to the very first Colour INKspiration Blog Hop!
The Colour INKspiration Crew consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin’ Up! ® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.
Here’s the deal – Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop. Our first one starts on Wednesday, 11th January.
Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to.
Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.
Hope to see you there!
We have a fantastic colour challenge this week to get you started! Full of pretty pastels! Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Peekaboo Peach! Pick at least three – or up to all six! Neutrals are welcome – black, white, vanilla, crumb cake, kraft and sahara sand!
What a gorgeous colour palette to begin playing with!
I initially started by making a watercolour wash on some shimmery white to mimic the sky, using tempting turquoise, so saffron and blushing bride, which I planned to pair with our new Lift Me Up Bundle. But once I had it completed I instantly went back to my childhood – enjoying a cone with lovely gelato ice-cream flavours! You know…the kind you don’t seem to be able to find anymore! Well, lucky for me Saleabration has the perfect set for me to use! Yep, out came Tasty Trucks to create my gelato heaven!
I gave the truck a light wash of mint macaron and sweet sugarplum and then cut out the shape and windows before ‘colouring’ it with our fine tip glue pen to give it a glossy finish. I also finished off the ice creams with 2 coats of the fine tip glue pen to give them a bit of lift and shine! The sentiment was from the Suite Sentiments set and was perfect for my gelato card finished off with Copper Embossing powder!
Don’t forget – you can get your very own Tasty Trucks Set with any purchase over $90 whilst Saleabration is on! Just use my handy ‘Shop Now’ button to get your supplies.
I hoped you liked my creation! Continue on to Kathryn’s blog to see her use of the colour challenge! And don’t forget to join the challenge yourself over on our Facebook group!
Wow, love everything about this, especially that shiny truck!!!
Thanks Kate 🙂
WOW! How gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing the instructions too. Welcome to the Crew Mel, it’s going to be great working together
Thanks Elizabeth. Looking forward to working with you talented bunch!
So sweet….from the delicious background to the glossy finish. Definitely one to CASE.
CASE is the best compliment ever xx Thankyou Lou.
Love the shine on your van Mel, pretty colours too.
Thanks so much Rachel.
WOW!!! Your cards is all kind of wonderful Mel. You’ve made such beautiful use of the challenge colours. Love it! Kelly x
Thanks so much Kelly xx
OMg… this truck is so cute! I love the glossy finish too, great idea!
Thanks heaps Rose.
Mel, this has to be my favourite card using the Tasty Trucks set. I adore your pastel background and the shine on the truck is divine!
Wow! Thanks so much Paula xx
Love the copper background and the glue lacquer looks so awesome! Very nice
Thanks Caroline xx
Your background looks amazing!! I love the shine on the truck.
Thanks Rebecca. I like a bit of watercoloring 🙂
Mel, this is so sweet! The addition of copper and shine really takes this project up a notch…Love it! xx
Thanks so much Nikki.
What amazing depth you have made with the fine tip pen, I love the ice creams.
Thanks so much Kathryn. I love to use the pen for colouring! It has a great effect!
I love this Mel the embossing on the background really sets it off awesome!
Thanks Nicole 🙂
Ohhh – a stunning card Mel! So many things to love – shiny truck, beautiful background, amazing colouring … I could go on!
Thanks so much Jackie xx
Oh Mel, you know what I think of this little beauty! Totally love the glossy 3D look of your gelato van. So excited you decided to join the crew.
Thanks so much Bronwyn. Love being here!