Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Cupcake Chronicles

When I first got Debbie's book entitled "The Cupcake Chronicles," I knew I wanted to do a pop-up cupcake. I read through Debbie's explanation of her book's theme, and began to get this idea of chronicling the evolution of the cupcake through the use of fashion trends. Don't ask me where that crazy idea came from...So, first there was the "caveman" cupcake, you know, Pebbles (the Flintstones), then I jumped a few thousand years to the 1950's with the iconic poodle skirt. This was followed by the 60's "hippie" look, the "disco" attire popular in the 70's and the "punk rock" fad of the 80's. For the piece de resistance, I created a blingy, but demure, cupcake in beautiful pink hues. The "pop-up" feature is made with parallel folds to create a tiered effect (think Beauty Pageant). I call my spread, "Evolution of the Cupcake."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

More Inspiration Cards

Look what I have been busy making today! I was working on an inspiration card and decided to make one in the style of Kelly Rae Roberts. I didn't struggle as much with the faces this time, but I'm still not brave enough to draw open eyes. I just loved how it came out, so I made a similar one for myself.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Celebrating Nick Bantock

Artwork from Nick Bantock
the creator of the Griffin and Sabine series

I am excited to tell you about a competition inspired by the father of mail art, Nick Bantock. Artists are invited to submit a piece in the style of Nick Bantock, creator of the Griffin & Sabine trilogy. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2010. There will be cash and prizes awarded to the top three entries. Photos of all works will be compiled into a beautiful book that will be available for purchase. Here is your chance to get published!

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