Saturday, January 11, 2014

Third Birthday Bash at StampNation

I hope this finds everyone well and being creative. It is StampNation’s 3rd Birthday Bash. It begins today and runs through Jan. 17. Each day there will be challenges and PRIZES, yes, you heard right, PRIZES from different sponsors. If you haven’t joined StampNation, this is the time to do it. The inspiration is never ending.

The challenge for Day One is to create something with a birthday icon. For my little piece of art I chose a digital image from LacySunshine, Cupcake Sticky Wings. What better birthday icon than a fairy sitting on top of a cupcake. I would take that any day.

Cupcake was colored with Copics with a little accenting from a clear Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Marker. After the coloring I trimmed her with Spellbinder’s Label One die. I cut another piece with the same die but in Stampin’ Up!’s Rich Razzelberry cardstock. I then layered Cupcake on top of this cut.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, R02
Icing, Wings, Baubles:
BG000, 02, 05, 07, 09
Eyes, Cupcake sleeve:
G40, 82, 94, 99
Hair, Dress, Wings:
RV91, 93, 95, 69
Ruffles, Socks, Cake:
Y21, 23, 26, 35

W00, 0, 1, 2, BG 02

My designer paper is Stampin’ Up!’s Petals and Paisleys collection. This was trimmed to size and distressed with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. My layering sandwich was more Rich Razzelberry and I added Old Olive cardstock.

For my embellishments I used some Spellbinder’s Die D-Lites Blooms One. My little sprigs are another D-Lites die Corner Sprigs. I found the ribbon in my stash (so glad I kept this), and tied the bow and added the Happy Birthday sentiment from Cindy Echtinaw’s new clear stamp set “Big & SmallSays it All.” I love all of Cindy’s stamps. The majority of her stamps are designed for Spellbinder’s dies. After the stamping, I cut Happy Birthday with the D-Lites die Petite Label One. I think I am going to be using the D-Lites dies a lot. That die cut was glued to my bow.

I hope that you do take a visit to StampNation and join us for our festivities. You won't want to miss it. Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Aletha Jane

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