Colour Challenge – CYCI#150

This week over at Can You Case It? CYCI#150 we have a cool set of colours to challenge you with. They certainly challenged me… Navy is not a colour I reach for often, so it always gets me thinking. Which is good, isn’t it?

Can You Case It? CYCI#150



Here is what Kevin come up with… Mint, Navy, Copper and White.





Once I got going with them, this is how it all came together.

Photopolymer stamps are really great for lining up stamps so easily. This is what I did with the lace border stamp in the Delicate Details stamp set – which is a Sale-a-bration exclusive. I lined them up to mirror each other, leaving a tiny gap between. I think it worked out pretty well. I topped it off with one of the A-Ma-Zing dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit set in Copper foil, using a dimensional to

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams

It was looking a little clean, it needed something else plus I wanted to add some more navy into the mix too. I decided adding a little texture was the way to go. I have many texture stamps but they all felt a little too structured, I wanted something more organic for this.

Reaching for one of my acrylic blocks, I dabbed it into the ink pad, and smeared it across the corners of my white background. Adding a mix of Mint and Navy ink, some times straight on to the card in a stamping motion, sometimes I dabbed off some of the excess ink and smeared what was left on – giving this nice grungy feel.

It occurred to me, while doing this, this technique could be good to use when you “accidently” catch the corner of your block when inking your stamp and some of it makes it over to your cardstock…. Hmmmm, food for thought!


I finished off with a little sentiment “Just a note…” from the Better Together stamp set in some Navy ink.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Head over to our Facebook group and look for the post with this Challenge colour image. Our Design team inspiration will be posted in the comments. When you make your creation, upload it in the comments to play along.

Last entries are Midday, Saturday 25th March (AEDT). Top picks and next challenges are announced on the Facebook fan page too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – CI04


Another fortnight has flown by and here we are at the next colour challenge for the Colour INKspiration blog hop. Welcome to you all, I hope you are enjoying all the amazing projects the design team has for you.

The colours for this fortnight are gorgeous – we have Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Crushed Curry.


These set is definitely not my normal comfort zone, I almost bowed out for this one … eek! But I pulled myself together, reminded myself “this is a challenge” and “you can’t just play with your favourites all the time”! I did look a little silly shaking my pointer at myself!

Crushed Curry is a favourite of mine, so I challenged myself to keep this colour to a minimum. Instead focussing on Eggplant and Dijon. This is what I came up with…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Detailed Doilies, Swirly Scribbles

Using one of the stamps from the Delicate Details stamp set, a Sale-a-bration exclusive, I created a border across the top and left edge in Elegant Eggplant ink. Being photopolymer stamps, made it really easy to line up the design so they connect. Yes my stamp is stained, but I did take my time and it worked a treat!

I layered another piece of Whisper White on top and decorated that with some Delightful Dijon mini striped ribbon. I overlayed the ribbon with a scribble of the swirly kind and some flags. The Designer Series Paper flag is from the Moroccan collection, one is Crushed Curry and my sentiment is on Whisper White.

A funny thing with the sentiment… I wanted a small hello, but I didn’t have one on it’s own… well one this small anyway. This one is from the Beautiful Banner stamp set and the whole stamp reads “Hello, baby”, so I grabbed my Eggplant marker and inked up just the little part I needed.

I finished it off with one of those gorgeous little wooden hearts from the new Sending Love embellishment pack from the Occasions catalogue. The size worked really well with the width of the ribbon and the middle gap of the swirly scribble.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Detailed Doilies, Swirly Scribbles

For more INKspiration, hop on over to our resident SU Artisan Design team member for the South Pacific, Paula Dobson.


This challenge is now open and closes Monday, March 6th at 7pm. To join in, head over to our facebook challenge group and upload a photo of your project using these colours (or very similar) or a link to your blog post.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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