Delicate Forest meets Thoughtful Wishes for Colour INKspiration Challenge #168

Delicate Forest meets Thoughtful Wishes for Colour INKspiration Challenge #168


Delicate Forest Stamp Set & Die Bundle has been combined with Thoughtful Wishes Stamp Set and Die Bundle and used for Colour INKspiration challenge #168.

Welcome to my blog. Today’s post is for Colour INKspirations Colour Challenge #168. Our inspiration pic for this challenge was chosen by design team member, Bernie Roodt. The colours are Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Cajun Craze and Lost Lagoon. Our guest designer for this challenge is the fabulous Sharon Dalton.

CI#168 will run for almost two weeks and will end at 7 pm (AEDT) on Monday July 10th.
For more details on how to participate in this fun colour challenge, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Picture credit –

Delicate Forest and Thoughtful Wishes …

If I am mixing up these stamp sets and dies, I think my project is more a Thoughtful Forest than Delicate Wishes.

Delicate Forest Meets Thoughtful Wishes for CI158

Let’s Brayer …

The challenge colours are quite strong … I decided to break them down a bit by using the Stampin’ Up! brayer to apply the ink.

I did add a neutral into the mix here, brayering Lost Lagoon and Gray Granite onto the Basic White background panel. To achieve the textured effect, ink up the brayer and then brayer onto scrap paper before applying the ink to the cardstock.

The images in the background are from Delicate Forest and Thoughtful Wishes stamp sets, stamped with Lost Lagoon ink. I also added one of the smaller images along the bottom using White Craft Ink.

Delicate Forest meets Thoughtful Wishes for CI168

I splattered the background with Gray Granite ink and then with White Craft Ink, both mixed with a little bit of water to create a splattery fluid.

The foreground foliage pieces are from the Delicate Forest and Thoughtful Wishes die sets, cut from white card. I brayered the die cuts with Cajun Craze, Red Real and Daffodil Delight ink. Brayering the ink onto the die cuts creates a textured look and leaves a slight white border around the edges (make sure you remove some of the ink from the brayer by applying to scrap paper first). You could brayer up some white card first and then die cut from the brayered pieces if you don’t like the white edges.

Delicate Forest and Thoughtful Wishes for CI168

The sentiment is from Delicate Forest, stamped with Gray Granite ink. The embellishments are the Iridescent Foil Gems, coloured up with Lost Lagoon ink.

Delicate Forest meets Thoughtful Wishes

INKspired to join the challenge?

Why don’t you join in the challenge? Jump in and create a card using this lovely colour combination, and upload it to the Facebook group here. Easy peasy!!! This challenge finishes at 7:00pm on Monday July 10th.
To check out all the challenge parameters, go to the challenge post first here.
If you want some INKspiration, check out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album here.
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 Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Basic Beige and metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration (don’t forget to answer the questions). Then 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 this striking colour combination. Remember you can substitute a close colour if you don’t have the exact colours, Cherry Cobbler or Poppy Parade instead of Real Red for instance.

xxx Cheryll

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