Friday, January 21, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #54 - Fussy Blossoms

It's Inkspirations Challenge time again & this week you have these gorgeous colours to play with:-

These colours work perfectly together!  I seriously think that Pear Pizazz is nudging Old Olive out of my "favourite green" top spot, it's such a pretty & versatile colour.

Anyway, this week I have created a little magnetic calendar & a matching tri-fold card:-

Now, I have two big thank yous here.  One to Christine for her sweet inspiration to make a calendar & one to Lynne for being such a wonderful friend & picking up & posting me some calendar pads.  I had trudged to shop after shop without success, & then discovered you could get them in her state! Thanks so much lovely ladies!

So here is the card opened up:-

& here is the calendar:-

Call me crazy, but I actually find fussy cutting quite enjoyable (or maybe I just thrive on a good challenge) & these blossoms were VERY enjoyable/challenging to cut out!  lol

I tried something different with these projects & that was watercolouring onto Very Vanilla cardstock instead of using watercolour paper.  It certainly needed a different colouring technique but worked okay. To stamp my outline images, I first inked the stamp with Versamark & then, before stamping, inked it again with Early Espresso.  I heat set the ink with clear embossing powder to get a raised outline.

The DT have some beautiful creations to show you, so pop along & have a peek:-
The Challenge Site



Card Components
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla
DSP: Pear Pizazz Patterns from 6x6 Hostess Pad
Stamps:  SU Elements of Style & Afterthoughts
Inks:  Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Versamark
Other:  SU Wide Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Pear Pizazz Ribbon, Calendar