Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Colour INKspiration Challenge #04



Hi and welcome to our 4th Colour INKspiration Challenge. To kick off the challenge we have a blog hop to get your creative juices flowing. Make sure hop around to see everyone's creations. Didn't you just love Kelly's cards? If you missed them pop back to check them out. I really want to try that technique - something else to add to my 'must try' list! You can find out how to enter the challenge at the end of this post. So onto the colours for this challenge.
Since I have been part of the Colour INKspiration crew I have unearthed some of my little used colours. It's been really great to get out of a colour rut. My advice to you is to think about the proportion of each colour you use. I grab out the cardstock and play around with differing amounts of each showing until it looks right to me. Then I use that in my card design. If a colour isn't my favourite I just use less of it. I have found it less daunting doing that.

Sometimes I'm a bit stubborn. I will have a stamp set in mind that I want to use but can't quite seem to make it work. I had my heart set on using the Nailed It bundle but just couldn't get inspired until the idea of a workbench hit me. I started with a basic Card in a Box fold and chopped off the flaps and cut out legs and well.....this is what I ended up with.


From this side view you can see that it stands up really nicely. I haven't added too many tools or other elements. I wanted it to be clean and simple. With some DSP and a border added for the tool board and some wood effect from the Hardwood background stamp I think I pulled off the workbench look!


For the metal part of the tools I have stamped on Silver Foil sheets with Black Stazon. I have die cut the handles out of watercolour paper and adhered the 2 together.


 I added a panel on the back to write a message. I think that this sentiment really can be used for lots of things. I had fun using some of the thinlits. I love that the label embosses a border as well. And how cute is that ruler?


And of course it folds flat to fit into a square envelope.


INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Next up is Jackie. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination.

http://www.creativejax.co.nz/2017/02/stampin-up-ci04-swapping-cheers/

Lou


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16 comments:

  1. So clever!!! Fabulous card Lou. Kelly x

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  2. you are so super clever!!!! I love this so much :-) x

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  3. Lou
    Now that is just down-right super cute! I know all too well that "I will make this stamp set work" feeling when you are on a project and you just 'nailed it' ;)
    T

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  4. Just brilliant! I love that you've used theses colours for a masculine project too! That's so clever.

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  5. This is pretty darn awesome Lou! I love your backing board, and the detail you put into making your tools so authentic. x

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  6. Totally rocked the colours, the creative fold and those stamps. LOVE your project.

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  7. Oh, my goodness Lou!! That is just too darn cute for words!

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  8. I LOVE this bundle, and you have show cased it so well! Congrats!

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  9. Fun, fun, fun! Love this little creation!

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  10. Super cute and fun, love it. You have shown this set off so very well.

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  11. Oh my Lou...what a gorgeous project! This is amazing!

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  12. I always look forward to seeing your creations, Lou. Very cute! x

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  13. I absolutely love it Lou! May just have to CASE this one!

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  14. Oooh this is amazing! I have to get this now, just so I can CASE you! Brilliant

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  15. What a fab card! I love how you used the silver foil for the tools.

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  16. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome is all I can say. You totally own this stamp set. The tool chest is such a great design, and who would have thought it started out as a box card base. Love it! TFS.

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