cards, Challenges


I wasn’t sure if I would get to join in on this colour challenge.  I really wanted to.  The colours are so pretty together and it has been on my mind the last 2 weeks.  Yesterday was a rainy day here which meant I could sneak away and play. 🙂

These are the colours for the Colour Inkspirations #27 challenge this week. Powder Pink, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo.

When I sit down to make a card for a challenge I pull out the inkpads first and see how they sit together.  Then pull out the stamps that I think might work well with these colours.  After tossing around a few ideas and looking on Pinterest for some inspiration I decided to work with the Lift Me Up set.  (well dusted it off!!).  This is the card that resulted.  Have to say it didn’t take that long to pull this all together.  For me that’s pretty good. 🙂


I gave the Hot Air Balloons a 2-tone effect.  To do this I first inked up the balloon in the lighter ink, for example the Powder Pink, then patted on the darker ink on to the lower half of the balloon.  Then stamped the balloon on to the Whisper White card.  I cleaned the stamp before inking again using the same process.  Then changed inks and did the same with the Pool Party with Island Indigo.  I will say I was a little nervous  stamping it straight on the card in case I messed it up. Also, it was a little tricky to see how much I have inked the stamp but you know, it’s only a little bit of white card.  If it doesn’t work well just turn the card over and try again OR get another piece of card.  No stress. 🙂

To assemble the card I adhered the stamped white piece on to a mat of Powder Pink and on to a card base in Pool Party.  The sentiment was stamped on a strip of Powder Pink card.  Then to finish I cut a detailed Hot Air Balloon from the Up and Away Thinlits in Silver Foil and a few clouds in Vellum.  Of course, Rhinestones were added for the bling factor.

So I got it done in time- and posted to the Facebook group Thankfully.  If you want to join the group and see all the creations then head -> HERE.

Thanks for stopping by,


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