CI11

Isn’t the year just flying past?  Can you believe we are in June already and have a new catalogue to play with?  There are so many lovely new stamps and goodies in this catalogue.

We have a great challenge this week at Colour Inkspiration, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip and Marina Mist.  Can I just mention that I’m really excited to be following Tanya this week!  I’ve admired her work for many years and love the fabulous tutorials that she creates.

As always, my first thought is “what can I do with this?”  Seeing as I had my new toys to play with, I went with the Climbing Orchid stamp set and the matching Orchid Builder Framelits.  Oh, these are so fun to play with.  Once I worked out how to create an orchid (harder than you think!!), I was on my way!!

I cut out two branches from the Seasonal Layers thinlits and trimmed one to make a larger branch.  I did attempt to spritz the base layer of Soft Suede but I didn’t want to overdo it and as you can see, it’s very lightly distressed!!  Ah well, some things work and some don’t!!

As you can tell, I started a new Stella and it came out very sparkly.  You can never have too much sparkle!!

I also used one of the sentiments from the Colorful Seasons which I felt was appropriate.  I love this stamp set as it is so versatile.

Next up is the fabulous Nikki Spencer.

We would love you to join in with this challenge and add your entry to our Facebook group, which you can join here.

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Colour Inkspiration 10

I can’t believe that we are up to our 10th Colour Challenge already!!  Where is this year going?

Congratulations for our winners for Challenge 9.  We had lots of gorgeous entries.  You can join in with our fortnightly challenge by joining us at the Facebook group and sharing your entry with the group.

This week’s challenge is another hard one!!  We have Cajun Craze, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon and Island Indigo.

When I start a colour challenge, I always get out all of the colours in the cardstock and lay them together.  Then I start playing with what might look good as a base.  Then I look at my stamp sets and see what takes my fancy.  I love the new Happy Birthday thinlits so I decided to go with that and the matching stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I cut out a Happy birthday with the thinlits in Delightful Dijon and did a second one in Island Indigo and glued them together with a little overlap.

My first layout didn’t look right, so as I re-arranged, I laid the thinlit cutout on top of an Island Indigo base and inspiration struck!!  The stamp set includes balloons which match the Balloon Bouquet punch so I stamped a couple in Smoky Slate and Cajun Craze.  I then pulled apart a piece of baker’s twine and and tied it to the top of the H.  I think it looks kinda cute!!

Now whilst these colours are quite a challenge, I dare you to give them a try!!  Sometimes it’s great to try something that you wouldn’t usually do.  You might be surprised!!

Next up is my lovely friend, Mel.

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Colour Inkspiration 9

It’s amazing how quickly each Colour Inkspiration challenge comes around!!

This next challenge is gorgeous!!  Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party.

I wanted to play with the new stamp set that I received when I attended the recent Centrestage leadership event at Onstage in Sydney.  The Crafting Forever stamp set is the new Angel Policy stamp set but it’s perfect for crafters!!

I added in crumb cake as paint brushes and wooden pins need to be brownish and not red or blue!  I did a practice stamp on a piece of paper before committing to cardstock and I was happy with the layout.  I cut out one of the pins and popped it onto a dimensional for a bit of extra height.

I usually layer up my sentiments but I decided to stick with a whisper white circle to keep the focus on the brushes.

You don’t have to wait too much longer to get your hands on this stamp set.  It will be available from June 1 which is only 22 sleeps away!!

Next up on the hop is the gorgeous Nicole!!

Don’t forget that you can join in with the challenge at our Facebook group.

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CI07 – Flowers

I’ve had a busy weekend in Sydney at the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event.  It was great to catch up with some of the girls from the Colour Inkspiration Crew and get to meet up in person!

Our challenge this week is so pretty!!  Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight!!

I wanted to go floral for this challenge.  So I grabbed out one of my favourite floral sets, Flower Patch and the matching framelits, Floral Fair. As I was flipping through my framelits, I went past the Rose Garden thinlits, which helped me choose my sentiment piece.

For a bit of background texture, I used the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I also put some Wink of Stella on the flowers but it doesn’t photograph very well.

I hope you have enjoyed my card tonight!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Nicole.

 

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CI06 – Colour Inkspiration

I can’t believe that we are back with another Colour Inkspiration challenge for you!  Isn’t the year just flying past!

Our sixth challenge is Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Gold.  Such a pretty combination.

I decided to use this card for my monthly stamp club.  I have been wanting to show the ladies how to water colour so I started with a piece of water colour paper and my ink pads and started to play from there.  It’s a bit nerve wracking but I’m happy with how it turned out. I then embossed my sentiment from the Watercolour Words stamp set using gold embossing powder.  I think my powder must be getting a bit old as it’s not as shiny as it used to be.

I then layered up my watercolour piece with gold foil and Calypso Coral and then did a little tag on the side using gold sequins.

The ladies were a bit nervous doing their colouring but they all enjoyed it (well I hope they did!).

Next up is the talented Nikki Spencer.  I can’t wait to see what she has created!

I’m looking forward to seeing what you create with these colours.  Make sure you join in the fun at our Facebook Group.  Just click here and join in!

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Colour INKspiration CI04

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It’s been an exciting fortnight seeing all the amazing entries for the last colour challenge.  Congratulations to the winners!!

I found the next challenge to be, well a little challenging!  The combination this week is Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon and Whisper White.

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I went to my stash only to find that I had completely run out of Elegant Eggplant cardstock!! How does that happen!!  So I turned to another purple instead, Wisteria Wonder.

I never really create a card with an end result in mind.  I wanted to use the gorgeous So Detailed thinlits and of course, I knew the colours I was going to use.  I decided to create a water coloured background with the three colours. I then cut out the thinlits in Delightful Dijon, and trimmed off the edges.  I sponged the back in tombow glue and attached it to the watercoloured piece.

I love the Stitched Shape framelits and decided they would make a great feature for the sentiment, which comes from the So in Love stamp set.  Did you know that you can get the So Detailed thinlits and the So in Love stamp set as a bundle and save 10%.

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I can’t wait to see what you all create with this combo!

Next up is the very talented Liz Gross.  You are going to love her card!!

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Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

Happy stamping!!

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CI03 – Colour INKspiration

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We are back with the third colour challenge at Colour INKspiration.  We have had so many amazing entries for CI02, well done to the winner!!

Here are our colours for this week – Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Peekaboo Peach, Marina Mist and Whisper White.  You can also add in a few neutrals, like basic black, crumb cake or any metallic.

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I decided to use a sketch to help me along, so I went to my favourite sketch site, Mojo Monday.  I liked their current sketch, 482,  so decided to use that one.

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I love the Pretty Kitty stamp set and I thought the kitties would be perfect for the squares.  I love all the layering framelits and that the Stitched Shapes framelits match them perfectly.  Without further ado, here’s my card!

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I even made an envelope!!  Here’s a close up of the kitties.  I used blender pens to colour them in.

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Next up on the hop is the lovely Krissy Buck.  I can’t wait to see what gorgeousness she has created!!

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Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

Happy Stamping

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