Wednesday 27 September 2023

Botanical Layers for Colour INKspiration 152


Welcome to the latest challenge at Colour INKspiration. This stylish palette was chosen for us by Crew Member, Bronwyn Eastley. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our last challenge. We hope you enjoy this one too. 😀 

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 Heidi van den Heuvel 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 Smoky Slate for Gray Granite. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

I wasn't too sure what I was going to do with these colours - two dark blues and a grey! I though I'd like lots of white and something quite strong and graphic in style. So that's how I arrived at Botanical Layers. I like the bold foliage imagery of this set.

After stamping the foliage in all three colours, I cut the panel down with one of the Deckled Rectangle dies. I was so very tempted to just leave this card at the one layer but after some umming and ahhing over it, I added in the Gray Granite background layer as well.

The Gray Granite layer is embossed with the Exposed Bricks 3D folder and is also cut with Deckled Rectangles.

The sentiment, which is also part of the stamp set, is stamped in Night of Navy and cut with one of the Deckled Circles dies. The Gray Granite twine is from the Essential Twine pack. I've finished it off with some Basic Rhinestone Jewels. 

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!

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1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful Jan and makes such a great feature of those deckle edge rectangles! The embossed layer works so well with the botanicals too. Gorgeous use of these colours!