Hello crafty friends, today I have a fun journal page to share with you for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge that STAMPlorations is sponsoring.
It's a color/ theme inspiration photo challenge...and MMmmmm Cupcakes...who doesn't love a delicious cupcake???
Each challenge, they provide a cupcake to inspire you to create a card or other craft project following the suggested theme or colors. Here is this week's cupcake photo inspiration ;o)
I used the color combination and cupcake theme for my art journal page using STAMPlorations Two Cupcakes Digital Stamp and ARTplorations Bubble Dance stencil.
I started with Brusho's in Scarlet, Brilliant Red and Black and applied it to my pages with Art Basics Soft Matte Gel Medium. Love this technique, as it gives such vibrant results without losing the color from adding water. Plus is seals your page at the same time. :o) Then I added white acrylic paint thru the ARTplorations Bubble Dance stencil randomly thru the background to tie in the white from the inspiration photo and to create some background texture. I then added white and black paint splatters. I printed the STAMPlorations Two Cupcakes Digital Stamp onto Design papers and onto Kraft Cardstock for the base layer (to get the cake color) in the regular size and then enlarged it to get the larger cupcake image. I fussy cut out all the pieces and then paper pieced them together and colored them the cupcake tops with Spectrum Noir Markers. I painted a black border to frame my pages and then added some white with my Uni PoscaWhite Pen. I then adhered the cupcakes to my page and sealed them with Soft Matte Gel Medium and once dry added some highlights with Distress Crayons and Faber Castell Pitt Pens. I doodled onto the stenciled bubbles with black Fine Pitt Pen to break it up a bit and added some white gel pen highlights to the cupcakes. I finished by stamping my sentiment using different pieces of several sentiments I had onto the same text paper I used for the cupcake tops. Added a little Red Barn Distress Ink and then doodled a frame around them with the Black Fine Pitt Pen.
I felt the cupcakes needed some more texture so I added Christmas Red Stickles, White and Black Nuvo Drops and Glossy Accents with silver and black micro beads.
I sure hope I've inspired you to join in the fun Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and see you again soon.