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Colour INKspiration Challenge #002

Welcome back! I hope you’re having a great day whatever you are doing! I’ve been playing along with more challenges and today’s card is no exception! The team at Colour INKspiration have their second challenge under way (#CI002) and it is certainly different to their first one where I created this card. The last card was nice and bright which is right up my alley, where as today’s is a lot more subtle with colours I wouldn’t normally grab in the first instance. The challenge is inspired by this picture:

Succulents are hugely popular right now so the Stampin’ Up! colours they inspire are Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Garden Green. I find Garden Green so hard to use unless it is Christmas so today I opted to include that as my card base and then use the 4 other colours to create the details of my card.

I absolutely love the individual colour family Designer Series Paper Stacks and used the Mint Macaron polka dot page from the 2015-2017 In Colour stack as my background. Tick – another colour used!

Since doing all these challenges, I think I have finally settled on “my style” and am comfortable with the cards I create. We all doubt our own cards and compare ourselves to other’s, but really it is not necessary. Everyone has their own style, everyone has their own designs, everyone has their own likes and dislikes, everyone likes different things about different cards. It is the joy and luck we have of being in this awesome creative world together. So next time you make a card and doubt yourself or your work, I want you to STOP! STOP! STOP! Instead of saying your card isn’t “good enough”… look at your card and say “I created that and I am awesome”! Because your card, yes your card, will make someone else happy….

Happy Crafting,

 

 

 

Recreate this project at home with these Stampin’ Up! products:

Colour INKspiration Challenge #001

I am so excited to bring you today’s blog post for numerous reasons:

  1. It means I have regularly blogged (within 10 days of my last post!)
  2. I have entered a challenge for this card
  3. I have used a stamp set I have had for 18 months and NEVER used
  4. I did colouring on my card and I am not a huge fan of colouring (purely because I’m not good at it!)
  5. I made a floral card!!!

WOW! That actually is a lot of reasons. lol!

My card today is an entry to the Colour Inspiration Challenge #001 which is a new Facebook group inspiring crafters each fortnight with a different colour challenge using Stampin’ Up! products. It has been loads of fun seeing everyone’s creations. There is so much talent out there and so many different ideas, it is a great place if you’re looking for inspiration. You don’t have to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to join… you just have to use Stampin’ Up! products in your creations. Click here and request to join so you can see what everyone has been creating. You don’t need to participate in the challenges to be a part of the group.

This fortnight was the first official challenge of the group and there were 6 colours available (you must used 3) inspired by this picture to use in your project:

I chose to use 5 of the colours available; Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron and Peekaboo Peach. I just couldn’t work Tempting Turquoise in to my card.

I used the Stampin’ Up! blender pens to “pick up” colour off the lid of my ink pads and then coloured the stamp, adding more ink to areas of the stamp that I wanted to be darker or deeper and then less ink on the areas such as the ends of the petals. I then added small pearl embellishments to the middle of some of the flowers to add some texture to the card. With the detail and number of flowers, I chose a simple sentiment to finish off the card and then mounted it on Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride cardstock.

This card is so not my usual style, but I thoroughly enjoyed creating it to participate in the challenge. It was great to get out of my comfort zone and create “just for fun”. I’m looking forward to the next challenge already!

Happy Crafting,

 

 

 

Recreate this project at home with these Stampin’ Up! products:

Blender Pens

$17.00