Sunday, July 18, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - What's your favorite Ice Cream?

I have another card for you today. This week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we have a very fun challenge for you. In honor of National Ice Cream Day we want you to create a card or project using the colors of your favorite ice cream sundae.

Our sponsor is the wonderful "Some Odd Girl" digital shop and they are offering the winner of this weeks challenge 3 free digi images of their choice.

I have used their image of Sweet Kaylee. Isn't she just adorable? I love the eyes best of all. Here is my card and my explanation of my choice of ice cream...

While the colors I used on this card don't reflect a favorite sundae, I found this fabulous piece of beautiful glittery paper in my stash. I had just one piece, an "orphan" and it's from DCWV. I just thought it looked so "ice creamy" and decided to use it.

Here's my card recipe:

CS - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink (SU) Gina K Pure Luxury
Skin - E00, E000, E0000 and chalk for cheeks
Hair - E13, E17, E18, E19
Eyes - N7, YG11, YG03 Sakura White Gel pen
Skirt - RV11, RV23
Barettes_ RV23 and Spica Pink
Purse - YG11, YG03, Spica Melon
Blouse - B52, B02, B0000
Shoes - RV11, RV23, RV0000
Background - W00, W1, W3, YG0000, B0000, RV0000

Nestabilites Labels 11
Silk ribbon - stash
Ice Cream Cone Charm - Magnolia
Sentiment - SU
Pearls - from a friend
Stickles - Star Dust

Here's a closer look of Kaylee...

I had such fun doing the eyes, though at first I was very nervous about not getting them right. Then I remembered a challenge that was posted quite some time ago on Copic Creations Challenge Blog about coloring eyes, so I went back to that site, found a wonderful tutorial from I Like Markers and decided that I could do this.

The background behind Kaylee was done with Copic markers and a blender pen. I just dotted in each color and then went over it with my Blender to soften the edges. Easy peasy!

Here is a side view of the card. It show a little of the inside. I couldnt' do much with it because I had no more of the wonderful ice cream dp, but I repeated the colors of cardstock and cut out a notation are with the same nestie. I also added some Startdust Stickles to the edge of that to give it a bit of glitter.

I hope you'll come join our challenge and make a card or project representing your favorite ice cream sundae.


  1. Sweet card, pun intended!
    I will have to check out this line of images. I love the colors you used. It is always a joy to visit your blog!
    Hugs to you,

  2. You're right Barb, this paper is perfect for the challenge! And the sweet little Kaylee is well...SWEET! such a cute card! Great job!

  3. Love your color choices and coloring! Perfect job on the eyes too! Such an adorable card Barb! Hope all is going well with your recovery!

  4. Way cute card, Barb I am glad to be back and visiting you again. I am going to start working on my card for this challenge. Love the card.

  5. Barb - YUM! This looks like Birthday Cake w/chocolate sauce! De-lovely!

  6. Awesome paper! fits PERFECTLY and you put this all together so well. That image is a cutie!

  7. Barb!!! This image is so cute!!! And your card is so gorgeous. I love the colors you used and your coloring... as always... is amazing.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!!!!
    Love and hugs

  8. Hi Barb...welcome back!! Adorable card...such a darling image, beautifully colored - as always - and absolutely perfect DPs for this cool challenge. How did I not know there was a National Ice Cream Day?! YAYYYYY!! Pat Frank

  9. Super cute card. Love the coloring. You are amazing at it.

  10. Oh Barb, she's soooo stinkin' ADORABLE!! And you've colored her to perfection! I'm with you, I see lucious ice creamy colors in the paper too. Now you know I'm crazy about that ribbon and charm. :) Beautiful card, ladybug!

  11. What was I thinking - I was so involved in you Edwin Sea guy that I failed to comment on this cute lady - as Sharon said " she is sooo stinkin' adorable" How many times can one be called the color queen - you must know!!!!!!
    Sandy in NC


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