Wednesday 28 September 2022

Botanical Layers for Colour INKspiration 130


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration. This vibrant palette 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, we do not have a guest designer this time.

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

Well, where to start with these rich colours? They took me to a late evening scene. 

I started by die cutting out a shape using one of the Deckled Rectangle dies. I sponged it with Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Night of Navy before spritzing it lightly with water to lift some of the colour.

I used the Botanical Layers set with Blackberry Bliss to create the garden scene. The Brushed Brass Butterflies added a nice finish,

The sentiment is stamped on a hexagon shape from Beautiful Shapes and backed with the same shape in Highland Heather but offset.

I  used the Stitched Greenery die on the white card front because I wanted a wide border to let the garden scene stand out from the Blackberry Bliss base.

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 piece of art, the scene is so tranquil

  2. Thanks, Ali. I enjoyed making this,

  3. Such a great way to use these colours Jan and I love the way you framed your pretty scene with the diecut leaves too. Gorgeous!