Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Colour INKspiration #50

Good Day Crafty Friends,

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Welcome to the Colour INKspiration Challenge #50 Blog Hop. I am so excited as this is the first Colour INKspiration challenge for me in a few months and there are loads of new and awesome changes since I last hopped. New Design Team members - yipeeee! The more talented faces the merrier I say! And thanks to our very amazing DT crew member Rose, we have a new look with a gorgeous colourful banner and new watermarks. Thanks, Rose!!

This fortnight we have an absolutely gorgeous inspiration picture and colour combination for you to play along with - Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Sahara Sand and Mango Melody. 
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When I first glanced at these colours I was a little stumped as to what stamp set I should use as so many in my collection are floral and none were speaking to me when I browsed the shelves for some inspiration. I decided to revert to card stock which I often do when playing along with colour challenges. Panels of Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand and Mango Melody card stock have been adhered to a whisper white card front which was then adhered to a tent fold Thick Whisper White card base.

Once I had the card front sorted, I decided I would ink up a florally type stamp set after all! Today's card features the stunning Needle & Thread Stamp Set and coordinating framelit dies. I just adore the realistic embroidery images this stamp set produces and couldn't wait to get it inky again for this challenge.

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The Needlepoint Elements Framelit Dies has a gorgeous embossing die, which I have used over the four coloured panels for an added bit of interest before adhering the clustered stamped elements.

The images from the Needle & Thread Stamp Set have been stamped in Coastal Cabana, Blueberry Bushel, and Mango Melody inks and adhered to the card front with mini dimensionals and foam strips. I personally think a slight variation in height of the stamped images provides added interest to this fairly clean and simple design. 

To finish the card a few Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dots have been added plus a little Silver/Whisper White Bakers Twine bow just below the white heat embossed "Thank You".  Nothing too bold or distracting, just something to draw the eye to the embossed detail on the card front and the sentiment.

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That is all from me today and I am the lucky last hopper in today's Blog Hop. 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 Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as Metallic s. 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.

If you have missed any of the creative and inspirational idea's shared in today's hop, be sure to head back to the beginning and start with Rebecca Scurr by clicking on the next button below.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty

You can find all the products used to create the card shared in today's post in the product list below. If you live in Australia, you can click on the images to be taken directly to my online store. Happy Shopping x

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  1. Those bold blocks of colour are a great backdrop for your focal image- no such thing as too many flowers! Love the glitter dots too. perfect

  2. The colour blocks work really well. That's something I've not tried before. I like the stitched spray in behind your gorgeous floral focal point. Really lovely, Jackie.

  3. Wow! Love the delicately embossed bands of colour. Expertly put together as usual! x

  4. Amazing design that shows off the needlepoint images and background to perfection. Love the ways you've shown off the colours!

  5. Colour Blocking is something I haven't done yet, but this card is a beauty!


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