Thursday, January 22, 2009

IO Design Team Challenge

It is time for another Design Team Challenge/Sneak Peek. This time the theme is....birthdays! The image I chose was a winter 2009 release rather than a CHA release. However, I have been dying to play with this stamp and seized the opportunity.

To make the card, I stamped the cupcake martini onto white cardstock using black Versafine ink and colored it with a variety of colored pencils. I then layered the martini onto some paper from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection.

Here is a close up of the martini so that you can see how I colored the drink and the cupcakes:


I decided to color the base of the drink a bit darker than the top because I imagined the liqueur would sink the bottom of the glass. I then colored the rim of the glass with a light blue pencil so that it would match the blue in the patterned paper and so that it would stand out from the white of the cardstock.

Here is a close up of the bottom of the glass so you can see how I shaded the base with grey pencils to create a shadow:


Need more ideas? Check out what Michelle, Daniela, Kelli, Julie, and Dina created. After all who doesn't need inspiration for birthday cards?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the card! Nothing says Happy B'Day like cupcakes!! Q

Julie Koerber said...

Very cute! I just love this image -- and the way you colored it up!

The Rubber Maid said...

I love this card but I am partial to drinks in fancy glasses and this one is offering goodies. How adorable. Love what you did with the coloring. Great! Pat

Scrapper With the Catch of Her Life said...

So cute, Laura! Love the birthday candle acting as a pick & holding the cute little cupcakes!

krcrafts said...

This is one of my favorite of the new birthday images and you did it very well! Love your coloring!!

Daniela said...

This is so cute!

GiftsByHeidi said...

You must have the worlds largest collection of martini glass stamps. I love them all though, and your coloring is fabulous as usual! Such a cute stamp.

Anne said...

Very nice coloring job. Thanks for showing us all the details! :-)