Saturday 14 January 2017

FMS 270 and Colour Inkspiration 1

Today's card is inspired by both the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and the colour challenge at a brand new challenge, Colour INKspiration.

While I'm an 'old hand' now at entering online challenges, Colour INKspiration will be a new type of challenge for me as it is a Facebook challenge site.  So... I hope to get an entry in. 😀 

If you are interested in playing along, their page is here.

Very kindly, the colour challenge rules this time let us play with a minimum of three of the colours. I've used Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Mint Macaron and the tiniest traces of Blushing Bride.

To create the centre panel, I used an acrylic block to stamp the background colours, stamped the outline of the stamp in half strength Staz-on, then watercoloured the image. I added in some additonal textures with the netting stamp from Butterfly Basics and with Timeless Textures before adding the layered butterfly and a few rhinestones. I partially embossed with the Softly Falling folder so that the dots didn't come too far down the card front and I like how they're a bit like falling rain on the flower.

So this card is a mix of old and new. The lace edging is from Delicate Details, a Sale-a-bration item, while the greeting is from Big on Birthdays, available in the new Occasions catalogue. But the centre image is from one of my most used sets, Butterfly Basics - still available from the Annual Catalogue.

Card: Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Watercolour paper
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Big on Birthdays, Delicate Details, acrylic block
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Stazon
Other: Aquapainter, rhinestones, Itty Butterfly punch, dimensional, Stamp'n'Write marker - Mint Macaron.


  1. Love what you've done here Jan, absolutely everything from the watercolour background to the lace edge (& everything in between)!!!!

  2. This is so pretty! Love the sweet flowers and butterfly! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  3. Jan this is stunning. Your watercoloring is beautiful.

  4. What a beautiful card! I love that central panel you've created. That flower is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!