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Gilded Leafing plus Tasteful Touches for Colour INKspiration Challenge #95

Gilded Leafing creates a background for watercoloured tiles stamped with Tasteful Touches stamp set for Colour INKspiration Challenge #95

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Welcome to my blog. It’s Colour INKspiration challenge CI#95 and the inspiration pic for this challenge is exotic and beautiful.

Colour Inkspiration Challenge #95

Tasteful Touches plus Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Blackberry Bliss and Gold

These were fun colours to work with, and I love this image so much, I have totally vibed my card from not only the colours but the image itself.

Gilded Leafing and Tasteful Touches for CI95

First step was to create the “tile” effect. There is a die in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies which has all the exotic curves, and I really like the dappled effect in the inspiration pic, so I watercolour washed some Fluid 100 watercolour paper in each of the challenge colours. Once I had die cut a heap of the labels, I used the textural elements from Tasteful Touches stamp set to add patterns to each “tile”.

Gilded Leafing

Gilded Leafing and Tasteful Touches for CI95

For the gold element, I have used the Gilded Leafing Flakes. I applied some of the Adhesive Sheet to a panel of Basic White Thick cardstock and after removing the backing layer, the exposed adhesive grabbed the Gilded Leafing perfectly. I ended up with a couple of areas where the adhesive was patchy, and sponging a very light layer of Liquid Adhesive to these areas and then letting them get “tack dry” made filling the patches so easy. This is really stunning stuff.

Gilded Leafing is a feature

The sentiment comes from the Simply Succulents stamp set and I gold embossed it twice onto two different scraps of the watercoloured card before trimming out by hand. A little wrap of gold twine, and some co-ordinating layers, finish the card off.

I created this card live in Facebook … click here to watch the live.

The cards the other design team members have created for this challenge are absolutely STUNNING!!! Head on over to the Colour INKspiration #95 Gallery on Facebook.

INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then create and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You will need to be quick as this challenge finishes on Monday 22nd March. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

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