Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #377

cic377It is Sunday, which means it is time for a new challenge over at Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  This week we are hosting a sweet theme challenge looking for designs whipped up with a ‘Party Time’ theme.  So what does that mean to you?  For me, it mean being with friends and laughing too much.gerdasteinerdesigns

This week we are sponsored by Gerda Steiner Designs who is offering up a $20 gift certificate for one random participant.

As for me this week, I pulled out a favorite Art Impressions stamp called Giant Cake and stamped it out in some black ink onto heavy card stock.  I pulled my Prisma Color colored pencils out and went to twon coloring in the image.  I have been playing with color and shading combinations recently with my colored pencils.  When doing skin tone with my copic markers, I often pull a pale blue or pale purple to do the shadows.  So I figured, why not give it a try.  So i pulled a bit of pale purple into the skin tones.  I think it worked very nicely.

After all my coloring, I trimmed up the card stock and added a bit of black card stock under it.  I pulled out some gold  printed acetate paper, and trimmed it up to an A2 card size and adhered it down.  I added the focal image, and stamped the Art Impressions sentiment (a personal favorite).  Finally, added just a bit of glossy accents to the candles.

Yes, the design in the end was pretty simple, even though the coloring was not simple.  I liked the whole thing, and am looking forward to giving it to someone soon.


Take a few minutes and run over to the other designers and see the amazing party time work they have whipped up.


Ek (that’s me)



I am so looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week.  Till then, make something fun.

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