I have a little secret that I need to reveal, I
dislike hate colour challenges! I have always felt this way, I just do not like the colour limitation and often they are colours I would not use together. I do however like receiving a good challenge that pushes me outside my comfit zone. A few months ago my friend and fellow INKspired Artist made the suggestion of adding colour challenges to our INKspired rotation, at first I was like “that is a hard NO” it took a good night sleep I felt it was a great idea. This marks our second INKspired combo, which we do a little different to other colours challenges as have four colours to work with and each person can decide which colours they wish to use.
I have used Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand, plus we can add in Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black.
The colours are so soft and breezy, I wanted to use a stamp set that was “pretty” so I pulled out Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set to use. I have stamped the large rose (is it a rose?) using Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad and created a mask (basic masking explained HERE) to apply over the top before stamping the Mint Macaron leaves.
It has a little bit of a shabby chic feel, I added texture using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to the Whisper White layers which there is three off and then I stitched around the edge with my sewing machine.
You may look at the sewing and think it is a little wonky, but that was planned! I wanted that look. Promise.
The greeting is for the inside and front is from Band Together Stamp Set and in both cases, I white embossed them on Sahara Sand Card Stock. The trim on the greeting is Seaside Spray 1/2″ (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon.
Next up is the amazing and newest INKspired Artist Sharon Arklay, click below to see her creation.
I just want to add if you have a really long wishlist of Stampin’ Up! products and think a base discount of 20% off would be nice, stampin’ Up! have a joining off throw until the end of August. You would receive a bonus $45 to spend on your starter kit which means you pay only $169 and you receive $280 worth of products! (instead of the usual $235)
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