Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Colour INKspiration #41 - Regals - Country Home

Good Day Crafty Friends,

Welcome to Colour INKspiration #41. You are currently visiting Jackie Aitken in Western Australia. If you are following the Blog Hop you may have arrived here having visited super creative, Tanya Bell.

Stampin' Up! ® has just had a major colour revamp so to start off the new catalogue year at Colour INKspiration we've decided to feature a Colour Collection for the first challenge each month (2nd Wednesday) until we have showcased them all! The second challenge in the month (4th Wednesday) will be a Pinterest inspired pic as per usual just to mix it up a bit. This month we are playing with the brights COLLECTION and you can choose any 3 colours from that range for your challenge project. We are also changing the rules about what else you can add to the mix; essentially just the Basics - Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as metallics.

This fortnight's challenge colours are any three from the Regal's Colour Family. If I am honest, the Regals colour family is the collection I use the least, so this was a huge challenge for me. 

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I created a few projects for this colour challenge using the new Country Home stamp set. The first is a set of gift tags - the right has little balls of cotton wool pulled from a cotton bud and adhered with Tombow.

Country Home Stamp Set, Stampin Up, Stampin' Blends,

The stamped images have been coloured using Stampin' Blends in the following colours: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie, in addition the jug was with Smoky Slate. An Old Olive doily has been added to a whisper white stitched die cut before adhering the stamped images with mini dimensionals. 

Below are the two cards and two gift tags created for this fortnights challenge.
Country Home Stamp Set, Stampin Up, Stampin' Blends,

The card below has a Thick Whisper White card base with a matching frame - created by extending square framelits. The Shaded Spruce inner frame was created the same way.

The Country Home image has been stamped and coloured using Stampin' Blends in: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie. The image was then given a light splash of ink with a Pumpkin Pie marker. To finish the card, a strip of whisper white card has been lined with Gold Foil card stock and placed over the gap between the two stamped images. A panel of vellum has been gold heat embossed with the sentiment, which has been tucked under the frame.

Country Home Stamp Set, Stampin Up, Stampin' Blends,

The last creation is a Folder Card or that is what I am calling them lol. The folder part is just a piece of Old Olive card stock, folded and decorated with a piece of DSP (also used on card front) and Old Olive and Polka Dot ribbons.  

This also acts as the envelope when gifting in person. The card itself is a side folded piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  The card front has a piece of Tropical Escape DSP lined with strips of Gold Glitter card. The images from Country Home has again been coloured using Stampin' Blends, fussy cut and adhered with mini dimensionals.
Country Home Stamp Set, Stampin Up, Stampin' Blends,

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.

Up next in this fortnights Colour INKspiration Blog Hop is Narelle Farrugia with her stunning creation. Thanks for stopping by today, we appreciate the time you have invested to hop with us today x

Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty


  1. Wow! That's some beautiful colouring and I love the folder card - what a great way to present such a pretty card. Even though Regals are not your favourite, you've made some gorgeous projects!!

  2. Really couldn't tell that the regals are not your got to lol. Stunning as always Jackie

  3. what a lot of lovely projects. Your colouring is fabulous Jackie. I think I lvoe the simply thankful card the best- do you have dimensions for the folder card? I need to try this

  4. Beautiful creations, Jackie. I love each and every one, and the tufts of cotton added are perfection! D xox

  5. I love your folder card design! Would you mind sharing the dimensions? Thanks!


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