Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pieced and pierced

I think this is the first time I've pieced a stamped image. I kept it really simple just creating one layer. When stampers piece images like florals with several layers, they turn out so beautiful! I was hoping to get this one in for Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Inspiration Challenge but I was late. I didn't touch my craft table at all last night. This will get into the Flourishes challenge and Mojo Madness 81.

I only have a few stamps sets that I can even do this technique with so I was really limited. So I pulled this one out and thought, who doesn't love a cupcake? The frosting was done with Basic Grey Lilykate and the bottom with SU Bella Bleu. The pattern in the background is from that retired paper that everyone loved so much - it went with Embrace Life and had lots of Groovy Guava and River Rock in it, you know the one.....

Blush Blossom, Ruby Red and Whisper White are the cardstocks and Chocolate Chip is the ink. I used that cute scalloped oval punch and a stamp from the Oval All set. For embelishments I used a bit of linen thread and three gems from Imaginesce. I added a few beads to the frosting. I also pieced the little cupcakes. Cute, huh?

Off to read a few more pages of Infinite Jest. I may be reading that thing for the next year.... ugh! Yeah I know, why don't I just put it down then... Well I did that once and that is really not my MO. I have to start what I finished. Plus it's an interesting book, just a slow read.

Have a great Friday! We are just hours away from the weekend!!!! I'll be at Mugs from noon to 3 on Saturday, so if you're in Hazel Dell stop in and say hi!



  1. Great job with the paper piercing. I love the "sprinkles" on your cupcakes too!

  2. This is so cute! I love both images combined like this!


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