Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Colour INKspiration Challenge #12 Blog Hop

Time for another Colour INKspiration challenge and as always we are kicking it off with a blog hop. Whether you have hopped over from Kim, or are starting with me, you are sure to get lots of INKspiration. The challenge this week has 8 colours in it and you have to use a minimum of 4.

I couldn't help myself - I just had to use all 8!

I hadn't originally intended to use all 8 colours. I started as I normally do when I am unsure what I will make for a challenge - generally phaffing about by getting all of the colours out and playing around with combinations and proportions. With a few strips of cardstock a card was born!

I always keep my offcuts in my cardstock packs. You just never know when they will come in handy! For a card like this you can use any width of strip that you like. I played around with proportion until I was happy. I can see me recreating this with other combinations. In a way it is like creating your own Designer Series Paper for the background.

Because the background was a bit busy I decided to keep the sentiment panel really simple. The Lovely Inside and Out bundle was perfect for this.

A few left over strips added a nice detail for the card inside.

I can't wait to see what you come up with. Remember to use at least 4 of the colours.

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 we have Rebecca. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination. You will love it!


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Sunday, 25 June 2017


I love {💗💗💗} a stamp set that does most of the work for you. Floral Statements from Stampin' Up! is one of my new favourites. It seems like everyday I have a new favourite! The images are gorgeous and with a bit of colouring you are good to go.

I started out making this card with the sketch from Just Add Ink in mind .....
..... and got just a touch off track! My heart and circle elements are created by the embossing folder. (Too much of a stretch???)

I was also inspired by the challenge over at Global Design Project this week. I tried to capture the light, easy quality that Steffi has in her creations.

I love the bit of ruching I created with the Powder Pink ribbon. I like to add some tape to the card where I will be placing the ribbon and then add some to the back of the ribbon. Stong tape such as Tear & Tape works really well. Then I just unevenly gather (ruche) the ribbon, adhering down as I go.

Colouring the image is easy. Grab an aqua painter and pick up the ink from the lid of an ink pad and dab it on!

I have made some more cards using this set for an upcoming class and will post them later in the week for you to see. 


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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Beautiful Bouquet for Just Add Ink JAI #364

What a few weeks. Ever have those weeks where you just can't seem to get on top of all that you have to do? I was determined to get this card finished and I think I will just get it entered in the nick of time for the challenge this week over at Just Add Ink. Look at the gorgeous inspiration pic.

In a class I held yesterday we experimented with the new Embossing Paste from Stampin' Up!. I demonstrated this brick wall and thought that it would be the perfect backdrop for my bouquet of flowers.

The Beautiful Bouquet bundle is such a great set. It has gorgeous flowers, stems and fillers but the best part are the sentiments. Funnily enough I only used the smallest one here!

I thought it made a cute tag for the copper pot.

After my Embossing Paste was dry, I popped the mask back over the top and sponged Crumb Cake Ink over it.

I am happy with the result. This is just a short post today. If you want to see some more of my creations using Embossing Paste check out here and here.


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