Paper piecing and a cupcake

I've been stuck at home the past week or so with a horrible cold/virus with a side order of sinus infection.  Feeling miserable with not much sleep, so haven't been able to do much except watch some DVDs and bludge on my computer (whilst also trying to write a marking scheme for an exam question that I will have to mark shortly).  Decided today that I would try to do something productive and make a card.

Two challenges caught my eye - Just Add Ink's theme is Just Add Cupcakes/Cake/Dessert, and CAS on Sunday's theme is Paper Piecing. I put them together and came up with this:
 I combined some paper piecing with some Copic colouring using the "Hello Cupcake" set from My Favorite Things.

 Now, a question for you.  I normally take photos of cards using a white on white approach, but today I put the card on wood, with my usual quilted white in the background (that cardstock is from Cristina Re), and I really like the result!  I think the colours in the card came out brighter in the photo on the wood.  Maybe it's just because this card has a LOT of white (but then again, many of my cards have a lot of white!)  Which do you prefer? 
Here they are side by side:
 Thanks for visiting - have a great day :) 
Colleen said...

First I love your coloring and paper piecing of this little girl...now surprisingly I really like the card on the wood! I have been always using white base and white background...I may just change it up, it does make a difference! Cute card!

Teresa (Smeared and Creased) said...

This card is super cute Michelle; it looks great on the wood! I hope you are feeling fighting fit again soon! xx

Nikki Spencer said...

Very cute Michelle! Love your paper pieced images. I'm a wood fan too Michelle, l always find white on white gives a pink tinge and generally do white on dark..:0) Thanks for playing along with our Just Add Ink challenge this week.

Christine Blain said...

Michelle, this is utterly adorable!! I just love her little dress, and the cupcake wrapper. Beautiful job. I, too, prefer the photo with the wood at the base. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

Patrice said...

I love this little girl and her cupcake Michelle (have it myself and really must pull her out again and ink her up). You've done a fabulous job paper piecing. I really like the wood, and have used it a number of times myself, always searching for some way to make my poor photography skills look a whole lot better.

Hope you're feeling loads better soon. Thanks for joining the challenge fun at Just Add Ink while you've been feeling so miserable :)

Anonymous said...

This is a very sweet little card. I love the way you have done the cupcake wrap and the little girls dress. Such a cute little image. Chantell JAI

Jodene said...

I love your gorgeous CAS card with all of that white! And I personally like the photo on the wood too. I find if I have a card that has a white background it photographs much better on a coloured background, especially a black one!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink :)

Harriet Skelly said...

This is adorable Michelle. So sorry to hear you haven't been well - feel better soon!

Louise Sharp said...

How gorgeous! I think every day is a cupcake kind of day! I love the colouring and the shading. Hope you a feeling better soon. Louise - Just Add Ink DT xo

Shelly said...

This is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

Lyndal said...

This is SOOOO cute Michelle - CONGRATS on your well deserved shout out at CAS on Sunday!

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