Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Colour INKspiration Challenge #21 Blog Hop

Straight into it today! Check out these gorgeous colours Rose picked for you for this challenge.

I thought they would be great for a fun and fresh Christmas card. I was so proud of myself. I got this card made in advance of going away. When this goes live I will be winging it home from Melbourne after going to the cup! So here I sit, telling you how gorgeous the colours are only to realise that I used Real Red and not Rose Red. So my short lived self congratulatory  happy dance turned into a mad panic. I ripped off some Real Red bows, added Whisper White bows and cheated a touch (or some may say compromised) and added a coat of Rose Red marker over the door and crab. So lesson learnt - those very expensive glasses were bought for a reason!

This is a really simple card but I love the freshness of the white and the sentiment is just perfect.

I traced the tops and bottoms of the beach huts on scrap paper and cut around my traced lines to form a mask. Then I used the lids of the Soft Sky and So Saffron markers to flick across the cardstock for sky and sand. It gives the hint of colour but keeps the freshness.

 Easel cards are my go-to card fold when I need something quick and easy that still has a wow factor.

So once again sorry for the not so rosey Rose Red! Hopefully as you read this I am headed home after a fabulous time in Melbourne with maybe some winnings in my pocket. No doubt you saw me on the telly in the Fashions on the Field!

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 our Guest Designer - my talented friend Megan Lenske. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination. You will love it!


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  1. Cuteness, and love, love, love, Lou! My fav stamp set and the sweetest easel card. Have fun on the GC for OnStage. D xox

  2. Too funny Lou ... your Rosey Real Red looks fabulous! This is just such a cute creation and perfect for an Aussie Christmas! T

  3. I love easel cards too and yours is stunning. All the layers of colour at the top and bottom are so so perfect. And the White is divine with these colours.

  4. Hahaha love the little colour mishap....if you hadn't mentioned, I'd never have noticed. Awesome Aussie Chrissie card (say that several times quickly) - love it! x


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