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Inkspirational Challenge #6

This week at Inkspirational we have a Colour Challenge for you.

My first thought upon seeing these colours was to create something ‘male’ themed. We also needed to use something from this months sponsor, Eclectic Anthology, sometime during the month. When I popped over to the site and checked out the ‘freebies’ I found something that I thought would work well. I don’t often make cards for men so I struggle a little with them. However I am happy with my end result.

I have used Perfect Plum for my base card, added a layer of Very Vanilla which I have sponged the edges using Crumb Cake (aka Kraft). To this I have added a triangle cut, Argyle Embossed, piece of Not Quite Navy which again I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. I’ve cut an opposing triangle cut piece of Crumb Cake cardstock which I stamped with the En Francais background stamp using Versamark ink. Again I have sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. I have wrapped some lined thread around the lower edge of the top layers and knotted. For the final touch I have added some FREE Initials from Eclectic Anthology to say ‘DAD’.

I’ve created a second project for this colour challenge. Actually this one was my first but when I’d finished it I didn’t think it showed the ‘sponsors’ images enough with the other stamping I’d done, so I made the card for my DT entry.  My initial thought with this challenge, as I mentioned, was to created something ‘male’ themed. I had decided to use the FREE Initials and thought they would look great to decorate some bottle caps. I then thought the bottle caps would make a great decoration for a box of cards. Now when I did this post I didn’t have the cards completed, but when they are I will share them.  Here’s my finished card box.

I’ve made the box in Perfect Plum and randomly stamped the background elements stamps from SU Clockworks onto the lid using Versamark. I’ve swiped some Perfect Plum ink over the edges of the lid. Next I added a layer of Not Quite Navy which has been distressed and then swiped some Not Quite Navy ink over the edges. The final layer is Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) which I stamped the images from SU Clockworks in Versamark randomly and then applied chalk over to ‘pop’ the images. I’ve used the retired Stampin’ Up Stampin’ Pastels in Perfect Plum, Not Quite Navy & Crumb Cake using a sponge dauber. I have then distressed the edges and swiped Crumb Cake ink over the edges. The last part to this top layer was to print out the FREE Initials from Eclectic Anthology to spell ‘CARDS’, roll the edges of the bottle caps by running through the Big Shot, adhere the letters to the bottle caps and then I adhered them to the lid.

I hope you’ve like the items I’ve made for this weeks Challenge. I’d love to hear from you if you have.

Pop on over to the Inkspirational blog and check out what the other DT members have created, then get crafting yourself and link up your creation.

Field Flowers

This card is another CASE but this time for the very creative Lynn Weiss. I really loved Lynn’s card. The colours are gorgeous, the layout is great and the stamp set is just right. It’s just a beautiful creation so go check it out.

I did omit a few things on my card and also changed the sentiment but overall it’s a CASE of Lynn’s card. I demonstrated this at the workshop last Saturday too.

This stamp set, Field Flowers, is one of my favourites from the 2011|2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. I so hope it lasts at least another year so I can put it to lots more use. Last year was pretty much a right off for me creativity wise and this year has started off slower than I was hoping for too. I need to have days where I don’t turn the computer on I think but then I won’t get the blogging side done or I don’t have access to my inspiration from Pinterest, other online sites or challenge blogs. What to do? Discipline I think…..lol

Stamp sets: En Francais, French Foliage, Field Flowers
Card: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Always Artichoke, Concord Crush
Accessories: Crochet Trim – Victoria, Scallop Trim Border & 1 3/4” Circle Punches, Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – Vintage Wallpaper, Big Shot, Sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Till next time….

Elegant Friends

I’m playing along with a ‘new to me’ sketch challenge today and that is with Creative Sketches. This weeks challenge is #CS22.

This is the sketch provided.

I’m using the Elegant Soiree DSP and coordinating cardstock & ink, along with the Friends 24-7 stamp set.

This is what I came up with.

I really love the colour combination of the Elegant Soiree DSP and it’s been a while since I’ve used the Friends 24-7 stamp set so it was nice to ink it up again.

Stamp sets: Friends 24-7, En Francais
Card: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Versamark, Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Crochet Trim – Chantilly

I’m hoping to get a few more challenges done today so check back later for more creations.

Till then…..