Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Bright Fun of Colour INKspiration #34

Hello and Welcome to our wonderful Colour INKspiration blog hop challenge!!  Make sure you keep hopping all the way around - I promise you, the projects are all amazing!!
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We are exploring this lovely combination: 
Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray.

My starting point was some watercolouring using one of my new favourite stamp sets from the NEW Catalogue (starting next week!! woohoo!).  
It is Very Vintage - one of the gorgeous selection of Hostess Stamp Sets!!

After my free spirited (read 'messy') colouring of the flowers, I was stumped until I decided to create a lovely double z fold card using all of the stamps in the set to create some stamped DSP.

This is my Mum's birthday card for tomorrow, and she's a very gifted crafty lady with knitting, crocheting, tatting and sewing and some card making too (featuring sewing and tatting!!).

I love the soft finish of these colours together.

I've used all of the images from the stamp set on this card (great value when we get to use them all at once!! teehee!) and a couple of the greetings. 
 There are actually 5 greetings in the set and 5 delicious vintage images.

At first I wasn't so sure about the combination of the messy watercolouring with the clean stamping on the card (I did try the same design with sponging but it looked awful - so you don't get to see that!!) but in the end, I love how this has turned out, and I hope Mum does too!!

Now it's time for you to hop along to see Roses stunning stained glass card.

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Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia  x


  1. Love the messy watercolouring Julia! Great card! Kelly x

  2. I am loving this stamp set, and your messy watercolouring Julia! Wishing your Mum a 'Happy Birthday'. D xox

    1. Thank you so much Denita - she really loved it!!

  3. WOW Julia. I too love the messy water colouring. Even with the colour the images have kept that very vintage feel, that stamp set is fantastic.
    This reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on it. It will come to me I am sure lol

    1. Thank you Kim, I love the messy watercolour look so much, so it's lovely that it worked!!

  4. What a fun card Julia and I can see why your Mum loved it ...

    1. THankyou so much -it's good to be able to give something a bit more special to Mum!!

  5. Wow, Julia, this is pretty special. Love the watercoloring and fun fold.


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