Thursday, April 22, 2010

Welcoming Spring with a Twist & Shout


Welcome!
We’ve got a “SPRING” in our step today and NEW Busy

Beauties Boutique images in our hands and we are delighted to have you along for the hop! If you are just starting out, please be sure to hop back to Carolyn’s blog so you don’t miss any of the fun! If you are arriving here from Barb's blog then you are right on track.


I loved all the new images but I decided to go with this one called "Eat Cake." Since I am a rather conservative-type person when it comes to going Green on my cards, I realized that I would most likely use buttons and ribbons recycled from somewhere/something. While there are many, many things you could employ to "Go Green" on a card, I chose to stick with the traditional items one might add without a great deal of trouble. That's what I did with this image. I sewed on buttons, and attached my sunny yellow ribbon. My solid CSs are So Saffron and Tangerine Tango from SU! My tiny dot DP is from PTI and my striped DP is from Cosmo Cricket. My Swiss-Dot embossed Tangerine Tango is sponged with Tim Holtz' "Rusty Hinge" Distress Ink. My sentiment is from SU's "Sweet Little Sentiments." I colored my whole image with my Copic markers.

We hope you’ll join us for a TWIST & a SHOUT! The “TWIST” being our new GO GREEN WITH A TWIST Challenge (in honor of Earth Day) at the Busy Beauties Creation Station! And the “SHOUT” being a RELEASE PARTY over on Paper Craft Planet this SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. EDT. We'll bring the Party Favors! *wink, wink*

Your next stop is Kadie! Thanks for bopping & hopping with us, and we hope to see you for the TWIST and SHOUT!



22 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hi there. This is so bright and cheery. I love all the bright colours, the papers and the embossing. It really does highlight that fantastic image. So scrumptious looking. Happy crafting.
Lots of love, Sandra xx

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Wow that is absolutely gorgeous, that's one scrummy cake. I love the colours you've used, beautiful papers too, such a beautiful card. I love it :)

Suzi
xxx

Barb said...

Oh, Karen! I haven't had breakfast yet and I'm drooling over your card of yumminess! Wow, what great coloring and georgeousness!

Hugs,
Barb

Callie said...

i LOVE this image. Must have it!

Rachel said...

OMGosh another FABULOUS creation using the Eat Cake image. Karen i just love everything about your card!!!! you are Amazing girl!
hugs,
Rachel

racinggrandma61 said...

GREAT job. The cupcakes are so cute.

Bobbi said...

How cute! I love the buttons.

Jennifer Scull said...

that is such a happy card! and I LOVE those buttons! :)

Michelle said...

This is so much fun! I love the bright colors and the buttons are genius! Wonderful festive card.

Catherine said...

This is pure yumminess, Karen! Your coloring is amazing and I love the sentiment you used! The buttons and pearls really bring this fabulous cake to life. Just delish!

Lorie said...

Oh Karen! Your cake is colored to perfection, and I love all the yummy colors! The buttons are a fabulous touch!! AMAZING!!

Catherine said...

I can't say it enough...I LOVE, love, love that cake and I especially love the colors you chose to work with. Beautiful!!!

Nancy said...

Such a fun card! Love the buttons you added!

Heather said...

WOW!!! This cake is AMAZING!!!!!! You really went all out with this fantastic creation! Gorgeous colors, love the cuttlebug paper and distressing WOW WOW WOW!!! Beautiful!

Carolyn Bounds said...

This card is too beautiful to even thinking about eating it!!! It should be displayed and recreated by the Ace of Cakes:o) What can I say...you have gone and done it again...created a card that has left me with my jaw on the floor!!! Actually, I am having great difficulty keeping it where it should be. I love the wonderful colors, the fabulous papers, the fun layout, your incredible coloring, and all the scrumptious buttons and pearls!!! Complete and utter perfection!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Big HUGS!!!
Carolyn

Cindy said...

Karen, this is so colorful and fun. I love the dotted swiss embossed panels. THei mage is so much fun. I have a little something on my Stamping Therapy blog for you so stop by for a quick visit.

dolcreations said...

LOVE IT Karen! The bright colours are so perfect for this image! You put alot of love and work into this card! I am such a strawberry lover too! BEAUTIFUL card...such a happy card!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such a delightful and fun creation, Karen. I love your use of the buttons... quite wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, bright colors, and I love the addition of the buttons. I agree with Carolyn, one that the Ace of Cakes would definitely be proud of. Hugs, Kelly L from KL Stampin N Scrappin :)

Blogger won't let me post like I normally would, so I using anonymous :( geez

Sue from Oregon said...

Ditto what Carolyn said...an outstanding creation...lovely coloring and shading! A real Wowser!

Susan said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE this card! The colors you chose are fantastic and your the buttons & pearls details on your gorgeous cake are spectacular! Love the distressed dotted Swiss panel! FABULOUS CARD! (I was so lucky to spend a wonderful day yesterday with Catherine - we went to 2 classes with Tim Holtz and needless to say, I've found a new passion for distressing!)

kadie said...

KAREN! This is stunning!!! I love love all the added texture to this card! Wow! That cake is AMAZING and sooo yummy! Brilliant job with distressing and embellishing... and colors and papers!!