Wednesday, January 24, 2018

CI #26 - Under the Sea

Welcome to another Colour INKspiration challenge, where a group of South Pacific Stampin' Up! Demonstrators take inspiration from a photograph taking out the main colours and matching them to ones from the Stampin' Up! range. We would love for you to join in each week, if you don't have the exact colours use ones you have that closely match.

I can almost smell the sea when I look at the image for this challenge, the briny smell of the ocean, sand on my feet, the slapping sound of fish falling from the nets ... brings back many a childhood memory!  The colours for this challenge are:
  • Emerald Envy
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Tranquil Tide
  • Sahara Sand

I spent a number of my childhood years living on a yacht, and I always used to wonder if mermaids were real, often looking over the side of the boat in the hopes of spotting one, so it is no surprise that I was drawn to the pretty little mermaid from the Magical Day stamp set for this challenge.  The "seaweed" has been cut using Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, and by making a small cut between the mermaid's tail and hair I was able to slip her in behind the seaweed.  The bubbly sheet from the coordinating specialty DSP works so well for this card don't you think?

I love how the Copper Trim is actually a tube and can be cut down one side and stretched out like a scrap of fishing net.  The sentiment has been cut using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and I gently dabbed it with Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends to make it look a bit more weather worn and like it has been dragged up in the nets. 

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge which runs for two weeks, just create a project using this colour combo and add a picture of it to the CI Facebook Page

Time to hop on over and see what the lovely and talented Kim has created this week.

Happy Stamping


  1. Such a cute little card and concept. Who doesn't appreciate imagination land creativity. I do love the little seahorses too

  2. So cute Monique no l love the idea of the swirly thinlits for seaweed...very clever! Xx

  3. Very cute Monique. That bubble DSP works so well for your card!

  4. Clever idea for the seaweed Monique. Prefect for these gorgeous mermaids to be swimming amongst.

  5. I love how you've tucked her behind the fabulous seaweed! And the copper trim is such a brilliant idea with the greeting

  6. Just perfect Monique! I love all the elements of this card!! Kelly x

  7. How cute is your little mermaid! Stunning!!!


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