Wednesday 23 September 2020

Seaside Notions and So Sentimental for CI86


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour Inkspiration. We've got a lovely, refreshing natural palette for you this time around: Coastal Cabana, Shaded Spruce and Pacific Point.  Isn't it lovely?

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.

These colours got me thinking a little nautical this time. I created a rich background so that the bold sentiment would shine out.

I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and sponged it with Pacific Point, Shaded Spruce and Coastal Cabana, progressing from darker to lighter as I moved up the page.  Then I gave it a fine mist of water with a spritzer. After adding in a little more colour in places, I splattered it with larger drops to lift some colour. To complete the background, I stamped three images from Seaside Notions in the three colours.

The lovely sentiment is from So Sentimental and cut with the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly dies. Isn't it great the way the stitched edged label wraps around the sentiment like this? I've sponged very lightly around the edge in Pacific Point. The finishing touches are three of the stunning new Blue Adhesive-backed Gems: there's a hint of gold and of a rich Pacific Point blue and some strands of  frayed Braided Linen Trim.

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.

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  1. Such a stunning, colour-saturated background, Jan; you've showcased the colours beautifully. The gems are the perfect finishing touch!

  2. Takes my breath away. Would love a video of you actually doing this:)

    1. Thank you! I am experimenting with video, so you never know! I'll leave a comment if I do one. :-)