Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Colour INKspiration #19 Blog Hop

Good Day Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the Colour INKspiration #19 Blog Hop. You are visiting Jackie.  If you are following the blog hop, you would have arrived here from the very talented, Denita Wright-Smee. Be sure to follow the hop all the way through, so you don't miss out on all the amazing creations the Design Team have shared.

The colours for this challenge are : Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight.

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On first glance of the inspiration picture I was inclined to go masculine and geometrical. But as I tend to often do, I decided to not listen to my initial creative thoughts and tried to think how I could use these colours for something tropical. Well, that didn't exactly eventuate either, I wouldn't call it tropical at all, but that was where I was heading with this being the final result.

I decided to make a wall hanging with a matching card as it will be given as a gift. To be honest there is little stamping in my projects - just loads of die cutting. The following items have been used to die cut the flowers and varied leaves : Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Everyday Jar Framelits, May Flowers Thinlit, Botanical Builders Framelits, Christmas Lamppost Thinlits.

The Card has a thick Whisper White Card Base. The Christmas Lamppost Thinlits were used to create the wrought iron looking frame. Two of each die were cut in Basic Grey to match the layer with the white heat embossed sentiment. The sentiment is from Colourful Seasons.
A layer of Smoky Slate was cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits - by extending the largest square die to create a rectangle. This was embossed using the Hexagons EF. The flowers have been created using Daffodil Delight and White Card. The leaves with Garden Green and Gold Glitter card. 

The Wall Hanging has been created using an A4 piece of Glossy White Card that has been backed with the card that the large DSP packs come packaged in. 

 The sentiment from Colourful Seasons has been heat embossed in gold.  Using card stock in the challenge colours with the variety of  Dies listed above, I made six little clusters. All pieces were adhered (patiently over two days lol) with tombow.

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 fabulously talented Nikki Spencer and her stunning creation. Enjoy!

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


  1. The card and wall-hanging still seem tropical to me, someone will be very happy with your lovely gift.

  2. Gorgeous projects as always Jackie! Love the idea of a 3D piece, great choice of product. xx

  3. I admire your pieces and I admire your patience with the die cutting. Such a lot if effort but the results are so gorgeous. What a lovely gift.

  4. Totally gorgeous. I love all the amazing die cutting. And my favourite is the wrought iron detail at the top and bottom of the card. What a stunning detail. Just beautiful. Thankyou for your amazing inspiration.

  5. Lovely projects Jackie and great use of the colour combo.

  6. Wow. A true work of art Jackie. 2 absolutely amazing pieces.

  7. Jackie, Jackie, Jackie! Just beautiful creations, and an incredible amount of patience you must have for the precise placement of your floral frame. Gorgeous details. D xox

  8. I love how you have used the lamppost thinlits to create an ornate frame on you card.

  9. Very helpful suggestions that help in the optimizing topic,Thanks for your sharing.


  10. Your craft table must have magic dust on it Jackie - one amazing creation after another! Kelly x


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