cards, Challenges, Stampin' Up!


I had a little play yesterday.  I was supposed to do so many other things but really …….  🙂  I wanted to have a try at the new Colour challenge at Colour INKspirations.  I wasn’t sure if I would get a chance later this week and I missed last week.  This is the colours for this week.


I had been contemplating these colours all weekend and really wasn’t sure what to do with them.  I haven’t used Elegant Eggplant in YEARS!!  It was one of my “go-to” colours a long time ago. So I dusted that off and then looked at my stamp shelf to see what I could use.  The Definitely Dahlia stamp was one I hadn’t used in ages either.   After looking through Pinterest for a few minutes.  (Really only a few minutes.  You have to control yourself there!).  I was inspired to create a multi coloured flower.  So here is my resulting card.  I am still not sure of it but here it is!



The Dahlia – For the ‘Definitely Dahlia’ stamp I first inked it with the Crushed Curry, then sponged some Delightful Dijon in the centre.  The idea then was to sponge the Elegant Eggplant on the edges.  When I first did this and stamped the Dahlia the purple went a brown colour.  That was not what I wanted!  So after cleaning the stamp I repeated with the Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon, then with a tissue I wiped off some of the Crushed Curry on the edges.  Then with a sponge I went over the edges with the Elegant Eggplant.

After stamping it, some of the colour was a bit faint to what I would have liked (it’s an old inkpad) so I went over the image with the Elegant Eggplant Marker to touch it up.  I then went over it with the Aquapainter just to smooth it over.

The Dragonfly – The patterned Dragonfly from ‘Dragonfly Dreams’ set was stamped with Black Stazon onto clear Acetate and then cut using the  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  I adhered that on to the card with Glue Dots.

To Finish –  Stamp over some “dots” from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ with the Crushed Curry.  I tied around some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine a few times around the card.  The sentiment is from the ‘Dragonfly Dreams’ set.  The card is layered on to the Elegant Eggplant card mat and then on to a Thick Whisper White card base.  Always bling to finish with the Rhinestones right. 🙂

So what are your thoughts?? Certainly not as good as some of the stunning cards entered for this challenge BUT you just have to have a go.  Check out the amazing cards and you can join in yourself if you like.  Head over HERE to join on Facebook.

Get your Dragonfly Dreams Bundle or the Definitely Dahlia at my store HERE now. 


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