Sunday 3 July 2011

Crissy Armstrong DT Call

I see DT calls come up all the time, and I've even entered a couple before, but often doubt myself as to whether I'm good enough, have enough followers to be accepted, or if I have the right style for the artist to like my stuff, so mostly don't try out.  When this one came up though, I knew I would have to throw my hat in the ring as I just love Crissy's images.  I recently bought a couple of new ones in rubber from Quixotic Paperie so decided to colour those up - here's the first - I can't show the other yet as its for a friends birthday later in the month so I'll be back with another entry to the call in a couple of weeks.

How adorable is this little guy though - you couldn't shout at him for eating the cupcake could you - not with those "I'm sorry" eyes.....   I stamped him with momento tuxedo black and I have to say one of the things I like about these stamps is how thin and crisp the lines are so the detail is so fine.  I coloured him with copics in shades of grey and blue and made the cake chocolate of course!  I added some glaze to his eyes and nose and a little shimmer to the cake and his hat.  I wanted a quirky card layout and tried so DP but it was too much and detracted from the image which I wanted to be the main focus naturally so I decided to go with plain silver and blue to echo the colours in the picture and added a very thin matt in chocolate to make the picture stand out.  The matching sentiment and a few chocolate and blue dots around the quirky angles was all that was needed to really finish it off.

So here's my first entry, my hat is most definitely in the ring - fingers crossed the hat fits........

Craftilicious x


  1. Tara, this is fantastic. Such a cute image and beautifully coloured. Love it. Good luck with DT call.
    Lynne xxx

  2. I love what you did with "Cupcake Bliss!" Love your colour choices and the simple layout too! Thanks so much for entering my DT call!

  3. A really cute card Tara - lovely image, beautifully coloured. Good luck!

  4. Now I love this card! What a great layout, it's perfect for the tall image and your dog looks so good. I don't know how you can doubt that you'd be good enough for any DT calls, I've really liked your cards. As for the number of followers, you've got more than me and i've never been put off by not having hundreds. CoB

  5. I love what you came up with on your cardhank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy

  6. This one is TOO cute! And I do feel that way!
    Great,great job on this card!

  7. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, fabulous colours too thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this time big hugs love pops x


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