Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wetland Birdlife CI#08


Colour INKspiration is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the South Pacific, all through Australia and New Zealand. We love to get together for these colour challenges, to inspire each other, and you, to create. We love it when you join in with our challenges to share your work and all you need is a Facebook presence. You can link in here on Facebook.

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As usual we've been challenged with some great colours, and maybe I took a wee hint from the subject matter too! I pulled the retiring Wetlands of my shelf, to stamp this 'Thinking of you' card. Thinking of you can be for many things, just as it says, for someone facing illness or another challenge, and even for condolences. It is handy to have a few on hand so that a note can be penned quickly and popped into the post. Recently at Onstage, Sara Douglass, the CEO of Stampin' Up!® asked us whether we had lots of cards at home. Of course, we all chorussed, 'yes' and Sara's reply was - "What's the good of that? Send those cards, so that people know you're thinking about them!" She's right isn't she?


This afternoon I wrote a card for a work colleague whose mother passed away before Easter. It's not a big thing, but I remember the comfort gained when I opened cards with notes in them after the deaths of my parents-in-law and my own mother. So although this is not the card I have sent, this one can take it's place in the box of cards I keep on hand.


Wetlands is a stamp set containing this subtle trail of waterbirds. I've stamped it twice, purposely flowing off the side of the Stitched Circle Framelit. The scalloped Delightful Dijon, and plain circle in Early espresso were added later. As far as I know, the clear mount and wood mount stamps are both still available in this stamp set. Thinking of You and Birthday Wishes are the 2 sentiments included, and there is a large duck and the grassy plant you can see on the inside of the card, also included in this stamp set.


I played about to colour the water colour paper like a setting sun going down into the ocean. Every time you water colour you end up with a different result. I must admit that I'd have loved to add some orange or purple shades in too, but not this time!

Head on over to the lovely Mel Pagano


Cheers, Rachel




13 comments:

  1. Beautiful Rachel, and I love the message on your post. I try to send as many cards as I can, because there's nothing as lovely as checking the letterbox to find 'happy mail'. You've got to share that creative gift you've got! Kelly x

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  2. Lovely card Rachel, and yes Sara's message hit home with me too. i hope that as we all send cards those that receive them may in turn choose to send some too.
    This is such a lovely set, and so versatile I will miss it too

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  3. I love how your created the focal point on your card Rachel, it looks amazing. TFS xxx

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  4. I never bought wetlands and I do actually regret it! This card is the perfect thinking of you card beautiful Rachel x

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  5. Absolutely lovely, Rachel! You have used the Challenge colours beautifully with the Wetlands stamp set. Cards in the mail are enough to brighten your day, and there should be more of it. D xox

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  6. So subtle and perfect for this card Rachel xx

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  7. Such a beautiful sentiment in your post Rachel. I love your card and it is such a perfect way to use this colour combo. Your thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated.

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  8. Such a clever interpretation of the image & colours, Rachel. All the elements combined to create such a lovely card. Well done!

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  9. Lovely card. Great use of the colour combo.

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  10. Lovely card....use this stamp set often

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  11. Love your setting sun watercolour Rachel. This set works so well with the colours and you have balanced them beautifully. xx

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  12. Beautiful, Rachel and a lovely card to have on hand.

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  13. The double stamping of the line of birds is a brilliant idea. All these images work perfectly with these colours.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel