Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas colour INKspiration #22 & 23

Hello and Welcome to this awesome Christmas Colour INKspiration challenge!!
I love BOTH of these colour schemes. 
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Our first amazing image includes:  
Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede.  

What do you think?  They are soft and quiet and the beachy image is just gorgeous.... so it all spoke to me of this sweet stamp set - Beachy Little Christmas.

I've created another z fold card and used the Sahara Sand for the 'beachy' bottom edge.

All the images have been coloured using our Stampin' Write Markers in all the colours.

I created the background using a wash of the Marina Mist and an aqua painter on our Shimmery white cardstock.  

This is such an AWESOME stamp set for here in Queensland!!!

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Our second colour group is just as amazing too - the colours are:  
Crumb Cake, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White and Silver Foil.

My card is inspired by the various ornaments and decorations hanging from the mantel. Aaaaaand, I really wanted to finally ink up this lovely wreath from Feeling of Christmas.  It's been sitting on my desk with sad eyes waiting......

I've again coloured using our Stampin' Write markers (sometimes I forget that we can just use the markers for colouring in - mostly I use them to multi colour stamps or for journalling while scrapping).  I am grateful to the arrival of our new Stampin' Blends because they've helped me rediscover colouring!!  Thank you Stampin' Up!

And then, when I had the wreath coloured, I added some (lots) of ribbony extras around the top.  The image pleaded with me to create a window or door for the wreath to hang from - so out came the Hearth and Home framelits for the silver foil; some Pinewood Planks on a Crumb Cake background and my piece was complete.  The finishing touch is the greeting hanging from the bottom of the window.  I had to hang it from the bottom because I didn't want to cover up any more of the window detail!!  If you look closely you can see some extra yummy Real Red enamel shapes on the wreath to give it some extra texture.  

Now, it's time for you to hop along to see our next AMAZING project from the design team.  You will LOVE it!!  Mel has created an amazing work of art.  

And we really hope you are inspired to create using either of these wonderful colour combinations.  It's easy to add your photos to our fun facebook challenge page here.  

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x


  1. Both your cards are just gorgeous Julia. Great way to use those colour combinations

    1. Thank you Libby. These were fabulous colours!

  2. Both of these are absolutely gorgeous Julia, l especially love the design and detail of your beach scene. Xx

    1. Thank you Nikki. I love the beach one too. These soft colours are just lovely.

  3. another 2 beautiful cards Julia, I think the wreath is my fave- beautiful colouring and such a good feeling when you get to use a stampset that has been waiting waiting for some ink! looks brilliant on the silver window frame.

    1. Thankyou Elizabeth. It is a lovely feeling to use it!

  4. Gorgeous z fold card with the beachy Christmas set and the window frame is gorgeous with the wreath love both of them :-) x

  5. Lovely card, such a wonderful creation.

  6. Wow, Julia, both creations are amazing. I love all the details in both cards. Both are fun, bright and stunning Christmas Cards.

  7. Love both of your cards Julia. Two completely different uses of the colours and both are amazing!

  8. Wow Julia. 2 superb cards. Love all the little details that you have added.

  9. Two fabulous creations Julia - it's been a busy time at your craft table! Have a great Christmas! Kelly x


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