Sunday, September 6, 2009

Keesh's Colour Challenge #12 mixed with Taylored Expressions #81

These are the colours we got to play with in Keesh's latest Colour Challenge. I wasn't sure at first about the Real Red but I really like how they come together. Click here to see Keesh's blog and to view the other entries.

I took the layout from the latest Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge but I left off the vertical stripe as I couldn't make it work with my image.

And here is the final result. It is quite different to how I first imagined it but I'm pretty pleased with it. I've inked up another stamp from my new 'Crazy for Cupcakes' set. I stamped the cupcake twice and cut out a separate 'top' so that I could decorate it with 'Dazzling Diamonds' and mount it on 'Pop-Up Glue Dots'. I also covered the balloons, flame & little flower (on the sentiment) with 'Crystal Effects' which gives them a lovely shiny 3D effect. The 'Regal Rose' paper is from the level 1 hostess gift pack. It is a great little pack. The sentiment comes from the 'Think Happy Thoughts' set, which I only recently purchased despite it being a long-term product. Note that I've used the new, and free, 'So Saffron' ribbon from the latest Stampin' Up promotion (see here).

Thanks for visiting.
Catch you soon,
Love Fi xox


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

FIONA!!!! This is FABULOUS!!! Love it. The cupcake is PERFECT and the balloons... just gorgeous.

Great job!!


Chantelle said...

Just gorgeous Fiona, love the balloons. Thanks for playing along.

Kylie said...

Fabulous card Fiona! Love the balloons and the crystal effects treatment!
Love the cupcake, so sparkly!
Wonderful job on combing the two challenges!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Jo said...

Thanks for your lovely comments. I think that your card is delightful - love the extra glittery effect (I was going to try that with my butterfly, but the colour didn't show through very well)Love how you have the extra balloon strings dangling too. Hope that work is going well, Jo

Lee-Anne said...

Love your card Fiona. A perfect combination of both Taylor's sketch and Keesh's colours. The balloons look so good with the Crystal effects and the cupcake is extra special with a "diamond" finish.

I haven't been blog surfing too much lately, so have to spend time catching up with what else you have been doing. Hope your week is going well, and that the rest of it is great too.


Keesh said...

What a perfect birthday card Fiona!!! I love those glossy baloons they work perfect with the cupcake. Love it! Thanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x

Krista Driessen said...

Great card !!!

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