Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Colour INKspiration Challenge #25 Blog Hop

Hi and welcome back to another Colour INKspiration challenge. How about these cool summery (well for us here in Australia) colours?

These colours were the perfect excuse for me to ink up my new Happy Wishes stamp set and use my Night of Navy Corduroy and Lemon Lime Twist mini striped ribbons. Oh and these gorgeous adhesive backed sequins.

I love this set. You can build sentences/sentiments around the 2 large words. I have stamped 'happy' in Versamark on Glossy cardstock and embossed in white. Then I simply added ink using sponge brayers, blending them where they met.

The new Night of Navy corduroy ribbon makes a great border. I just adhered it behind my main panel. The Lemon Lime Twist mini striped ribbon helped highlight the smaller words/phrases. And those adhesive backed sequins are perfect for a klutz like me - no gluey mess over my fingers!

I have raised the main panel with foam adhesive strips. It helps to show off the corduroy ribbon edge.

This is such a great stamp set - not just because you can get it for free from the Sale-a-bration catalogue with orders over $180 AUD - there are so many different sentiments you can create.
I was able to ink up a few more of the stamps for the card inside!

I love stamping on my envelopes too. Makes the walk back from the post box even more exciting!

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. You can also use neutrals such as white, black, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Metallics. 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 the gorgeous and talented Jackie Aitken. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination. You will love it! It had be hitting my head and asking in a whiny voice why I didn't think of that!


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  1. This is so bright and lovely! That brayered background is a perfect background for the embossed sentiment. Love it!

  2. Beautiful blending, Lou. Love the ribbons (must get myself some of those). x

  3. Stunning sponging and mixing colours. The white embossing looks amazing with these gorgeous stamped greetings.

  4. wow Lou! Just gorgeous! I love your design and the pretty blend of colours in the overlap! Glossy cardstock looks amazing with this technique ...runs off to play... Lol

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Lou! Thanks for the inspiration! 😊

  7. Love the ombre effect of your background. Gorgeous card.


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