Monday, August 18, 2014

Celebrate...Guest Designer for STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #18

Hello!

No Monday morning blues here because I'm thrilled and honoured to be the Guest Designer for STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #18!  Thank you to the amazingly talented STAMPlorations team for inviting me to play alongside them with this sketch:


I took a bit of a 'liberty' in widening the front panel (sorry...), but I had, had and had to use the cake stamp and it wanted space to show off its triple tiers, layers of decorative icing and all around sweetly decadent essence.  When you're this pretty, you get all the space you need *grin*.  All background are sponged; all stamps are STAMPlorations, found here and here.


Head over to the STAMPlorations site to see what the team has created; you'll be inspired x 100000000 to play along!!  Hope my little card brought a Monday morning smile...

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

23 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to start the new week Carol!! Congrats my friend, you are certainly very talented and will fit right in with all the other talent. I love your take on this sketch! The colors you sponged are so bold and beautiful, they show case that awesome cake so well. I love it! Hugs, Brenda

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  2. Congrats on your Guest DT spot! I love that you widened the front of this card...it helped to highlight the beautiful inking/blending you did to showcase this fun cake! Love it!!!

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  3. Love your rainbow background! Very pretty card - welcome to GDing!

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  4. Bright, colorful and a rainbow of fun color for a celebration. Very nice. - Jim

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  5. Congrats Carol on the GDT and you have done wonders with this cake stamp. Mine is still sitting un used! I adore this 3 layered sponging...may have to use this idea x

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  6. Congrats on your GD spot and well done with your card, gorgeous colours. :)

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  7. Congratulations Carol! Your card is outstanding--LOVE that ink blending and cake!

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  8. Hi Carol, wow - what en eye-candy! So glad you are GDT over at STAMPlorations! Love that yellow tag on the side! I am on vacation and have little computer access, but to answer your question - as far as I remeber I used Inktense pencils. I made that card such a long time ago in preparation for my vacation......also struggling with a foreign keyboard....

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  9. Great having you as GD again, Carol :) Love your colourful cake card - it definitely has front-panel-widening properties ;)

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  10. Yay, congratulations on your GD spot, Carol ... and on such a stunning card! What a gorgeous sponged background and drippingly delicious cake ... it so merits that wider panel! Hugs, Anita :)

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  11. Wow Carol!! I am in love with the BGs u created for those panels. Such a beauty. So glad to have you as out Guest Designer !

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  12. LOVE the background!!! Its the perfect way to show off the cake stamp!! Makes the cake look really yummy too!!

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  13. Love , love your background - looks amazing . Fabulous card,

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  14. Congratulations on being GD! Your card is fabulous and fun with those scrumptious colors! Wouldn't mind having a piece of this cake right now...

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  15. You, Carol, are a master at creating eye-catching, drool-inducing backgrounds! I totally LOVE the colors you sponged on the panels and your card is so perfect for the sketch! I also love the subtle/tone-on-tone stamping of the HB2U on the pink panel. I'm so HAPPY to have you as our guest designer -- you've done a phenomenal job with the STAMPlorations stamps and I can't wait to see your other masterpieces! Hugs!

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  16. This card is super cool, Carol! I love the color combo: yellow and pink always work but to add purple to the mix is a wonderful idea! Great use of the layout and stamps. xxx

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  17. Love the colors of your beautiful backgrounds ... and that sweet little tab on the side. Loll xx

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  18. Congrats on your win! You did them proud with your card using that difficult sketch--gorgeous inking, Carol!

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  19. Oooh, this is a great sketch! Love it. Your watercoloured background is yum! And the stamped cake looks delicious. A scrumptious card. :)

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  20. Yay! congrats!!!
    Your card is so pretty...LOVE your inking!

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  21. Hi Carol. Beautifully sponged BG ... and cake can always have as much space as it needs, love that stamp too. Great to have you as our guest designer at STAMPlorations. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

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  22. Hi Miss C I wanna say big congrats for your GDT at Stamplorations I was also surprise as Nonni sent me mail that I can be GDT cause my card was the winner and I love the blend color of your card seems like you like really to play with water color am I right and I love the yellow tag too it looks stand out the other colors...Great using the sketch and I miss you again on my Blog...I made a card using stencil but it looks bad I think thats why the people only look my post and gone no leave me some words (SAD) but I know you always made a perfect card and I am sorry if I am not visiting so often but in my heart I remember you my friend..big hugs, Monika

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  23. OMG is Aug 18 the last time I commented?!! Sheesh!! Woot woot on another GDT!!! You know why these are coming one after the other, don't you?! Because they KNOW talent when they see it!!! And va va voom you did NOT disappoint! That blending is fierce!!! The cake is fabulous and love the way you split the sentiment between the tab and the main panel! Another awesome creation!!

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