Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Orson with Cake

My blogging friend Curt, Curt's World, has been selected to be on the design team for a new card challenge site. This is a well deserved honor as Curt's talent and creativity is truly amazing. This new blog is There's Magic in the Air. This week there is an adorable free printable stamp called Orson with Cake. The challenge is to create a card using the printable stamp with a theme of "celebrate". Here is my card which really was a challenge for me to create.

As I said, this card was quite a challenge for me. I rarely use colored images on cards as this is way outside my comfort zone. It took me 3 tries to come up with one that I would use. First, I tried using colored pencils and did not like the way it looked at all. Then I used Copics. I liked the look but had difficulty staying within the lines so it was very messy looking. Finally on the third try, I had a colored image using Copics that didn't embarrass me. I then gave the icing and flame a little punch with Stickles. The wonderful Celebrate stamp is by That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams.

I hear thunder rumbling outside so I guess we're in for more rain today. According to the weather on TV, we must have had some storms during the night. Thankfully, I slept through it.

Luck, love and laughter,



Nilla said...

Love your card, the cake looks so delicious! Hugs Nilla

Curt in Carmel said...

Judy! First, your card is AMAZING! You did a SUPER job coloring it and I am so very impressed. That "celebrate" stamp is beautiful, and I LOVE that background paper you used for this. Also, thanks very much for that sweet, flattering first paragraph about me. You are way too sweet. Again, what a fabulous card! You did a great job! Best, Curt

Nina said...

Judy, so glad you you participated and your card turned out super cute!! I love the chocolately looking flower as well. I think Orson looks wonderful, even if you did color him 3 times... sometimes we are our worst critics! Nice!

Deb Wood said...

This is absolutely adorable, love the colors and stamps! Yummy Cake!

RobinDiane said...

The card looks great, Mom!