Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Colour Inkspiration Challenge #13 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Colour INKspiration Challenge #13 Blog Hop. I have been part of this fabulous crew since it first started earlier this year but due to all my other Design Team commitments I haven't been able to participate till today.

You may have joined me here from the lovely Monique Fielder in Canberra, Australia or you have started here with me. Either way you are in for some creative inspiration!

Colour INKspiration is a Facebook based card Challenge group with a new Stampin' Up! inspired colour challenge each fortnight. Each colour challenge is kicked off with a blog hop from the Colour INKspiration Design team, with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand, showing you all their awesome creations to get your creative ideas flowing.

This new challenge is super gorgeous and super pretty and would work perfectly for a very literal interpretation of this challenge with the new Stampin' Up! Climbing Orchid stamp set and the Orchid Builder Framelits dies.

But I've chosen to use this colour combo with a different stamp set that is also new from Stampin' Up! - Lots of Love. It has that big, bold, make a statement sized sentiment and then some gorgeous floral images and some other smaller sized sentiments. Super pretty and super fun.

I started this card with a fun water colour background layer using a fun and very, very easy technique called Aqua Wash with a Zip lock bag and the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker. It really makes the water colour wash on your card backgrounds even easier to do.

Search in YouTube either Stamping Technique - Aqua Wash or Baggie Watercolor Technique and you'll see how so, so easy this is.

I sped up the drying time of my water colour piece with the Stampin' Up! Heat Tool and then using the brush tip end of the Lemon Lime Twist Marker, flicked it for a fun splatter over the wash and then on that spread the new Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste and the 'diamond' pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

It might seem a lot for one background layer but it really does make for a lot of interest and texture and for a fun look to your cards.

I then used the large 'Sending lots of Love' sentiment to create a fun sentiment panel. This was stamped in Fresh Fig Stampin' Up! Classic Ink and the die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I used the square shape to partial cut it and then this then turns it into a rectangle. The rectangle panel was then layered with the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate for more fun and interest.

Its all finished off with one of the floral and leaf images from the Lots of Love stamp set. I stamped the flower in Sweet Sugarplum and the Leaf in Wild Wasabi and then these were fussy cut out with the Stampin' Up! Paper snips. If you are after a pair of scissors for fussy cutting, I really can't recommend the Stampin' Up! Paper Snips enough. They are just the perfect scissors for a fussy cutting job.

The flower and leaf and then layered with Gold Metallic Thread, Burlap Ribbons, Sweet Sugarplum Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Mini Gold Sequin Trim. Just some more elements to finish off a fun card.

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Thanks for joining us on the hop today. I hope that I've given you some inspiration today for this fun and pretty colour combo. I am so looking forward to seeing your interpretation of these colours.

Now on to Rebecca Scurr in sunny Queensland to see what she has created. I'm sure you will be amazed!!!
Rebecca Scurr

Click on the HERE for all the challenge details in the challenge Facebook group and to enter the challenge for yourself. Can't wait to see what you make of this colour combination!

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  1. Thankyou for the wonderful inspiration for the watercolour background. It looks amazing.

  2. Gorgeous card Rochelle, I love all the elements, from the intricate background to the simple bold sentiment and stamped flowers, ribbon, sequins. So much going on, but it's so clean and beautiful. Love it. Thanks for joining us.

  3. Next level amazing Rochelle - love it! Kelly x

  4. So glad you have been able to join us Rochelle. Love this so much. I am always amazed at how fabulous you are at adding lots of detail while making it look clean, fresh and effortless. Okay .... fangirl moment over!

  5. Thanks for the detailed description of the background - just beautiful. Love the acetate for the matting of your sentiment too. Gorgeous card, Rochelle. So glad you finally got to join in.

  6. The texture and colour in the background is just divine Rochelle! Never cease to love your use of the gold patterned acetate too :) xxx

  7. That background is just gorgeous Rochelle. I love the clean layers and sweet posy too. As always another elegant creation. xx


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