A big hello to you all!
Welcome back to another Colour INKspiration! You may be popping over from the lovely Rebecca Scurr, or starting right here! So have a hop around and then come back and create your own masterpiece! We are loving seeing your fabulous creations on our Facebook page – so keep them rolling in!
I am glad to be back this week after missing the last one. Going to Picture to Page in Pakenham and then having a Biggest Morning Tea Event really kept me very busy! And as Colour Challenges are my favourite kinds of challenges, I was a bit sad to have missed it!!!
But this week’s Challenge I found just a little bit tougher than usual!
Our colour palette this week are gorgeous Autumn / Wintery Hues with Cajun Craze (yes, dust it off!), Island Indigo, Smokey Slate and Delightful Dijon (retiring colour).
So I set to work creating some Autumn / Wintery cards to set these colours off. My first card I had a bit of fun playing around with the Shaving Foam Technique again. It’s a great way to mix a few co-ordinating colours and make those stunning backgrounds. You can watch my video over at my You Tube Channel HERE to learn how to create your own.
I mixed Island Indigo, Cajun Craze and Smokey Slate re inkers into my shaving foam for the background. I love all the leaves falling from trees in Autumn. The bright reds and soft yellows! So I stamped the leaves in Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon. I lightly sponged the tips of the Delightful Dijon leaves in Cajun Craze to give them an Autumn feel. I also used the matching framelits to cut a leaf in Delightful Dijon, and then sponged the edges in Cajun Craze, and I then topped this one off with some our fine tip glue pen to really make it stand out!
The sentiments from the Colourful Seasons Stamp set are just stunning!
I then went on to have a bit more of a play, with a card type I don’t normally do, but I thought I would show you the ned result anyway…because sometimes its all about the learning as we play!
I would love to know what you think, so feel free to leave a comment to let me know!
I do hope you are going to make some time to be inspired and play along too 🙂
Now it’s time to hop on over to Nicole Wilson and see what she has created to inspire you all!
Happy Creating everyone!
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I think I love your second card the most Mel Your first is awesome too…but I lvoe your second because it’s so different and arty too 🙂 Can’t go past an arty card xx
Thanks Kim! I wasn’t too sure myself – probably because it’s a new style for me too!Lol
Love the swirly background but your Beautiful You card is a masterpiece! Can’t believe that was just playing around! When I grow up I want to be awesome like you Mel! Kelly x
Lol. You are so funny Kelly!!!! <3
Both cards are gorgeous Mel! Love the shaving cream background it worked beautifully!
Thanks Nicole xx
Wow, I love your girl card. Such amazing atmosphere. It works brilliantly with these colours! So cool.
Really? Wow, thanks Julia xx
I love both your cards! The shaving foam technique is perfect for your autumn leaves elements.
Thanks Megan xx
I’m loving the leaves with touches of Cajun Craze on the tips, and the one with glue to make it shine is glorious! Don’t mind the girl walking into the forest either.
Thanks Rachel 🙂
Wow Mel… Just wow…. Both of them. I like Ve the Autumn feel of the first one, plus, I really need to try that shaving foam technique.
But the drama in the second card is awesome. Love how she pops off the page! Well done.
Aw thanks Rose. Isn’t it funny – because I wasn’t to sure about the second one! Lol
Wow, Mel. Both your creations are stunning! I’m with Rose; I need to try the shaving foam technique too. D xox
Thanks Denita xx
Wow! 2 amazing cards Mel. Love them both. It’s all those little details that you always add such as the coat of fine tip glue pen that take them over the top.
Thanks heaps Lou 🙂
This is absolutely gorgeous Mel. The technique, layers and textures are such a fab combination. xx
Thanks Nikki xx
Your falling leaves are beautiful- love the fine tip glue trreatment n theframelit leaf. Might have to try that, but you umbrella girl is fabulous. Keep experimenting
, it’s wonderful.
Thanks Elizabeth xx
They are both lovely cards Mel! Your Autumnal leaves are just beautiful and the perspective you created in your second card is pretty special too!
Thanks Kim 🙂