It’s a Color Challenge for {Cupcake Inspirations}

Hello friends!  Hope you’ve had a great weekend and enjoying your Summer so far!

Today starts up a brand new challenge over at {Cupcake Inspirations} and this time we have a fun color challenge for you to try out.


When I saw this challenge, the first thing that went through my mind was this unique and fun bicycle image from the Blooming Bicycle stamp set.

I left the “wheels” white for daisies and colored the rest in blues and yellows with Copic markers, fussy cut it out and popped it up with foam tape over the sponged cloudy background.  I cut that panel with a stitched rectangle die, layered it over a piece of yellow cardstock and used some pretty daisy papers from my stash for the background. I’ve also used these papers for the strip on the front and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with navy ink. I’ve mounted these layers over an A2 sized top folding navy blue card base.  (I followed a sketch design for a challenge, see below.)

The flower from my stash was actually a bright turquoise color, but I’ve used some white gesso and painted over it.  I’ve also taken some crackle paint and went over it along with some sparkly white paint and went over the crackle with that.  (I’ve always hoarded my paper flowers because I believe you can always change the colors for your project.)  I’ve added some yellow ribbon around the strip and added a blue button and yellow bow with the ribbon over the flower to finish it off.


Here’s a closer view of the bicycle colored in as well as the details of the painted flower.

I colored parts of the bike in blue colors and then left some areas on the bike that I thought would be metal and colored those areas with a clear metallic gel pen.  I popped up the bike with foam tape and left it sticking off the edges to make it look like it’s ready to get on for a ride!

You can really see the shimmer over the flower with the Lumiere acrylic paint I’ve used…love that stuff!  (The white flowers in my photo props I felt weren’t “daisy” looking enough, so I opted to paint over a colored one with longer petals.  I’m silly like that😉!)


Well I don’t know how you feel about this color combo, but it really makes me feel happy and so I thought that the sentiment was just perfect for this one!


  1.  Cheerful Sketches – July sketch
  2. Arty Divas – #26 Anything Goes
  3. A Bit More Time to Craft – #120 Anything Goes
  4. Fab ‘N’ Funky – #490 Creaive Free-For-All
  5. Allsorts – Flowers All Over

27 thoughts on “It’s a Color Challenge for {Cupcake Inspirations}

  1. Your card sure did bring a smile to my face Vicki. The daisy wheeled bicycle is adorable and I like how you did the extra flower with the gesso and crackle. A really pretty and beautiful card x.


  2. Fabulous card Vicki, your bicicyle with the daisy wheels is darling, I like the color combo and as always your beautiful coloring! Take care.


  3. Beautiful card, Vicki. Love the flowered bike and DP. I immediately recognized the sketch. So with my DT on I want to thanks you for entering Cheerful Sketches.
    xxx Margreet


  4. How fabulous is this sensational bike with it’s awesome daisy wheels!! It would certainly make me happy to ride something that awesome around the neighborhood!! Awesome card, Vicki!


  5. What a fabulous and unique bike! Love the card design and the background paper is PERFECT! Fun color combo to work with and you did a great job with this card.



  6. What a gorgeous card Vicki!! I love that beautiful bike image with the daisy wheels, awesome job at fussy cutting too, stunning card my friend!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. I love the blue and yellow combo Vicki and your little bicycle is adorable with it’s daisy wheels and decorations, love the papers and pretty daisy detail and a great take on the sketch..gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  8. Oh this is STUNNING!! I LOVE that fun bicycle image with the daisies. Your coloring is beautiful!


  9. This image is so unique and fun with all the flowers acting as wheels! I love your take on the sketch with those great papers and colors but that fabulous flower is stealing the show! Your creative skills are outstanding!


  10. Oh what a fun card, the first thing I noticed were the daisy wheels. In fact Patti J and I had social distance coffee outside at Paneras today and we talked about your creation and how fun it was. Love all your “little” details that you do with your cards, like changing up the paper flower. I “hoard” flowers as well but then I never use them. LOL


  11. How fun is this! Those wheels! I love the fun bicycle and the beautiful color palette – so much to love about this card, Vicky! This has such an earthy and adorable feel to it – such a happy card! Hugs!

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  12. Oh, what a delightful bicycle, Vicki! I love what you did with that sketch and your use of the color combo is perfect. Beautifully done, my friend. ☺


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