Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CI #31 - Eastern Palace

Welcome to another Colour INKspiration challenge, where we take inspiration from a beautiful photograph and align the main colours with Stampin' Up! colours. 
This challenge we are looking at the colours in this stunning photo (my choice) which are:
  • Old Olive
  • Cajun Craze
  • Crushed Curry
  • Tempting Turquoise

I totally loved this colour combo and knew as soon as I saw the photograph that I would have to use the Eastern Palace bundle.  I started by creating the mandala as the central feature, let me say this took a lot of paper piecing, most pf the pieces are cut and put in place using Tombow!  I then had a few attempts at using this piece and finally decided less was more and landscape won over portrait.  

I hope you are inspired to join in with this fabulous colour combo, just upload a picture of your project to the CI Facebook Page.

Time to head on over and see what the lovely Rachel has created this week.

Happy Stamping


  1. WOW Monique, I simply adore that mandala! You ahve inlaid those colours perfectly x

  2. Such a lot of paper piecing- YOu have far more patience than me - Wonderful result though. Thanks for suggesting this pic.

  3. You are full of surprises Monique! This clever card seems far removed from your usual style.I bet you're looking forward to the new purples!

    1. It is a bit different from my usual Rachel ... and yes, you guessed it I am very much looking forward to the new purples!

  4. These colours are very eastern elegance and I’m loving your card Monique XX

  5. Perfect fit with the photo - I love what you've done! And, that's some pretty impressive piecing!! The finished effect looks incredible though. Great card. I love the half gold sticker behind too - this is an awesome idea to give interest.

  6. Totally gorgeous, Monique. I thought of the Eastern Palace Bundle as soon as I saw the photo. Love it. D xox


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