Cupcake Inspirations #370

CIC370It is Sunday, which means there is a new challenge up on Cupcake Inspirations.   This week we have a color challenge for everyone to sink their teeth into, using the colors eggplant, petal and jade (or some close version of those colors).  No you don’t have to use the photo as inspiration, but with cupcakes like those, how could you not be inspired (or hungry)?

This week our challenge is being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.  The unspecified-3Stamping Boutique has generously offered 2 digi images to one random participant this week, and trust me their designs are super cute.

The Stamping Boutique generously gave us Sweeties on the CIC Design Team a couple of digital stamps to play with and I totally jumped at the chance at coloring the Alice in Wonderland Teacup Digi Stamp (because lets be honest….it’s Alice.)  I knew this would be a little tricking considering that we are doing a color challenge and there is so much awesome detail to the digi, but I also knew it would be possible.

IMG_3698I colored in Alice first, know I would have to stray a little from color palette (because no one has petal skin tone as much as someone might pretend.)  After that I pulled out nine copic markers (three for each of the design colors) and went to town on the digital stamp.  When I finished coloring, I pulled out my Gelly Roll glitter pen and start outlining floral stems and highlighting mushroom detail (or basically anywhere I felt like it).

Finally I pulled out a piece of printed pattern paper(there is a faint linen design to the paper) that was close to the shade of petal.  Then I looked long and hard for a piece of paper or card stock that would match up to the eggplant color I was coloring.  Guess what, I had squat.  So I snagged a scrap of white card stock, and colored it, blending darkest to lightest with my copics in the eggplant color.

I assembled everything, deciding to put the design on an angle, cause lets be honest, Alice and all her wonderland friends are a little wonky.  I did decided to leave a sentiment off the card this week.  I mean, doesn’t the design really just speak for itself.  And frankly, who has a “So You feel Stuck in a Teacup” sentiment stamp.  (Bonus points for anyone who actually does.)

I hope everyone is as excited about this color challenge as I am.  These colors really do work well together.  I look forward to seeing what you whip up.


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