Tuesday, 24 May 2011

OLW54 - Baby cakes ...

... it's taken me a while to get to Susan's (Simplicity) challenge to make a one-layer baby card taking inspiration from the wonderful baby cakes at Sunday Sweets.  There are some fabulous cakes there and I really like the white cake decorated with sugar buttons - but it's been the inspiration for several cards, so I thought I'd try a different cake.  So this is the one I picked - you can see the original picture here - Cakes by Jen.

Cakes by Jen - link above
I think the candy colour nappy (diaper) bag is so cute, so are the shoes and keys!!  I've decided on a really simple stamp - which was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with clear powder.  Then I painted candy stripes directly onto the card - here's when things started to go wrong!!!  Hey ho!!  I think colours are okay, but I tried to paint them on free hand - that's a mistake.  The paint was uneven and the lines wobbly.  However, I think the idea is good, but I need to neaten it up.  But I'm out of time for the moment, so I decided to post it in it's current state and hopefully I'll have time to do a better version later this evening.  Here it is!!  It's not great - but it's a work in progress :)



Stamp:  Stampin' Up! - Punches Three (Hostess Set)
Paint:  Derwent Aquatones
Accessories:  Card and embossing powder from stash

Now I'm off to take Kathryn for her eye test - I don't think she's going to need spectacles, but as both Jonathan and I need specs - anything is possible.  Back soon - with an improved version of the above card.  Bye for now.

4 comments:

Brenda R said...

I love the colors, and I like it because the lines aren't exactly straight.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your freehand stripes Deborah and look forward to seeing the finished article! I agree it's always a good idea to get an eye test as you can't always tell whether children need specs or not!

Paula said...

I like the soft pastel colours - look forward tos eeing the finished version.
Paula (PEP)

Sue W said...

What a perfect take on that amazing cake Deborah! I loved just looking at all those cakes..........now why couldn't I do something like that.....how cool would it be!

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