1.0 Sarah's Stamping Style: My First On-line Challenge

Monday, February 28, 2011

My First On-line Challenge

Hi there. I have been looking at on-line challenges for a while (especially the Inkspirations Challenges) and contemplating playing along. Since I now have a blog, I figured I don't have an excuse anymore. This sketch caught my eye, so I thought no time like the present!

I flipped the sketch onto its side to suit the Birthday Bakery (hostess set) image I used. This DSP, Sweet and Sour Specialty is a real fave of mine! It is embossed and glossy on one side and I just love the colours in it, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red. I have added some bows and BLING, which seem to be a recurring feature at the moment also.
I stamped the image in Basic Grey and have coloured it in using markers. I then used Crystal Effects to cover the icing and plates to give them a glossy look.

Sorry about the picture quality, it was a dull day here today.

(All SU unless otherwise stated)
Stamp sets: Birthday Bakery
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Whisper White
Inks: Basic Grey
Accessories: Clear Rhinestones, Taffeta Ribbon (Pumpkin Pie), Dimensionals, Crystal Effects

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah xx


  1. Hi ya Sarah
    Found you!!!! Via inkspirations challenge blog! I have not been game enough to try a blog myself. So congratulations. Love the work you have posted in the last view days. I now will be checking out your blog regualrly!
    Happy Stampin
    Michelle S

  2. Thanks Michelle. So lovely of you! You should give it a try, then I can follow you!
    Hope all is well.

  3. Love all the cards - especially the one above. Keep up the great work - i look forward to visiting you blog often.

  4. Hi Lara.
    Thanks for your lovely comments and for stopping by!

  5. Love the image and the ribbon treatment. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

  6. Congrat's on your FIRST EVER CHALLENGE!!! Isn't it a wonderful feeling putting your card "out there!" well this is a super card and the colours you've used a gorgeous!!! I love it and well done!
    SMiles SHArnee :)

  7. This is totally cute Sarah. Love how you've made the cakes glossy, especially with the Sweet & Sour paper & the blingy bows are fab. Yum!
    PS: How funny - I just set up a scheduled post using this set too. great minds ;0)

  8. Thanks, Sharnee. It is a good feeling sharing what you do and having an extra purpose to make cards, it's motivating. Thanks for the lovely comments!
    Thanks Di! I learnt from the best! :) Can't wait to see your card. Hope all is going well!

  9. Hi Sarah, this is an awesome first challenge card! Love your colouring, stunning bows & gorgeous colour palette. Hope to see you back at Inkspirations soon. :)


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