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Sunday, July 10, 2016

You Can't Buy Happiness. . .

Hello and welcome to another Paper Players Challenge,

This week we are up to challenge number 303, and our hostess is Nance who has a cool color challenge.

I was in the mood to do some water coloring this week so I pulled out some water color paper and went to work on this cute Mama Elephant set called Carnival Cupcakes.

Using SU Archival black ink, I stamped the little bunny on water color paper. I made a mask for the bunny and stamped the cupcake top so she's sitting on it. Finally, I masked the cupcake top and stamped the cupcake bottom. Using the SU ink pads and my aqua painter I water colored the image in the challenge colors and cut it out using a Die-namics Stitched circle die.  I washed a very light coat of Sweet Sugarplum in the back ground, but it's hard to see in the photo. The Sweet Sugarplum frame is made with another Die-namics die.

The patterned paper is from SU in Mint Macaron and it's layered onto a panel of Island Indigo. As usual, I added embellishments. ( I love embellishing!) For this card some white, clear and pink sequin.

I didn't photograph the inside. I kept it simple just using the other part of the sentiment, which is "but you can buy cupcakes, and that's kind of the same thing," (so true) and another cupcake image.

Be sure to stop by the rest of the DT's blogs for more awesome color inspiration.

The Paper Players Design Team
Hannelie Bester

I'm looking forward to seeing all of the creative and colorful cards in the gallery this week.

Have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Carnival Cupcakes and Carnival Toppers sets by Mama Elephant
Paper: SU Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo and Whisper White card stock, water color paper, SU envelope paper
Ink: SU Archival black, Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo and Mint Macaron classic ink pads
Other: aqua painter, Die-namics stitched circle and Scalloped border dies, sequin, the Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. Colleen the bunny-topped cupcake is just adorable! Your watercolouring is beautiful and I love the layout you used for today's card too, along with the sprinkle of sequins. Good enough to eat!

  2. Darling card, Colleen! I would have thought the bunny and cupcake were one stamp, your masking is excellent! Great use of the colors--love the little sliver of Island Indigo. Thanks for making my colors shine!

  3. OMgoodness this is adorable, Colleen! A bunny on a cupcake... love!

  4. This is as sweet as can be - just makes me smile! I love the splash of sequins!

  5. Oh my gosh....this is just the cutest! These colors are perfect for this little bunny! SWEET! I think you have pushed me over the edge with those dies, though! I think I need to buy myself a birthday present very soon!

  6. Colleen, this is just so adorable!!!!!!! I love the little bunny! You made these colors shine! I just love every detail! XXX

  7. Colleen, I agree with Claire - this is adorable. I love how you layered the ovals, too. Fabulous card.


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