Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Something Fun and Bright for Colour INKspiration #46

Hello and Welcome to a beautiful bunch of colours for our Colour INKspiration Blog Hop and Challenge!!
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Do you love our inspiration picture this time?  What a stunning bunch of flowers!!
We are challenging you to use all of these colours together in 1 project!!  They are:  Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green.

I've used these colours to help me create a bunch of gifts for my workmates.  I've used a lovely stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue called Country Home.
Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set
  It will no longer be available once the catalogue finishes on 2nd January, so I'm making the most of it when I can!!  I love the spirit of gratitude in this stamp set, and I think these greetings work so well as a great reminder every day of the year - so a calendar Easel Card was born!  

Heather taught this as one of our projects on our team day and I loved the idea so much I've made extras!!  The anchor for the easel features a pack of sticky notes - Heather's project had a little box for these, but I've just made a cover for the top so that it all blends in to the colours for this challenge!  (I could only find yellow sticky notes!!!)

The top folds down to expose the bottom half of the base of the easel allowing the pretty flowers to show up even when the 'card' is closed.  All the images were watercoloured with an aqua painter and the challenge inks.

Now it's time for you to hope over and see Rose's amazing project - I'm not usually into bright colours, but I've just LOVED seeing all the team projects in these colours - so so so beautiful!!

We'd love you to join in the fun with us too!!  Use all of these colours in your project and then add it to the lineup on our facebook challenge page!!  Too easy.  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

UPDATE:  Card Measurements for those who'd love to give this a go!! 

Blueberry Bushel base card - 21cm x 14.5cm scored at 14.5cm and 20cm along the long side
Blueberry Bushel easel front - 14.5cm x 10cm
Balmy Blue mat - 2 x (14cm x 9.5cm) for the Easel and the Base
Shimmer White for stamping and colouring - 2 x (13.5cm x 9cm)
Blueberry Bushel mat for the Calendar is 5cm x 8cm
Blueberry Bushel Post It Note Cover is 3" x 10.5cm scored at 3" & 3 3/8" on the long side.  


  1. Such a cute project, definitely will be an appreciated gift.

  2. Such a gorgeous project, Julia. Love the colour combo and a perfect gift for the new year.

    1. Thank you Judy - I agree these colours really make it gorgeous!!

  3. I love your calendar, post it note easel card and it is perfect in the challenge colours! X

  4. I love the calendar and post it note card. It will be a wonderful gift for someone and the colors are perfect. Would you consider sharing your tutorial as I would so love to make some as Christmas gifts. Thank You -

    1. Thankyou JoAnn - watch this space - I hope to update the post and add the cardstock measurements soon!!

  5. I love your projet. Would love to give it a go, but I don't understand the conversion from cm to inches? TFS your awesome project!

  6. Sorry, I didn't know someone had already ask. Could you Please tell me or give me a web address for desk/card sized calendars? Haven't been able to find any online?

  7. That is such a great idea Julia. Such a great thing to be able to look at everyday. Gorgeous and useful. Win, Win!


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