Wednesday 24 August 2022

Ranunculus for Colour INKspiration 128


Welcome to the latest challenge at Colour INKspiration! This interesting colour combination was chosen for us by Crew Member Lou Kitzelman.

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. As we unusually had fewer than ten entries in #127, we do not have a Guest this challenge.

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

At first, I wasn't sure quite what I was going to do with these colours. They didn't seem to gel with me. Once I got out a sheet of each colour and put them on the desk, I realised that they did work together well. 

Then I put the sheets of cardstock back in the filing cabinet and got out a sheet of Fluid100 Watercolour paper instead. 😀

I used the thick water painter to create an a rainbow of the four colours ranging from So Saffron, Petal Pink to Blushing Bride and finally Tahitian Tide. Once it was dry, I used the gorgeous leaf die from the Ranunculus dies to cut a bunch of leaves.

I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand and cut it with one of the Layering Circles dies and mounted it onto the ornate circle frame from the Peaceful Moments dies.

The background uses the Hive 3D embossing folder and a plain Basic White panel cut with the Deckled Rectangle dies. I finished with a bow made from the Basic White Crinkle Seam Binding and some Iridescent Rhinestones.

Since I had some leaves left over, I used them to decorate one of the Delicate Details Treat Boxes. They look great, even undecorated.

We'd love to have you join in the challenge with us. 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!

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  1. beautiful design once again and love the colouring of the leaves. Really lovely project

  2. Wow Jan, I love how you have coloured those fabulous leaves. Off to take another look at this die set. :) xxxx