Colour INKspiration Challenge #12

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It’s time for a new challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges.  This weeks colour challenge is to use at least four of the colours from the inspiration picture below:

I think I needed this scarf today as the cold wind went right through me as I was walking out of work today

 

Colour INKspiration Challenge is a Facebook Challenge.  We love seeing what you create with the colour combos we give you each fortnight.  When you’ve finished the hop we would love it if you could play along.  Head over to our Facebook page and link up a card.

I wanted to test myself and see how many of the colours from the inspiration pic I could fit on my card. As you probably know, I am a little frightened when I have to create a card with more than about 2 or 3 colours.  To add as many of the colours, I kept my background white and went to town on them.  I’m pleased to say that I fit all of them on my card.  It helped because of the triangle stamp from Stampin’ Up!s Happy Celebrations – I was able to create a graphic background.  I then stamped feathers from Feather Together to complete the card.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays.  It was the perfect sized sentiment as it didn’t cover the background stamping too much.

Here’s my card:

The next hop along the way is my talented stamping friend Nikki Spencer!  I totally love her cards as much as I love her friendship.  Click below to hop to her blog and she her gorgeous creation.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #293

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is my super talented NZ friend Karren Johnson.  Karren’s so creative with her card making and is an amazing colourist!

Have a look at her fab sketch:
I really love her sketch!  I don’t have any large dies that gave me that great curve, so I hand cut my cardstock as close to the sketch as I could.  The flowers, I watercoloured with my watercolour pencils, are from Birthday Blooms.  These flowers have quite a lot of smaller flowers and leaves around them, but for something different, I cut them all off.  I then coloured the largest of the leaves and tucked them back under the flowers.

The black leaves are cut with Flourish Thinlit Dies and the sentiment I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up! Blooms and Wishes.  Initially I had an all white background but felt it looked a bit plain, so I picked up a discarded piece of designer series papers I had on my desk and added it to my card. This great chevron paper is from a retired pack called Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I really liked the contrast of the black chevron, Rich Razzleberry flowers and white cardstock.

We would love it if you could join us with this sketch challenge.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #364

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is an inspiration picture.  I adore this photo – there are so many on trend elements you can use on your project.  I especially love the copper jug.

I tried to carry over as many of the elements from the pic as I could.  I’ve had my Stampin’ Up! Copper Foil Sheets sitting on my desk for a while now and thought this weeks challenge was the perfect time to use them.  Does anyone else not want to use products as you don’t want to waste them?  That’s me with these sheets – even though I know I can buy more…..

For the background of my card I ink up Hardwood with some Smoky Slate Ink and finger-walked the stamp over Whisper White cardstock.  The DSP paper is from a retired pack called Urban Underground Specialty DSP.  I’ve cut this circle with my Circle Framelits. The Whisper White circle is cut with my Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.

The copper sentiment is a cut with a new-to-me die called Happy Birthday Thinlit Die. I know I will be getting a lot of use out of this one!  The leaves are cut with Stylish Stems Framelit Dies (retired) and Flourish Thinlits Dies.  The little yellow flowers are from Garden in Bloom and they are stamped in So Saffron.  I’ve used a strip of Copper Foil and Burlap Ribbon under everything, but you can only see a smidge of them.  I really must learn to cut a small piece for each end, rather than the whole piece…..that way I wouldn’t have to worry about wasting them! 😉

Here’s my card:

The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards as always to inspire you. Make sure you pop over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #292

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I love Wednesdays as it means a new sketch to showcase Stampin’ Up! goodies that have taken my fancy for my card!  This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the uber talented Cecile Ribon.  She’s also super talented at sketch designing!

The daisy I have used is from Stampin’ Up!s Daisy Delight which is totally fun to colour.  I stamped the outline in Black Archival Ink and then water coloured with a bit of Hello Honey Ink and then added a bit of black with my black watercolour pencil to add definition to the flower. I then stamped some ink splatters in the backgroundfrom Swirly Bird in Basic Black Ink.  The leaves are cut with dies from Flourish Thinlits and my sentiment is from Big on Birthdays.  I embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder – a look I love for sentiments. My circles are cut with circle dies and the smidge of DSP you can see is from Pop of Pink Specialty DSP – which is now retired.

Here’s my card:

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #291

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Jen Brum is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Jen’s sketch is really cool and my card come together in no-time.  Jen’s cards are so elegant and striking – you’ll want to head over to her blog and check them out.

I’m big on Lemon Lime Twist at the moment. I don’t think I’ve been addicted to a colour as much this one in a while.  The Lemon Lime Twist DSP I’ve used is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and the fabulous sentiment is from Big on Birthdays.  The “Hooray” balloon sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and I’ve punched it out with my balloon punch.  The Peekaboo Peach balloon is crimped with my retired Stampin’ Up! Crimping Tool.  The circles I’ve stamped in the background are from Eastern Beauty, a stamp set that I’m finding is really versatile. I love finding new ways to show off stamp sets.

Here’s my card:

As always the Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Pop on over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could join in with Jen’s sketch this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

My Mummy’s 70th!

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This week my mum has turned the big 70!  My mum is a huge lover of my vintage-y type cards so I made her this card to celebrate her special day.

 

The colours I’ve used on my card are Mint Macaron (oh I will miss this colour), Basic Black, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake and of course Whisper White.  The designers series paper I’ve used is now retired.  It’s from Urban Underground Specialty DSP.  The flowers, as you will have seen from the many times I’ve used it, is from one of my favourites and now retired sets called Penned & Painted.  The sentiment and numbers are from Memorable Moments.  The diecut leaves are made with Flourish Thinlits.  I had lots of fun going back to dirty and tatty edges with this card.  Anything for my mum!

Here’s my card:

Happy Birthday Mummy!  Hoping you have another fabulous 70 years ahead!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #362

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you:

When I saw these colours, I wasn’t sure what kind of card I was going to make.  In the end I decided to keep a lot of white space and use the colours for my flowers and leaves.  I was really pleased how the card came together by keeping it simple.

I’ve used my favourite flowers from Penned & Painted on my card – so sad it’s retired (sniff).  I love them stamped in Peekaboo Peach and paired with Bermuda Bay leaves.  The centre of flower is coloured in black but I didn’t love that look so I added some white dots with my white gel pen.  I really like this effect and I think it makes the centre of the flowers pop.  To add Pool Party to my card, I stamped the leaves from Jar of Love directly to my card base.  I also used a strip of Pool Party cardstock and Pool Party Bakers Twine.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Blooms and Wishes.  The little sequin is actually Bermuda Bay but for some reason it’s photographed black….

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle