Welcome back to another Colour Challenge with Colour Inkspiration!  And Happy Valentine’s Day!  Hope you taking the opportunity to tell your loved ones how much you love them.

We have a really lovely combination for you this week with Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Island Indigo.

ci27Whenever I get ready to create my card for a colour challenge, I get out all the colours in cardstock for inspiration.  I then decide upon the stamp set and go from there.  So I started with the Butterfly from the Beautiful Da stamp set.  I embossed in silver embossing powder on watercolour paper and then coloured with my aqua painter, using Powder Pink, Melon Mambo and Pool Party.

I then layered the card base of Island Indigo with Powder Pink and the watercolour background.  I then cut out a scallop circle and a stitched circle and stamped the sentiment from the Sale-a-bration Happy Wishes stamp set, which I then embossed in silver.

I added a Powder Pink shimmer ribbon behind the circles.


I hope you are inspired by my card today.  Head on over to Monique for more inspiration!


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We are back with our second challenge of the year already!  It looks like this year is going to go as fast as 2017, which is good as I’m planning on travelling to Orlando, Florida in November for a Stampin’ Up! 30th anniversary Onstage event.  Bring it on!!

We have a gorgeous colour combination this week, of Emerald Envy, Bermuda Bay, Tranquil Tide and Sahara Sand.


I decided to try a new technique for my background.   I had a piece of glossy white cardstock and put drops of each colour (but not sahara sand) over the card.  I then spritzed it with Isocol and let the colours blend together.   Because I was impatient, I dried it using my heat gun, but you could let it dry on its own.

I really love the Hold on to Hope stamp set and bundle.  It was created by Million Sales Achiever Brandy Cox when she got to visit the Stampin’ Up! office.

I created the cross by cutting out the detailed cross framelit and the solid cross framelit and glued them together with the fine tip glue.

For the sentiment, I stamped on Sahara Sand and cut out with the largest stitched circle framelit.


I can’t wait to try other colour combinations using this technique.

Next up is the lovely Nicole.  You are going to love her card!


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Welcome back to a new year!  It’s been a while since I joined in with a Colour Inkspiration Hop but I’m determined to join in more regularly this year.

We are starting off with a lovely colour combo of Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.

CI25Now I have to confess that of the current in colours, Lemon Lime Twist was definitely not one of my favourites.  But I think I have actually used it the most!!  It just seems like a colour that goes with many others.

I’m trying to do more simple, easy to re-create cards this year, so that was where I started out.  I also wanted to play with the Petal Palette stamp set which is so lovely!

I inked the flowers in Night of Navy and added a Lemon Lime Twist branch as well.  I didn’t like how you could see the branch so I decided to ink the stamp on a separate piece of cardstock and fussy cut it out.  I then used my aqua painter to fill in the leaves and flowers.  (Yes I know roses don’t come in blue, but it’s my favourite colour, so why not!)  I also put Wink of Stella over the flowers.

I then added a strip of ribbon and a bow using the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.  The sentiment is also from the Petal Palette stamp set.


I love how clean this card looks!

Next up is the lovely Julia.


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It seems like Colour Inkspiration challenges come around so quickly!   We have a great combo of colours this week with Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Garden Green.

I recently purchased the Hello Color stamp set and thought this would be a great opportunity to try it out.  I embossed the stamp in silver embossing powder to make it stand out then I got out all my markers and had a little therapy session of colouring!!

It needed a bit of bling so I embossed a piece of silver foil with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  I then added a banner in basic gray and stamped the sentiment on the Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I think this is fast becoming my go-to birthday set!

This was a fun card to make!!  I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Crew has created.

Next up is Rachel.

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Can you believe that we are in the middle of September?  Spring is coming quickly to Queensland this year!

We have another great colour combination this week at Colour Inkspiration.  We are using Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo.

I wanted to play with the Quilt Builder framelits for this card.  This is the first time I’ve used these framelits and they are great!  It took me a little bit of playing to work out what goes together in terms of the stamps and the framelits but I love them!!

After many times through the big shot, I cut out all the bits I needed and then pieced them together.  It took almost as long as creating a fabric quilt square!

I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Quilt stamp set which matches the framelits.  Of course, you can purchase these as a bundle and save 10%.  I love that this set has a non-Christmas sentiment so you can continue to use it after Christmas.

Of course I had to use the matching Quilt Top embossing folder.  Now, I know that you are supposed to “quilt” the square but I liked it just sitting on top instead.  (Also, I didn’t want to make it again if it didn’t look nice!!).

I’m really pleased with how this turned out!!  I’ll be making lots of quilts now!

Next up on the hop is my friend and stamping sister, the lovely Mel Pagano.

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We have another gorgeous colour combination at Colour Inkspiration this week with Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.

As always, I get out the cardstock in each colour and study them for a while to see what inspired me about them.  I then have a look at my stamp sets and see what might work.  I decided on the Brushstrokes stamp set for the background and the Happiest of Days stamp set for the flowers and sentiment.  I really love the line work on this set.

Now don’t have a heart attack, but I actually USED some washi tape on this card!!  From 2 sets,  the Basics Pack 2 and the Basics pack 3.

I used my markers to colour the birthday wishes stamp which is a technique I just love.  I added a little piece of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.

I really enjoy doing my projects for Colour Inkspiration as it challenges me to use colours that I might not normally put together.

Make sure you share your projects with this colour combo at our Facebook Group, here.

Next up is the amazing Bronwyn.

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Here we are with another amazing Colour Inkspiration challenge for you!

I love the colour combination this week.  We have Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist, Wild Wasabi and Fresh Fig.  I know it has “that” colour in it, but it’s growing on me!!

One of my favourite new sets is the Oh So Eclectic bundle.  There’s diamonds, flowers, ok I’ll admit it, you had me at diamonds!!  So, of course, I had to use some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper at the back.  I then stamped and die cut some of the flowers and stems out.  And Stella has made an appearance on the die cut flowers.  You really can’t have too much sparkle!  lol

My sentiment comes from the Happiest of Days stamp set which is fast becoming my favourite birthday stamp set.

I hope you are inspired by this card, please let me know in the comments below.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Krissy Buck.


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