Hello and welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge #08!
At Colour INKspiration, we play and create using a different colour palette every fortnight. It’s a fantastic way to stretch your creativity and I encourage you to join in. We have a dedicated Facebook group where you can upload your own creation to right HERE.
I missed the last challenge, so I was determined NOT to miss this one! And boy is this a challenging one!
I love this picture but I must admit, I was a bit daunted initially with the colour palette – Delightful Dijon; Tip Top Taupe; Soft Suede; Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. But after a little pondering I realised what it reminded me of … the colours of a sepia photo …you know the ones … with just a hint of colour to highlight a certain area.
Once I had that idea in my head I knew exactly which stamp set to reach for – so I am giving you a little sneaky peak at one of our new upcoming sets from the Birthday Memories Suite. It is sooooooo adorable!
Isn’t she gorgeous! I used the masking technique for the addition of the flowers before lightly water colouring them with Delightful Dijon. I created the sepia effect by watercoloring around the image of the girl lightly with Soft Suede, then inside the image gradually building with small amounts of colour until I was happy with it. As this is on Very Vanilla Cardstock, I did have to make sure that my aqua painter was not very wet or it would ruin the card.
The flowers were created with the Succulent Flower Dies (retiring item) simply sponged in Delightful Dijon, curling the tips under and then layered on each other.
I absolutely love the vintage feel of this card! I hope you do too. And I know you are going to love the entire Birthday Memories Suite!
But don’t stop here!!! We have an absolutely amazing array of stunning projects from our Design Team lined up to inspire you for this hop! Get ready to be WOWED as you make your way around to everyone’s blogs!!!!!
Up next is the lovely Rebecca Scurr and her gorgeous creation!
PSSSTTTTT – don’t forget you can shop for your items, especially those retiring products, right in the comfort of your own home, from anywhere in Australia!
Well, so glad you got creative for this challenge Mel, you nailed it with your sepia tones. Just amazing!!! Kelly x
Thanks Kelly xx
It’s exactly a sepia photograph. Very clever and super sweet. I love every detail.
Thanks Elizabeth xx
gasp! stunning! I adore this, I can never bring myself to tear or ruff up card stock, but i think you are bringing me a step closer. TFS xxx
Lol. Thanks Sue. I never usually do it either, but this card really called for it 🙂
As Kel said you most definitely nailed it! I must case I love it so vintage! X
Thanks so much Nicole xx
Mel, she’s gorgeous. I can see how the sepia print inspired you here.
Thanks Rachel xx
So, so beautiful, Mel! LOVE! D xox
Thanks Denita xx
Just amazing! Such a sweet, vintage card. I really love you used the colour combo to show of your new goodies! Gorgeous.
Wow Mel, this is simply stunning. I’m not a lover of vintage or this little girl, but you have totally brought the two together in the perfect way. I love her little flowers & the beautiful bunch in the corner. Wow, wow, wow!
Thanks so much Tricia xx
Oh your card is lovely. Simply perfect for showcasing the little girl. Love your work!!
Thanks so much Rebecca xx
Thanks Linda 🙂
Oh lordy, this is just stunning Mel! Your beautiful sepia image and the Dijon accents are really lovely. Beautifully done! xx
Lol. Thanks Nikki 🙂
Well you know that this card totally had me gob smacked! I’m itching to CASE the idea of doing a little sepia watercoloring.
Thanks Bron. Can’t wait to see what you create!
Everything about your card is just perfect. I love vintage and watercolouring and neutrals. And you’ve packages them all here together. Thankyou.
Thanks Julia xx