Wednesday 12 October 2022

Soft Seedlings for CI 131


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration! This lovely palette was chosen for us by Crew Member Bronwyn Eastley.

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. We welcome Fiona Rosario as our Guest Designer for 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 Sahara Sand for Crumb Cake. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

With these colours, it was hard to go past autumnal for this project. This in turn lead me to a favourite set from the July-December Mini Catalogue - Soft Seedlings.

I used Cherry Cobbler, Sweet Sorbet and Early Espresso ink directly onto a Crumb Cake base and used a Sponge Dauber to give colour variation within some images. 

I stamped one large leaf in Early Espresso and another in a mix of Cherry Cobbler and Sweet Sorbet, plus a seedling in Sweet Sorbet. I fussy cut them and then clear embossed them. The embossing bought a depth of colour to them, as well as a shine. There was a touch of glitter hiding out in the Clear Embossing powder from look of the photo - not a bad thing at all, in my mind! I added in some of the Sweet Sorbet Metallic 1/4" ribbon, teased out, to the cluster.

The sentiment is from the Soft Seedlings set and I cut it out using one of the Beautiful Shapes dies. The sentiment is popped up on dimensionals and finished off with three of the Brushed Metallic Dots in copper.

You can see how I made it, and follow along, in this video tutorial.

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. Oh Jan .... I adore this card. xxx

  2. Beautiful! I have been pondering how to use these colours and I just love the texture evoked by the detail on these stamps.