Saturday, April 4, 2009

Downtown Diva and a Saturday Sketch

Thanks for stopping by to see another Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek!
I have TWO for you using the cute new cuppie set called Downtown Diva. There are several great images and sentiments in this set!
My first card uses Lauren's sketch(see below).
I decided to give watercolouring a try again....lol...practice practice practice right?! My colours for the image were chosen by the American Crafts dp...although I decided to NOT use the pattern side...it was a little busy...and went with the solids instead. I like how it looks!
Stamps: Downtown Diva; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Watercolour paper and American Crafts DP(pink/blue); Inks: Versafine Black and Various SU! inks; Accessories: Aqua Painter, Nesties, Circle Punches, American Crafts Ribbon, Stickles, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals
Here is Lauren's Saturday Sketch #29.
I altered my sample slightly by leaving out the scallops because I'd used the nestie shape...it looked funny with them...lol
Lauren's Saturday Sketch

I had to make a second card/gift card holder with the nesties like my buddy Denise always does. I love the look but it's something I never think to do...but it was on my to-do list! Now I can cross something off! I stamped the image from Downtown Diva onto some watercolour paper and used my re-inkers and aqua painter to colour it in.

Stamps: Downtown Diva; Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Choc chip, Cool caribbean, WC paper and American Crafts DP; Inks: Versafine Black and various SU! inks; Accessories: Aqua painter, Curvy Rectangle Nesties, Word Window Punch, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Here is a side shot showing how I made a little pocket to hold a gift card.
Stop by all the Baker's Dozen Design Team Blogs!
Also guess what....Taylored Expressions will be carrying Spellbinder Dies starting TOMORROW!
AND...
New Twinkles deal - We have two new tiny twinkle carousels (also being released on Sunday)!!! One is all clear rhinestones in various sizes and the other is Multi-colored twinkles in various shapes (stars, hearts, flowers, teardrops, squares, etc.). When customers purchase one of each of the new twinkles, they'll receive the multi-colored round twinkles FREE.
Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

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  2. So adorable, Dawn! I love all the different shapes you girls are using to cut out your shopping cuppies!

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  3. hee hee...both adorable Dawn. And great watercoloring :)

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  4. cute cards, Dawn! Love your watercolouring and the images are adorable!

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  5. These are GORGEOUS, Dawn! Your watercoloring looks GREAT!!

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  6. These are beautiful cards Dawn!!! I think your watercoloring looks FABULOUS, girl!!! Love that new cuppie set...just got my first one in the mail and can't wait to play! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  7. Super cute cards - Dawn!!! What a fun girly girl Set!!!

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  8. Wow Dawn! I love what you did with the sketch - the little circles are very cute.

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  9. Dawn these are perfect in every way!!! I mean from the watercoloring look to the color choices to the cutouts to the minutest details - your cards are just Dawnperfect!!! (I think I just created a new word!!!!) Seriously I love both of these beautiful cards that you have created!!! Wowzers!

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  10. Oh Dawn! Both of these are adorable, but I really LOVE how you created the gift card holder...I will have to give that one a try!

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  11. Awww, these are super cute!!! Love the sketch tooo. I will have to see if I can make some extra time to include doing this wonderful sketch :)

    Thanks again!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  12. These are both darling Dawn! Your watercoloring is awesome! I love the American Crafts paper too ~ great job!!!

    I see you are having beautiful weather there today!!! Good for you!

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  13. Wow Dawn! These cards are great - what a fun fun image, those shopping cuppies!! :)

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  14. Love your sweet cards Dawn, very soft and pretty.

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  15. Holy CANNOLI, er cupcake!! Girl, your watercoloring is the BOMB!!! These are GORGEOUS!!!

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  16. I totally agree, Dawn, your coloring is AWESOME!! Wanna fly to PA and give me some lessons? LOL

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  17. You did a beautiful job coloring your images. . .gosh, I haven't watercolored for such a long time. Those cupcakes are so darn cute!!!

    Your gift card holder is a fantastic idea. I love seeing others make different types of cards. I have to be more versatile. . it's hard because I like making cards that I can do quickly but I do have to venture out more. You did a beautiful job on your gift card holder.

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

    maria

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  18. These are just the most darling, Dawn! I think your watercoloring looks fantastic! The gift card holder is awesome!

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  19. Great cards Dawn. I love the little shops!!!

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  20. AWESOME CARDS!! Great job with the watercoloring... this is my life long challenge to master this! Keep the eye candy coming... TFS! :)

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  21. I just LOVE these, Dawn! They are both adorable litte scenes!

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  22. Your Cuppie card is so sweet...I love that image inside that Spellbinders die. And your gift card holder...WAY cute!!!

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  23. Absolutely love your watercoloring Dawn! Great job. I need to try it sometime. The thought of it just scares me. LOL! These new cuppies are so stinkin' cute too.

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  24. OK, I am going to faint this is all so cute. You have all outdone yourselves this time!! I especially love how you colored and garnished the little shop vignette!

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  25. SUCH CUTENESS, Dawn!!! Loving those shopping cuppies, and your watercoloring is perfect! Sweetness, gf!!!

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  26. EEEEEEEEEEE!!!! LOOOOVE the little shopping cuppies...gotta have those for sure!!!! Great coloring, too!!!!

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  27. These are SOOOOOooooh sweet. I can't get over how cute those little bistros are & your colouring is so WOW!!! :O)

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  28. LOVE these, love the fun new nesties...I'm gonna have to go look for some now:-)

    They are both super, great colors and of course the images are too cute!!

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