Wednesday 22 May 2024

Colour INKspiration Challenge #166

Hello and welcome to Colour INKspiration #166.

We have another gorgeous colour palette for this challenge. The beautiful inspiration image was chosen by crew member Lou Kitzelman. Isn't it a gorgeous image!

The inspiration image was so beautiful I used it as my inspiration and created my card using the lovely Country Flowers Bundle. The Spotlight on Nature Dies were also used in layers to bring focus to the central image. It was a lot of fun to work with the inspiration image.

Basic Beige was the perfect neutral colour to bring this card to life. The card base and the bottom circle layer are both in Basic Beige. A wonderful neutral to have in your stash. I cut a matt layer in Basic White card stock then another matt layer just smaller  and ran it through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder. I glued these two layers together to the card front.

Two pieces of the gorgeous Summer Splash Bordered Ribbon were cut to 10cm and adhered to the top of the Eyelet layer. A circle was cut in Basic Beige card stock and a smaller one in Basic White card stock from the stunning Spotlight on Nature dies. Both layers were adhered using Dimensionals to the card front and each other .

The teapot and floral spray were stamped first in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White card stock before colouring using Stampin Blends in the challenge colours and then die cutting. The leaves behind the bloom are Basic White card stock coloured in Lemon Lime Twist Stampin Blends before die cutting then arranged behind the floral spray and on top of the teapot. All images adhered to the Basic White circle using Dimensionals.

Summer Splash was chosen for the Sentiment and fussy cut before adhering to the bottom right of the teapot. The sentiment was adhered using Dimensionals. Three of the sweet Summer Spray Resin Dots were adhered around the pot as the finishing touch.

Many thanks for visiting my blog post. I hope you feel inspired to use this colour combination or the layout to make your own card. Have a great week! 


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Sunday 12 May 2024

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop for May 2024!

This month we have a fabulous Sketch Challenge to work with. See below for our great sketch. I hope it inspires you to create a project yourself. 

I love our Designer Series Paper and in particular our gourgeous scenes. The Meandering Meadows Designer Series Paper is beautiful and such a beautiful product to work with on its own. Sometimes I stamp on these pieces of DSP but this piece was just so perfect on its own. So I just paper pieced for my card and used a simple sentiment. The end product is a very easy to make card with minimal stamping. It would be so easy for you to create!

I cut out the DSP and then a Mat layer to sit behind it that was 1mm larger all around. I glued the DSP to the Night of Navy mat layer and adhered it to the front of my Night of Navy card base using Dimensionals. From the left over pieces I cut three 1cm strips and have used the other side of the DSP and glued each piece to the top of the larger DSP piece. I didn't measure any of these pieces perfectly, I just eyeballed it to keep the simple card theme going.

For the sentiment I stamped the sentiment from the Notes of Nature stamp set in Versamark™ink on Night of avy card stock, sprinkled some Gold Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool. I thern used my paper trimmer to cut it in a rectangle before adhering it to the front using Dimensionals.

Up next on this months blog hop is the wonderfully talented Jan Musselman.
Click on the next button below to keep hopping to see all projects using this great sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today. You are appreciated!
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Wednesday 8 May 2024

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop for May.

Below is an image of where the crew are from around the globe. Such a wonderful group of creatives wanting to inspire you each month. 

This months theme is a lovely sketch. I really love sketch challenges as you can use almost any stamp set to create with. I selected the gorgeous Layers of Beauty for my project and wanted to also use my favourite new In Colour, Summer Splash, with Basic Beige. I love this colour combination.

Basic Beige was perfect for the card base. I love this new addition and it is such a versatile neutral colour. i find myself reaching for it for every project at the moment. I cut a strip of Basic White card stock and ran it through the Cut & Emboss machine using the pretty floral Fun Patterns Embossing Folder and then adhered it to the right hand side of the card front. These Embossing Folders add so much pizazz to your projects.

I intended to stamp the floral image on a piece of Summer Splash card stock initially but I wanted to add more texture. So I stamped the floral images from the Layers of Beauty stamp set in Summer Splash  on a strip of Summer Splash Designer Series Paper for more interest. I then cut this piece into three strips before gluing to the left hand side of the card front.

The sentiment was stamped in Summer Splash on Basic White card stock and die cut using one of the Spotlight on Nature Dies.These circle dies are the perfect addition to your die collection and perfect for any occasion. I popped the sentiment circle up on Dimensionals. The floral pieces to the right on the sentiment layer are two of the small floral images stamped in Summer Splash again and both adhered using Dimensionals. The finishing piece was a length of Linen Thread tied in a bow adhered using Glue Dots™ to the top of the floral layer.

Up next on this months Blog Hop is my friend Rochelle Laird-Smith. Make sure you keep hopping around to see everyones project using this sketch. You will be so pleased with the inspiration from the crew.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will create something with this sketch!

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