Colour INKspiration Challenge #27 Blog Hop

Oh I do love to sploosh colour around! And this week our colours for our new Colour INKspiration challenge allowed for much splooshing!

Rose Wonder is one of my favourite stamp sets that I keep going back to. And yes, it is perfect for a bit of splooshing.

It is such a gorgeous image! I simply heat embossed in white and used my aqua painter to pick up ink from the ink pad lids. Island Indigo for the leaves and Powder Pink and Melon Mambo for the rose. I used 2 aqua painters when I coloured the rose - one for each colour - so that I didn't get the colours too muddled.

Once I had coloured the main image, I added a light wash of Pool Party around the edges, fading into the background to help frame it.

To add a bit of fun to the design I went with skewwiff mats as I often do when I have a bad case of 'operator error'! For some reason I could not get my Island Indigo mat to be the correct size. Adding in some vellum die cut leaves just added a little extra something I think. Not bad for a bit of splooshing! If you look closely (which I do not advise!) you will see that I really did sploosh about!

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 we have the super creative Nicole Wilson. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination. You will love it! Cheers!

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  1. Wow, you're an expert splosher Lou! Your rose is simply stunning. And thank you for reminding me of the gorgeousness of Rose Wonder - such a glorious set for these colours. The peek of vellum leaves is pretty special too. Gorgeous.

  2. I was just using this set for a card class on the weekend. I'd forgotten just how lovely it is to use. Gorgeous smooshing and I love the vellum leaves poking out from below- perfect. I also love the sentiment on vellum, leaving the rose as the centrepiece.

  3. Just gorgeous Lou! The layered style and details are great and that flower colouring..."WOW" xx

  4. Some beautiful splooshing going on there, Lou. A work of art with all your watercolouring, and the soft touches of vellum are perfection. D xox

  5. A beautiful layered card! Lovely colouring :)

  6. This is STUNNING, Lou. What more can I say.

  7. Absolutely LOVE this beauty, Lou! Thanks for the inspiration. 💌🖌

  8. So very pretty Lou! Love it.


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