26 May 2021

Colouring INKspirations Challenge #100 - Treasured Medallion Watercolour



Hello crafty friends!  Welcome, and thanks for popping in!

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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