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I’m excited to playing along with the Colour Inkspiration challenge this week.  I just love this colour combo!!

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I wanted to use the Beautiful Promenade bundle which includes the Beautiful Layers thinlits.  I love the diamond shape you can cut out with the thinlits.  So that’s where I started with Highland Heather cardstock.

I used the lovely Petal Promenade DSP as my background.  I then stamped a couple of the flowers in Blushing Bride and leaves in Pear Pizzazz and cut them out with the thinlits.

I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand and cut it out using the tag from Petals & More thinlits.

I added a ribbon on the side.  It’s from the Metallic ribbon combo pack.

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Next up is the lovely Julia.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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Welcome to another great week at Colour Inkspiration!   We are showcasing the Regals Colour collection this week.  You can choose 3 colours and any of the basics.

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As you may know, I’m heading to Orlando in November to attend Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary Onstage event.  And, of course, I’ll be visiting all the Walt Disney World parks!!

The Graceful Glass vellum reminds me of the roses from Beauty and the Beast so I based my card around that.

I coloured using the Real Red and Shaded Spruce.  I added a piece of whisper white card stock behind the vellum to make the colours stand out more.  I also stamped two flowers from the Painted Glass stamp set and cut out with the Stained Glass thinlits.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of crushed curry and cut out with the Everyday Label punch.

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Rebecca

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At Colour INKspiration this week, we are showcasing the Subtles colour collection.  So many pretty colours!

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So our challenge this week is to use 3 colours and you can add basics as well (being white, vanilla and black).  I’ve used So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink with a Whisper White base.

One of my favourite embossing folders is the new Tufted folder.  Love!! I used this to add some texture to the background of the card.

I wanted to use my new Time for Tea stamp set, so I stamped in Memento Ink and then coloured in Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  I actually fussy cut out the tea cup but I’ve just looked at the matching Spot of Tea framelits and there’s a cup!  doh, silly me!

The sentiment is stamped in Soft Sea Foam.  I’ve also cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock using one of the framelits in the set.    I added a piece of polka dot ribbon for some more texture and three little flowers in So Saffron as well.

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It’s very pretty in person!  I hope you like it!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Monique.  I wonder what she has created.

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Rebecca

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It’s always fun playing with colour at Colour Inkspiration!  This week, we are playing with the new Brights collection.

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Aren’t they all lovely colours!  Now, don’t be like me and grab a colour that used to be in the brights to create your card!  At least I’m ahead for the Regals challenge in September!!

So our challenge this week is to create a card using 3 of these gorgeous colours.  You can add any of the basics as well. Oh and bling, if you want it.

I have been loving all the samples I’ve seen of the Postcard Pals set. I don’t normally go for such a detailed stamp but I just love those cute animals!

Now I did introduce a couple of neutrals to colour in the squirrel (whose name is George, btw) but I think you’ll forgive me. The base of the card is Coastal Cabana.  The next layer is Daffodil Delight which I’ve embossed using the Subtle embossing folder. I just love the gentle distressed look of this folder.

George is coloured with lots of Stampin blends.  For his body, I’ve used Crumb Cake, with Ivory for his cheeks.  His shirt is Bermuda Bay and the letter box is Soft Suede with a touch of Poppy Parade for the flower. Then a little bit of Granny Apple Green for the grass.

I created a frame in Bermuda Bay using my favourite Stitched Shape framelits and the layering square framelits.  The sentiment is from the Postcard Pals set as well.

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Isn’t George cute!!

Next up is Nikki, I can’t wait to see what she has created.

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Rebecca

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I’m excited to be joining in with this week’s Colour INKspiration challenge!

Stampin’ Up! ® has just had a major colour revamp so to start off the new catalogue year at Colour INKspiration we’ve decided to feature a Colour Collection for the first challenge each month (2nd Wednesday) until we have showcased them all!

The second challenge in the month (4th Wednesday) will be a Pinterest inspired pic as per usual just to mix it up a bit. This month we are starting off with the NEUTRALS COLLECTION and you can choose any 3 colours from that range for your challenge project. We are also changing the rules about what else you can add to the mix; essentially just the Basics – Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as metallics.

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I really wanted to have a play with the new Stitched Labels framelits.  They are just lovely.  I love the dotty background one, so I used it three times to cover the Merry Merlot piece and add a bit of texture.

I cut out the large label in Sahara Sand and stamped it using the sentiment from the Healing Hugs stamp set.  And have you noticed the gorgeous flower?  Isn’t it amazing??  This stunning flower (in Merry Merlot) and leaves (in Mossy Meadow) are two of the new Disinktive stamps which stamp beautifully with the new style ink pads.

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Now don’t tell anyone, but I actually used 4 colours from the Neutrals collection on this card!!  The base is Night of Navy, with Sahara Sand and Merry Merlot card stock.  When I stamped the flower, I realised that there was a matching set of leaves so I had to do them in Mossy Meadow.  Oops!!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Kim.

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Make sure you join in with the challenge over at our Facebook Group.  Click here to join in.

Happy Stamping

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I’ve had a few weeks off from the Colour Inkspiration Crew as I’ve been volunteering at the Commonwealth Games.  It was a great experience!!  I’ve been back at work this week which has been a challenge to get up so early!!

This week’s colour combo is just stunning!!  Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Gold Foil and Whisper White.

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I’m really sad to see that Rose Wonder stamp set and the matching Rose Gardent thinlits are on the retirement list.  I just love them!

I mainly use the large floral thinlit in the set, so this time, I decided to use the single rose.  I cut it out in Night of Navy and then used my fine tip glue to attach it to a stitched circle.  I added a gold foil scalloped circle behind it all.

I then created the sentiment by cutting out 2 of the gold foil piece and snipping them to create a gold border.

An easy bow using the Night of Navy crinkle ribbon and voila, a lovely card!

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Next up is my lovely friend, Liz.  I can’t wait to see what she has created.

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Happy Stamping!

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It’s finally starting to get a bit cooler (hopefully we are on the down hill slide to winter!).  It’s so much nicer to craft without the humidity!

We are back with another gorgeous colour challenge this week.  (Actually, aren’t they all amazing!)  We are using Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Garden Green and Very Vanilla.

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Isn’t the inspiration picture just divine!  These colours just make me think of flowers!

I always chuckle when Crumb Cake is used for a challenge.  Whenever I use Crumb Cake in my classes, my mum (who always comes) hates Crumb Cake and calls it the dung colour!!  And how often do we use crumb cake?  All the time!!!  It makes a great base for all sorts of colours.

I have used the Garden Trellis embossing folder to create some texture on the background.  I then dug out my Rose Wonder stamp set.  I wanted to do soft colouring for the flowers so I inked up the rose of the stamp with Blushing Bride ink and then carefully inked up the leaves in Garden Green.  I then coloured them in using the ink and an aqua painter, being careful to not make it too damp. I cut out the flower by hand.

I added some mini gold sequin trim behind the flowers cos you always need sparke!

I stamped the outline of the sentiment in Chocolate Chip and the Happy Birthday in Garden Green then cut it out on the big shot using the matching die from the Rose Garden Thinlits.

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Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Make sure you join in with the challenge at our facebook group, here.

Next up is the lovely Nikki.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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