Sunday, November 24, 2013

CIC238 - DRS Designs

Are you thinking "Starry, Starry Night" either Vincent Van Gogh, or the song about him and the painting?  Usually when Cupcake Inspirations Challenges posts its latest photo all I can think about is icing, yummy buttercream icing.  However, this week I can't get the song out of my head, or for that matter poor tormented Vincent.  What a talent that man possessed!  
This week they are the inspiration for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge CIC238 which is being sponsored by DRS Designs.  DRS is one of our regular sponsors and they always generously allow the design team to pick an image to work with for the challenge but I was asleep at the wheel as they say when I was supposed to be shopping and forgot to pick something so I am not using one of the DRS Designs image for my card.  So please make sure you hop over to DRS Designs to see some of the fun images you could win if you play along in our challenge this week.  You scroll to the label section at the bottom left side of this page and click on DRS Designs to see the cards I've made with some of their images. 

If you aren't inspired by the cupcakes you can also play along with the color challenge.  I try to do both.  When you're doing the color challenge no one says you can't add a little bit extra color, okay technically you're only supposed to add a neutrals and if you have a human figure you can flesh tones and hair but here on planet Chris pink is a neutral, and here on planet Chris this card just needed that extra punch, the silver, midnight and gold is very elegant and works nicely for a professional looking Christmas card but I was going for a fun "hey, I live at the beach and there's no snow on New Year's Eve here" kind of not at all professional kind of look.  It should tick of just about everyone I know.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Impression Obsession Leigh Hannan Beach Bottle
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Ranger "Frayed Burlap" (to dull the Lemon Drop cs) and "Faded Denim"
paper - My Favorite Things "Midnight Blue", "Lemon Drop" and "Rich Razzleberry" card stock; Close To My Heart " Pemberly" dp and " Silver"
miscellaneous - copics; flip flop charm; baker's twine; pink ribbon; My Favorite Things "Modern Moroccan", "Blueprints 7" and "Hello" die-namics

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC238 - photo
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. i just love this image and all the colors...amazing job

  2. Fabulous colour combination.

  3. Crazy girl! It does make me a bit envious--for the beach--though we never have snow or cold in the winter either, really. But I do love me some sand and surf. :^)
    Really fun color palette, love that bottle image, your coloring and die cuts! :^)
    Hugs, Penny


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