Hope's Cupcake Inspiration challenges and this weeks inspiration photo is a real treat. Don't you just love the bright colors and the pretty flowers.
I took my inspiration from a little bit of a different point then the actual cupcakes as I really loved the Waterlily sitting on the tray so that is the direction I took with my card. I wanted to do a watercolor look for my card and decided to try out a technique that I had seen found here: and while the technique did not go exactly like Patty's video I still liked the way it turned out.
I stamped the Waterlilies (Stamp Rosa) with White Craft Ink on Shimmery White card stock and embossed with Clear EP. Then I used reinkers and an Aqua Painter to watercolor my image. I did spritz the card stock with water but I ended up doing more actual watercoloring with the brush then letting the ink pool and spread out like it's suppose to according to the video. I think because my image was more detailed it didn't really let the ink spread out. The painting seemed to work for the look I wanted though.
I tried to use colors as close to the bright colors of the Inspiration piece as I possibly could. I decided to go with SU's Rich Razzleberry and Kiwi Kiss (Oh how I miss that color). I also wanted to use some of the new Basic Grey Lemonade designer paper I recently won from Scrapbook and Cards Today. Every Friday they have a Friday Freebie to give to one lucky commentor and I was the winner of a Free package my choice of Basic Grey DP and I chose the Lemonade paper because I really liked the cheery colors and pretty patterns.
For the bottom of my card I decided to make some flower accents that looked like waterlilies so I layered to punched flowers on top of each other and add Hot Pink Brands and punched circles of KK cs. I also added just a touch of the Chocolate Chip color of the cupcakes with some lacy looking ric rack. (I'm not a big fan of Chocolate cake/cupcakes-I know pretty weird huh? ) so that's why I chose to use just a small amount of the chocolate color. My main panel is raised with foam tape.
It's always fun to see how different people interpret the inspiration piece so be sure to stop by Hope's blog and then click on the Mr. Linky links to see how others were inspired.