Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Cake For Lulu

Hi all!

Well, did I mention how EXCITED I am to be a Bella Babe wth Stamping Bella??? I might have said it once or twice already...{blush}.

I was looking at my "modest" binder of images from there, and decided to ink up one I haven't used yet! Isn't it a shame when those beautiful images are just sitting there unloved?

I was in the mood for a birthday card - I pulled out this amazing cake image from the Lulu collection (which I LOVE, BTW), and I think it is so pretty that you could use it for a wedding card...but really any celebration that calls for a cake.

I had this really yummy Heidi Grace paper (flocked and everything), and I coloured my image to match...the paper had lots of yellows, and some greens, pinks, and oranges.  So when I was laying my card out, I realized that the paper looked horrible with the image; just too much goin' on.  So, I rummaged through my stash and found this really lovely paper from SU's Raspberry Tart DSP pack, and it complemented the image perfectly!

The pearls are from Martha Stewart, and the ribbon is a VERY old SU scrap I was trying to use up.  I embossed the middle white strip with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
The sentiment is also from Da Bella Shop - I have used this several times, and can't stress enough how handy it is to just have small generic sentiments like that...they are really useful! I used my handy dandy Word Window Punch and Modern Label Punch for that, and added some Liquid Pearls to the sides.

I stamped Lulu's Birthday Cake onto Bella's Bestest Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured it with Copics and added some shading with Prismacolors and OMS.  I cut that out with Classic Square Nesties, and added some Pretty In Pink sponging inside the stencil (although I think I had some orange on my sponge because it looks like a different colour).

Tray: W1, W3, W5, W7
Cake: R0000, R00, R32, R24
Flowers: YR61, YR64, YR7, and the leaves are YG63 & YG67

I know what you're saying...that cake looks like it has a disease because of all those spots!  I treid to add some glitter to it - looks nice IRL, but it looks weird in the pic.  How about this one?

Alright, well that's it for today.  Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Don't forget about the monochromatic challenge running over on Bloggabella right now!


Ebru- aka- April said...

OMG Robin, you have done such an amazing job coloring this image it looks simply beautiful !!!

paulatracy said...

YUM! I am getting hungry for breakfast and this is looking super delish right now! hehe Love this layout too Robin!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Well this is just DELISH. LOVE your shading, girlfriend! Wonderful card!

Dana White said...

Oh no the cake looks absolutely YUMMY! Awesome papers with the cake!

Danni said...

This is beautiful card!!

Krista said...

Gorgeous card Robin! And a huge CONGRATS on your new position as a Bella Babe! Well deserved!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Robin. Your colouring is awesome! All around beautiful card!

Jean said...

Congrats on being a Bella Babe! Darling card, love the coloring and it doesn't look diseased at all!