Monday, July 6, 2009

Keesh's Inspiration Challenge #9

Keesh's Inspiration Challenge certainly made me put my thinking cap on this week - I had several ideas floating around my head - none of which translated onto paper! It's soooo frustating when this happens because the reality can never measure up!!! Never mind - I actually don't mind the card I ended up with!

The inspiration picture brought to my mind the High Tea at the National Gallery that I'm going to in a couple of weeks. I'm going with a group of my closest girlfriends to celebrate a couple of birthdays within the group. We figured a High Tea would be more our style than a Pub Crawl - LOL. The colours are Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Purely Pomegranate. The Basic Black trim picks up the teapot colour.

I've stamped the cupcakes from Crazy for Cupcakes onto some SU DP and coloured them in with my SU markers. I tried to use my Touch markers but they bled outside the lines with the lightweight paper. The cakes were "iced" with my versamark pen and white embossing powder. The table of cupcakes has been "framed" in an embossed nestie oval to represent both the gallery we're going to, and the painting in the inspiration picture. And there's 6 cupcakes - one for each person invited! It's going to be a great afternoon I'm sure!

Hope you all have something to look forward to too.

xXx

21 comments:

Sam said...

Beautiful card Debbie. Your thinking cap works well ;-).

Sam.

Tracey Old said...

I know what you mean about a thinking cap. Love what you have came up with. Nice finish with the flowers and the pearl. Its great when you have something to look forward to.
Traceyxx

Cheryl Joshua said...

Beautiful Debbie,love this image and your brilliant design!!! You always get an excellent end result no matter what!
xx

Mandy Schiller said...

Great Design Debbie! Love the colours as well...Brillant card as usual!

Mandyxx

Kerrie said...

Stunning card, great take on the inspiration challenge, love those colours.

Chantelle said...

I love what you have come up with Debbie - love cupcakes and you've coloured them in so well. Great job with the challenge.

Danielle said...

Such a 'sweet' card Debbie, lol!! The colours are fab and the sentiment is perfect with all those cupcakes! Enjoy your High Tea - it sounds like it will be such fun!
Hugs, Danielle

Bec said...

Oh WOW Debbie, these colours are stunning.. Love how you have coloured in the cupcakes.. So yummy I could eat one.. Bec xx

Dena said...

Have fun at your High Tea. I'm assuming this is like a cafe that serves tea?
Well, your card is totally perfect for that challenge. Such great colors going on. Love the detail of the embossed frosting. Clever!
I totally forgot that you guys are on opposite seasons from us. Duh! I guess you are a bit chilly over there. Well, we are well into summer and this is one of the hottest ever! Check you later,
hugs, Dena

~Christina~ said...

That is a beautiful card!

Leonie said...

I was thinking along these lines too for this challenge, great minds! I am sure you and your friends will have a terrific time, what a very grown up thing to do! lol! Your card is gorgeous as always :)

Kristie said...

Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS Deb! It captures the essence of the inspiration pic perfectly! I just love the *frosting* on your cupcakes...I think I might be *borrowing* that idea myself :)
I hope you have a wonderful time at the High Tea...there's nothing like a lovely afternoon tea (or a morning tea for that matter!).

Renée said...

beautiful card! Love the flowers and the iced cupcakes!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

High tea sounds like such fun! I've never experienced such a thing, but I'd love to. Maybe someday...

Your card is truly wonderful! I love the design. And the cupcakes look good enough to eat. I also love those flowers with the pearl to finish things off beautifully.

We're back from AZ... arrived mid-afternoon. I felt like I'd been in an airplane rather than a car for 5 hours. The house is still standing, thank goodness. I think the boys are glad we're home. Back to work tomorrow. Yuck!

Love and hugs,
Lisa

Kristy Young said...

Gorgeous Debbie, absolutly perfect stamp for this inspirtaion pic. I went to a high tea in Daylesford soooo YUMMY! Your will have a great day.

Nancy Riley said...

Debbie, your inspiration card is AWESOME!!!! The layered flower is AMAZING!

Chat Noir said...

Having seen this card "in the flesh". I can assure everyone that it is indeed amazing. As always your details are what set your cards apart from many others.

If high tea includes cup cakes like these, there'll be lots of dieting in Melbourne next week... just to fit them in!

Stamp and Smile said...

LOVE this card!! You sure know how to add flowers to your cards so nicely.. and those cupcakes are looking very YUMMY! Enjoy your High Tea coming up with your girlfriends... VERY FUN! (But may be a Pub Crawl would too!) :) I experienced ONE tea party in my life and LOVED the cute tea cups and finger foods we shared.

PS: I totally understand "NONE of your ideas translated to paper"!! I've been having that happen lately! :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Mmmmm yum! I really think I could eat those cupcakes! Hugs xx

Makeesha said...

ooohh this is so sweet Debbie. I love the Cupcake with the Flower combo....I would never think to mix those two, but here it works a treat! Thanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Gorgeous card Debbie! The more I see this SS the more I want it! Thanks for inspiring me!