Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #17...

We are each of us in this world an angel with only one wing. In order to fly we must embrace each other. -Cassandra Reed
I'm back with some Sweet Inspiration! This week's cupcake is brought to us by DeliciousDelights via Flickr...and they are Delicious and Delightful for sure!!

I love the super bright hues paired with chocolate and the flowers on the cuppies are spot on for us paper crafters, they look so much like so many punches and flowers available to us!!

Here is what I created, I was inspired by the bright colors, the brown of the dark chocolate cupcake and the flowers. I used Fly Away by The Greeting Farm, I have been Itching to ink this baby up...I LOVE it!!!

I masked the balloon and added the clouds, after coloring the balloon with the Bright colors (when Copic says Shock Pink, they mean SHOCK Pink) I added some stickles, then outlined the clouds with a Sakura Stardust Pen (there Is a silver lining in those clouds!!) The layout is the sketch from Eat Sleep Stamp this week...

I used sentiment from the new Butterfly Wishes set for the inside, I thought it worked Perfectly with this image after I omitted the butterfly that is also on the stamp...Supplies:
Stamps: Fly Away & Butterfly Wishes (The Greeting Farm
Paper: Dark Chocolate & White CS (PTI,) Lemonade (Basic Grey)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento,) Copic Markers, White Craft Ink
Misc: Stardust Stickles, Pearl Dots, Felt Flowers Cozy and Cool, Polka Dot Ribbon, Sakura Stardust Pen

Click on the thumbnail below to see what Jess created for this challenge...

We would love to have you play along with us this week, add a Direct link to your creation on Mr Linky below by Saturday Aug 1st to be eligible for the Top 5. If you upload to a Public Gallery make sure to use Keyword CIC17 so we can find it easily!

Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure to check out what all the Sweeties created:


  1. Those cupcakes look yummy! I shouldn't be looking at them before breakfast. Great Color schemes on the projects.

  2. Wow Rachel your card is just wonderful. I love the bright colors of the balloon and always enjoy how you complete the card on the inside as well.
    Another fun cupcake challenge.

  3. If I didnt know better Id say you had the card done before you picked the inspiration Way cute!! I almost bought that stamp set too, now I wish I had!

  4. Man! I'm sad I'm not at home to stamp.
    COOL cupcakes this week. Lots of possibilities.
    Great card, too :)

  5. Such a cute card! Love the colors!

  6. fantastic card Rachel love the sparkles on the balloon!

  7. Love the image you chose, LOve the bright colors, LOVe the chocolate background and LOVE the sentiment. Such a fun card!

  8. Oh Rachel this is gorgeous as always!

  9. VERY CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. You have the best virtual bakery Rachel!
    Yummy cupcakes, gorgeous card!
    Here's my card:
    ... Joyful Stamper: A Floral Frenzy!

    Blessings, Maria

  11. AnonymousJuly 27, 2009

    Hi Rachel! LOVE the absolutely beautiful hot air balloon! And your shading/colouring is superb...wonderful job on Tracy's sketch challenge:) TFS! Tinla

  12. Colors are amazing, love the sparkle, so cute Rach! Those balloons seem to be popular now.

  13. OK girl...I just wanna eat those cupcakes!! YUMMY YUMMY FOR MY TUMMY! ;) hee hee hee. And what a wonderfully "sweet" card!

  14. Ohhhh my Rachel this is stunning. You had me at all of the sparkles!!! Sooo thrilled you were able to play along with my challenge this week. And these cupcakes look SUPER yummy!!

  15. Too cute! So bright and cheery! :)


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