CI19 – Colour INKspiration


It’s time for another blog hop with the amazing Colour INKSpiration crew. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have just joined me from Rachel Palmieri.

We have a great and challenging combination of colours this fortnight. Check them out…


We have Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Garden Green.

I think I started my project three times, I just kept thinking of different things and changing my mind. But I settled on this one.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Oh So Eclectic, Bold Butterfly

I layered both grays together at the base… Basic Gray for the base and Smokey Slate as the next layer. I used some Shimmery White cardstock to water colour on. Here I used my aqua painter with some Daffodil Delight ink to create this wash background.

I used the leaves from the Oh So Eclectic Stamp set. Stamping them in Garden Green ink and punching them out with the coordinating framelit from the Eclectic layers die set. Here I used six sets of leaves, 4 of them at full strength and 2 of them were stamped off (generation stamping technique – where you stamp more than once before reinking your stamp.)

I punched a planter box out using the framelit from the Hearth and Home framelit set. I love the gingham pattern design in the Quilted Christmas designer paper stack so I went for the green one.

I arranged my leaves, using my planter box as a guide for position. The leaves on the edges I adhered flat with some Multi-purpose liquid glue. The ones in the middle, I only applied a little glue to the bottom of the leaves so that the tops I could pop up to add some dimension to my card.

It’s been a little while since I showed my butterfly dies some love, so today I punched out the smaller on from the Bold Butterfly set from Smokey Slate cardstock and adhere this to some vellum. Once dried, I fussy cut the butterfly out, turned it over and coloured in the back of it with my Daffodil Delight marker. I like how you can add depth of colour and tone by colouring over in layers.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Oh So Eclectic, Bold Butterfly

I added some bling to the front, one of the small Faceted Gems in the middle and two small Rhinestones. I finished it off by painting some Wink of Stella glitter all over. Not that you can see it well here, but my butterfly is very sparkly.

I adhered the butterfly on with two dimensionals so that it sat nicely over the top of my leaves. I stamped a my sentiment and finished off a coordinating envelope.

With so much inspiration ink this hop be sure to head over to Monique Fielder.


Colour INKspiration challenges run for 10 days, so be sure to show us your amazing creation over on our Facebook Challenge Group by 7pm Monday, 23rd October.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenges are back – CYCI#149

So excited that Can You Case It? are back weekly and with sketch challenges making their long awaited return.

I love sketch challenges and here is our first one for 2017.

Can You Case It? CYCI#149

Okay, so maybe this one may have been my suggestion. It was probably easy to spot as you may remember I like the alternate angles of layered cardstock.

Here is my design inspiration for you.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Thinlits, SAB Glimmer paper stack

I made a simple hello card with lots of bling. I’m so in love with the Glimmer paper stack right now, I used it here for my butterfly in Sweet Sugarplum. As if he wasn’t blingy enough, I had to put a Rhinestone on his back!

The layer beneath the butter is Mint Macaron and here I have embossed it with one of the patterns that come from the Floral Affection set. The folder is a frame, but here I have used just one half. Then I coordinated the next layer with some Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and finished off with a Basic Black flag.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Thinlits, SAB Glimmer paper stack

A couple of posts ago I was looking for a little “hello” stamp in my collection. At the time, I couldn’t find the right size I needed so used a marker and part of another stamp to get the right sized sentiment. Well guess what…. I found one that works… There is one hiding in the Banners for You stamp set!

Also, I rotated the sketch 180° so that the elements where in the bottom right corner. It just seemed to work better while I was in design process mode. You can rotate the sketch 90° or 270° if you wish and see what shapes and patterns they create for you.

Now that we are back to weekly challenges, this one closes Midday next Saturday, March 18th (AEDT). Check out all the details here on the Can You Case It? website and while you’re there, don’t forget to check out all the amazing inspiration from the design team too. When you have created your masterpiece, head over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your image or link to your blog in the comments section of the challenge post.

Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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