Friday, February 18, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #58 - Orange 18!

This week's challenge at Inkspirations is a great colour one.  Feast your eyes on these awesome colours:-


This year we have lots of 18th birthdays happening, with the first family one coming up in March.  One of our nephews has always loved orange, so when I saw these colours, I immediately thought of him.  Here is the card I have created:-

I decided to try different proportions of the colours than I would normally use, with just a touch of white & LOTS of Tangerine Tango!!!  I quite like the effect the heavier colours give.

I die-cut an "18" in Tangerine with a matching mat in Espresso & then gave the Tangerine numbers a very liberal coating of Crystal Effects to give it a beautiful gloss.  I've discovered the rules to using Crystal Effects are use lots & then walk away!!!  I left these numbers to dry overnight & didn't even peek at them while they were drying for fear of planting a great big fingerprint in them....  The orange layer has been popped up on dimensionals.

The circular tag has been created using a stamp from the Punch Bunch set.  When I mounted the "genuine article" stamp I cut the centre out which read "true friend" & mounted it separately, to give more mileage to the stamp.  The outer "HAPPY" ring is from a retired set.  I then punched a small star which has had a coating of clear glaze & mounted it with a dimensional.  The white layer is also raised from the Marina layer.  The whole tag has been lifted up on a double layer of dimensionals, to make it sit above the "18".  Here's a close up of the deets:-


For more inspiration on how to use this awesome colour mix, go check out the rest of the team at Inkspirations & make sure you play along...
The Challenge Site



Card Components:
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist & Whisper White
Stamps:  Extreme Elements, Punch Bunch & Starring You (retired)
Inks:  Pumpkin Pie (sorry, don't have any Tangerine), Marina Mist & Early Espresso
Other:  Crystal Effects, Glaze Pen, Dimensional Adhesives, Star Punch, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Sponges, Robo