Sunday, 19 August 2012

Mini Cake Anyone?

While at the market yesterday, I decided to buy something sweet to cheer myself up as I was missing the Lady Commander of Copics and our long nights of crafting until the candles are no more. Trying to talk about ribbons and inks with the house gnomes just isn't the same (although one did give me 99 alternate uses for buttons). As I meandered from stall to stall, I came across a lady selling mini cakes. One bite and I was hooked! This was just the kind of artificial mood boost I required. I bought a dozen and went back to the Guild Hall to stuff my face with the sugary delights. Riding the sugar high I was inspired to make a card.

This is like a clash between office and birthday. Don't ask me what I was thinking. The clock, "rush" and tack were stamped from the October Afternoon "9 to 5" set. The "giggle" ticket is obviously from Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, but the one behind was stamped out using his "Odds and Ends" stamp set. The sentiment is from the "Birthday Crazy" stamp set by My Pink Stamper. The circle do-dad was cut from the Accent Essentials cartridge. That brings me to the star of the card - "Birthday Anya II" by The Greeting Farm. I coloured her using Prismacolors and Gamsol. This was the first time I've ever used Gamsol, and I was pretty impressed with it.
It just gets rid of the sometimes harsh pencil lines you can get when using coloured pencils and blends everything together oh so nicely. I have since coloured numerous other TGF characters and can't wait to give them a card to call home. I earned +170 Prisma points and leveled up my colouring skill.
The inside I stamped with "Flower Flourishes" by Inkadinkado using the Spun Sugar Distress Ink. Then I stamped the sentiment using "Birthday Crazy" again.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:
The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday: Happy Birthday Challenge
Diva's By Design Challenge #48: Sketch Time!

Well after eating all those mini cakes I sure had quite the upset stomach and had to send Mixie, one of the house gnomes, to the apothecary for an elixir. Hopefully the Lady Commander returns soon so I don't resort to sugar binges to fill the craftless hole in the hall.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Margreet said...

Gorgeous take of our sketch, your colouring (especially her pink hair) and all your details!
Thanks for playing with the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Molecraft said...

A fabulous card, love her hair!...thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Melissa said...

This is great fun! So glad you joined in at TGF FFF challenge!

eva said...

so sweet! i love her pink hair! good luck with the challenge!

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