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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tiramisu and Layers

Today the Lollipop Ladies are launching a new challenge for the next fortnight. 

The theme will be tiramisu 
and as an extra challenge you will be asked to add layers to your card/item. 

After all, timamisu is a delicious, layered dessert. You can take your inspiration from the photo below! 

Doesn't that look so yummy! All that luscious custard, coffee, cream, chocolate, cake............a creation of C's!!! Oh yes, and Masala (or similar)! What crafter does not want to be involved with a good coffee, and some chocolate to help the creative juices flow!

Tiramisu means “pick me up” in Italian. It is usually made up of a layer of sponge fingers, which are soaked in coffee and some kind of liqueur. A layer of rich creamy Mascarpone cheese mixture is then laid over and finished with a dusting of cocoa powder.

Here is another photo of the desert:

Here is a link to a great recipe as well:

My contribution to the challenge combines some of these yummy colours and also remembers that February is the month of love and romance as well.  In addition, there are several weddings around that I need to get some cards made for and this one will kick off that collection. I will enter this for three other challenges as well:

Getting Cricky with K: wedding bells are ringing
Let's Ink It Up: #20 - ribbons and/or lace
CropStop #57: weddings

So, here is my entry:

I have used layers  (base card, DP, embossed card, mount, designable, lace motive and letters) and my colour scheme follows that of the layered scrumptiousness shown above. I have used the following items to create the card.

Cream Bazzill for the base card; SU Very Vanilla for the front card; mounted on firstly SU Kraft then Co'ordinations card in two different colours, which has been embossed and then sanded to show the alternative colours; DP from 7 gypsies Avignon paper pack. Dark brown Co'ordinations scraps behind the cuts in the cream.
Cream lace piece from stash; bling from Kaiser, colourd with Copics to match; Thickers - white Dear Lizzy, coloured with a Copic pen E49
Stamp: Lili of the Valley - Mr and Mrs; ink Memento Close to Cocoa
Embossing Folders: Provo Swiss Dots; Coulture Creations - Flamingos and Hedgehogs; Marianne Designables - DS0911

The image has been subtly coloured with Copics and Spica pens were used to create a bit of sparkle on the flowers, and the veil and the dress. The image was stamped and punched out and fitted into the space with dimentionals to lift it up - such a bonus when I discovered one of my circle punches fitted perfectly the circle in the Marianne Embossed Designable. I used SU Sizzix adhesive sheet to fix the lace to the card and eventually Crystal Effects to fix on the bling!

(Bugger - I have just noticed that one of the bits of bling had fallen off the card in the photo - now fixed on the card!)


Jenscrapstoo said...

This is a very beautiful card, love the use of this flower !! Very Stunning :)
Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.
Cheers Jennie

Vicki said...

Beautiful card! Love the tiramisu colors on it. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Cheri said...

This is beautiful. The flower adds so much to the card. Thanks for sharing it on the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.

Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

Cheri said...

This is so pretty. I really like the colors and the flower is simply stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.

Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

Monica said...

What a beautiful take on Tiramisu... your card is simply subtle and gentle! Love the soft colouring and the flower looks so delicate.

Monica xxx


Very pretty!! thanks for joining us for the Simply sunday challenge
Getting Cricky jr. DTM

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card Susan. I didn't notice something had fallen off my card on the last challenge until my daughter asked... "Why is this butterfly on the ground?" Ugh, too late to add it to all my 'sprinkled' flowers. I guess she just didn't like it with all that bling. Haha

Loving all your layers!

SuzanneK said...

Yummy card, love the design and your image and so love the embellies. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Calypso's Crafts said...

Love your cream and chocolate inspired card!!! It is very sweet and elegant at the same time. Thank you for joining us at CropStop.


Lisa Watson said...

Beautiful take on the challenge!

Tamara Morton said...

Gorgeous creation thank you for joining us at Lets ink it up. Good luck in the draw.

Veronica said...

Beautiful..... love the colors
Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog

Sue W said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Susan.........dare not look at the yummy tiramisu!!!

Amy said...

LOVE this!! It's so pretty!! That flower is gorgeous... Such a great design!! :)

Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week!! :)

Amy :) at
Getting Cricky DTM

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card!!! Your post made me hungry! LOL

Cor* said...

OMG these pictures are making me hungry!! Such a great design & I love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing us with LIIU this month and good luck with the DT call!

Sugarlips said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image on it.
Thanks for joining us in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.