Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Colour INKspiration CI #04


Another delightful colour combination from Colour Inkspiration for challenge #04. We are a group of Aussie and NZ Stampin' Up!® demonstrators, creating samples based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches. There is a Facebook group for Stampin' Up!® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations. You don't need a blog, and you don't need to be a demonstrator. This colour swatch with the four different pictures and strong shades of purple and yellow was almost too inspiring, I had trouble deciding where to go with it, and was very tempted to use Beautiful You.

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Eventually, I decided on Garden In Bloom, a photopolymer stamp from page 146 in the Annual Catalogue. This stamp set has lovely flowers, leaves, butterfly and bee, all perfect for stamping in two-step stamping to fill with colour, or just stamp the outline, like I did for my card, and use ink and aquapainter to fill it in. Timeless Textures, and in particular the small splatter stamp, are out on my table a great deal of the time these days, and it has made another appearance here. The colours are Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry and Whisper White.


On the inside the card has been lined with Elegant Eggplant and another bloom stamped with Archival Basic Grey Ink. This ink is waterproof, easy to clean from your stamps, and the grey is softer than Basic Black. This 'friends' sentiment belongs to Garden In Bloom, while the sentiment on the outside is from Suite Sentiments. Suite Sentiments is at the very back of the Occasions Catalogue, and it contains sentiments for Easter, Graduation, birthdays and guys. What's more, they're in fonts that match sets in the Occasions Catalogue and it shows you which. Although it's not particularly supposed to be paired with this stamp set, don't you think the two sentiments fit together just like a hand in a glove?


When I coloured this card, I squeezed my closed inkpad to get a pool of ink in the lid. I was able to use it fairly concentrated to get the strong purple shade on some petals, or watered right down to put a wash of Crushed Curry onto the background. It is such a relaxing thing to do.


It would be fun to see what you decide to craft using these colours and Stampin' Up!® products,don't forget to share at our spot on Facebook.


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Cheers
Rachel






13 comments:

  1. Your water coloured background and flowers are gorgeous Rachel :-) x

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  2. So pretty Rachel. Your card is a perfect way to use the colours. Kelly x

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  3. Beautiful card. The watercolouring on the flowers is divine.

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  4. Perfect execution of the colours, Rachel. Such a pretty card.

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  5. Your card just makes me happy Rachel!

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  6. Wow! Great use of these colours! Gorgeous!

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  7. Beautiful water colouring. So pretty

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  8. What a lovely field of flowers Rachel, you water coloured them beautifully!

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  9. I love the flowers... Great colouring Rachel.

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  10. The inspiration picture has such strong colours but I love your softer versions, beautiful colouring Rachel

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  11. Just beautiful, Rachel. Very feminine. x

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  12. The colouring on your flowers is so lovely Rachel. A perfect use of these colours!

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  13. Looks great!! Thanks for reminding us about stamp sets in the annual catty, we often forget them in the excitement of the Occasions and SAB catalogues.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel