Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Moments For Wishing Colour INKspiration #03

Already our 3rd challenge at Colour INKspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators creating paper projects, inspired by Pinterest colour combinations. Loved this one as I have just returned from a lovely relaxing time at the beach with my hubby, eldest son, delightful D-I-L, and their three cherubs. So, in truth it wasn't always relaxing, but it is probably a lot better having at least one adult per child (and a spare). I'm the person who arranges crafting activities and quiet time reading, I'll leave the action to the others, thanks. So this lovely cafè scene is perfect for me...

I had the opportunity to make a card using Mediterranean Moments (they're my favourite kind of moments!!!) stamped and die cut with the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies. Have you heard that they are FINALLY back in stock? Just add  item#145372 to your order. In Australia they retail at $50.00 but I'm sure you'll get good value from them.

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I love colour, but often feel overwhelmed by more than 3 colours at a time. Do you relate to that? In case the graphic is hard to read, the colours this week are Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Peekaboo Peach and Whisper White. That's why I thought it would be a great challenge to participate at Colour INKspiration, and you can too (just check for the link at the end). I've developed a system of picking each of the ink pads from the shelf, and studying them, piled at the end of my table. Now you don't need to use lots of each colour, but after I had completed my sweet scene, it seemed a little bland with only the cushions water coloured Peekaboo Peach. The difference stamping a part of the sentiment from Balloon Celebration made was amazing!

Sometimes its fine to leave the card base plain, but the brick work from Ghoulish Grunge very subtle in Soft Sky on Soft Sky, with paint drops (not blood) in Marina Mist, from the same stamp set, seem to add some interest. Unfortunately, Ghoulish Grunge was a Holiday Catalogue item and is no longer available in my online shop. Such a shame, as it complements several of the Occasions stamp sets very nicely.  Don't miss out on anything you fancy in the current Occasions Catalogue.
These blogs are going to post at 7:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. You can join in and post your creation on FB here.
Now it's time to head over to check out Bronwyn's amazing work

I hope you do join us
Happy crafting


  1. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your time at the beach Rachel, and what a sweet card with the cafe scene. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Gorgeous Rachel, and you're right - that little pop of colour really makes your card so special.

  3. So pretty Rachel. You have coloured that scene beautifully!

  4. Beautiful Rachel! Don't you love it when it all comes together just right! Kelly x

  5. your cafe scene is fabulous Rachel, i bet the kids love crafting with you!

  6. Rachel what lovely colouring and I really love the peekaboo peach cushion.

  7. Such a lovely serene card Rachel. The subtle background accents are really lovely. xx

  8. Lovely card!! Hope you enjoyed your break.

  9. Stunning. Love the pop of colour here and there and how you've done the background.


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