Wednesday 10 July 2024

Country Birdhouse for Colour INKspiration 169

Welcome to the 169th challenge at Colour INKspiration! We have a bluesy mix for you to play with this time around, chosen by Crew Member Cathy Pinchbeck.

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're delighted to welcome Patricia Leferink as our Guest for this challenge.

This challenge is open for nearly two weeks and closes Monday July 22, 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 Misty Moonlight. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Beige and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.

These colours had to sit with me for a few days before they started talking to me. It was the Basic Beige that did it. I thought about it with a wood grain and that lead me to Country Birdhouse. I used the Timber 3D Embossing Folder to add the texture. At times, I wished for a green to add in but in the end, I loved how it turned out in stylish shades of blue and beige.

I also wanted to try out a fancy fold I'd seen around on the Internet in quite a few places: a faux step card. A simple internet search will give many tutorials for this fold.

I did a mirror stamp to get one bird facing each way - it just seemed more companionable that way! I'm pleased with their Misty Moonlight chests too. 

It was a small error to use the same pattern of DSP in both Night of Navy  (card) and Misty Moonlight (the Birdhouse) as it doesn't really show a difference, at least in the photo. I used the 2024-26 In Colour 6x6 DSP pack for the papers.

The sentiment from the set is stamped in Night of Navy and is die cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.

I'm excited to see what you do with these pretty colours!

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.

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1 comment:

  1. I like this colour combo but am so far stumped as to how to use it! Your birdhouse is cute though and a great idea to ring the changes with a fun fold too.