Colour INKspiration #34

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Welcome to the newest challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges!  Colour INKspiration Challenges are a facebook group where you can find inspiration and join us with our colour challenges.  This week we are showcasing the following colours – Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray.

I had lots of ideas running through my head when when I sat down to create with this colour combination.  In the end, this fabulous sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams was the starting point for my card.  My card has been made for a friend at work who is always there with a smile, a hug and both shoulders to cry on when I need them.

The flowers, leaves and cute bee are from Stampin’ Up!s Garden In Bloom.  I have lightly coloured them with my Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencils.  I added some definition around the centre of my flowers with my White Gel Pen and added some Basic Gray Ink to the centre of the flowers.

Beneath the layering of my sentiment and flowers, I added a strip of Pool Party Cardstock and some Pool Party Bakers Twine.

I’m the last person on the hop.  If you’ve just started this fun hop with me, then don’t worry, you can see all the gorgeous cards our team have created by clicking on the next button below.  This will take you the oh-so-creative Kelly Kent’s blog where you will be able to see her pretty project.

To link up your card, click here to take you to the Colour INKspiration Facebook group.  This challenge will run for three weeks, so you have oodles of time to play along.  We really do love seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #384

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Happy Friday!  I know I’m going to enjoy it as I have a 5 day weekend!!! Doesn’t happen very often and it’s all because of a horse race……that I have absolutely no interest in.  But I’ll take a long weekend for it!

We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is inspiration picture week.  Take a look at the colours in this photo:

My colours aren’t quite as vibrant but as you can see I’ve created flowers in similar colours.  The flowers I’ve watercoloured are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Garden in Bloom.  I’ve given them some colour with Pool Party and So Saffron Inks. I then lightly coloured the leave with very watered down Pool Party.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is one that I love for the pretty font.  It’s from a set called Colorful Seasons.

Do you find you put extra time and thought into cards for someone you care about?  Especially if they’re cardmaker like you?  I did with this one as it’s going to a friend with love.

The design team have created gorgeous cards with the inspiration pic.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us this week.

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

Just Add Ink #358

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This weeks challenge is for you to:

Not gonna lie. I had no clue what I was going to do with this challenge.  I can’t sew for the life of me.  I buy a pair of jeans on special for $15 and then pay $22 to get them taken up. Not much of a special when I pay so much to alter them…… In the end I got confirmation from the girls that I could use my Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The challenge wasn’t as hard as I thought!

Not sure if I’ve seen blue flowers like these before but I wanted my flowers to match my designer series paper.  The stamp set I’ve used is called Garden in Bloom.  I stamped them in Basic Black Ink and then used Dapper Denim and Hello Honey to give them colour.  The leaves are coloured with Lemon Lime Twist – a colour that I already love!  The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams.

The Design Team 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

Freshly Made Sketches #238

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Kim is our talented sketch designer this week.  I fell in love with this sketch as soon as I saw it.  Kim, you have a winner here!

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Lots of details here but I still managed to keep it clean.  I’ve used Stampin’ Up!s Garden in Bloom and the splatters in the background are from Timeless Textures.  Here’s my card:

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the gorgeous cards the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #447 & Create with Connie & Mary #406

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A couple of people have asked me why I don’t make many of my vintagey over-layered style of cards anymore.  I think it’s a combination of time (well, lack of time – they really do take me longer to finish them) and also the negative comment that was left on my blog last year that all my cards looked the same in this style.  I’m going to try and find the time to mix up my cards so that I have a combination of both clean and vintage.

I’ve combined today’s card for two challenges – the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the colour challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #236

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I have a new card! Wednesday’s mean a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Rita Wright!

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Oh I love this sketch Rita! So easy to work with and I banged out a card in no time – think it took me 20 mins! Even though it looks like I’ve used Basic Black, the colours I’ve used here are – Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White and Smoky Slate.  Here’s my card:

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The Clean Team have created amazing inspiration for you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and get ready to be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #231

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We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  This week our sketches hostess is the super talented Karren Johnson.  Karren’s cards are wonderfully clean and perfectly detailed.  Head over to her blog and check out her gorgeous cards:

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Here’s my card:

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The Clean team has provided wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could join us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Challenge #61 & Retro Sketches #204

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I’m back with another card I made today.  This time I’ve combined my card for the inspiration picture challenge at The Challenge and the sketch challenge at Retro Sketches.

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I fell in love with the vintage feel in the inspiration pic and as I’m a sucker for neutrals, woodgrain and smidges of pink, I knew I had to play along. As always Retro Sketches’ layers are right up my alley. It was so easy to combine these two challenges.  Stampin’ Up!s Garden in Bloom is a stamp set I haven’t used in ages so I dusted it off and and gave it a run.  I’ve paired it with some leaves I cut with Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.  The woodgrain panel was created by stamping Hardwood in Tip Top Taupe on to Sahara Sand card stock.  I then used a variety of stamps from Stampin’ Up!s Timeless Textures for the background..  The sentiment is from Four You.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #278

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It’s time for another challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is an inspiration picture for you to create your projects:

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Have a look at those vibrant colours!  I chose the some of the colours from flowers from the photo on the left – dark and light purple, orange and yellow.  I’ve kept my card clean with a bit of a watercoloured background.  Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us this week – so head over to the blog and link up a card.  While you’re there, check out the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle