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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This week at Case-ing the Catty, we are tackling the Artistic Expression section of the catalogue. This is a huge section with so many amazing cards to choose from. I might have to do a few more for next week as well!!
Seeing as it was so large, I decided to do two cards. (I also couldn’t decide!!) For my first card, I chose the Hope card on page 117 as I love the Striped Scallop thinlits but I don’t use them often enough and I haven’t used my Watercolor Words set yet either.
Here is my version. I went with Soft Sky as the base, Cherry Cobbler for the sentiment and Garden Green and Lost Lagoon for the flowers and petals.
I lightly stuck down the scallops with random glue dots. I also added some sequins instead of rhinestones as I have recently discovered the Metallics Sequin Assortment in the catalogue. There are white, black, silver, gold and clear sequins in 3 shapes!!
For my second card, I decided to case the card on page 133. I like the look of the stitching but there’s no way I’m getting out my machine just for that!!
So I got my trusty real red marker and drew some lines around the word once I had stuck them on. Lucky we are not aiming for perfection!! lol. I should mention that the Layered Letters Alphabet is so easy to use!! The letters stamp really nicely.
I also used the Alphabet rotary stamp to do the sentiment. Lesson to be learned. When creating a word with the rotary stamp, do not take a short cut and start part way along the stamp. You won’t have enough space!! Ask me how I know!!!
I hope you like my cards this week. To continue on the hop, you can visit Rebecca B here.
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