A TOUGH ONE FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #08!

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. 🙂

Jenny

OMBRE FLORAL THINLITS!

Here is another card from our Stamping Weekend.  This one uses the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  It has been a little while since I have used these so it was good to give these gorgeous Thinlits a whirl again.

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Colouring your card:

For this card take 2 pieces of Whisper White card just slightly smaller than your card base. My card base is Dapper Denim.  On one of the pieces of Whisper White cut the Detailed Floral Thinlits in the top and bottom of the card.

On your other piece of Whisper White you will colour the card. You can watercolour it (if you have used Shimmery White or Thick Whisper White), roll it or sponge it.  I sponged mine in similar tones.  This creates a graduation of colours known as Ombre. I used Soft Sky at the top, Marina Mist in the middle and Dapper Denim at the bottom.

Assembling your card:

Adhere your diecut piece over the sponged piece of Whisper White and adhere these to your base card.  It’s that simple. I then diecut the “HELLO” from Hello You Thinlits and adhered this down. I went over the word with Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle.

I thought it needed something else and added a butterfly from Papillon Potpourri.  I am still not sure on that addition What do you think?  It does have a little sparkle with Wink of Stella but it is hard to see.

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Jenny