Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Colour INKspiration #15 - loving these bluesy colours


Hello and Welcome to our Colour INKspiration Blog Hop and Challenge!!
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This week the colours are:  Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.


My favourites are the blues - Bermuda Bay and Pool Party with the vibrant splash of Lemon Lime Twist!!  I am NOT a purple person, but the Elegant Eggplant looks fabulous with these colours!! 


I've done some of my favourite collage stamping using Timeless Textures for the background in the Pool Party and Bermuda Bay.  Because I was doing a 'Thank You Cards' class this week, my design project for our challenge is one of the cards for the class.  So using the ever popular Delightful Daisy bundle (which is now back and available woo hooo) we created a feature flower to say thankyou.  


As I said, I'm not into purple, so when I created my double daisy head it was waaaaaay too much - hence the folded top layer for the daisy.  I attached the 2 heads together, and then folded the top petals into the centre and anchored them with the flower centre - I was pretty impressed with myself creating this flower AND it satisfied my not-too-much-purple  requirement!!
I love the double knot in the Bermuda Bay and Pool Party over the top of my ombre Lemon Lime Twist ribbon down the side of the card.  


Since I was having a fun time creating, I made another card with the Elegant Eggplant far more subdued!!  I've stamped the daisy onto vellum, and then blended the ink around to 'colour' in the petals using the Clear Wink of Stella brush.  


I scrunched the vellum daisies in my hand to give them a bit more body and texture, as well as manipulating the petals with a bone folder for curve.


Which one is your favourite?  
Honestly...... I like the one with more Elegant Eggplant - who would have thought?????? 
 But, I do loooove these bluesy colours!!  



Now it's time for you to hop along to see Chloe's GORGEOUS flamingos!!!


And please share your gorgeous creations using these colours by adding your photo to our Facebook Challenge Page - this link will get you there!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia.  x












21 comments:

  1. Great cards! Really love the vellum look.

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    1. Thank you Simone. Vellum always looks amazing.

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  2. These flowers are wonderful I love what you did with the first one making it 3D x

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    1. Thank you Nicole! It looks amazing.

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  3. Love these backgrounds and what you have done with your flowers Julia! So clever!

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  4. Definitely too hard to pick a favourite Julia these are both lovley.

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  5. The inky texture in these is really lovely Julia and I love your flowers both are pretty special and so different!

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    1. Thank you so much Kim. I love collage stamping.

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  6. Julia the background on your cards is just perfect, I love your first daisy and the folded over petals.

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  8. Sorry, had to delete my first comment as l called you Monique🙄
    Two great cards though Julia. I especially love the effect of the eggplant/vellum daisy...so pretty. Xx

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    1. Teehee. That's a complement Nikki. Thankyou.

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  9. Ooooh I love the vellum, Julia. Great cards. I'm not a purple person either so I think we both did a pretty good job :)

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  10. Love the way you created both flowers and set them off against a great collage background.

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    1. Thank you Lou. I really enjoy collage stamping!

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  11. I don't consider myself a purple person either so it always surprises me when I find i can enjoy working with it! Both great but I love the vellum daisy.

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  12. I'm going for the subdued look but both cards are pretty spiffy indeed.

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