Friday, July 4, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 23!

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!

A special cupcake friday where I went with a patriotic theme. This is all stamping, no designer paper here. I used a technique that I haven't used in a while...bleaching. For the background layer I first stamped it with my new ScrapblockTM (daisy chain) then in the corners I dipped my (beautiful) stamps in bleach and then stamped them on my red cardstock.....I just love the vanilla color that came out! It reminds me of cosmo crickets' Christmas paper. For my three items down the side (like you see on the sketch) I decided to use my sentiment. This is a (motivational centers) sentiment and then I cut it up and staggered it down the side.

The main image is a part of the "hometown pride" Thomas Kinkade image by Cornish Heritage Farms. I only colored the flag with copics. For a final touch I stitched it in place with vanilla thread.

Here is the sketch that Taylor provided. I used my gingham ribbon for the piece across the middle. Here are the links to the other cupcake samplers:

Stephanie Hargis: Steph's Stampin' Stuff

Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy

Jami Sibley: More is More

Mary Jo Albright: Beauty Lies Within

Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper

Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity

Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp

And the drum roll please.....The feature cupcake sampler this week is Michelle from "Just Painting Around"

I hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend!

Check back Monday to see the fun Challenge Chicks post!


Lynn Mercurio said...

Such a wonderfully patriotic card. Love how you highlighted just the flag with color. Fabulous job.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card... love the image and the colors... and the way you did the greeting. TFS!

Jennifer Love said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Ana said...

STUNNING Sherrie! I love that sentiment too.

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful! Love the belached BG!


Vicki C said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Kathy V. said...

How lovely! Beautiful card and wonderful sentiment. TFS

JAR said...

You know I love this card!!! I love the flag - it really stands out so beautifully!

sherrie said...

What a gorgeous card!! TFS!

Maureen said...

very lovely card...and what a great saying by Teddy!
scs= tinkers_bell

Shar said...

Wonderful card! Love the way impactful way you used color!

Mona Lisa said...

So well done Sherrie and I LOVE your update banner! :) Must be just about time to shoot another video hey chica?

Karen said...

Very pretty card! Glad I stopped by. You've inspired me. Have a great day!


Conniecrafter said...

Very pretty card, love the stamping and how you just highlighted the flag with your coloring!

Lori Craig said...

Sherrie - how did I miss this yesterday??? GORGEOUS!

Bellawhoop said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the unique look of the cut-up sentiment on the side.