Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Colour Ink #36 Tropical Chic

Good Day Crafty Friends,

Welcome to this fortnight's Colour INKspiration Challenge #36. Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Jackie Aitken in Western Australia. The Colour INKspiration Design Team have created some absolutely amazing cards to inspire you, so be sure to hop all the way through. We have a gorgeous inspiration picture and earthy colour scheme for you to play along with.

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I am not going fib, when I first saw this inspiration picture I was torn, I love the images but so not a fan of Crushed Curry or Soft Suede and immediately knew if I over thought it I would struggle. I knew I wanted to use the new Tropical Chic bundle but these colours didn't exactly scream tropical lol.

The card base has been stamped using Basic Grey ink stamped off along with Crushed Curry. The cluster base has been created using the new Foliage Frame Framelits cut in Whipser White card and then the Frangapani Flower has been inked using Crushed Curry ink.  The die cuts were created using the Tropical chic bundle from Soft Suede card 

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When I find a colour challenge a little tricky, due to colours not in my heavy used list,  then I often make a couple of cards. This way I have options and just in case some attempts are complete failure then I have something to fall back on.

Tropical Chic, Colour INKspiration Blog Challenge, Floral Frames, Foliage Frame Framelits, Stampin' Up!

The second card uses the large square framelit die cut from Soft Suede and adhered to a layer of Silver Foil card. Again the Basic Grey was stamped off for the Frangipani leaves and the border detail stamp applied to the bottom of the card front.  The celebrate you thinlits were used to die cut the words from Crushed Curry and Soft Suede card.

The third card didn't make the cut, what it did make was a screwed up ball in the rubbish bin LOL.

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. You can also use neutrals such as white, black, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Metallics. 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.

Up next in the blog hop is my very talented friend, Bronwyn Eastley all the way over in Tasmania. Enjoy xx

Thanks for stopping by today, until next time, stay awesome


  1. Wow - so awesome to see this bundle in other colours. Sometimes its hard to reimagine a suite with a strong colour palette, but you've nailed it!!! Kelly x

  2. I love what you've done with the Tropical Chic stamps - the Crushed Curry Frangipani/Plumeria are perfect! Stamping off the Basic Gray really softens it and pulls the whole thing together. And if it helps, I send a lot of "screwed up balls" into the rubbish bin. It's only paper.

  3. I love that cluster element on the front of your first card Jackie, I am going to have to go back and look at the Foliage Frames

  4. I am blown away Jackie. 2 gorgeous cards created full of little details, I want to touch them. I wouldn't have been clever enough to use this bundle with these colours. Great out of the box thinking xx

  5. Swoon. Just love everything you make. You made those colours look super easy.


Thanks so much for your comments xx