Wednesday 28 October 2020

Free as a Bird for CI 88

Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration. Isn't this a gorgeous inspiration picture to work with?

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.

I used the challenge colour of Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Just Jade and Pretty Peacock with a favourite set of mine, Free As A Bird. I stamped the image in StazOn Ink onto Fluid100 watercolour paper then used the inks and waterpainters to colour it.

Then I broke out the Stitched Triangle dies, which I've not used nearly enough yet, to cut the coloured image up.

Then I cut two largest equilateral triangles in Pretty Peacock and Just Jade to provide a backing. 
I also used the Bricks and Mortar embossing folder on Whisper White, to enhance the idea that we are looking at a piece of art on a gallery wall.

To begin with, I stamped the 'thank you' - also from Free As A Bird - directly onto the Just Jade triangle but it got a bit lost, so I stamped it onto a scrap of the Fluid100 watercolour paper and cut it using the Stitched Rectangle 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.

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  1. Love this...what gorgeous colors and an interesting layout! Makes me want to get out my triangle dies and play!

    1. Thanks, LeAnne. I was pleased with the effect.

  2. Jan, this is absolutely wonderful how you worked with the geometric pattern. Your design and coloring are spectacular. The Brick & Mortar EF surely is a great backdrop.

  3. Those birds are gorgeous in these bold colours and this is an inspired way to work with those triangles - so clever! Do I need those triangles? I've resisted so far ...