Thursday, June 23, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! Today I'm participating in a blog hop hosted by Taylored Expressions. The theme was "Old Glory" and we had to use the patriotic color combination of red, white, and blue. This was our sketch inspiration by Sankari Wegman:

When I signed up for this challenge, I immediately knew I wanted to use the Cuppie in San Francisco image along with some fireworks. This is the card I came up with:

If you can believe it, I colored the main image with my Prismacolor colored pencils! I know...shocking for those of you who know me because my coloring weapon of choice is usually Copic markers. The only part I used one color of Copic marker is for the sand area. The base is colored with E31 Brick Beige and I went over the shadows with a sandy brown colored pencil.

I didn't want to leave the background of the image white so my husband suggested coloring a sunset. That was a challenge! I'd never done a sunset before so I hope it turned out okay! I found a picture of a sunset online as a reference.

For the ruffled ribbon effect, I took two strips of super sticky Scor-Tape and made ribbon pleats on top and then used tiny glue dots to keep the ruffles down. I like how that turned out!

I found a flower sunburst stamp from A Muse Studio that I though mimicked fireworks so I stamped that in red and blue ink. Then, I took my handy Sakura Glue pen and "colored" each petal and pour yummy A Muse Studio Diamond Glitter all over it! Sooo sparkly!!!

Usually it's a rare occasion to have a clear skies when fireworks go off in San Francisco. Most of the time we see colored fog!  Hee hee!

I'm so fortunate to live so close to the Golden Gate Bridge and admire it's beauty in person every time I get the craving to get some good Dim Sum in the city!

Please check out all the creations of the other participants and have a super day!


  1. Sooo bright and fun....your little scene is beautiful and I love the *fireworkd* in the background!!!

  2. How fun is this! LOVE the scene you created with the fireworks in the background!!

  3. That scene is fabulous! I especially like the sunset colors.

    Great card!

  4. What a fun card this is!!! So sweet!

  5. How delightful and unique!!!

    I am new to your blog and am now a follower through blogger dashboard. So very nice to meet you. Be sure and stop by my blog this week as I am having my one year blogversary and a fun giveaway too.

  6. What a great scene!! Wonderful coloring.

  7. Just wonderful! Love the sweet SF scene you've created!

  8. Supah cute SF cuppie! How fun is that??? Love it TW!!!

  9. What a wonderful little scene and the pleated ribbon is so fun!!

  10. Love your flower fire works - what a fun SF scene!

  11. What a neat card! I love that SF scene with Cupie! Great card!

  12. I like the ribbon effect and the flower bursts. Never would have thought of putting the cupcake in SF. LOL. Cute!



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