Welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge Number 27!
Colour INKspiration happens every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. The design team are given a colour swatch to create their projects with and then we put together a hop to inspire you all to get creating!
You can join in the challenges. Just create your project using the given colour palette (neutrals and metallics are allowed) and then upload a picture on to our Facebook Group HERE.
This week we are playing with hues of blue and pink…
Your colour selection is – Powder Pink; Pool Party; Melon Mambo and Island Indigo.
Melon Mambo and Island Indigo are fairly strong colours, so I was trying to work out how to incorporate them into a design without overpowering the softer colours. An idea sprung to mind and I began playing. I used our gorgeous new Petal Palette Bundle for my design. Ever since I have received it I haven’t been able to stop playing. It’s a beautiful set that can have a vintage or modern feel depending on your design.
Colour INKspiration 27 Petal Palette
I decided I wanted to keep this card quite subtle, so I included lots of white space, and embossed my images with White Embossing Powder before watercoloring them. I used Shimmery White Cardstock for the images that I have coloured as it holds watercolouring much better than Whisper White. We are allowed to incorporate neutrals into our designs, so I added touches of Sahara Sand for the stamped leaves in the background and to watercolour the embossed leaves. I then simply trimmed my flower image to allow me to have the individual designs. A few gentle curls of our Whisper White Organza Ribbon, a flick of tombow mixed with water and a sprinkle of Gold Glitter and the card was complete!
I haven’t popped a sentiment on this card yet as I think it could be used for multiple purposes – so I will add it when I know where its going!
I have a special this month where you can get a tutorial and card kit free when you purchase the Petal Palette Bundle this month. You can find out more HERE.
I hope you enjoyed my project today. Make sure you take the entire hop and see all the lovely creations.
Next up is Denita 🙂
Happy Crafting everyone!
Oh My Goodness. Love the gold splatter, and the flowers, and the oval to ground it all and the watercolouring and the images in these colours. Just beautiful.
Thanks so much Julia xx
very subtle flowers Mel – it is such a great set. I’ll have to try the glue and glitter spatter!
Thanks Elizabeth 🙂
So pretty Mel! That glitter flick is a stunning detail. xx
Thanks so much Nikki xx
Beautiful card! What a lovely addition of the gold glittter!
Thanks Hiske xx
Wow! Mel, this card is simply gorgeous. love all the little details.
Thanks Bron xx
Gorgeous Mel. I love this layout and your watercoloured flowers really pop off the page.
Thanks heaps Lou xx