Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Still addINKtive Challenges - Just 3 Colours!


This week the challenge at still addINKtive is super easy!  Just three colours to combine:-


I love how rich these colours look, combined with my neutral, very vanilla.  I have whipped up a little fridge magnet calendar for my Mum ♥:-


I have used some more new products that will be available in the Seasonal Catalogue from February 1.  The soft suede & very vanilla layers have been die-cut, using the new oval framelits.  Then the river rock layer was cut by hand, using a craft blade, by running it around the outside edge of the same framelit die that was used to cut the vanilla layer.  The edges of the vanilla & river rock ovals have been sponged with river rock ink & the scalloped layer has been sponged with soft suede.

The leaves have been stamped with a fabulous new floral stampset & then cut with the matching die!  :)

The little bow was made from vanilla seam binding, which I dyed first, in a small ziplock bag which had a mix of rubbing alcohol & river rock re-inker in it.  I dunked a length of ribbon in the mix, then scrunched it up, squeezed out the excess liquid, spread it out to dry and then tied it in a bow.  The colour match was perfect!!!

The flowers are also a new seasonal product - ribbon flower trim.  I have snipped three blooms off the tulle backing ribbon & coloured them using a mister filled with rubbing alcohol & pink pirouette re-inker.  As the flowers dried, I added more colour to increase the intensity of colour & actually ended up with a pretty coral colour.  I have added pearls to the centre of each flower & then a sprinkling of the tiny pearls around the blooms. 

We hope you can join us this week at still addINKtive with these pretty challenge colours.  The still addINKtive Design Team have some awesome projects for you to check out - you can find all the links HERE or HERE.

Card Components (SU!)
Ovals Collections Framelits Dies, Secret Garden Stamp Set & matching Framelit Dies, Vanilla Flower Trim, Pink Pirouette & River Rock Re-Inkers, River Rock & Soft Suede Inkpads, Basic Jewels - Pearls, Vanilla Seam Binding, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Other
Small Calendar (from Regal Craft), Magnets

8 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Beautiful, Helen; your Mum will love this, I'm sure. It hadn't even occurred to me to dye those gorgeous flowers - thanks for the tip!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What an absolutely adorable project. Lucky mum. Love your coloured rose trim

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Must keep my eyes out for that ribbon trim! Beautiful project. Bet your mum loves this one! Hugs xxx

Bonnie said...

OK, you've convinced me that I "need" these pretty flowers! This is so pretty!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a beauty this is! At first glance I thought it was an embroidery hoop! What a great project that would make also! Great job with the layers!

Lisa Young said...

Gorgeous! I love the pearls in and around the flowers but I am most intrigued by the River Rock oval frame and how you created it. I am going to try that! That, and the ribbon. Thanks for the great ideas!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is so gorgeous Helen and your Mum is very lucky I reckon.
Great job in cutting that inner oval with a blade (I'm impressed but don't think I'll be trying it :).
You have totally convinced me that I need to buy that flower trim. It wasn't even on my "maybe" list but it's a must have now.
Thanks!

Nikki Spencer said...

Just whipped it up huh!....It is just beautiful Helen, the gorgeoues soft colours caught my eye, but the beautiful blooms are a standout, very pretty, l'm sure your mum just loved it!