it ain't easy being green!

Oh, dear March, when Spring steps forth, reminding us of all things green.

And so the Curtain Call Challenge for March 1 is an Inspiration Challenge with this yummy photograph.  I haven't had the pleasure to sink my teeth into a Key Lime cupcake, but you can bet I'll put it on my list.  So refreshing, don't you think?

Having a wonderful cupcake stamp from Oxford Impressions, I decided to go with a literal take on the photograph.  My cupcake liner was inked onto Basic Grey paper from the Fact group and run through a paper crimper.  The delicious frosting top was embossed with Sea Foam white embossing powder.  

The real star of my Key Lime goodness is my beautiful amphibian ballerina.  Doesn't she have the most perfect form?  The stamp from Stampendous was inked onto watercolor paper that I had earlier created.  I love the mottled skin.  Her skirt is multilayered.  First with a double layer of the white embossed with Silver Pearl ep and colored with a Spica clear marker and the underlayer done in a grey.  The black band is vintage German scrap.  And those minty green flower petals...cut from a silk scrap and attached as a slip.  A tea tiny gold crown sits on her head.

The background has been stencils with Donna Downey collage stencil in various shades of Tim Holtz distress inks.  I used a Sofft sponge to dab.  A couple of sequins, the bright Key Lime net cut into points just like the skirt.

Since this is an inspiration card, I wanted to
encourage my Key Limey ballerina to keep
her head held high, to keep reaching for the
fulfillment of her wonderous froggie dreams.
The stamp is a classic Hamton Art Stamp
from the '90's.  So things never change, and I
don't know about you, but for that I will jump
up and take a twirl...one must ALWAYS have
a dream or two!

Thanks for dancing by today...may you twirl


Julia Aston said...

what a wildly wonderful composition Susan! love the green in skirt and netting - such a very clever design (always expected from you!) a fun and quirky interpretation of the green cupcake! Julia xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Susan. That ballerina frog is just amazing... love the tulle... yummy cupcake. Great colors. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, that frog is so unexpected and fun! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Marisa said...

Fun frog! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

Dotty Jo said...

Brilliant! Must sign up as a follower... You got me girl! Jo x