribbon from Pink Hedgehog

Anybody know how to make the font smaller in blogger?

Michelle B.
"Queen of the Scene"


Sandy said...

Yay!! You did it, Michelle!! Your cards turned out great. I finished mine, but my camera battery died this morning while taking my final pics. Luckily, I have some time to get that taken care of.

Good luck in the drawings.

Deb said...

Wow Michelle! I am very impressed 1) that you completed them all because that's alot! and 2) they're all wonderful! Every single one is fabulous!

Janna said...

Wow, you really out did your self on these cards!! Each one is just so stunning in its own way!! You used gorgeous papers and I am just blown away by your coloring!


Kim said...

Wow those are some cards!!! Thanks for the tip on the blog listing challenges. I enjoy all your great work! Kim

Stephanie said...

Awesome job Michelle, I like all of them but 1 and 2 are my favorites...

Joy said...

michelle, these are alllllll rocked all the challenges!

Lisa Foster said...
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Lisa Foster said...

WOW Michelle! These cards are all awesome! You've been very busyHope you're having a nice relaxing weekend!
(sorry about the previous deleted comment...I had the typo of the century..opps)