Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Colour INKspiration #20

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 1700 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.

Hello from my amazing friend Kelly's blog

and optional wood textures DSP.

Well even though this is a pretty picture and has flowers I thought the "challenge" may be to use it for maybe a male inspired card.

I haven't used my Country Livin' set yet!

Here is what I made.

Always Artichoke has to be my least favourite Stampin' Up! colour so I thought the challenge for me would be to use it as the main background on the card.

I used the wood textured DSP for the boots and the background on the Always Artichoke card was done with some reinker inbetween two sheets of glass... It is better with an acrylic paint as it makes a tree like pattern in the paint and the background comes out awesome. 

  • Stamps: Country Livin' and sentiment from Guy Greetings
  • Ink: Dapper Denim, Memento and Always Artichoke
  • Card: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Wood Textures DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Framelits with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals, Linen thread

Jump on over to our Guest Designer Fi Cobbin


  1. I think you've made a very handsome card using the least favourite green of nearly everyone, and those fabulous boots. The twine adds a magic touch.

  2. The boots are perfect in wood against this colour theme! I love that you've celebrated Always Artichoke! Kelly x

  3. These colours as so perfect for a masculine card. And using the Wood DSP for the boots was genius!

  4. Those boots look great in woodgraon paper- how clever of you. And I'm intrigued by your background technique, another to try. Looks terrific

  5. Yes, what an amazing idea to use the wood returnees DSP for the boots. And making a guy card from these colours - clever clever you! I love the reinker in glass technique idea. The effect is fabulous.