Friday, 10 September 2010

CACB # 23


Crikey but these fortnights are flying by! It's time for challenge #23 at Crafty Ann's already and this time our theme is monochrome so I've gone with shades of red. I've used one of the cupcake images (adding extra cherries to create the 'candle') and coloured it with promarkers and added some glitter on the icing and the candle flame. The bps are from the embossed dots brights collection and the tartan collection 1. I've matted the cupcake onto white pearlescent paper and textured gold card using some nesties that I chose as my prize from the Simon Says Stamp sponsored Sketch and Stash challenge a few weeks ago.I've embellished with a 3D short petal flower that I first painted with twinkling H2Os but it wasn't red enough (too pinky) so I went over it with the poppy promarker that I used on the cupcake and the effect is really lovely! There's still some of the shimmer showing and there's a real depth of colour with the combination - I think I'll be doing that again. I added the flourishes cut from some of the white pearlescent paper to finish it.
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20 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Ann it looks good enough to eat.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  2. Hi Ann, what a gorgeous card. The cupcake looks very yummy and your colouring is fab. I love the flower and flourish. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  3. Another gorgeous card Ann. Love how you have created the candle.
    Ann xxx

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  4. Great card Ann, I love the cherry candle it looks fab. The plaid and dotty paper look great together and the flower looks wonderful with the swirls.

    Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you next week for our Christmas Cards for Soldiers event. :-) xx

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  5. Beautiful card Ann, thanks for sharing with us over at 2 Sisters challenge Blog.

    Hugs Jo xxx

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  6. Great card. Love the colours and the papers. Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

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  7. Great card Ann, really like your colours and papers. Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.

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  8. Such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

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  9. Gorgeous, Ann. The papers go so well together with your cupcake. The flowers and flourishes are a lovely finish

    x

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  10. fab easel card...love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.

    Fi

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  11. very pretty! great colors and papers!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

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  12. Hi Ann,
    This looks delicious! Love your papers too. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  13. Such a strking card and the cake looks too scrummy!! Great papers and layout too! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliexx

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  14. Such a fun and yummie CupCake-card. Thank you so much for joining us at PfP this week.
    Hugs, Anja

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  15. Yummy card Ann. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  16. such a sweet card :0)...thanks for joining us at PFP..Debs x

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  17. Fun birthday card. Thanks so much for joining us with our Mixed Mediums challenge at Paper Sundaes.

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  18. A beautiful card & gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

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  19. I love the swirls! Thank you for joining Fussy and Fancy--hope to see you again soon! Lisa

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  20. Wonderful card! Those swirls are awesome!!
    Thank you for joining the Colour Create Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Dena

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