Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Forever Blossoms for CI83



Welcome to a new challenge at Colour Inkspiration. We're continuing our look at the 2020-2022 In Colours, this time showcasing Bumblebee. We'd love to see what do by mixing it up with Bumblebee, Mossy Meadow, Black and White.

If you haven't played with us before, we are a group of Stampin' Up Demonstrators from the South Pacific. Challenges are shown and entered via our Facebook Group page. If you don't belong, and would like to, click here. Don't forget to answer the two easy questions you'll be asked when you ask to join the group.

Each challenge, Top Picks and a winner are chosen by the crew and the winner offered a chance to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

If you don't have an exact challenge colour, feel free to replace it with whatever you have that's closest. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

Like others on the Crew, the colours drew us to a floral set. I've used Forever Blossoms, although the sentiment is from Timeless Tulips.

I started by gold embossing the large floral image onto Shimmery White cardstock, then colouring it with ink and water painters. I used some of the left over ink and a water painter to flick a fine mist of Mossy Meadow onto the Whisper White front, which I then embossed using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. If you've not got that one on your wish list, add it right now  - it's fantastic!
The striking black lattice die cut comes is one of the dies in the Many Medallions dies.

We'd love to see what you make of these colours. You can add your project, see the other entries and look at the Design Team inspiration by clicking here.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below.


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Saturday, 1 August 2020

Jar of Flowers for Inspire. Create 74

I was playing around today with the 2020-22 In Colours: Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight. Although at first glance they seem to be colours that almost compete with each other, today I was struck by how well they do work together as a group.

I was playing around with making a shaker card I could use in an upcoming class but ended up going a little more stepped up and using all the In Colours. So it fits in nicely with the current challenge at Inspire.Create.


By stamping and colouring more than one of the bouquets of flowers, then fussy cutting them, there is no end to the possibilities of different arrangements that can be created.



The Misty Moonlight and Silver twine is a perfect finishing touch. It's part of the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo pack.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below.


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Poppy Moments for CAS Colours and Sketches 381

I was glad to have the chance to play along with the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches today. 


It's been a little while since I got out the Peaceful Moments bundle. It's easy to forget the great things already on your shelves when there's a new catalogue on the horizon! But the Poppy Moments dies in this bundle are spectacular. I've paired the large layered poppy die with some copper foil and a scrap of watercoloured paper that was left over from another project.


The horizontal strip has been embossed using one of the folders from the Greenery pair of folders. For a little variation, I clipped one end of the centre strip with the new, about-to-be-released Banner Pick A Punch. Look out for it in the July-December Mini-catalogue that will be available on 3 August.


The sentiment is from Timeless Tulips.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below.

Update: Delighted to be a Top Pick at CAS Colours and Sketches.

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