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. 🙂