27 April 2022

Stamped Posy - Colour INKspirations Challenge #120

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

Welcome back for Colour INKspiration Challenge #120.  The photo for this Challenge has been chosen by our fabulous Crew member, Jan Clothier and the Guest Designer is my good friend and craft room buddy, Sharon Dalton.

When I saw these colours, I knew exactly what I wanted to do and I have to warn you, I've used quite a few stamp sets but when you do a project like this, that's often the way.  I also wanted to stamp on coloured cardstock.  It does have a totally different look to it, the colours are more subdued but I like it.  If you prefer brighter, more vibrant colours, then stick to Basic White cardstock.
I'm an avid follower of Ruth Trice from Artful Stampin' and I love the way she uses her stamps to create the most beautiful pieces of 'art work' - I honestly don't have any other word for them.  She does daily live videos over on You Tube through the week and you'll often find me there with all my other Artful Stampin' friends.
For this project I've used an 8" x 8" piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and the following stamp sets:
  • Colour & Contour - flower in Misty Moonlight
  • Artistically Inked - flower in Polished Pink, single leaf in Just Jade
  • Dahlia Days - frond in Soft Sea Foam, stalk in Just Jade, small trio of flowers in Polished Pink
  • Lovely You - small single flower in Misty Moonlight
  • Forever Fern - larger leaf image in Soft Sea Foam, dottage in Misty Moonlight and Polished Pink
  • In Symmetry - small flower in Soft Sea Foam 
You don't need to have these exact sets but I have a few tips for this particular stamping:
  • I would recommend four different floral images - two larger, one in the middle and one small.
  • Lots of different styles of foliage images especially if you are restricted with colours - the different styles will add different texture and depth
  • And you will definitely need a dotty/dottage stamp - the one from Forever Fern is my favourite and is attached permanently to a clear block.
  • For a donation to a Ukraine charity, you can watch Ruth stamp a posy and where I got my inspiration.  This video was done as a fund raiser for Ukraine: https://artfulstampin.blogspot.com/2022/03/bouquet-for-ukraine

Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join us! It's a great way to have fun with different colours! 

Firstly, hop on over and check out 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. Just a reminder to use all the challenge colours. Neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black are also allowed as well as Metallics.

If you feel inspired, 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.  

 Until next time, take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
Monica xx
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