Wednesday 9 August 2023

Gorgeously Made for Colour INKspiration 149


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration! This pretty, atmospheric 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. We welcome  Ingrid Heijen-Hermens as 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 Highland Heather for Fresh Freesia. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

I'm very taken with the Gorgeously Made bundle because I really love the beautiful foliage die cuts, the torn label die and the interesting edge dies - so basically all of it! And the stamped images and words are fabulous too. But as always when a set is part of a suite, sometimes we're reluctant to move away from those colours. Don't get me wrong - I love the vibrant colours of the DSP but a different set of colours sets a different mood, so I experimented with them for this challenge.

I took some DSP from a different suite - Earthen Elegance - for the background. I like the strong earthy tones of that suite too. After stamping the background text stamp in Fresh Freesia (another thing to love about the bundle), I added in a vellum die cut to help soften it down a bit.

I played around with some water-colouring and ink splattering too. In fact, a very good time was had just playing with this set and these colours. In fact, I enjoyed the playtime so much that I've made a video tutorial of it, which you can see here.

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. 

You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking here, or on any of the products below.

For the next two months, if you shop with me and purchase the Gorgeously Made bundle from me, as a special perk I'll send you  four exclusive tutorials. These tutorials are designed by me and my friend Joanne James, aka The Crafty Owl, from the UK. Similarly, if you live in Europe or the UK you'll get the same deal from her. You'll also be able to join our private Facebook group where you can ask questions, share your work and see even more inspiration with this bundle.

If you already own this bundle but would like the tutorials from us, just purchase something of the same, or greater, value and we'll send them to you. 

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