Today is the Diamond Jubilee holiday here in the UK and there are many celebrations going on, with street parties, concerts and parades going on (in the rain!!). I thought I'd get into the spirit of the day and make a little Jubilee creation... inspired by the Dynamic Duos colour challenge together with the Card Patterns sketch.
When I first saw these colours it didn't even enter my head to do anything 'patriotic' - I was thinking maybe butterflies... or flowers... but then I had a brain wave yesterday and thought 'hey they're the colours on the UK flag'... duh!! Obviously all the bunting all over the place has made an impression! So in order to celebrate I decided to make some very British cupcakes...
I stamped the cupcakes onto watercolour paper and coloured with markers (I hand-drew the flags on three of the cupcakes... so much fun!) then added Frost White shimmer paint to the icing and the stand. The image was cut out with the new framelits dies - I added a layer of Island Indigo behind to make it stand out a little more. The Real Red background was stamped with the Medallion background stamp and embossed with white EP (I wanted to make it look like a doily, to fit with the cupcake celebration theme). I drew some faux stitching with a white Signo gel pen around the edge of the Real Red piece and added some Island Indigo brads (to represent the three buttons on the sketch). Some white organza ribbon finished things off together with a little tag with a crown motif (rather appropriate for today!) tied with Indigo Island baker's twine.
Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Tiny Tags
Ink: Stazon, Island Indigo, Versamark, SU markers
Paper: Watercolour, Real Red, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Tools: Framelits dies, jewellery tag punch, whit signo gel pen
Accessories: White organza ribbon, island indigo baker's twine, island indigo brads, white EP
Thanks for stopping by!
x Amy x
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