Monday, 26 July 2010

The Icing on the Cake

Every Tuesday I showcase one of my projects using Queen Kat Designs stamps on the Whimsical Ink Sorority blog as part of the Royal Court weekly blog hop.  I also like to share my projects on here for my regular visitors to see.  If you'd like to do the hop just start here and follow the links.

The last week of each month the DT are usually given an inspirational picture to work with - this month we are doing things a little differently. We've been asked to go off and seek our own inspiration and to share what we found with you. 

For some reason I'm a bit obsessed by cupcakes at the moment!! Oh my poor hips!! I found this fabby picture in one of the grocery store magazines and I just loved it. It certainly inspired the project I am sharing with you today.

I love the cupcakes - of course - but I also like the cake stand with it's scalloped layers. These scalloped layers and the delicious pastel colours in the picture were what turned on the 'switch' in my head and my design was born!

The June QKD WIS kit is most definitely my favourite monthly kit to date, I just love everything about it and I especially love the amused expression on Cupcake's face and the yummy cupcake she is sitting on.   The "you're how old ?" sentiment just makes me smile and I can see me using this over and over again when making cards for my friends and family!  This perfect background paper was from the Sweet Nothings 6x6 paper pack by Papermania and I took my colour theme from the paper.

I wanted to reproduce the scalloped layers of the cake stand that's in my inspirational picture and used some scallop circle nestabilities to cut out layers in various shades of pink. After cutting them out I embossed them in my Cuttlebug with this sweet little hearts embossing folder before layering them up.

Cupcake was coloured with Copics and Promarkers, with small touches of Spica Glitter Pen added as highlights. The lacy border at the bottom was cut with a Martha Stewart border punch and the flowers punched with another MS punch and gems added in the centre of each one. I attached them with Pin Flair glue before tucking the sentiment in behind.

That's all from me today folks, I hope you've enjoyed your visit today, do come back soon I love to see you - til then Happy Crafting !


Kathyk said...

DEEEELICIOUS Wynneth - just the mention of cup cakes has my hips screaming for mercy too!!


Annie said...

so pretty and delicious! now when can I come round to share one of those cup cakes? No, not share, have my own!
hugs, annie x

Alex said...

This is amazing! I love the way you used your layers and stacked them. SO creative!! The fussy cut for the cupcake- wow! Great colors, amazing coloring and perfect composition! You rock girl!!!!

clare said...

that is such a lovely card and great sugary colours too. X