Welcome to Colour INKspiration 41.
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month the Colour INKspiration crew create projects with a given colour palette. You can join in the fun too, by creating your own work of art and uploading the image to our Facebook Page HERE.
This week we are using our Regals Collection to inspire you all.
Choose any three colours from this collection plus any basics for your project.
My project for this week was based on Bronwyn Eastley’s Share What you Love Pocket Card Tutorial but I used the Wonderful Moments Stamp Set.
This card is a great fold and simple to make. Its a bit hard to see but I have used the Tufted Embossing Folder to create a pretty embossed background behind the bride.
I used Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Smokey Slate for my cardstock, and a touch of Crushed Curry from the special release Watercolour Pencils available last month for the brides hair.
I love how this turned out. So much so, we made this very card at class this week!
I hope you liked my project. If you would like to learn how to create this card fold then pop on over to Bronwyn’s Tutorial store HERE.
Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Tanya Bell and see what she has created for you all.
Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks Colour INKspiration 39 – Subtles.
For this challenge we are using the subtle colour palette, where you can choose 3 subtle colours plus any basics to create your project. Remember, once you have created it jump on over to the Colour INKspiration facebook group to upload your pic for the challenge right HERE.
Since our colour shake up in June, the Subtles collection has by far been my stand out favourite colour group. There is such a range of pretty, coordinating hues to play with, and Soft Sea Foam is by far one of my stand out colours!
However, today I decided to create my card in hues of blue using my current favourite stamp set – Healing Hugs!
I used a tutorial by the very talented Jennifer McGuire called Stamped see through cards to create tonights card. I thought Healing hugs and the leaves would work perfectly to create a similar look to the one she creates on her video HERE.
These cards work by layering all the individual pieces together so they slightly overlap, then adhering them, so the card front is see through in the gaps. It’s quite a clever and effective card and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.
My flowers are coloured using Pool Party ink, the gently using a sponge dauber around the edges to add some Balmy Blue for extra depth. Add a bit of Pear Pizzaz for the leaves and my challenge was complete!
I hope you enjoyed my creation this week. Don’t forget to upload yours by Monday 20th of August.
Now its time to hop on over to Jackie’s blog to see what she has created!
Happy Crafting everyone!
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Welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge #38!
What is a Colour INKspiration Challenge I hear you say….well it’s where the design team take a specific colour palette every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and create a project using those colours. You can play along too over at our Facebook Group by creating your own project and uploading an image for us all to be inspired by!
Not a member of the group? No Problem…just click HERE and request to join, but make sure you answer those questions first!
For this challenge we are creating with a very pretty colour Palette of Powder Pink; Gray Granite; Berry Burst; Whisper White and Basic Black as inspired by the image below.
I have an upcoming Follow Your Dreams Class, so I decided that was the set I needed to pull out and get playing with for this challenge. Are you loving all the new catalogue items? Have you found your favourites so far?
Follow Your Dreams
Here is my project for Colour INKspiration 38.
I started by stamping the large dream catcher with versamark and heat embossing with Gold embossing powder. I then cut out three smaller dream catchers in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Gray Granite and used the long feathers for my Gold dreamcatcher. I even added some Tranquil Textures Sprinkles tied on to metallic thread to give my dreamcatcher a 3D feel. I softly sponged the background using one of the smaller dreamcatcher circles as a mask.
It is a bit of a fiddly card to make, I love how it turned out with all the layers!
Here’s a bit of a closer look for you.
I hope you enjoyed my project. Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathryn’s blog and see what she has created for you all.
Happy Crafting everyone!
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Colour INKspiration 35
where today get to choose 3 colours from our new Neutrals colour palette!
Stampin’ Up! ® has just had a major colour revamp, so to start off the new catalogue year at Colour INKspiration we’ve decided to feature a Colour Collection for the first challenge each month (2nd Wednesday) until we have showcased them all! The second challenge in the month (4th Wednesday) will be a Pinterest inspired pic as per usual just to mix it up a bit. This month we are starting off with the NEUTRALS COLLECTION and you can choose any 3 colours from that range for your challenge project. We are also changing the rules about what else you can add to the mix; essentially just the Basics – Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as metallics.
Have you managed to have a good look at our changes to the Colour Families yet? I LOVE the changes to the colour palettes. I used to be a Regals collection girl, but now I find I fluctuate between the funky Brights Collection and the Pastels of the Subtles collection. There are so many new possible colour combinations to choose from and create.
For todays colour challenge, the 3 Neutral Colours I chose were Crumb Cake; Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow.
I hadn’t inked up my Rooted in Nature Bundle yet and I have seen some lovely projects with it – so I decided this colour challenge, with it’s earthy tones, would suit the use of the bundle perfectly!
Rooted In Nature
I stamped some of the tree in the background using the Stamp Off method before stamping the timber onto a piece of Vellum Cardstock, fussy cutting and adhering over the trees so you can still see them in the background. Another full strength Mossy Meadow Tree for the front of the timber, some Linen Thread and the card front was complete.
I love the effect where you can still see the trees through the vellum layer!
I hope you enjoyed my project tonight. Now it’s time to continue along the hop to see all the other great projects made just with Neutrals!
Up next is Elizabeth
And don’t forget to join the challenge yourself! Just create your own project using three neutrals and post a pic to our Facebook Group HERE!
Happy Crafting xx
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Good evening everyone! Welcome to Colour INKspiration 29.
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month the Colour INKspiration Crew get together and create a hop using a selected colour palette to create with. You can join in the fun by creating a project with the colours and popping a picture of it on our Facebook Page HERE by the Monday night before the next challenge.
This weeks colour palette is a beautiful selection chosen by Bronwyn with colours Crumb Cake; Chocolate Chip; Blushing Bride; Garden Green and Very Vanilla. I initially went to go straight to florals for this colour palette as it’s so suited, but I had another project that needed to be done for a customer order, so I decided to combine the two tasks.
My task was to create a card for a 21st for someone who loves baking. I was inspired by how Jackie Aitken created a brilliant BBQ Card a few weeks ago, so I thought I could adapt a basic Card in the Box design to create an oven and get it baking!
I must say, once I worked out how to cut it to achieve the look I wanted, this was quite fun to make! I did use a few different bits and bobs to make this card. The cupcakes were from Lift Me Up Stamps and coordinating dies and utensils and glove from the Apron of Love Bundle. The Basket Weave Embossing Folder made for a great background to represent tiles – I am so glad this Saleabration item will be continuing in the new Annual Catalogue – I Just love it!
And the best bit – it folds flat for posting!
Don’t forget – there is only 2 more weeks of Saleabration left to grab your freebies!
Keep hopping around – the crew has some beautiful projects on display this week. Up next is Narelle:
Happy Crafting Everyone!
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!
Happy Wednesday everyone!
Welcome to Colour INKspiration 26, where each second and fourth Wednesday of the month the crew create using a select colour palette. You can play along each fortnight by using the same colour palette and then uploading your design to our Facebook page right HERE. You need to upload your design the Monday before the next colour challenge begins! So for this one – you have until 7pm Monday the 12th of February.
This week we have a very blue / green colour palette for you to play with.
This weeks selection are Emerald Envy; Bermuda Bay; Tranquil Tide and Sahara Sand!
I immediately thought of oceans and seas when I saw this colour challenge, but I decided to go in a completely different direction. I actually found this palette one of the trickier palettes to design with, especially when not creating ocean scenes. Because of that I kept my design very simple and chose to use Picture Perfect Birthday as my stamp set of choice. An 18 piece photopolymer stamp set full of party fun!
I added a bit of silver to jazz the card up a bit. The Designer Paper is a FREE Saleabration item – Bubbles and Fizz – that you can choose with any $90 order. I have to say though – that sentiment has been one of my favourites and is quite frequently used already. And those ribbons look fabulous – especially when fussy cut – they pop right off the card.
I do hope you have been taking advantage of all the FREE items on offer during Saleabration. Remember – it only runs until March 31st – so you don’t want to miss all the fun!
Now it’s time to continue around the hop and see the rest of the gorgeous projects on offer! Next up is Denita 🙂
Happy Crafting everyone!
Hi everyone and welcome back to Colour INKspiration Challenges for 2018.
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month the crew design a project with the colour template we are given. You are able to join in the fun too, by creating your own project with the selected colours and then posting them our Facebook Page HERE. I hope you can join us for our Colour Challenge kick off for 2018 with Colour INKspiration 25!
Here is our Colour Palette for this challenge –
Your Colours are simply Night of Navy; Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist!
I don’t think I would have thought of putting Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist together before this challenge, but they actually go very well together! I had to play around with ideas in my head for this one for a while, but I decided to create a bit of a funky card for a young man’s upcoming birthday using the brand new Saleabration Set Epic Celebrations.
For me, Epic Celebrations is a fantastic teen set – sometimes some of the most difficult cards to make in my opinion. And it’s even better because you can choose it for FREE with any $90 order!
This was such a fun card to make. I just kept adding to it. I knew I originally wanted a water coloured background with the Navy specks, but I then added to that with our new Shimmery White Embossing Paste and the brick background, then I added some Gold Glitter Flakes for a bit of extra background ‘noise’! And whilst we don’t actually have any 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Navy – you can colour the white ribbon with our Stampin Blend Alcohol Markers – so thats what I did – and Ta Da – Night of Navy Ribbon!
What do you think? Funky enough for a young man?
The crew have some AMAZING projects for you on the hop – so jump on over to the lovely Jacque to see what she has created for you all.
Happy Crafting everyone!
Welcome everyone to Colour INKspiration 24!
Being right in the middle of silly season, I almost forgot to complete a project for this challenge! Boy is it a challenge for you this week!
Such an unusual combination of colours – but don’t they work so well together!
Tranquil Tide; Pool Party; Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride
are your colours for this weeks challenge.
I thought I had better get some Christmas momentum happening for this challenge, given that I am sooooo far behind in my Christmas card making this year – like – ridiculously behind! I can see a lot of late nights looming ahead 🙁 I used Bronwyn Eastley’s Coffee Cafe Easel Card Tutorial for my project tonight. I just couldn’t resist! After making a Vase with this design a few weeks ago – I was dying to try out a 3D Christmas Tree Card. So here it is…
I love a good 3D project, and the Tree from the Ready for Christmas Bundle suited this project perfectly. Unfortunately it’s retiring at the end of the year – so you need to get it before it’s gone for good 🙁 The little birds are cut from the Tree Builder Punch. And wasn’t I lucky that our new Stampin Blends have the matching colours to this weeks challenge!
The crew have some brilliant projects using these colours this week. So make sure you hop around to everyone and see what they have for you.
And I know its totally busy, but I do hope you make some time for craft and join in for this challenge. It really is good therapy!
Now its time to hop on over to Monique to see what she has created for you all!
Happy Crafting everyone!
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Hi everyone and welcome to Colour INKspiration 17!
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we get to play along to a gorgeous colour combination inspired from Pinterest Images. This week we have such a bright and fun colour palette to work with!
The colours this week are Pool Party; Lemon Lime Twist; Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo! They scream spring and summer to me, unfortunately in Melbourne there is very little sign of sun at all!
I was grateful for the bright cheery colours though this week. It’s my niece’s birthday this week and I needed to make her a birthday card, so I combined this colour Inspiration with a tutorial from the amazing Bronwyn Eastley at addINKtive Designs to create my project.
I used Bronwyn’s This Little Piggy Slider Card tutorial for the base of my project and switched out the colours to suit this challenge, as well as using my gorgeous Magical Mermaid Stamp.
This card design is extra fun because it’s interactive. You can actually move the mermaid along the card, so a bit of extra fun for my niece! If you would like to make a card like this then just pop on over to the AddINKtive Designs Tutorial Shop where you can purchase the tutorial and create your own design 🙂
Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Simone Bartrum and see what beautiful project she has for you all.