Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Some Masculine Colours for Colour INKspiration #40

Hello and Welcome to our fantastic challenge with colour INKspiration #40!!

The colours this time are Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Gorgeous Grape.  I know these colours have been a challenge to many on the design team this time!!  I instantly saw 'masculine' when looking at these colours and picture AND I have a customised order for a Masculine birthday card to create AND Father's Day in Australia is only a week and a half away!!  This challenge was absolutely perfect timing for me!!  

I've been very literal with the Gorgeous Grape colour here!!! teehee.  Tuscan Vineyard is a stamp set that I haven't used for simply ages, so it was really lovely to enjoy it's beautiful images. 
Tuscan Vineyard Clear-Mount Stamp Set
 I've watercoloured the grapes with Old Olive and Gorgeous Grape inks, and then added highlights with these same colours in the Water colour pencils!!  I also used the Early Espresso watercolor pencil for highlights on my carafe image which was stamped in Early Espresso too. 

 If you look really really closely you might be able to see the white embossed element in the bottom corner of the Vanilla which has also been enhanced with the Subtle embossing folder.  

The inside of the card has the same images stamped and coloured again - no fussy cutting this time, I just masked the grapes and stamped the bottles behind.  

The early espresso worked a treat to create a little watercoloured shadow under the grapes!

Here's the customised card ready to go with an added number for a very significant age birthday!!  

I hope you've been inspired to have a go with these colours too.  Make sure you hop around the whole design team to see the amazing work from everyone with this challenging colour combination.

We would love you to join in the fun with us too - you can easily add your project using these colours to our facebook challenge page here.  

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia  x


  1. Julia a perfect use of this stamp set for the colour combo - love it! Your colouring is so lovely!

  2. I love Tuscan Vineyard, and I love your interpretation of it in this colourway. It makes for a stunning card, for a special birthday.

  3. This is lovely Julia! Your balance of the colours is perfect and your colouring is awesome. xx

  4. Perfect colours for your Tuscan Vineyard, Julia. Gorgeous! D xox

  5. Great card Julia, perfect for a masculine card and I love the effect with the pencils. Wonderful inside as well, love that.

  6. Now that is the perfect way to use these colours Julia! Fab masculine cards.


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