Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Chocolate Cupcakes!


I'm so excited! Taylor VanBruggen (Taylored Expressions), asked me to be her Featured Cupcake Sampler this week! How cool is that?! I'm so honored!

So she gave a fabulous sketch here:

and I created this!

I started with the cute cupcake platter from Crazy for Cupcakes, watercolored the chocolate icing and paper pieced the wrappers. Then I cut it all out carefully, cutting off the legs of the platter so that it fit the sketch better and popped it up on the DP ovals (cut with my Coluzzle).

Taylor's sketch has buttons....if you know me you know I am button challenged. I just don't quite know why...I just rarely use them. But here I added a couple on each side and gave them a little zing by adding Crystal Effects dots on the opposite sides of the holes. I also added CE on the edge of the Kiwi Kiss oval and on the cherries. Can you see it a little? It gives it great shine and dimension.

Yummy ribbon and piercing. All a girl needs for the sweetest cupcakes!

Thanks again Taylor! You're a gem!

Come play in this weeks sketch with me at Taylor's blog!

Recipe: Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes; Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip; Ppaer: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose DSP, Riding Hood Red, Watercolor; Accessories: Coluzzle, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Buttons, Scallop Edge Punch, Piercer, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Crystal Effects, Reinkers.


Renée said...

Congrats, Christine!! Fabulous cupcake card. I rarely use buttons with great effect either, but I think you've done a fab job (like usual!)!

Stephanie Hargis said...

This is fabulous Christine! Congrats on being this week's featured sampler! :D Your cards are wonderful!

Sherrie said...

Congrats to you Christine! Your card is soooo adorable! Love the buttons!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Christine! Love your colours and papers...such and elegant take on Taylor's sketch! Congrats!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Such a pretty cupcake card, Christine! I love the little accents you added with Crystal Effects!

Jeannie said...

Looks very yummy. Must be time for my lunch!! I would luv to have the photographs of my cards looking as good as yours. What kind of camera and background/lighting do you use?

Peace and Luv,

Kelly Lunceford said...

What a lucky girl! congratulations! Great card, too! I Love your addition of CE to the buttons!

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations on being the featured sampler girl!! You are deserving of the honor, and I love your wonderful card!! Such pretty papers, and I love what you've done with the buttons!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! I love that kiwi ribbon and the Bella Rose paper!