Friday, May 8, 2009

Bee Crafty Challenge

Last night will doing a bit of surfing, looking for sites that sell Digital Stamped Images, as I can't get decent stamps out here and to buy them online can mean having to pay a lot for postage, I came across a lovely site, Bee Crafty. Her digital stamped images are fab. She is also running a challenge which finishes tomorrow noon - UK Time. For the challenge you have to use her 'slice of cake' image (a freebie into the bargain), so thought in return for downloading the image I would enter the challenge and get one of my June birthday cards done into the bargain.

I started off colouring the image using both watercolour pencils and sakura pens. The cake layers and icing were done with the watercolour pencils - Cadmium Yellow and Leaf Green. To give the edging icing on the cake a bit of texture I used a Sakura Souffle pen as well as the white icing. For the candle and the decoration on the side of the cake it was Sakura Glaze pens, watered down with a Koi brush.

Out came my trusty 'Bug' and Deckled Rectangles from Nestabilities. Highlighted the deckled edge of the rectangle with the same green watercolour pencil and blended it using the Koi Brush. As I did this the edges turned up slightly, so decided to keep this effect when I matted it on to the back of Bo-Bunny's Back to Backs card stock - Alissa Look At Me, using foam pads just down the middle of the image. Mounted this onto another piece of Bo-Bunny's cardstock from the same Alissa range, this time, Alissa Spunky. The sentiment was done on Word and again used the Deckled Rectangles and highlighted in the same way using the green watercolour pencil.

Mounted all this onto plain white cardstock, again highlighting the edges with the green watercolour pencil. For a finishing touch, I added crystal stickers from my stash.

Hope Merrigan approves of my use of her digital stamp.


Bee said...

Hi Linda, love the card! The sweet colours are fantastic and I work really well with the simple, slightly rustic design. Thank you also for promoting my downloads on your blog :)
- Bee Crafty

Liz said...

Lovely card Linda must have a look at the site you recommended.x

Louise Emma said...

Fab card hun, love it xx