Wednesday 28 February 2024

Magnolia Mood for Colour INKspiration 160

Welcome to the latest challenge at Colour INKspiration. This soft and dreamy palette was chosen for us by Crew Member and former SU Artisan, Vicki Boucher. So pretty, 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 Fiona Rosario as out Guest Designer for this challenge. This challenge is open for two weeks and closes Monday 11 March, 7pm AEST.

If you don't have an exact challenge colour, feel free to replace it with whatever you have that's closest, for example Boho Blue for Balmy Blue. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

Having recently received the new Magnolia Mood bundle as part of my Demonstrator pre-order for the new March Online Exclusives, I thought that the soft colours would suit for a first play with it. 

I love Distinktive stamps - that's the ones with the shaded lines that create an almost lithographic effect. The shading from the stamping makes it easy to add colour and additional shading with Stampin' Blends too.

The Perennial Postage dies make for an interesting border too. I think it  adds to that slightly vintage effect in this card. 

You can see how I made it in this tutorial.

You can see what the rest of the Design Team have done with these colours in the Crew Inspiration Album on the Colour INKspiration Challenge Facebook page.

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. This is a really unexpected use of this colour combo for me, but I really like the finished effect - your magnolia is a standout Jan, and the layering of the stamped image with the diecuts so effective.

  2. Absolutely stunning card Jan! xxx