Wednesday 24 November 2021

Quiet Meadow for CI112


It's already time for a new challenge at Colour INKspiration! The crew are loving seeing the wonderful entries that are rolling in. We can't wait to see what you make of these colours, chosen by Crew Member, Vicki Boucher. Vicki deserves a big round of applause as it was announced at the On-line On Stage that she is part of the 2022 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. This is a huge honour and huge opportunity for her and I can't wait to see what she comes up 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 three 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. This time, we have Yvonne Spikmans - Van Bruggen joining us as Guest Designer. She too has been named in the 2022 Artisan Design Team and I'm delighted for her.

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, Sahara Sand and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

The very pretty graphic that Vicki chose did lead me to think of florals but it was a trickier combination than I first thought. I ended up back with Quiet Meadow.

Originally, I put the flower panel on a white embossed background but it just didn't seem right. I hit on the idea of using some subtle Gray Granite DSP instead. I like it - it's sombre enough for a sympathy card without being too dark.

I used some Elegant Faceted Gems to finish off. The Ornate Layers die is lovely - elegant without being over the top. 

Visit the Colour INKspiration site to check out the album of Crew Cards for inspiration. You can also add your entry to the wall there.

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  1. I love this Jan - that beautiful floral stamped panel is so artsy. I think I might have chosen yellow for my splatters (red always makes me think of blood!) but otherwise such a lovely way to use this set.

    1. soon as I'd stamped the Poppy Parade I thought that it looked a little too bloody. But too late - the deadline loomed!