Saturday, August 9, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #28

This week I came across another challenge - Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #28 - that I wanted to give a try. I had looked at Taylor's blog before and admired everything she has posted, so instead of being a bystander I thought it was about time to join in all the fun. This is the sketch for her challenge.

Now I won't lie, I had difficulty with this card - it just didn't end up being as fantastic as it turned out without a few things being thrown into the trash. I had initially wanted to use a cute little monkey from CC Designs stamp set Monkey Love, but I just couldn't get the coloring to work out the way I wanted. So, I threw it in the trash out of frustration and my lovely Alexa asked "Mommy, why did you throw that away? It's a cute little guy". Well then we had a discussion about how sometimes things don't turn out how you expect them to, doesn't mean that you don't like them, it's just that it would not work for that task and mommy should have not thrown it away because it could be used somewhere else and it would be perfect. She then thought of the perfect place for it - on a cute card for her friend Hana.  

OK - so enough with all rambling. Here is my card and the details on it:

Stamps: SU Pun Fun

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, WaterColor Paper and striped designer paper

Inks: Black StazOn, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Green Galore and Real Red

Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle punches, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals and adhesive

Enjoy and let me know what you think.


Kathryn said...

Fantastic Card -- Love the paper you chose and the ribbon. The bird is so cute!! :)

Taylor VanBruggen said...

This card is sooo cute, and I think it turned out marvelous! =) I do understand your stamping maybe I'll get to see the monkey next week! Thanks for playing!