Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Colour INKspiration CI#18 Blog Hop - Colourful Seasons

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the Colour INKspiration #18 Blog Hop. You are visiting Jackie.  If you are following the blog hop, you would have arrived here from the very talented, Julia Quinn.  How stunning is her card with all those gorgeous flowers cascading down the brick wall!!

I am super excited to be joining the Colour INKspiration crew on a permanent basis.  Colour challenges are so much fun and I am extremely grateful to be on this journey with such lovely and extremely talented ladies.

When I saw the challenge inspiration picture, I instantly fell in love with the scooter. I always wanted a Pink Scooter when I was a teen, but this wasn't an option unless you brought brand new. I had a second hand Army Green scooter.  It was ugly, loud, but cheap to run and always got me from A to B. (maybe with a few friends on the back!)
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Basic Grey, Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink and Sahara Sand is such a gorgeous combination. You also have the option of adding a green of your choice.
I chose to make a card I designed last year which was filled with succulents. I've revamped the Greenhouse and created a little Conservatory using the challenge colours.

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The card is basically an envelope card, with four windows glued together to look like the top and front of a conservatory. To fold for posting you push the centre inwards and it folds into itself. The two flaps, top and bottom, that hold the sentiments, become the envelope. Or, you have the option of attaching a panel to the back for writing and then put the whole card folded into an envelope.

Back Wall and Floor
Onto Very Vanilla card, I have sponged Sahara Sand ink through the brick wall stencil -from the Party Pattern Decorative Mask set. I've also used the same mask set to create the rug on the floor, with the medallion stencil and Powder Pink ink. A Powder Pink stitched circle has been adhered with tombow to the centre of the medallion stencilling. Both the floor and walls have been attached to the card with Tombow.

The chairs and coffee table were cut in basic grey card using the Colourful Seasons Thinlits. To make the coffee table - just cut two chair bottoms and adhere together. The coffee table openings were backed with Sweet Sugarplum card. The beverage is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink. To enable the card to be folded the furniture is attached to the floor with strips of acetate.

The standing lantern on the back wall has been made using the Brightly Lit Bundle, with flowers from the Hello Friend stamp set and the leaf die from Eclectic layers Thinlits.

The Sweet Sugarplum flower boxes on the back wall, were created using the Hearth and Home Framelits window box cut down. The same flowers and leaf die that were used to create the lantern have been used to fill the flower boxes.

The flower basket outside the conservatory is the Hot Air Balloon from Up and Away Thinlits, cut down. The exterior is cut from Sahara Sand card and backed with Basic Grey.  The basket is filled with flowers from the Hello Friend stamp set inked in both Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum.
The sentiments from Colourful Seasons were stamped in Sahara Sand on panels of very vanilla card. These panels have then been added to layers of Sahara Sand and Powder Pink before attaching to the very vanilla card front. The whole card is then put onto a Sahara Sand card base.
A few rhinestone jewels have been added to some of the flowers on the back wall to finish it off. 

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Folded for posting, wrapped in Powder Pink ribbon with a bow and gold sequin trim.

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Hope you join us and play along.  Up next in the blog hop is the super talented Nikki Spencer and her stunning creation. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today, until next time, stay crafty


  1. Welcome to the team Jackie, what a cracker of a card to launch with. Your card is beautiful. thanks for all the detailed instructions, I admire your creativity and the cleverness of this project, as well as your patience!

  2. Absolutely out of this world! Stunning project - welcome to the crew! Kelly x

  3. I'm in awe of anyone who does amazing 3 D projects like this Jackie! Love it!

  4. This is absolutely amazing! You are a very gifted lady. Please can you send the instructions by email for the green house as they are quite blurred.

  5. Just delightful Jackie! Once again you've blown me away with your creative thinking....gorgeous! Xx

  6. Thud! That was the sound of my jaw hitting the floor. Your greenhouse was amazing but this conservatory just blows me away. I love how you have adapted the envelope card using the Window Die. Welcome to the CI Crew!

  7. Welcome to the crew Jackie. This really is the most amazing creation. A true work out art!

  8. Hahahaha I love your scooter story, Jackie. I had one too but mine was blue (would have loved a pink one though). That little scooter got me everywhere, & I think I even managed to fit an extra passenger (or two) on once or twice. I'd die if my kids even thought to do it nowadays.

    A huge big welcome to CI! I'm super lucky to work with you on two design teams now :) I absolutely love your amazing, fabulous Conservatory creation. Such a lot of work & everything you put into it was worth it. STUNNING! x

  9. Oh. My. Goodness. This is amazing. A true work of art. Welcome to the crew! What a great way to start off!

  10. Incredible, Jackie. This is one amazing 3D creation, and I love the finish in the perfectly packaged envelope. D xox

  11. My goodness your incredible card caught my eye immediately, what creative talent you have! Thank you for sharing your card.


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