Sherry presented us with an inspiration challenge this week.
I took a few things from the photo and incorporated them into my card. The first and most obvious is the choice of stamp. When I saw the cupcake tower in the middle of the table I knew exactly which stamp I HAD to use. I also chose some of my colors from the picture. The brown picnic table sitting on the green grass started the process, and cupcakes for some reason always seem to get colored pink in my mind so the Basic Grey paper pack was perfect, it also added a hint of purple in the diagonal striped paper, so I brought that into my cupcakes as well. I also came up with the layout based on the photo. The angle of the table is reflected by the angle of the soft suede triangular piece. Did you see all the circles in the inspiration piece? The buttons are my interpretation of the cooler, the serving tray and the circular cupcake stand. At this point I could say that the flower reflects the way the beer bottles are pointing in the cooler, but really I just thought it needed a flower and wanted to play with making my own crumpled paper flower, so there it is. Lastly I added some white gel pen and stardust gel pen. They were begging to be used, so I had to bring them out.
When I started pulling the pieces of this card out I was cringing at the color combination, leery of the layout and not quite sure how to accessorize it. In the end I really like this card, it all came together nicely.
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: BasicGrey Ava, White, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
Ink: Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Buttons, White Gel Pen, Stardust Gel Pen, Cuttlebug Flower Die
If you are going to play along, please be sure to show us your creation by posting a link in the comments section here or by using keyword FFC40 in the SplitcoastStampers Gallery. Don't forget to check out the works by the other Friday Fun Girls as well. Links to their blogs are on the side.