Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Colour Inkspiration #1 - New Challenge Hop

I have some exciting news to share; I’m on the Colour INKspiration Crew! It consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches. There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin' Up! ® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.

There are more details on how to join us at the end of this post, I'd love to see you there!

Now onto our first challenge with this image that is just perfect for summer. You can use any 3 or more of these colours and add in neutrals or metallic colours as well. In case you have trouble reading the fine print the colours are
  • Bluhsing Bride
  • Mint Macaron
  • Sweet Sugarplum
  • So Saffron
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Peekaboo Peach

I chose to use a combination of Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Peekaboo Peach on the background before "splattering" it with Gold Wink of Stella. For the background I used Shimmer White cardstock as it allows a bit more flexibility with blending colours, and gives such a beautiful shimmer. I wanted to really show the contrast of Tempting Turquoise so emphasised it with a thin mat of Basic Black for the base card. I wanted to soften it for the main butterfly so added a vellum butterfly.

The sentiment is from Designer Tin of Cards stamp set. I thought it needed just a touch more "something" so after some playing around I added some paper piercing to signify a flight path.

Time to hop on over to see what Rachel has created.

Inspired to join?  Here’s how it works:
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop. This is our first hop, so we are all very excited.

Members of the Facebook Group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration 'Challenge' by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? No problem, just click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

Happy Stamping


  1. Stunning Monique. I love the background you have's so striking.

  2. I love the background combination of colours and gold Monique. Beautiful

  3. Nice to see the butterfly again, you've used it in an interesting way, Monique. Nothing pale and pastel in that background, a clever variation.

  4. Great colour mix Monique! Love the piercing for the finishing flourish! Kelly x

  5. Love that background Monique. Lovely work.

  6. Your sponged background was always going to grab my attention Monique, but teamed with the Tempting Turquiose, those colours pack a real punch. You don't expect that with pastels! Great card.

  7. Great project Monique! Love the butterfly dies

  8. The butterfly really pops out from the background. Looks great!

  9. Such a lovely vibrant background Monique, beautifully blended and your butterflies are the perfect addition. xx

  10. Great sponging of the background, blend so well together with the butterflies.

  11. Such a pretty background Monique!

  12. That background is just gorgeous with the splatter of Wink of Stella. Such a striking card. Thanks for joining the CI Crew. It's great to have you on board.


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