Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #16

Welcome to the 16th cupcake inspiration challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! Isn't this week's inspiration photo fun??

My main source of inspiration this week was the colors in the photo, which, to me, translated to Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, and Dark Chocolate. I started off by stamping my background to sort of match the backdrop for the cupcake by stamping a few sizes of open polka dots from PTI's Polka Dot Basics to create the bullseye look. My image, from The Greeting Farm Miss Anya set, was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, which is definitely the best black ink I know of when coloring with Copics. Once Anya was all colored in, I added some Stardust Stickles to her hair bow, because every card needs some sparkle!

For the other embellishments, I colored a white Prima flower with a brown Copic and then filled in the center with White Opal Liquid Pearls. The three brads along the side are Gumdrop Glitter Brads - love those things! The sentiment strip is raised up with adhesive dots and then is paper pierced and faux-stitched with a white gel pen.

If you want to play along, make sure you add your blog or gallery link to the Mr. Linky widget on Rachel's post. Please enter the link that goes directly to your CIC project, not your blog or gallery in general. The top 5 entries will be displayed in next week's collage!

Be sure to check out the rest of the HSE Sweeties for some awesome inspiration!


Stamps: Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm, PTI's Polka Dot Basics and Mixed Messages
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Fresh Snow and Dark Chocolate, Copics markers, white gel pen
Paper: PTI white, Berry Sorbet, and Aqua Mist
Other: Stardust Stickles, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Gumdrop Glitter Brads, adhesive dots


  1. So pretty!!! Love the BG effect with the circle and your coloring Rocks!

  2. Adorable Anya card!!! Love the background, your coloring is just darlin', and the sentiment treatment is just the perfect touch.

  3. Perfect and I love that little girl!

  4. Wow, you really capture the colors from the photo perfectly!

  5. I just love this! That Anya is colored to perfection and I love the brown flower at the top! Perfect inspiration card!

  6. Super cute, and your background circles are excellent!

  7. How pretty. You really captured the feel of the circles in the background. I love the touch of the brown flower and what a sweet image.