Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Colour INKspiration 10

What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 1300 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
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.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

You have hopped from the lovely Mel's page

This is another gorgeous Autumn colour theme but I did something a bit different with it.
My most disliked colour is in this particular challenge.... that it is most definitely a challenge...

Here is what I finally came up with..

I used the swiping technique for the background and an old RAC card that I had in my wallet cut up into different sized pieces.

The bird I cut in the smoky slate then glued a piece of Dijon to the back and fussy cut it out.
I then cut another bird in Cajun and pieced the smaller pieces back into the bird for a bit of colour.

  • Stamps: Best Birds
  • Ink: Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon and Smoky Slate
  • Card: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze and Smoky Slate
  • Tools: Birds and Blooms Thinlits & Stitched Shapes Framelits with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals & In Colour Doiley flipped to the white side

Hop around to Rose's project and prepare to be wowed!


  1. Loving that creative background Nicole! Well done.

  2. The swipe technique works a treat with these colours! So abstract and bold. LOVE IT Nicole x

  3. Wow all that detail on the bird is amazing. Love the differences in colour in the feathers. Great idea.

  4. Swiping does add interest to the background, it's fun the way everyone is sharing different techniques.

  5. Oooh I love that background Nicole, ace card!

  6. What an incredible background effect. It adds such drama to the card. There are many lovely elements here. Nice one Nicole.

  7. Such a lovely detailed project, Nicole. That little bird is divine. D xox

  8. Wow! Love that swiped background. Going to swipe that idea! Please?

  9. That looks awesome Nicole. What a great effect and lovely card. xx

  10. That little bird with the multi colours showing through is so effective I've, love it.and he's framed so well with the square layers and the little doily poking out.

  11. Just loving the different colours on your bird Nicole and how they tie into that dynamic colourful background!