Wednesday 13 May 2020

Rooted in Nature for CI77

Welcome to a new challenge at Colour Inkspiration. Isn't this a lovely combination to get your ideas flowing?

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All the greens got me thinking nature so that lead me to Rooted in Nature, one of my all-time favourite sets.

I started by copper embossing two skeleton leaves onto vellum as the basis for my cluster. I also stamped a background: splats in Seaside Spray and Copper embossing from Artisan Textures and a couple of leaves from the set.  Did you know that both Artisan Textures and copper embossing powder will retire at the end of the month (or while stocks last) so if you want some, don't delay in ordering them.

Then I had a great time stamping and colouring everything else. The three-leaf image is stamped on vanilla in Old Olive and coloured with Soft Sea Foam and Old Olive blends. The small skeleton leaves are stamped in Garden Green and coloured with Soft Sea Foam and Old Olive blends. The tiny leaf sprays I coloured by directly colouring the rubber with Stampin' Write markers - Old Olive and Seaside Spray. I love this technique!

Then I had more fun laying out and layering the arrangement. The greeting is copper embossed onto Very Vanilla. A couple of Champagne Rhinestones complete the deal.

We'd love to have you join in and show us what you've made with these soft, natural colours. You can see what the rest of the Crew have done and link up your entry by visiting Colour Inkspiration. If you're asking to join the group, don't forget to answer the simple question you'll be asked before joining.

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  1. This is GORGEOUS! Might have to play along with this, what a beautiful color palette!

  2. Beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. This is gorgeous Jan - I would never have thought to use this set with those colours and that photo yet it works! Your are the master of layering to create these little collage-type pieces which are great for drawing the eye into the card. I love it!

  4. Oh my!!!! That card is awesome!!!! so gorgeous. I was not going to buy this one because I thought I had enough trees and leaves but I do think I will be purchasing this!

    1. Thank you! I've had so much use from this set, it's been worth every cent.