Wednesday, 9 August 2017

CI#15 Intriguing Eggplant Doorway

WELCOME BACK, it's another round of colourful fantastic creations this week inspired by this amazing doorway. When I first looked at the colour palette I was a little apprehensive, and none of my original ideas came to anything much but I had lots of fun playing with the ink and then it all started to come together. Today my box of new products arrived and I just had to add in a new leaf punch Sneak Peak.

Bermuda Bay is easily one of my favourite colours, and Pool Party is a close second but I'm not normally a purple girl. This is a new technique to me and I had fun playing with it. You first lay down lots of colour using a sponge / sponge dauber and then take your aquapainter or paint brush with clean water and lift the colour off. Once the section is wet and the ink starts to move around you blot off the liquid with a tissue or cloth, rinse the colour from you bristles and then repeat until you have taken off as much colour as you like. The possibilities are endless, the hardest part is waiting for it to dry properly to continue stamping. 
The large panel is done is plain Whisper White, but the smaller panel is done on Shimmery White. I didn't have as much success with the watercolour paper but I think I just need to spend some more time playing. ( ie be more patient.......)
The large card I have stamped images from the Butterfly Basics set and another new technique to me (thanks to Simone at CASing the Catty this week) using the Wink of Stella brush and painting on additional colour - in this case the Lemon Lime Twist Ink over the fern leaf. I also added some fine tip glue to the sentiment and the leaves for some added dimension and gloss.

The second card was not initially part of this post but came together quickly this afternoon  - nothing like the 11th hour - I had a small sample piece lying on my desk but when my NEW leaf stamp (Painted Harvest) and matching Leaf Punch arrived  I just had to have a go. The images are beautiful in this photopolymer 2 step stamp, I can't wait to make some more cards with this -and if you love sunflowers your'e going to be super impressed.

For the inside I used the solid leaf image in Lemon Lime and the skeleton leaf image in Pool Party for a soft finish.

Don't be afraid to play with these amazing colours and show us what you create by taking a photo and posting it to our Facebook Page.

Thanks so much for looking today, be sure and hop around all the designers for some more inspiration.
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next this week is my lovely friend Rebecca

she loves colour too.

Thanks for looking, and remember

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"


  1. Gorgeous Liz. I love the same colours that you do! This is an amazing technique. And I love your new punch too. Lovely to see the sneak peek!

  2. Striking cards! Really liking this colour combo too.

  3. Your cards are beautiful...I need to study that technique and try it.

  4. I love these colours in a watercolour wash look just beautiful Liz x

  5. oh wow! Gorgeous Liz. What stunning backgrounds!

  6. Fantastic cards Liz and can't believe you made me think of rainbows even though you have only used 4 colours to make the effect. Stunning!!

  7. Such a stunning effect with those colours - I love it!

  8. Love those big bright splotches of colour Liz, they make a wonderful background for the more detailed stamping.

  9. Totally stunning cards, I would never have guessed that you struggled with the combo! Love the backgrounds.

  10. Those backgrounds are so vibrant and fun Liz. Love your creative use of the colours! Xx

  11. Oh my word, your cards are stunning, Liz. x

  12. Yummy backgrounds. Love the clear embossing - really makes the colour pop.

  13. Wow! Breathtaking and so beautiful. You aced the challenge colours.


thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz