Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Colour INKspirtion #25 a New Year and New Toys

Welcome to the First 2015 blog for Colour INKspiration, I hope your Christmas and New Year have been amazing.  We start the year with a bright fresh colour palette.And I started the year needing a thankyou card or 2 - so I pulled out my minitreat thinlits set and made one using new paper and stamps, and one using older paper and stamps. Here they are both side by side.


I'm still not totally sold on Lemon Lime Twist as a colour although it is used very widely. Perhaps it just doesn't photograph very well. I prefer the cardstock once it is sponged with the same ink to give that deeper more intense colour. So that is what I have done to the leaf spray ( the second spray is cut from DSP) 

Both the DSP and the ribbon and sequins used in this project are new in the Tutti-frutti Suite. The paper is a cute little 6x6 stack with geometric type designs on one side and fruit patterns on the reverse. The Sequins are already self adhesive and come in a range of colours in the pack which is super handy, and the mini striped ribbon is really lovely too. I used the stamps from the new Petal Palette set and the matching framelits which are going to be so very versatile. The little bird is very sweet, and the sentiments are varied and very useable. For the bird on the inside I watercoloured with both navy and lime and they blend together beautifully.

Then I made a second version using some retired navy and White paper and the Background Bits Hostess set from the annual catalogue. There is plenty of shimmer on the strip of hearts.

 It's a very exciting time of year for Demonstrators as the new catalogue brings fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Let me know if you need a copy for yourself, there's so much to look at.

Next this week is my lovely friend Bec.

Thanks so much for looking and remember we'd love to see what you create using the same colour palette- just post a photo to our Facebook page, you have 2 weeks and you may earn a spot as a guest designer.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz


  1. Gorgeous little thank you cards, Liz. x

  2. Clever Thank you cards. I love the decorated inserts and the little tabs :-)

  3. Thank you for reminding me how cute the mini treat bags are! What a wonderful pair of Thankyou cards. Just stunning.

  4. 2 pretty special thank you cards Liz. Love all of the little details you have added. Hope LLT grows on you.

  5. Great use of the tab punch (I need to use mine!) and beautiful thank you cards. I often forget how cute the gift bags are as an alternative to envelopes.

  6. Gorgeous creations, Liz. Love the vibrant combinations and creative design - those inserts are adorable!


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