Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Blessings of Home for Colour INKspiration 122

 


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration! This challenge is a celebration of Stampin' Up!'s 2022-2024 In Colours: Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky. These crisp new colours will be with us for two years. 



For this challenge, you need use a MINIMUM of THREE of the new colours although you can use all five if you want to.

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, although there is no Guest Designer for this challenge as we unusually had less than ten entries.

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


These colours are so bright and vibrant! I didn't think that I could, or would use, all five colours but while colouring in this fabulous floral bouquet from Blessings of Home, they all managed to insert themselves into the design!


I used one of the new Split Card Texture dies. This pair of dies is not paired up with any particular stamp set but, as you see, will work with so many sets. I put some Tahitian Tide behind it to give the impression of a bright sky.

The sentiment, stamped in Tahitian Tide, is from the new Seasons of Chic set. This set, is my absolute favourite of the new catalogue, so you'll be seeing plenty of it here in the future!

I like the bright, cheerful nature of these In Colors - I look forward to seeing what everyone makes.

Visit the Colour INKspiration site to check out the album of Crew Cards for inspiration. You can also add your entry there. We all enjoy seeing what you do with our colour palettes, so join in!

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 on any of the products below.

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Friday, 20 May 2022

Brilliant Wings for AYSI 275

 If you play regularly at As You See It, you'll have noticed that we have six types of challenge that rotate throughout the year. It's one of the things that drew me to this challenge site: a variety of challenges, including ones I hadn't seen in other places. We rotate a sketch, a colour combo, a theme, a fill-in-the-blank, a recipe and a speed stamping challenge. 

This week, it's Recipe Challenge time. This is one of the challenges I hadn't seen anywhere else. In my head, it's a bit like that old cooking show, Chopped. You get five ingredients that you must use but in any way you like. Interesting, yes?


There's not much stamping in this card, but your Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine will get a real workout!

Die Cuts or punches: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Brilliant Wings Dies
Embossing Folder: Painted Texture 3D and Bricks and Mortar 3D
Something starting with 'B': Butterflies and Bricks
Subtle Colours: Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam from the Subtle Colour Family, and Sahara Sand
Something Shiny: Gold Foil, Champagne Rhinestones, Gilded Leaf


You can see here the lovely effect that the gilded leafing adds to the butterflies.


If you'd like to know how I made this card, you can watch the video tutorial here.





Visit the As You See It Challenge site to see what the rest of the team have whipped up with their ingredients and to enter your own creation.

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 on any of the products below.

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Saturday, 14 May 2022

Friends are Like Seashells for FMS 535

Inspiration for today's card came from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I'm making an effort to show some affection to some of my older sets. It's so easy to overlook old favourites in the flurry of a new catalogue, isn't it? 

I turned to Friends are like Seashells and I was looking to make a masculine-friendly card with it. There are many things to love about this set of products but one of the best to my mind is the way you can stamp, cut and emboss the seashell images to get a realistic depth and texture.

And, of course, the Seashells embossing folder is a delight all by itself so I just had to use it for the background!


The sentiment is from Artistically Inked because I liked the strong, masculine lines of the sans-serif font.

I indulged in minimal embellishment, opting for three pieces of Faux Sea Glass. I did use my new Beautiful Shapes dies to create the circle for my beach scene - I liked the detailing at the edge. 

I used the Frayed White Ribbon for the horizontal element. Not only does it add some texture, but once the ends were frayed, it had something of the look of a beach towel to it.

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 on any of the products below.

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