Wednesday 11 October 2023

Abundant Beauty for Colour INKspiration 153


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

I have to tell you that this is one of the most beautiful graphics we've ever had, in my opinion. Not that being an avid reader, former English teacher and librarian plus papercrafter has anything to do with it!! I even think I've actually read, or at least encountered, all of these books! How about you?

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 Janette Goodall 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 Daffodil Delight for Lemon Lolly. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

So despite loving the subject of the picture - ie books - I followed the floral path instead. I'd just finished a card using the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks for another challenge and enjoyed using them so much that I used them again for this card.... probably should have checked as they both go live tonight!

First I stencilled the three flowers in Petal Pink and Moody Mauve, with Lemon Lolly and Early Espresso for the centres. Then a few leaves in Coastal Cabana and Lost Lagoon and fussy cut the lot to create the bouquet. You can see how easy these stencils are to use in the video tutorial for my other card today.

The sentiment is from Timeless Arrangements and the label banners from Nested Essentials dies.

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.

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1 comment:

  1. Another beautiful sunflower creation! I really wasn't sure what to make of this colour palette - those flowers look so fresh against the white embossed background too. Gorgeous!