Hello! We have a fabulous colour challenge for you this week at Colour INKspiration. There’ s a blog hop to enjoy and then all the action for the challenge happens in our Facebook group. Click here to visit and share your creation with us.
You may have hopped here from the gorgeous Lisa Whitehead who won challenge #53 and joins us as a guest designer.
Here’s the colours for challenge #55…
You can use 3 or more of these colours in your project.
I went all out and used all 6 plus white & black as we can include basics (white, black & vanilla) and metallics.
A large part of the inspiration for my card came from the challenge photo. I used the clouds to create the background and the Grapefruit Grove cushion to inspire the styling of the hot air balloon.
It was so hard to photograph the background but it’s crazy shimmery! I used Shimmery White cardstock for my base and then added a mix of Isocol (alcohol), reinker and shimmer paint. My first attempt at a major fail – sprtizing using a mask doesn’t work! All the colour seeped under the mask and I got blobs rather than clouds.
The second attempt was much better applying the colour with a sponge and I got these pretty clouds. One mix was Coastal Cabana & Frost White Shimmer Paint and the second was Smoky Slate & Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.
It’s hard to capture just how pretty it is!
I used the remaining challenge colours under the balloon – cut by the Up & Away Framelits.
The sentiment is from the Lift Me Up stamp set. I white heat embossed on Rich Razzleberry and Grapefruit Grove cardstock and then roughly snupped with scissors. I love chopping up sentiments like this!
I had so much fun with these colours! It was the perfect challenge to prompt me to put different colours together than my normal combinations!
Next up on the blog hop is my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman in QLD.
Thanks for hopping with us!