Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Old Family Recipe - Bloobel Stamps Progressive Challenge

Hi everyone! Lisa at Bloobel Stamps is having a Progressive Challenge for the month of February using the fabulous image called Bake Me a Cake. If you played along with the January Progressive Challenge, you were able to purchase this stamp at a discount. If you didn't get to play in January, you can still purchase the Bake Me a Cake image and then qualify for the March discounted image. I love this image because it comes with a whole bunch of layers, icing, and add-on images to make your cake just the way you want fun!

I coloured this little chef with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. The cake layers, icing, and embellies were all coloured separately and then fussy cut on the black lines. The parts were then layered onto the image background. The whole image including the cake was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and matted with black card stock. After fussy cutting her a second time, she was popped up on foam tape for added dimension and natural shadow.

The background began with a piece of plain designer paper cut to 8.5 x 11 inches and then printed with an all-over mustache pattern. Coffee Archival Ink was used to stamp VLV's number stamp and Stamper's Anonymous Coffee Splatter stamps in a few places. It was also used to edge the outside of the mustache paper. Jet Black Archival Ink was used to apply VLV stitching stamp. Two pieces of washi tape backed with white card stock were added to give the little chef a place to stand and each was edged with Coffee Archival Ink to help them blend into the background. Three black rhinestones were used to embellish the outside edge of the washi.

The sentiment( if you mustache, it's an old family recipe) was printed on white card stock, trimmed into individual words, and matted with black. A die was used to cut the label for the puffy mustache sticker. The edges were inked with Coffee Archival Ink and faux stitching was added with black pen before the label was popped up on foam tape. Three smaller black rhinestones were used to mark the dots between the two sentiment parts. A border was doodled around the outside of the background paper and the loose openings were dotted with white paint pen. At this point, the mustache paper looked a little too busy so white paint was dry-brushed here and there to knock it back a bit. Punched photo corners were adhered to the four corners and the entire piece was matted with black card stock to frame it.

Thanks for joining the little chef and me today. We are glad you did! To see more of Lisa's fabulous images and learn more about her Progressive Challenge, be sure to visit You still have time to enter this month.

Life is good; so is art...and cake!

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