I have to say this colour challenge was a hard one. I don’t really like brown colours. I might add just one of them to a card occasionally although I do use Crumb Cake quite a bit but that’s a soft shade! To get all these brown shades on one card was tough! I have contemplated it over the past week and nearly didn’t worry about it but come on, this year is about facing challenges! 🙂
Here is the inspiration image with the colours for Colour INKspirations #08.
Cute image hey! but Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Tip Top Taupe together – all on one card… Seriously!
So I played around yesterday and managed to create something that I am kinda pleased about.
BTW: I am trying out a new place to take my photos. What do you think??
The base card is Early Espresso and then a mat piece of the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper. On a piece of Shimmery White card I stamped 3 of the “block” images from ‘Work of Art’ set. The first one is stamped in Early Espresso, the middle in Soft Suede and the 3rd one in Tip Top Taupe. Then I lightly misted the card with water and tilted the card a little to let the ink run a little. I gave a little assistance with an Aquapainter too in spreading the ink. The “BIRTHDAY” is from ‘Crazy About You’ and stamped in Early Espresso.
I dusted off my ‘Hello You’ Thinlits. It’s been a while since I have used these – and they are retiring in less than a month!. I cut a “happy” in Delightful Dijon and another in Whisper White and adhered them together just offsetting them a little. They were then adhered straight on to the card with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Before adhering the piece to the base I wrapped around some Linen Thread. Then finished the card with some Early Espresso from the Brights Candy Dots (already retired).
Well I don’t think it is a TOP 5 finisher but I am happy with it and you just have to have a go don’t you. Taking part in challenges really stretches your creativity and I have really enjoyed doing them and taking time to stamp for myself. Find out more about the Colour INKspirations Challenges HERE.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. I hope there is some creativity involved for you. 🙂
While I am waiting for my new Incolors to arrive I thought I would play with some different colours with the Eastern Palace suite. This time I have gone for a softer colour combination of Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Island Indigo.
This card was inspired by a home decor framed piece by Kerstin HERE.
This suite is SO versatile! I can’t believe how many different ways you can use this. I have mainly used the Eastern Beauty stamp set here and just the “flowery” shape die and the small centre piece using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. After I cut the “flowery” pieces, I curled them a little with my Bone Folder and then raised them up with the Dimensionals.
So something a little different with them.
Thanks for stopping by,
A new catalogue is exciting but waiting is SO HARD!!! Stampin’ Up! have released a bundle exclusively NOW so you don’t have to wait, AND by getting the bundle now means you get a discount PLUS a free gift. NICE!
Here is a close up of the bundles so you can see them.
This is just one card you can create with the Starter Bundle. What else could you create?
But it’s really only when you see them you know what they are like. If you are looking for inspiration head to my PINTEREST board -> HERE.
If you want to see how versatile the Thinlits are then head -> HERE to this Youtube video by US Demonstrator Barb Mullikin. It’s amazing just what you can do with these.
Watch for more exciting projects with this bundle over the next week.
You can order them now directly from me or in my store -> HERE.
If ordering Online please use the HOST CODE this week: XYJJTB29
I have been playing around with this brand new bundle coming soon, the Eastern Palace suite. I am liking all the different ways you can use this bundle. I love how differently the Eastern Medallions Thinlits cut to others we already had.
This card I actually made before I made the one I showed in the last post and I have just realised I didn’t post this card. Oops! I CASED this card from Lyssa Zwolanek from songofmyheartstampers.com. You can see the original card HERE.
The base is Sahara Sand. What about the mat colour. What do you think?? This is one of the new Incolors Fresh Fig. It’s a little deeper than Rich Razzleberry. You can see the difference further below.
I like how the circle diecuts in the centre. It’s a cool pattern. Then I have cut 2 different centre die pieces. I added a Gold Vinyl sticker on the top one. The sentiment is really nice. I like that font.
I added a thin strip of the Gold sticker down the bottom edge and then some of the gorgeous Gold Foil Designer Series Paper from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper.
I finished it off with some Adhesive Pearls.
Here is the Fresh Fig colour in comparison to Rich Razzleberry and Perfect Plum. This is from Brian King’s blog HERE. Head there and check out some of the other colour comparisons too.
Thanks for visiting. I am going to go and play with this bundle some more so stay tuned.
We had our team meeting last night. I decided that I might get some swap cards made – like decided in the middle of the day!! So these cards had to be quick – and they were! A little die-cutting, only a little amount of stamping and then sticking them all together.
I have just started playing with this new suite, the Eastern Palace bundle, which will be available to order from next Monday. I really like how fancy the dies cut and there are so many ways to put them together. I will show you more about that another day but for now here is the card.
These are little 10cm x 10cm cards (4″x 4″). I cut a smaller piece of the new Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered that to the base and then cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock just a little smaller again. From this piece of Very Vanilla I cut the circular shape using a Thinlit and then the flower petals using a different Thinlit from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits set. Voila! A fancy card with little trouble at all. 🙂
I stamped one of the sentiments at the bottom from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. I love how the sentiment curves around. Then I stamped the small flourish in both top corners. From a different piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper I punched a circle with the 1/2″ circle punch and raised that up with Dimensionals in the centre of the petals and then added an Adhesive Pearl.
I hope you like them. I think they were well received. Would you like your own? I would love to send you some Happy Mail in the post to wherever you are. Just send me an email/comment.
Stay tuned for some more Eastern Palace projects next week including a Blog Hop.
Have a happy day,
The new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue goes live on June 1st. Not long now. There are lots of awesome products as usual and I am loving the new Incolors! (more on that later though)
You can order your new Catalogue to be sent out to you now.
If you don’t have a current Demonstrator in Australia then contact me to have a brand new catalogue sent your way.
Email me directly at email@example.com
Click -> HERE and fill out the form. It will be on your way in just a few weeks.
For this week’s Stamp A Stack class we will be using some of the retiring products. Come and join in the fun if you are in the Wollongong area.
This Friday 28th April at 10am or 7pm.
COST: $15 ($5 extra to use my adhesives).
BYO: scissors and Adhesives.
PLEASE RSVP: Wednesday 26th.
Can’t make it? Get the kit by mail. Includes all materials. Does not include stamped images. You can substitute with your own stamps. $15 plus postage.
Hope to see you. Let’s give these products one last Hurrah! 🙂
Today I am looking at my TOP 5 in Retiring Accessories. This is so broad as it includes inks, papers, tools and Big Shot items. What to choose!
Excluding the outgoing Incolors and Papers I narrowed it down.
Owl Builder Punch. I am devastated BUT I am going to hang on to this little fellow. Grab your punch before they all go.
This punch makes fun cards for any occasion. This card was made quite some time ago.
Balloon Pop Up Thinlits reduced to $44.80 AUS. These make some fun cards.
Botanical Builders Framelits. 20% off reduced to $44.80 So many ways you can put together these beautiful blooms.
Woodgrain Embossing Folder $13 This one is a great one for Masculine Cards.
Ombre Ink Pads available in Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral. Reduced to $12.60. Ink images from light to dark easily.
There you have it. There are so many other choices too.
If you wish to order any of these retiring items, act quickly. They are selling out.
Order by contacting me directly
Order Online HERE. Please use the Host Code this week: ZBPP4MCE
Today we look at my TOP 5 STAMP SETS that will be retiring very soon. There are so many great ones it was hard to pick.
Carousel Birthday W $47.00 C $33
Day at the Beach W reduced to $37.60 C reduced to $24.75
Petite Petals W $28.00
Petite Petals teams well with the Flower Shop set. This Card in a Box was made quite some time ago. I don’t know that I even shared it here.
Celebrate Today Photopolymer reduced to $38.25
Holly Jolly Greetings W $49.00 C reduced to $26.25
A great one for Christmas.
Grab these or any of the other retiring products in my store -> HERE or contact me directly.
Have you had a chance to check out the retiring list yet? Items are selling out way fast! I thought I would share my TOP 5 over the next couple of days.
Today is the TOP 5 BUNDLES. Some of these Bundle items will be available as individual items (ie stamp set and the Thinlits) but if you like them then get them as the bundle now and save yourself 10%.
These items are still available as at this time but leave it and they might not be around too much longer.
In no particular order …
Lift Me Up Bundle W $90.25 C $78.25
Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer $81.25
Cool Treats Bundle Photopolymer $82.75
Oh So Succulent Bundle Photopolymer $83.25
The stamps or Thinlits will not be available in the 2017 Catalogue.
Jar of Love Bundle Photopolymer $92.50
These and other bundles are available in my store -> HERE. Order there or contact me directly. Australian residents only.