Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dinosaurs and Butterflies

I am so honored and humbled with a recent honor, if you haven't checked it out, please do! It just warms my heart.

Next up, I promised some photos of the cutest dinosaur cake from our little dinosaur birthday party that we celebrated along with our Easter celebration while the family was together on Sunday. 
This seriously has to be the coolest cake ever! A local gal made and decorated it and it was a hit for a little 4 year old who lives, eats, sleeps dinosaurs.

 Here is a back view so you can see all of the work she put into the leaves, etc. It was very hard to convince him to allow the knife to cut into it!!!

 Gotta love this cute pose.

These are the sketches for the Hero Arts April contest and I wanted to play with one of them.
 Here is the finished card.  I used two different background stamps by Hero Arts. I stamped them both in black ink on white cardstock and then embossed the images with clear embossing powder.  Once that was done, I used an orange watercolor crayon to scribble over the stamping.  I then took a watercolor brush to wash the color over the surface.  Next I took Scattered Straw Distress stain and went over the orange.  I love how that yellow merged with the orange.
 The butterfly is a digital stamp available at 2 Peas in a Bucket.  I love that you can print out digital stamps in any size you want. I colored it with Copic markers.
And, I also want to share my card using the Card Positioning Systems sketch for this week.

Sharp Crochet Hook is our sponsor. This took me out of my box a bit.  The papers are Teresa Collins and the stamps for the little wish list are by Wplus9 Designs.

The Sharp Crochet hook is designed to by used on fabric and paper when crocheting.  The hook has a very sharp tip, letting you make a hole for your crocheting. I used to crochet alot so it was pretty fun giving it a try with paper.  The little envelope was cut with my Cricut.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

6 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Congratulations, Linda! All of your cards are amazing! I always love lingering over the detail on them. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That cake is AMAZING!! WOW!! I love it!! And your cards are just BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors!

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning card creations. Love your elegant style. And that cake is just so real and I am sure stole the scene.
Hugs
Desire
PS: Congrats on being the Moxie Fabber of the week - very well deserved.

lostinpaper said...

What a fantastic post! I would *love* a cake like that for my birthday, he looks soo happy! Your cards are fabulous, especially love those gorgeous bright yellows, well worth all that hard work, it's beautiful!

cnelson said...

Congrats Linda! So well deserved! That dinosaur cake is AMAZING!! So FAB!! Your cards could not be lovelier!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You have been one busy lady. Love that picture where he is blowing out the candles. He is definitely a "cutie"... AND what an amazing cake -