Tuesday, March 30, 2010

True Beauty is Found Within Cake--with Lots of Frosting!

I made this ATC for six challenges.
Gingersnap Creations is celebrating its one year blog birthday.
1) This little creation of mine fulfills the GC46 Spicy Supply frosting blog challenge well as  
2) the GC Yahoo Group Cupcake challenge.

How perfect is this digital image (#534 Marie-True Beauty) from Paper Imagery Designs which I purchased especially because of those yummy cupcakes?!?!?!  It was a given for me to use it for
3) Monday's PID butterflies and flowers weekly blog challenge. And let's not forget

4) the Oh Alice challenge to use the Queen's Fine Print.  I just love the sentiment on this ATC: True beauty is found within cake.

Marie definitely is vintage so I entered this in the
5) Lots to Do vintage challenge. And finally,

6) The Shabby Tea Room Wk#3 challenge Let's Get Scrappy.  I used old sheer ribbon which I cut up to fit as a bow behind Marie for a little more sheen. We didn't have to use the colors for inspiration, but they are in the ATC. 

I printed the ATC PID image twice in order to cut out Marie and place her on the ATC with pop dots.  This allowed me to place the sheer ribbon bow behind her as well as the rhinestone butterfly in the lower corner.
In addition to the PID image and sheer ribbon, materials used are:
glue and white glitter on the ATC; Diamond Stickles around the edges
Pink and Holly (green) Stickles as frosting on the 2 cupcakes
Rock Candy Stickles: thick on the butterfly; thin on cupcake liners and two pink flowers on Marie's headdress (I left the flowers on her dress alone so that they could be seen better for the flowers portion of the PID challenge.)
Sakura Gelly Roll pen for the gold necklace, bracelet and roping on Marie's dress
Lots of rhinestones. The teal ones are Hero Arts.  (I found it funny that you can see the camera and my hands reflected in the clear rhinestones that I used for cherries on the cupcakes! LOL)


Debbie said...

Very special ... I {heart} ALL that BLING!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM and I hope you can come back on Monday to give the new challenge a try :)

Christine said...

Love this! A cupcake with Marie is so poetic!!!


Mel♥ said...

Love it Helene its perfect !!!


Lynn Stevens said...

Way to rock all those challenges! Marie, cake and bling, Yum Yum!

ScrappySuzanne said...

This is beautiful. I love all the images used.

crafty creations said...

Wow what a stunning atc you have shared with the Lotstodo Challenge - brilliant xx Hilda

Jules said...

Lovely lovely art work here...and Gnarls Barkley's Crazy (your songlist) is one of my all time favorite songs. What fun finding someone else who loves Gnarls.

Nicole said...

Great job with the scrappy challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

AngieHallHaviland said...

FABULOUS Piece!! Thanks for sharing :O)

Chelsea said...

Wow! Absolutely Beautiful! The colors, the gems, the glitter...my oh my! Beautiful! ~Chelsea

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing what you did here GF! Beautiful!

PetraB said...

This is absolutely awesome. I am a cake person, I loooove cakes especially cupcakes and the colours together with the blings are just so fantastic. Petra.

Lori said...

I gotta say, you get a lot of challenge mileage out of your pieces! Very cool ATC, love all the stuff!

Denise said...

This is awesome!! Love this ATC!

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Erin said...

Let them eat cake! It's adorable. Glad you came to play with us at Oh, Alice. Make sure you come back again next week, we love having you.

The Dormouse

Basement Stamper said...

Very cool card! The image and sentiment is perfect together.

Shar said...

Fantastic! Lovin' the sentiment!

Juls said...

ooooh this is just fab!! so many gorgeous details!! Hugs Juls

Sammi said...


Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week!


Anonymous said...

OMG Helene! this is stunning and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Easter!!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun ATC. The sentiment really makes me smile. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Wow! This is amazing - I'm so glad that you could join us at Gingersnaps!

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