Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's a Cupcake Thing

Cupcakeabella is one of the images I received in the image swap I participated in a few weeks ago. Although I do love me some Bella's, she is not one that I would normally buy for myself (that's the whole point of an image swap though, eh? To get things you don't already have?). I wasn't entirely sure what to do with her, but then I came across Bella Sketch Challenge #33 on SCS, and decided to give it a whirl.

I love how the ribbon matches her dress, and I love how her leg sticks out beyond the main rectangle image. I even love the way I cut up the sentiment. What I don't love is the black border around that same main image. It started out as a dotted border, made with my black Sakura gelly roll pen. In hindsight (gotta love hindsight), I should have left well enough alone, but did I? Of course not. After the dots were dry, I decided maybe I'd like a solid line better. Wrong! The dots kind of stick up because the ink from the gelly pen is so thick, so it looked more like a stitched border than anything. I hated it. So then I decided to sponge black over the edges to hide the gelly stuff all together. Bad idea. You can still see it. Of course if I had this actual stamp I would have just started all over again, but being that it was the only image I had of her (originally got two, but the first one smeared when I tried to color it with my copics... grumble, grumble) I was determined to salvage her somehow. Ultimately I think a squiggly doodled edge would have been the best option, but it's too late now! Ugh!

Stamps: Cupcakeabella and Sentiment, Small Flower stamp by Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Dazzling Diamonds (on frosting), Sakura Gelly Roll Pens - black (edges), sparkle (base of cupcake), Non-SU Ribbon, Copic marker (shadow of cupcake)

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Valorie said...

I think it looks great!

Teresa said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Love the colors!

Nicole said...

Cupcakes & bella! Too cute! I love your card, Sarah, even with the black border!

Thanks for visiting my blog the other day... I still have my house mouse swaps - I love them. Should probably send them out, but I freely admit that I hoard things I like! LOL! Are you still hosting that as an ongoing swap?

Hugs to you!

Simi said...

I LOVE IT! She is beautiful & sassy. - Marie

Jean said...

Nicely done. It isn't to matchy-matchy, it's got sass!

Lorie said...

I don't care what you say...I love this card! The black border just makes it all pop!

Holly said...

Sarah, I like it! I think the black border is great. Wish I had some of the bellas I could stamp out and send to you.
My favorite part is how you cut the leg out.


Anonymous said...

What a really cute card!! Love the sparkle on the yummy frosting! :)

Felicia said...

I love the cupcakeabella stamp! It's on my list of things I need from Stamping Bella :) I think your card turned out great!

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