We are starting the Challenge year with a gorgeous happy colour combination. I love these bright colours-although the inspiration photo gives them a pastel appearance, welcome to the hop for Colour INKspiration #49
I loved the row of houses and decided to do my colours all in a row as well using a very unassuming stamp from the Incredible Like You set. I think it's supposed to be the centre of a flower? but I just stamped it randomly as a dot and then lightly sponged a little of the same ink over the top for a bit more depth.
I wonder how many other sets I've got where I haven't used an image as much as it could have let me? Challenges are a great way to look at your supplies with new eyes. And I just love how all the design team members start with the same inspiration and end up with so many varied results. We'd love to see what you create too with these colours , so pop a photo onto our Facebook page.
After I stamped and sponged the panel I used the wonderful new Well Written Framelits Dies to cut out the Birthday- I was going to just let the black show through from behind but instead I cut a separate black word and adhere it into the negative space. It looks complete because I put each of those fiddly centre pieces ( the middle of all the loops) into the corresponding spaces in the black word. I can assure you it would have looked quite wonky if I had tried to put them in place freehand. It wasn't as fiddly as it sounds but only because I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets before I cut the word out. I can't recommend these enough when using detailed cutouts like these. The sheets are exceptional value because you get so many in a pack.
Once I had cut out the colourful word I had to use it also- but a much more simple treatment seemed more appropriate. These new Framelits are an investment but there are so many practical words and some gorgeous decorative pieces in the set it's a really wonderful addition to any crafters supplies. I was lucky enough to win the Well Said Stamp Set at Onstage but this is really the first time I've used it. There are heaps of possible word combinations.
I hope you get a chance to play with these gorgeous colours this fortnight, they will make your day happy.
Next this week is Erin from across the ditch, she has a birthday card too with a different approach to the colours.
I hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"
cheers, LizProduct List