Wednesday 9 February 2022

Artfully Layered for CI 115

Welcome to the latest challenge at Colour INKspiration! This colour palette was chosen by Crew Member Monica Formosa.

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. The guest designer this challenge is Alisa Tilsner.

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

I am so very pleased that I bought the Artfully Layered bundle from the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue. I moved it into my A-List because the DSP from the New Horizons suite was unavailable and what a serendipitous decision that was! (Although, who am I kidding - I'd have always got them both - and will do, once available.)

To create the variegated leaves in both the main spray of foliage and the tiny die cut leaves, I first inked up the stamp in Bumblebee then added in some Cajun Craze with a sponge dauber. It's a very easy and effective way to create mixed colours in a solid stamp.

The feathery leaf die-cut and tiny leaves are cut from So Saffron, while the skeleton leaf is cut from Bumblebee.

The fringing around the sentiment is created from the White 3/4" Frayed Ribbon. Wow - it really does what is says on the tin.... beautiful frayed ends to give a fringe look to the sentiment!

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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  1. This is an unusual colour palette - I think you've blended the colours really well together and the grey label is a great way of making a feature of the sentiment. Love it!

  2. What a stunning card Jan! The watercolouring in the leaves is superb and that adorable little fringe behind the sentiment is .... well ... adorable!!!! :) xxx