Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Bye Bye Birdie CI#11

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We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific. We love using colour challenges to inspire our creativity, and yours. This week the colours are Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Soft Suede. We have also been joined this week by the very talented Juana Ambida who has made an amazing project for this blog hop. Don't forget to use the 'next' button at the end of the post to proceed along the hop.

For my first card I constructed a base using strips of card in the three colours. With the two shades of brown it is quite a masculine look, and perhaps if I hadn't added a lace doiley, it might have remained masculine. Best Birds co-ordinates with a matching framelits set, and I wanted to die cut some blue blossoms to add to the stamped image. The textured blue stamp you can see behind the bird is another great stamp in Best Birds, a very handy addition to my stash.

It is almost hard to believe that these two cards were made with the same colour palette and stamps.

A piece of DSP (designer series paper/patterned paper) with soft clouds was used in the background. Only a narrow border and the sentiments in Early Espresso this time, gives a much softer card.

A little mix of stamping, water colouring and stamped and diecut images to finish off this card.
Next stop on this hop is Denita, make sure you check out her project

Happy Crafting!


  1. Great differences in the cards Rach - love that you've provided a contrast on how to use these colours. The white definitely helps to break it up! Kelly x

  2. love your striking panel background Rachel, and those birds are just too sweet

  3. Very pretty cards Rachel, and so different. Love your use of the colours xx

  4. Great examples with the challenge colours, Rachel. Love the colour block background on the first and the daintiness of the second.

  5. Love how you can make 2 very different cards from 1 group of challenge colours.Love them both.

  6. These are lovely Rachel! Both so different, yet effective! Great designs too! xx

  7. Wow. What a clever use of the colours and stamp set to show off their versatility. I love the branches. What a gorgeous card. Great projects.

  8. I like what youhave done with the stripes!


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