Thursday, 28 July 2011

Sweet, sweet, sweet...

Hi everyone!
It's Thursday again and I have a sweet card for you today: a cake card:) We have a high calorie challenge for you over at Digital Pencil Too this week: "Something sweet- food related!"- so why don't you browse through your Mo's images or in Mo's store to see what inspires you most for this week's challenge. There are so many food related images to choose from!!!
I chose Sugar because I love fairies and fairies who can make appear out of nowhere so many cakes are the best:)) It was such fun to color this image although I have a really poor collection of light pastel markers, well, I did my best with what I have. Definitely, more markers are on my wishlist. I kind of neglected the coloring part lately. You know, many people in my country don't really get the idea of coloring and some of them even think the image is printed:) I always have to mention that it is hand-colored and then I get the "why would anyone do this" look and by the time I explain things about copyright and stuff they really come to value the card. Anyways, if any Romanian cardmaker is reading this, I would love to meet you  just to hear other perspectives too:)

The form of the card is in fact one of the cakes in the image I magnified and printed on cardstock then used it as a template. 

And a side view with an inside sneak peek:)

Stamp: Mo Manning: Sugar
Coloring medium: Promarkers
Papers: Echo Park: Little Girl- from Jessica Sprague
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts- flowers, ribbon and chandelier pearls, brads from stash
Nesties: classic circle and scalopped circle
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

If I haven't succeeded to inspire you into joining this week's challenge, you'd surely find heaps of inspiration on the Challenge blog from my DT teamies. They came up with yummy stuff this week too so don't forget to pay them a visit and leave some love!

Thank you so much for coming by! Until next time big hugs to you all!


Crafterkhush said...

The way you colour your images is brilliant.. Lovely card.. :-)

heidy said...

Hi Lulia,gorgeous as always sweetie!
Hugs Heidy

Kristel said...

Woww this is absolutely fabulous Iulia!!
Hugs Kristel

Elena said...

Iulia, I have not words to describe your work, it's... wow, simply AMAZING!! The colouring so sweet and bright, the stamp is incredible, so cute, and the shape... oh, dear, you're incredible!!


Chrissy said...

Beautiful cupcake card Iulia, really pretty colours, and a very cute image.Fabulous template, great job.

Pat said...

Iulia...this is gorgeous!!! I LOVE your coloring....and, oh my goodness, what a fun idea to make a cupcake-shaped card!! You are sooooo clever!! I seriously need to spend a week in your mind!! LOL!! Hope you're having a fabulous week!! Hugs. Pat

Dr Sonia S V said...

YOU make even a yummy card gorgeous!


McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely gorgeous card, I love your colour of the image.
Kevin xx

Debbie said...

Wow, a cupcake shape card.. You really rocked this challenge out!!! I love it... Absolutley GORGEOUS


Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow! This is great! : )

Ellie said...

Hi Iulia, your card is absolutely stunning, fabulous idea to use one of the cupcakes in the image as your card shape. Love your coloring and even though you wrote you lack in colors, you did an amazing job! I wish I would have more patients with my copics but they are neglected for the most part. Love your work!

coops said...

fantastic card iulia.the shape is fabulous and stunning image and colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Really gorgeous card!! LOVE the colors and your pretty flowers!! :)

Cathy said...

Lulia, this is gorgeous. Great layout and embellishments.

Dorcas said...

Your coloring is beautiful, gorlfriend. Lets never ever go the "preprinted route" no matter how many funny looks we get! LOL
I LOve the vibrancy of your work. :-)

Susie said...

It's beautiful Iulia. Don't be disheartened with your lack of markers. I was laughing as you explained the situation. It's not that different in the States. Colorist are in a league of their own. I'd like to think we bring the stamped image or illustration to life : )

Elaine L. said...

This is a wonderful card! I love the way you've used one of the cupcakes for the shape of the card...clever!

Sandy said...

Hey sweet friend - I have this image and I think I am gonna copy you!! Now how did you do that!!!!! You are truly one amazing talent. Ahhh, now I have been reading how you did that. I love cupcakes and I absolutely adore fairies!! Your card is magical lulia-
With much love

Teresa Kline said...

this is soooo gorgeous, I adore the details, so very sweet...hope your weekend is fabby!

enjoy *~*

Catherine said...

This is absolutely stunning Iulia ! What a gorgeous creation ! I love the colours you have chosen, they are so yummy ! Thank you so much for following my blog, I am following you too now ! Hugs x

Marianne said...

I missed a few beautiful cards Iulia. This cupcake one is just stunning. The way you colored this image is beyond perfectnes. Also the card below this one are gorgous. Al different but awesome in there own style. You make everything into a gem. If it is a fairy or child, or just vacation card. And Iulia it's not only the Romanian that doesn't know what it takes to color an image. People that doesn't make cards don't know so less about is. I recognize your story also in Holland. That's why I like blogland. Cardbloggers know the value of a handmake card.
Hope you have a good holiday yet, or when you go in the comming days or weeks, enjoy your time with your loveones. It's presure time.
Hugs Marianne

Danielle said...

Iulia, this is adorable... It shows I was MIA for a while... I missed this gorgeous card. I love cupcakes, this template is super.

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