Artfully Layered for Colour INKspiration #115

Artfully Layered for Colour INKspiration #115


Artfully Layered Stamp Set and the Tropical Layers Dies are bundled as part of the Artfully Composed Suite from the Stampin’ Up!® Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue.

Welcome to my blog. I am playing catch up with the current Colour INKspiration challenge – CI#115 runs until Monday 21st February, so there is still plenty of time to join in the challenge.

This inspiration pic was chosen by Colour INKspiration team member Monica Formosa … and it is a wonderfully warm and earthy colour combination this round.
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Our guest designer for this challenge is the amazing Alisa Tilsner and you can see her stunning card in the challenge colours here.

It is very easy to enter the Colour INKspiration Challenge. You don’t need a blog, you can simply post your card image in the facebook group.
Our CI#115 challenge features So Saffron, Bumblebee, Cajun Craze and Gray Granite. The challenge parameters are to use all four of the challenge colours (or if you don’t have the exact colour, you can substitute a close alternative), and in addition you can use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Check out how you can join in the challenge at the end of this post or on the facebook page here.
And if you need inspiration, the designer’s album for this challenge is absolutely fantastic. Click on the Media tab and then “Albums”, or go straight to the album here.

Artfully Layered Tropical Grunge Card …

There are a LOT of elements in my project today …. I have channelled my mixed media Cheryll for this one, and affectionately named it my “Tropical Grunge” card. Now I will bet you never would have thought those two words would go together!! The Stamp Set and Die Bundle used is Artfully Layered, a new one from the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue. I LOVE that Monstera Leaf image and it is my feature, backed up by …. well, just about everything else in the catalogue it seems! No, not really, but just a few of the products used are the Layering Designs Vellum, the new Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, and Embossing Paste.

So where have I used the challenge colours? Cajun Craze and Bumblebee inks are used in the background and those colours are picked up in the embossing paste/mask layer. The zig zag die cut edging comes from the Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper, one of the black/white designs sponged with So Saffron ink. My Monstera Leaf is stamped in Black Stazon ink and watercoloured with Cajun Craze and Bumblebee inks. Die cut leaf elements are Gray Granite and So Saffron. The sentiment is from Artfully Layered Stamp Set and is stamped onto Bumblebee card. And the Gray Granite Baker’s Twine comes from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.

I will be creating this Tropical Grunge card live on Facebook on 2nd March in my Creative Live Facebook Group if you are keen to know how all the layers come together. It is a public group, however if you join/follow, you will be notified of upcoming live events.

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. CI#115 finishes soon, but you still have a couple of days to pop a card up in the group. The challenge will end at 7 pm (AEST) on Monday February 21st. 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. All the details of the challenge are here.

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.

xx Cheryll

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