26 May 2021

Colouring INKspirations Challenge #100 - Treasured Medallion Watercolour

 

 

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The latest Colour INKspirations Challenge has just opened up over on our Colour INKspiration Challenge Facebook Page and the photo for this challenge was picked by founding crew member, Bronwyn Eastley and comes from Bridestowe Lavender Farm in Tasmania.  Our Guest Designer this fortnight is Karen Hadler.
 
Colour INKspiration was founded by our lovely Bronwyn Eastley in 2017. She originally thought she would get a few friends together and start a Blog Hop but then someone suggested maybe a Facebook Colour Challenge.  Out of the original 25 Crew Members, we still have eight and the very first challenge was on January 11, 2017. Today we celebrate Challenge #100!!
 

My card for this challenge features the Treasured Medallion stamp set from Stampin' Up and uses watercolouring to add colour to a heat embossed image.


 

Supplies needed:  

  • Stamp Set: Treasured Medallion (J-J 2021 Mini Catalogue)
  • Cardstock:  Magenta Madness (card base), Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Basic White
  • Inks:  Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
  • Basics Embossing Powders (Black)
  • Reinkers:  Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madess, Bermuda Bay
  • Water Painters
  • Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Embellishments: Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Heat Tool, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Card Assembly:
 
 
Stamp the medallion image in Versamark Ink on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper and heat emboss in black Embossing Powder and allow to cool.

Add a drop of re-inker in your choice of colours to an Acrylic Block and mix with a small amount of water.
 
Take a Stampin' Spritzer and lightly spritz the stamped image.
 
 
 
  
Using the fine-tip Water Painter, add ink to your image.
 
The wetter your image is to begin with, the more the ink will spread

 
 
 
 

Trim down using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

 

 




 
 
You will need: 
A piece of Basic Black cardstock measuring roughly 3 1/8" x 4 1/2"
A piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock measuring roughly 3 1/4" x 4"
A strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock measuring roughly 3/4" x 5 1/4"
A piece of Magenta Madness cardstock measuring 4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2" to create a top folding card base. 

 
Arrange the cardstock and adhere with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Add a few sequins from the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  

Love using these embellishments, being adhesive-backed, they are so easy to apply and the colours work with everything!
 
 
 
 
Lastly, to finish off the inside of my card, I took a piece of Basic White cardstock and stamped the medallion image in the bottom right corner and adhered this into the centre. 

See below for a photo of the finished card.
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

 
 

 
 Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join in our colour challenges. It's a great way to take yourself out of your comfort zone and use different colours! 
Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
  
Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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14 May 2021

Alcohol Blending Technique feat. Meadow Dies Silhouettes

Hello crafty friends!  Welcome and thanks for popping in!

 I'm having so much fun playing around with the alcohol blending technique.  Unfortunately, Stampin' Up! doesn't have a range of alcohol inks but that doesn't stop me!  Using the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and a bottle of high % rubbing alcohol (I use 100%), I can achieve a very similar look.

The card I'm sharing today was started when I visited my good friend, Sharon Dalton who just happens to also be an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the Rockhamtpon area.   We got out the Blends Markers, Vellum and the rubbing alcohol and virtually played all day, creating all different backgrounds.  It's quite addictive!

My card was finished back in my own craft studio.  At the time I didn't really have a purpose, however, a close friend of mine's father passed away last week and I needed a Sympathy Card.  The colours were perfect!  I also got out my new Meadow Dies and an idea popped into my head.

Supplies Needed:

  • Dies:  Meadow, Scalloped Contours
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick, Basic White Regular, Vellum, Basic Black
  • Stampin' Blends: Evening Evergreen Combo, Fresh Freesia Combo, Pale Papaya Combo, Polished Pink Combo, Soft Succulent Combo
  • Embellishments:  Linen Thread 
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
  • Tools:  Heat Tool Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Card Assembly:

 
To see how I created this background, please go back to my previous Blog Post here

I used the second to largest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies in Basic White.

Using the scallops as a guide, I drew in lines with a pencil and ruler.  I then took my Paper Trimmer, cut along those lines to create a frame.

Die cut two silhouette images from the Meadow Dies in Basic Black


Attach all pieces to the card front using Dimensionals.

I like to keep Sympathy Cards simple so the only emblissment I added was a small bow in Linen Thread. 

Love the soft look behind the die cut pieces. 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  

 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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