Tag Archive | Cupcakes

Recipe Folder CC Challenge

We had an awesome Cybercrop at Jellybean Scrappers for Halloween. One of the challenges was to create a recipe folder, as I had no folder I created my own so that I could add my own recipes to it.

The big cupcakes on the cover are something I have been working on in a smaller size and range of colours for my etsy store.

For this I used Black CS base, Kaiser Bonjour Papers, Florrists tape in pink and white, Corrugated card, Kaiser coconut roses, Some provocraft alphabet stickers  and little bug alpha rub ons (I think), some bling flourishes picked up at my local cheapie shop, and some glitter that reminds me of the glitter sprinkles you get for cake decorating oh and some alcohol inked diamond dust. I also inked the flowers in Picked Raspberry misted with water dried and repeated the water till I got the whole icecream type effect then misted over the top with home made pearl mist.

Soo here it is

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Some Cards from ‘The Vault’

I have been sharing some of my older work on here the last few days because some of it I am really pleased with. The older the work the less stash I had to create it with. Even now yes my stash has grown considerably but it is by no means huge. Sometimes I think it is better that way as I am often forced to come up with creative ways to do something I want to do but with different products. Other times it can be frustrating to not be able to get something to turn out the way you wanted. The best thing I have discovered about it though is that it helps me think outside the box.

Today I want to share some cards that have been created over the last few years.

The first are cupcake cards I made using “Impasto” as icing. What I love about Impasto is that you can add acrylic paint to it and it will always keep the colour of the paint you have added. The cupcakes were done by creating circles and cutting them in half with a wavy type  line to replicate Icing drip. You then use a palette knife to spread the impasto over the semi circle and while it is still wet sprinkle over your mircobeads or glitter so it looks like you have sprinkles, then it is just cut out a rhombus shape out of corrugated card. Stick the cupcake wrapper down first then stick your iced cupcake top over it leaving some showing. Pretty simple and very effective, Buttons or rhinestones make a great ‘cherry’ on top.

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The next card is an explosion box I made for a friends wedding. There was a space for two envelopes one with money and one with a note of congratulations.

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and the inside looked like this

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The next cards I am so happy with how they turned out they use Fabric on them and It was a first for me at the time.

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Two different Christmas Cards. The Lace tree won a challenge on a forum that is no longer around.

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and that is all for this glimpse into the Heavenly Imaginings Vault.

Some layouts and a card.

So here I am just waiting to remember to take photos for Adventures into doodling two and three when I remember I have two layouts and a card that I have yet to share with you all. They are all such polar opposites and really stretched my skills in some ways.

The first layout is from my niece’s birthday last year. Her favourite colours are Pink and Rainbow.

Now I am no stranger to pink and pretty. My first thought was cupcakes, with Impasto Icing and corrugated card patty cases. Of course with micro bead sprinkles. I also However I have had a lovely piece of Shimmery Ki memories Lace butterfly CS. I traced a circle onto the packaging paper and cut it out as one piece. I sat there looking at the clear packaging circle and thought oooh wonder what I can do with that. Some Staz on and a Kaiser stamp later I had a lovely acetate looking piece of hand stamped goodness (which also created an idea for faux rub ons and yes it is on my tutorial to do list). I really wanted to try a little painting on white cs, with a smidge of splatter. Add in some hand blinging of 3 stamped flourishes and a giant cupcake to hide the sour expression of someone else at the party and viola a layout is born. I have been working on my layering skills. Just because I like to stretch my skills and push my creative boundaries.

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The second layout was a harder journey. I really will need to invest in more 3d flowers or learn to make them myself (budget scrapping can sometimes be a smidge painful full of wants but not always haves). For this I wanted to have a go at clustering. The thing I have learnt is that sometimes my mind is far too ordered. Although I am so happy with how my Layout of me from Kindergarten turned out (my aim is to have all my school photos scrapbooked by the end of the year). I can see that I definitely need more flowers and some other stuff to cluster with. Always a learning curve. I took the colours from the background flowers in this photo as well as the blue in the uniform. Added in some resin flowers, a big hand made one and a matching journaling tag complete with seam binding and jute. And here it is:

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I had an idea after joining the girly grunge site for this card. Originally it was going to be for my DT application for Donna Salazar designs (perhaps next time). I was so happy with this Shabby Chic steam punk look. Along with the handmade recycled book flower butterflies and flowers. I cut in half a Tim Holtz cog that I had cut from plastic packaging, which if you look carefully form leaves of sort under my flowers. Just a little snow cap left to dry then inked over with a smidge of green. I totally adore just adding a hint of colour. This is where re inkers and cotton buds come in most handy. It is a simple technique dip your cotton bud into your re-inker and then gently apply on the edges you want colour. Use the clean side to clean off the excess and viola shabby chic. It also works well used with browns for an aged old worn look. So with the big Tim Holtz clock and the Sizzix locket die (all coated in triple thick with a smidge of iridescent medium). This idea was born. Totally love the background with a homemade pearl mist and glimmer screen. Not sure who will be the recipient of this card but I do hope they love it as much as I do. Especially as I parted with one of my Tattered Angels keys just to give it the extra oomph it needed.

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So now you are caught up with my few scrapping endeavours this year. As always I look forward to being challenged and stepping out of my comfort zones. All whilst scrapping on a pretty small budget. Often I think that having a small budget has forced me to find ways to be creative that I may not have found if I had an endless stash of wonderful products to chose from. (although I would not complain at having more choices at all and can imagine I would be very happy in a well stocked studio of creativity and with everything at my fingertips yes a woman can dream)

drummmmrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllll please and the winner of a Bag of Mixed Die Cut recycled book flowers is…………………………….
Lucky Number 4 Alex Carr! Will be in touch to get your addy for your flowers Congratulations!