Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Happy...

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. -Japanese ProverbThis week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is a Gorgeous set of Japanese themed Cupcakes. I love all the beautiful details...I have a thing for Japanese art! Our sponsor let us play along with some of their images this week and I picked the Japanese Lanterns (I have been eying them for Ages!!!)

I printed the image on Watercolor paper and used the Wet Watercoloring technique to color the lanterns.

I used a sentiment from the Lunar Lights set from Lawn Fawn for the inside...

Japanese Lanterns (Prairie Fairy,) Christmas PreInked Minis -Outside Sentiment (JustRite Stampers,) Lunar Lights -Inside Sentiment (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Kraft, Aqua Mist CS,
In Bloom (PTI,) Handmade Mulberry Paper, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Printer, Reinkers for Watercoloring, Black

Misc: Ribbon, Hat Pin, Bling, Paper Flowers, Stardust Stickles, Paper Piercer

Cupcake Inspirations:
Sweet Sunday Sketch:
Paper Sundaes
: Texture (Watercolor Paper, Distressing)
Get Krafty: Use Kraft Cardstock
Bling It On: Digi + Bling

Thanks for stopping by! Check out the other Sweeties Cupcake Inspired Creations:

~ Chris ~ Denimo ~ Lisa ~ Nina ~ Stephanie ~ Veronica ~


  1. Rachel, your card is stunning! I'm gonna have to try the wet water coloring technique!

  2. What a gorgeous card! Love the layers! The lanterns are so beautiful in the pale blue.

  3. WOOOOOOW! Rachel--this is so gorgeous! Great use of colors and papers--beautiful image! LOVE the layers and the embellies!! BEAUTIFUL! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

  4. OH great work ! It's a superb card, love it !

  5. Beautiful card! I love your coloring on the lanterns.


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  6. Wonderful card, love the layered flowers and those lanterns are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

  7. Rachel, what a beautiful image, what a beautiful card!!!
    hugs, bren

  8. This is beautiful. :) I love the bright contrast the flowers add.

  9. Texture! Texture! I wanna touchie!!!

  10. Just stopped by to wish you a Happy Happy Birthday, may it be as FABULOUS as you are!!
    hugs, Bren

  11. OMG, this looks just like a textured lamp. How pretty! Love these colors with the Kraft too! SO CUTE! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

  12. What a beautiful card so original. Thanks for joining us at bling it on xx

  13. Beautiful! Love the leaf pin. Funny how we keep changing places on FS! I'd love to see Rob get blindsided, not sure anyone's smart enough to do it yet, I'm still hoping though. ;)

  14. this is awesome with the watercolor paper! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes!

  15. such a pretty card :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at Bling It On..hugs..Debs x


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