Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #51 & Color Throwdown #85

I know.....can you believe it. Two posts in one night. Its a miracle and a new PB, lol!! :)

Here is my interpretation of this week's Cupcake Challenge. I loved the lace cupcake wrappers and the blues and greens this week......but am not much of a 'lacy' type of girl. Haven't embraced my inner shabby-chicness yet. Surprisingly, the colours also matched the Colour Throwdown Challenge. Double Yay!!

Anyways......I needed a birthday card for a lovely girlfriend and decided to pull out this gorgeous Flourishes peacock set that I've had for a wee while and hadn't seen ink yet!! Seriously, I think I need to stop buying as I almost have as many uninked-yet stamps as I do inked ones. I just know I'm gonna use them one day and be so glad I bought them. :)

I started by colouring my image, knowing that I wanted to use greens and blues. Out came my beloved Copics - where, oh where would I be without them? Don't even ask, lol!! After I had coloured the image I dived into my DP stash to find suitable matching papers. I found a great piece of paper in some DP I'd also received in my order from Flourishes, "Glitterati". It co-ordinated perfectly with SU's Certainly Celery and I had matching grosgrain - it was meant to be!!

Again, here's a smaller shot on an angle so you can try to see the bling and sparkle in this card. I used some silver Kaisercraft rhinestones that I coloured with a Copic and then used Baby Blue stickles on the feathers to make them shine.

I took these photos on my kitchen bench in the afternoon sunshine. I think they might be some of the best ones I've done so far - not much tweaking needed. I really need to get myself a photo tent so I can shoot at night and not have the colour temp probs I've been getting.

Anywho, almost too much past my bedtime tonight. Better retire.
Hugs, Michey xxx

Stamps: Flourishes "Strut Your Stuff"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper/Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White, SU Certainly Celery, MemoryBox "Glitterati", Bazzill Textured Blue, Random piece of corrugated black paper from stash (I think I purchased a multicolour pack from KMart)
Others: Copics, SU Certainly Celery Grosgrain ribbon, Deckled Rectangles Nestabilities, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Baby Blue Stickles,


Julia Aston said...

what a great interpretation of the cupcakes! love that peacock and you did a wonderful job coloring him!

Rachel Hope said...

Stunning! Love it! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Lysa said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Sammi said...

This is just gorgeous!! LOVE it!!
What a wonderful peacock!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning! I love everything right down to the deckled nesties!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful card. Your friend is so lucky to be getting such a stunning card for her birthday! :)

Kelli said...

omword this is such a stunning card!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, what a beauty! Perfect inspiration in those cupcakes and great use of the colors! Thanks for joining us for the Throwdown!

Amy said...

WOWZERS! Brilliant take on the cupcake inspiration... I can't even describe how gorgeous this card is! I would say the wait was definitely worth it on inking up this stamp! ;)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is beautiful, great colors...wow!

enjoy *~*

Joan said...

The colours on your peacock are just stunning!!! absolutely beautiful card.

Edna said...

This is a stunner, great transition of colours from cake to bird... I love it!