Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Senior Moment Again


Simon Says Stamp

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our 3rd Birthday Challenge last week. It was fantastic to see so many of you coming to join the party :-)
All those cupcakes have left us with a SWEET TOOTH ,,,, so that is our theme for this week !!

make your cards/creations using cupcakes, chocolates, sweets etc  :-)

This week the Design Team are showcasing Faber-Castell products. If you have any of theie products we would love to see them in your projects this week but its not necessary to join in :-)
 
As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!


AND

Faber-Castel will also be giving a lucky entrant a lovely Mixed Media Sampler set and a 4 pack of Gelato's !! :-)





So back to my card, I had another senior moment and I remembered the word Sweet for the challenge and totally forgot the Tooth. Lucky for me I had used repositional glue on the white mat of the image and I managed to take the old image off and replace it with this Belles'n'Whistles Cupcake image.  
I made the background using Hero Arts Flourish Background and the two blues from this Gelatos pack.
I can't believe how easy it is to use the Gelatos, once I had stamped and embossed with white embossing powder and I roughly coloured round the edges with the light blue and simply grabbed a wet wipe and wiped the colour from the outside in.
Then I just use less of the dark blue on the outside and using the same wet wipe blended the colours. It would have taken ages to used the blending tool and distress inks. 
I would advice not to use the soggy wet wipes at the bottom because it did start to break down the paper but I've only used my cheapest white card stock which is really thin.
I used the Martha Stewart Cherish and deep edge Lattice punch to make the card. 
Although Simon doesn't stock Polychromos they are by Faber Castell and that is what I use mostly to colour my images. I have Prismacolors but I'm so frustrated with them breaking and I use them only if a colour matches the paper better. Also I find the Polychromos can be sharpen to a decent point to get into small places to colour.

This is my original card using Sarah Kay Sophie's Wishes, I was going for Sweet not Sweet Tooth. I was going to try and talk myself out of it by saying it was inspired by Glacier Mints but I thought that was pushing my luck.
She has come off the card in once piece and I plan to make another card with her.

I had even made another card using the Green out the Gelatos pack but that had nothing to do with Sweet Tooths either. I had used the blue so I wanted to have a go using the green this time I use watercolour paper. You have to remember that a little goes a long way especially with the darker colours. Kicking myself now cos I just ordered from Simon and forgot to get some more colours.
Gosh sorry for the exceptionally long post.

54 comments:

  1. Wowwww that was definitely a long post for you Debby!! But very interesting... Gelatos looks something I need to look into!

    Fabulous card... i love that blue - and of course, your image is gorgeous!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  2. 3 beautiful cards Debby. I adore that blue. Layout and design perfect as usual. Thanks for your tips
    Eileen x

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  3. oh wow Hun these are both simply stunning adore the first one,one of my favourite images,and love those colours and the second one is just so classy love it hugs Cherylxxx

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  4. Debby, I just love this card. The white embossed background is so elegant. Love the image. Beautiful card.

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  5. Beautiful cards! I like both versions of the first one and the green on the second is lovely :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  6. Beautiful cards Debby,I love the images and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.

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  7. Great save Debby. A great card. Love the way the blues came together. Also love the greens on your second card.

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  8. wow debby I love your card, the blue colors and great stamp, I love also your borderstans
    hugs Lia

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  9. Gorgeous cards, love the top imag and the sweet SK too. That paper looks like a fab ides.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous cards, love the bright vibrant blues.....

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  11. all gorgeous,image lovely and I love the fresh blues. janex

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  12. Hi Debby, beautiful cards today, l just love the blue Sarah Kay it is stunning and love your own background too stunning stunning stunning x Susan x

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  13. Hi Debby, These are all gorgeous, You have been busy! Each one so perfect as always, love them! Hugs,
    Teresa x

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  14. Gorgeous cards Debby beautiful colours on both..haven't heard of Gelatos so will have a probe into that!

    Anne

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  15. Hi Debby

    Loving all the cards .. .. you did well rescue your card without having to remake the whole thing.

    At least you realised and had time to change it .. .. I think you could have pushed the glacier mint inspiration though LOL!!

    Love Jules xx

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  16. Congratulations on re-positioning it looks brilliant, I think I would have her a blob of chewing gum.
    You are mastered with the Gelatos - my are in the bin although they are waiting for another attempted.
    Two stunning creations and both beautiful colours.

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  17. Three Gorgeous Cards Debby, love the design of both cards, the two SK images, love them. I'm sure your first image will find a lovely home soon. Carolxx

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  18. Great cards, Debby! I've never used Gelatos, so am intrigued! Love both versions of your DT card - fab colour scheme, pretty embellishments and gingham ribbon! (Probably my second fave after polka dots) Love the decoupage on the image too, Lisa x

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  19. Hi Debby, three fantastic designs and so glad to see that it's not just me that has senior moments - feel better now!!! Hugs x

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  20. So very beautiful Debby. Gorgeous details as always!!
    Hugs Trudy

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  21. Oh wow these are both beautiful - love the blue you have used.

    Jayne xx

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  22. Oh Debby..., your card is adorable and super sweet !!!
    Love,
    Mo

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  23. All gorgeous cards, I love the colours and the sweet images you have used. I found it really helpful to know what you thought about the different types of pencils, I have been humming and harring about buying a new set but wasn't sure which would be better so it was very helpful.
    Lindsay xx

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  24. Just stunning hun, love the backing & the last card looks fantastic!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  25. Two awesome cards Debby. I am glad you have senior moments too. Mine are not usually retrievable though.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  26. It's very gorgeous!!!
    I love your cards, Debby!!!
    Big hugs, Mumur.

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  27. Something else new for me to check out Debby, I'm going to add a 'crafting health' warning to visiting you.

    Only joking, it so refreshing to see all your lovely work, keep it up.

    B x

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  28. Gorgeous card Debby - those blues are just fantastic! Hugs Rachel xx

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  29. Ze zien er allen weer perfect uit
    Groetjes

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  30. Ze zien er allen weer perfect uit
    Groetjes

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  31. 2 stunning cards Debby. Ive just got my first set of polychromos so Im impressed that someone I admire also uses them!

    Love the shades of blue on the first one and the green is so fresh!

    Keryn x

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  32. ooh these are fabulous - gorgeous colours
    Lisa x

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  33. Woo Hoo! So happy that image exchange worked for you. Thanks for all the info on gelatos and Prisma vs. Poly. Beautiful cards, Debby!

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  34. Gorgeous card, Debby! I love the soft blue and both sweet images! Wonderful coloring and design!

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  35. Hi Debby,
    Three gorgeous cards love the colours and images :) x

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  36. Gorgeous cards! Love how you've created the background, looks so effective, both are beautiful images, glad you were able to rescue your card!
    Wendy x

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  37. Gorgeous cards, love the cool shades of the blue, with the image popping out due to the hair and cat colours. The background looks fabulous, never heard of those before may have to have a little looksie. Great details to finish it off too.
    Lyndsey xx

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  38. All stunning Debbie, just adore the colour combo, so pretty.xx

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  39. What a beautiful cards!
    Very lovely colours.

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  40. fabulous cards, love the 2nd one, very stylish, hugs Juls

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  41. Wowzer Debby this is one beautiful creation that colour blue is really striking, I actually love both cards and images the original image is a stamp that I have just bought the design is so clean and fresh.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  42. What a beautiful cards Debby.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  43. I love these card Debby, the blues look fantastic and gorgeous images too!
    Lorraine xx

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  44. Gorgeous cards Debby :-) all of them are lovely ,, LOVE the bit about glacier mints ha ha :-)
    I love the gelatos too and am thinking about buying the set ,, they look so pretty all together in a nice box ,,,, hmmm :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  45. Haha happends to me al the time lol
    Love all your cards Debby!
    XXX Heidy

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  46. Just love all the shades of blue and the swirl embossed in white looks gorgeous. Fabulous card.

    Kath x

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  47. Wow Debby, this is stunning, love the sweet image and pretty soft colours, gorgeous xxx

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  48. So glad you have those moments too Debby...gorgeous card, love the image and colouring..beautiful...all 3 are gorgeous...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  49. Three fabulous cards, love them all!
    Helen x

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  50. Don't apologise for your long post. It's great that you took the time to explain what this new medium for colouring is. The results look great and I'm sure they'll catch on.
    The blue card is beautiful - whichever image you look at and the green background is stunning.
    Beryl xx

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  51. Wow, this is again a masterpiece with great colours.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  52. Well my goodness, Debby, all 3 cards are magnificent!! I love the blue shading and the way you make the images 3D is always so beautiful and stunning!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  53. Hi Debby
    All your details work beautifully together on this gorgeous creation.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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