20 January 2012

Hey Sugar

So I am on a roll with getting back into my card/sketch challenges!  I have rejoined my usual set of stamp companies and their challenges, so I'm deciding to branch out further to participate in some new challenges with other stamp companies (whom I own their stamps or am simply a *fan* of their stamps).

One of those such companies is Paper Smooches.  Let me just say: their stamps are so VERY adorable!  I recall first seeing the images in Card Maker Magazine a few years ago and just ooh-ed and aahh-ed over the images.  I have long-admired their stamps and within recent months was lucky enough to add some of their stamps to my inventory: Birthday Buddies and Sugar Rush.

I decided to partake in the Sparks Challenge for Jan 12th - 25th, which is an inspiration challenge using this photo:
Sparks Challenge, Jan 12 - 25: Inspiration Photo

Using the Sugar Rush stamp set, here is the card I cr8'd from the inspiration photo:
Sparks Challenge: Hey Sugar
Sparks Challenge: Hey Sugar (image detail)
 I used my Copics to color in the donuts, but wanted to add some dimension & interest to the images. On the "icing" of the donuts I applied a generous coating of Matte Accent by Ranger Inkessentials.  (You can see it better on the close-up images, but even then it was difficult to capture.)  It cr8'd that look of  *glaze* which appears on most yummy donuts.  It made me wanna get in the vehicle and head on over to Dunkin' Donuts - seriously!
Sparks Challenge: Hey Sugar (additional image detail)
It was great fun using the inspiration photo to cr8 my card, and using my Paper Smooches stamps... I can't help but to smile (they are just THAT super cute and bubbly)!  One thing is for certain, I have completed my first Sparks Challenge and I can see more in my future!

Thanks for taking a look at my cr8'ion!  Hope you enjoy it, as much as I did to cr8 it!

Happy Cr8'ing!

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