Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Who Doesn't Love Extra Frosting?

Hello all,

A little a while ago I was contacted by Lila Grey stamps and asked to color up a few images.  She was kind enough to send me some stamps.  The cupcake spoke to me immediately.  Check out the link above to see her collections of images.   You can find this cupcake image in her shop.

The cupcake was a fast favorite.  I couldn't wait to ink it up.  My impatient little hands inked it up and headed to the lake to soak in some sunshine and color.  When I got there, I started analyzing the image.  I saw the little flower on top of the cupcake.. but I didn't really think about it until this point.  If you know me... or follow this blog.. then you probably know that I know nothing about flowers.  I love flowers... they are beautiful.  And that is where my knowledge about them stops.  They only way, I'm getting a green thumb is if I color it with copics! We don't have internet at the I couldn't look it up.  I did the only thing a grown woman could do... I asked my Mom.  It turns out that she is not a botanist either.  We couldn't figure out what flower was on top of the I just did my own thing.

I noticed that the flowers on the cupcake stand had four petals.  I wanted to mirror this on the cupcake.  To do this, I colored the four main petals in the same pink that I used on the stand.  I made the fifth petal into a ball of frosting!  Problem solved. Who doesn't love a little extra frosting?   What a great reminder that stamping and coloring is all about being creative.  I was so worried about what to do with this flower... and I love how this card turned out.  The best part it is unique.  I bet all those other people will color this flower the right way!

Copics used:
Yellow: YR30, YR31
Center of flowers Y17
Grey: C5, C3, C1
Pink: R85, R83, R81
Cupcake: E50, E51, E53
Frosting: E23, E25, E27
Ground: W3, W1, 0
additional shadows W2

Thanks to Lila Grey Stamps for sending me this stamp set.  I really enjoyed coloring it.  Please check out the web page and see what the other talented design team members made.


  1. I love your colouring here, very beautiful!! :)

  2. I'm so happy to see your Lila Grey Stamp work, this is just eyes are drawn to how you colored that cupcake wrapper too! As for the flower, I'd guess it is a pansy or a viola..however, you are right, you can turn it into anything you'd like, including some extra frosting, lol! btw, I should have my LG projects up very soon, so I hope you'll follow my blog too :)

  3. Very nice! I love your's amazing. All the shading and details are stunning. Even tho this card is simple, the cupcake makes it really stand out. I am looking forward to getting to know you better as a design teammate.

  4. I love the colors on this card! The dot accents are fantastic as well. Thanks for a lovely design featuring our cupcake design :).