Wednesday 28 June 2023

It's A Science for Colour INKspiration 146


Welcome to the latest challenge at Colour INKspiration! This bright confection of a palette was chosen for us by Crew Member Nicole Wilson. Very  lush and elegant, isn't it?

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 our guest designer this challenge, Jolanda Johnstone.

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

Life has been pretty hectic for me lately and hasn't left a lot of time for crafting, which is a shame since I have a big box of new things I'm itching to get to play with. So this time, I decided I was going to try out a new set no matter what! And it would just have to fit the challenge.😁

That set was It's A Science and I loved the nerdiness and punniness of it, so bought it as a bit of fun.

I started out by stamping the beakers in Stazon ink on Fluid100 Watercolor paper, then painting them with diluted inks using a Water Painter. I added in some bubbles over one of the beakers too - although it was hard to resist not letting them all brew up something!

Then I cut it out using one of the Deckled Rectangle dies and mounted it onto a piece of Pretty Peacock.

The card base is Blackberry Bliss and the very striking DSP is from the Stargazing DSP pack.

I masked and split the sentiment onto two different colours then die cut them using the parallelogram die from Something Fancy.

Then I couldn't resist adding some the Tinsel Gems in Berry Burst, Pretty Peacock and Lemon-Lime Twist because they look so much like escaping bubbles!

We'd love to have you join in the challenge with us. Visit the Colour INKspiration page 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. 

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  1. Bold bright and beautiful and love the quirky message

  2. Fabulous - those flasks and test tubes look great in those colours! Love that paper for the frame too (must remember that one).