Colour INKspiration Challenge #33 Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Colour INKspiration challenge. As usual the crew are kicking it off with a blog hop so that you can get some INKspiration. So what do you think of our colours for this challenge?

My aim for this card was to use as many retiring products as possible - makes me feel less guilty about the order of new products that is winging it's way to me! So along with the retiring colours of Always Artichoke and Marina Mist, I have used the Butterfly Basics stamp set ... and this is what I came up with.

Look .... the design is not going to set the creative world on fire but sometimes a pretty, simple and elegant card is enough .... she tells herself several times!

Butterfly Basics has lots of great design elements. I've used the fern and postage stamp with Versamark to get a subtle, textured background.

I've used markers to colour in the stamp to get the 2 colours. Once stamped I used my Wink of Stella pen to colour in. I ended up with a few of the flower markings a bit too blurred so I just added them back in the my marker. A few spatters of ink were thrown in for good measure!

Make sure you check out the retiring products. They are available till the end of May, while stocks last.

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 ever creative Kelly Kent. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination. You will love it!


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  1. I love your card - and you're totally right, simple and elegant will always be amazing. Colouring over the markered image with the wink of stella is a brilliant idea!! Stunning card, and I love that it has no sentiment - it really adds to the stunning beauty of the image.

  2. beautiful as always Lou, This is a lovely stampset, I don't think I've used it enough. Love your notch treatment too for the twine.

  3. SIMPLY ELEGANT, Love this set <3 It is AMAZING how different everyone's card is even with the same colour palette
    Cheers Shaz

  4. Lou I too am trying to use mt retiring stamps, but I am failing. This set though is going to be missed by me and many others :(. I adore what you have created, very elegant and subtle xx

  5. I forgot how pretty that flower is Lou, love the simple layers and single stem...very pretty. xx


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