I’m excited to be back with Colour Inkspiration and joining in with a Colour Challenge.

This week we have a gorgeous combo of Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape and Lovely Lipstick.  Isn’t our inspiration image just lovely.


It would be easy to go with a floral card but the first thing I though of was butterflies.  I had a browse of my stamp sets and I went with the Beautiful Day set.

I got out a piece of water colour paper and played with the colours.  I then stamped the butterfly on top with Memento Ink.  The butterfly didn’t come out very well, so I used my basic black marker to colour it in properly.  I then painted the butterfly with Frost White shimmer paint which gave a mother of pearl look to it.

I stamped the background with the Buffalo check stamp set.  This set is so versatile!

I added a few banners in white velvet and granny apple green textured weave ribbon and stamped the sentiment.


Make sure you go to the bottom of my post to see all the supplies used in the creation of this card.  Just click on the image and it will take you to my online store.

Next up is my lovely friend, Liz.


Happy Stamping


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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!


Make sure you join in with your card using this combo over at our Facebook group.

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Playing with Brusho

I recently purchased the new Brusho Crystal Colours which came out in the 2018 Occasions catalogue and I love it!!

At first, I thought it looked too hard and wasn’t for me.  But then I watched a few videos and decided that maybe I could!

I used watercolour paper and had a play with all the colours.  I put a few small holes in the top of the container and sprinkled a bit of the colour onto the paper.  I then spritzed it with water and let the colours blend.  Wow is all I can say!!


To create the two blue pieces, I had sprinkled quite a lot of blue brusho on the paper and spritzed it a lot.  As it was quite wet, I decided to put a second piece on top of it to soak up the colour.  I’m pretty happy how both pieces turned out.

So I’ve created two cards out of these pieces so far.

I used the red piece (which looks a bit pink) and cut out the flowers from the Petals and More thinlits.  Aren’t they so pretty?


My second card features the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set.  I embossed it in silver embossing powder and then started with the yellow brusho powder and spritzed it.  Once the colours started to blend, I then added more of the red powder and let it do it’s magic.

The sentiment on the banner is also from the Beautiful Day set.


I’m so happy with these and I can’t wait to play more!  If you would like to have a play, I recommend just diving in and giving it a try.  What’s the worst that can happen?

I hope you have a great week!!

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