Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SQSC73 Bring On the Cupcakes!

Don’t you just love those cupcake trees… kind of hard to resist if you’re a cake or dessert lover isn’t it?  LOL.. cake is one thing I rarely eat.  I’d much rather have a gooey fruit cobbler or pie!

Today’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge features a fully loaded cupcake tree image from the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set and the Watercolor with Markers Technique.SQSC25_Sharon_Field0208

The cupcake tree was embossed using Black Craft Ink and Clear embossing powder onto watercolor paper.2.cupcake_tree_colored_with_markers

Then the images were outlined with markers, and the color pulled towards the centers.  3.shadows and pearls

Shadows were added with a Sahara Sand marker, and the cherries were colored in with completely with marker.4.double_loop_bow_technique_and_tutorial_Link

A pretty Double Loop Bow, tied on my fingers was attached to the bottom edge of the card using three mini glue dots..


The taffeta ribbon lies nice and flat… the bow will look very pretty as long as you don’t pull it too snugly.  LOL, when you pull it too snugly it turns into a bunched up knot!


Here’s today’s sketch, hope you’ll play along with the design team!  Be sure to check out the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge Blog for cards by other design team members, then add your sketch based creation too… you know the drill!



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Kelly Wentling said...

Beautiful Sharon! I like how you embossed the image before coloring. Something I need to remember to do. It gives the platter a pretty shine and makes the cupcakes pop. Love your double bow as well.

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty! Your photos always capture the details beautifully, Sharon. Love the color combo and "Sweet Flavor" of your card!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Gorgeous card Sharon. Love the colors you chose and the layering. The sentiment banner is a nice touch too. TFS.

Tammy Bartlett said...

WOW!! This is FAB!!! Thank you so much for sharing---wow---you do such an uber awesome job of coloring:) i'm in training:) Keep up the great work!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure

ellouise1969 said...

Oh how I miss sweet!!!! (insert distant far away sigh!!) I love the card Sharon....the colours especially. The banner is a fab finish. Love how you have adapted the sketch. I need to magic up my fingers before I can tie a bow like that...LOL!!

Dimalcor said...

I love these colors together.... your card is great! Your double bow is perfect!

Lisa808 said...

Lovely colors.

sharon wheet said...

Sharon, I just love the color combo you chose to work with. They look so fabulous together! and the cupcake tree is perfect! And thank you for letting us know how you created such a master piece, so we can go in our crafting space and play! Great card! LOVE IT!

Fabiola said...

oh quelle carte app├ętissante! biz