Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Color INKspiration Challenge #21

Good Day Crafty Friends,

Welcome to my blog. You are visiting, Jackie. If you are following the blog hop you may have arrived here from the wonderfully talented Rachel Palmieri. I am so excited to be able to join this fortnights Colour INKspiration blog hop, having missed the last one.

Our stunning colour palette for challenge #21 has been provided by Rose Packer. Joining us on our blog hop is our guest designer, Megan Lenske.

I initially wanted to create a colourful floral bouquet with the challenge colours, but ended up in a totally different direction. My 3D Aquarium card is completely foldable for posting.

I started with a Thick Whisper White card base. I scored an A4 sheet into 4 even panels leaving a tiny edge for a tab. Using the layering square Framelits, I extended the die cut to remove a rectangle on two of the scored panels. A piece of acetate was adhered to the inside of both rectangles with tombow.

The background was sponged with Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz inks and them flicked with water. After this dried I flicked small amounts of Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz. Once dry, I then stamped the seaweed image in Black Archival and applied Pear Pizzazz with an aqua painter.

The sand was created from Sahara Sand card and stamped with crumb cake using the seabed image from Magical Mermaid.  Next the fish were stamped in Archival Black and coloured using an Aqua Painter in all the challenge colours.

A few fish were adhered directly to the background along with the sandy floor. The background was then adhered to the box card base. The floating fish were adhered with acetate to the tabs at the bottom of the base card using tombow. Shells and seaweed die cuts created using a small leaf die from the Eclectic Layers Framelits were littered throughout the sandy sea bed.

The sentiments from Seaside Shore were stamped in Soft Sky and Pear Pizzaz, die cut using the stitched shapes Framelits - extended and shortened. The Ahoy There was fussy cut and adhered using mini dimensionals.

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 Rose Packer and her stunning creation. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today. Until next time, stay crafty


  1. OMGoodness Jackie! This is one stunnnig aquarium. I have just created a Marine themed card, and I have just shown my 9 year old your creation. He said 'That's cool!' Yes, it is. It's amazing, and so are you Jackie. D xox

  2. So much work Jackie but the results are truly stunning ...

  3. Oh Jackie. That is the cutest and cleverest! Stunning!

  4. Wow. I'm amazed and totally inspired to have a go too! I love love love your creation. So clever and so beautiful all at once.

  5. Please tell me that you are going to make a video for those of us who work better (much) with that help. I have grand and great grand little ones who would love this absolutely!!! As a matter of a fact I can't imagine anyone who would not love this card.

  6. Oh my ... this is amazing! Just catching up on some commenting snd came across this little beauty.


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