I had a little play today with the Colour INKspirations Challenge (CI17). I have missed a few rounds lately so it was good to take time out to play. I really like to have a go at these challenges as it really extends your creativity.
The Colours for this week are: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo. What fun, fresh colours!
I had in mind to use the Beachy Christmas set in the Holiday Catalogue. I hadn’t got around to using this set yet. And you don’t need to use this just for Christmas …
For this card I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #261
I was going to watercolour the houses with just a wash but then saw the Work of Art set. One of the larger “block” type stamps covered over it nicely. I did do a test run on scrap card to mist the colours after I stamped but I liked it better just to leave them.
The Flirty Flamingo card mat was embossed with the Sparkle Embossing Folder. I added a strip of the Eastern Palace DSP. I love that Lemon Lime Twist! The sentiment I used was from Better Together set.
The clouds were from the Lift Me Up Bundle stamped in Pool Party. I wouldn’t have necessarily stamped them in that colour but had to add it somewhere. I did add some sparkle with the Wink of Stella pen. It’s a bit hard to tell though.
Now when I made this I first used the Peekaboo Peach instead of the Flirty Flamingo. So I had to put that one aside and redo it with Flirty Flamingo. Once I had finished the card I then went back and finished this one. I thought I would show you that one too.
I used more of the Eastern Palace DSP. I played around with the sentiment a bit to cut angles and all kinds of things but ended up just trimming it down and adding some doily underneath. The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams.
I think I like this version better. What do you think?
Thanks for looking. I hope your weekend has been great and you have had a chance to be creative,