Colour INKspiration #06

Hello!  Welcome to our second Colour INKspiration for the month of March.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries we got for the first challenge for March – #05.  You can see them on our Colour INKspiration Facebook page.

Colour INKspiration #06 gives us a great combination of rich & fresh colours – Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral & all things gold!

For me, I just couldn’t move away from the Middle Eastern luxury feel – which led me back to my favourite elephant!!!

He’s definitely around for the next 2 months – so I’m going to be making the most of him!

How cute is the gold touch on his caparison?  That was inspired by this super cute pink elephant card made by Robyn Cardon.

I carried through the colours to create a fun inside of the card too…

I love splatters and have quite a few stamp sets that work well to create that bottom left to top right splatter pattern!

We’d love for you to join us on the Facebook page to see what other stampers are creating with these colours & to share you own creation.

Speaking of amazing creations (because I know yours will be), please hop on to the gorgeous Lou Kitzelman and see hers.  This lady is a never ending bottle of talent!

Thanks for supporting Colour INKspiration.

We’ve been dazzled by your contributions & amazed by how many people keep joining the fun!


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Colour INKspiration #01 New Challenge Hop

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Welcome to the first official challenge for Colour INKspiraton – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to pre-challenge colour combination – you guys were really ready for this!!!

I think part of the initial success is that anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.

We’ve seen some amazing creations in the past week and the excitement in the group is infectious!  Click here to join the Facebook page and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –

The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Then it’s over to you with a 12 day period for crafters to upload their own creations using 3 or more of the challenge colours.

If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.


Let’s get started!

This is the first delicious set of challenge colours…

Colour INKspiration Challenge #01

So many lovely colours to choose from – you can choose your favourite 3 – or all 6! (3 is the minimum to meet the challenge guidelines).

You can also mix in any Stampin’ Up! neutrals that you need to make your project perfect.


The first 4 colours are my favourite – so pretty and perfect for a baby card I wanted to make.

Colour INKspiration #01. New baby heart card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Of course, I’m playing with new products again.

The hearts are from the new Love Notes Framelits and the sentiment is from a fabulous new stamp set called Milestone Moments.

How lovely is that font???  I’m going to get a lot of use from this stamp set!

And although not new to the Stampin’ Up! range, I took the chance to buy the 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper pack when it was on special during the End of Year Closeout Sale.

Some people might use it for pretty envelopes (and I might too) but my first thought was – ooooo, more DSP options!!!  It’s a lighter weight than usual DSP, but still perfect for card fronts.


Thanks for visiting today.  Next stop is Monique Fielder and her colourful project.

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If you love the challenge colours, please join us on the Facebook page and upload your creation.  Or, just stop by to see what other crafty people make of the colours.

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Colour INKspiration – Coming in 2017!

As the year closes out, it’s time to start planning for 2017.

And I have some exciting news to share – there’s a new challenge coming in 2017 – Colour INKspiration.

This bi-monthly challenge is all about colours & creating to colour combinations.

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It’s going to be heaps of fun, with all the action happening on Facebook, which opens it up to lots more Stampin’ Up! enthusiasts.  No blog required – just join the Facebook page.

I’m delighted to be on the Colour INKspiration Crew, which means I’ll be sharing cards and projects I’ve created using the colours for each challenge.  The crew consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

A new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT). which will be accompanied by a Colour INKspiration Crew blog hop. Our first one starts on Wednesday, 11th January.

Don’t forget that this challenge is open to anyone – you don’t have to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to join in.

So, click here to request to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.


As a bit of pre-challenge fun, the group creator, Bronwyn Eastley from AddINKtive Designs surveyed the group on their favourite green, blue & yellow from the Stampin’ Up! range.

The winning combination was Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay & Daffodil Delight.

Colour INKspiration - Pre-Challenge colour combination.

These are all gorgeous colours and there have been some amazing creations already.

I was inspired to use these colours for succulent birthday card.

Colour INKspiration pre-challenge fun.  Succulent Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I hadn’t played with the dies from this suite before this card.  I’m so pleased with them – they are lovely with excellent shapes for layering.  So quick & simple to create a stunning succulent or flower centrepiece.

Colour INKspiration pre-challenge fun.  Succulent Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I added some texture to my succulent by gently sponging the leaves with Mint Macaron ink.  Using the same ink as cardstock colour allows for subtle depth.


Inspired by Paula Dobson’s pre-challenge entry, I decided this card needed just a little lift – and a lined envelope would be the perfect accompaniment.

Colour INKspiration pre-challenge fun.  Succulent Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

How beautiful is the DSP from the Succulent Garden suite?  I just love all of the products in this range.


I can’t wait for the first challenge, which you’ll see in a few short weeks.  Pop by on 11th Jan to see what me and the rest of the design team have come up with.  Then, join us on Facebook to share your own creation!

Can’t wait til then???  Join us now with your Mint, Bermuda & Daffodil creation!!!

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Just Add Ink #341 – Colour Challenge

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It’s about the chicks this week as I continue to play & share my favourites from the upcoming Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

Today is a Just Add Ink post and the challenge for the week is all about colour – Old Olive, Whisper White & Basic Gray.

Just Add Ink #341 - Colour Challenege


With those colours in mind, this is the first of my little chick cards I’m sharing today.

I’m naming this little chick “Olive” and she’s a great ‘layer’!!!

Just Add Ink #341 - Colour Challenge. Hey, Chick. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love adding layers to a card to build texture.  And twine!

I {LOVE} twine!!!


I’m not sure if it was a purposeful decision to make this embossing folder reminiscent of chicken wire, but I’m loving the happy coincidence if not!!!

You’ll find this dynamic fold in the new Occasions Catalogue.

This chick, who I’m calling “Red” was one of my class cards during the week.  Everyone loved the chicks!

 

Occasions & SAB 2017 Sneak Peek... Hey, Chick! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And finally, this sweet chick was a birthday card for my bestie.

She inspired the selection of this stamp set into my stash {I’d say purchase… but I actually got it for free – don’t tell her!!!}

Occasions & SAB 2017 Sneak Peek... Hey, Chick! Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve matched it with the Falling in Love DSP – which is just stunning!!!  Also available in the new catalogue.

I’m going to call this beautiful chick “Bloss”.


That’s all my chick shares for today.  There’ll be plenty more as this set is an absolute keeper.

You can earn it for free once Sale-A-Bration starts in January.

Can’t wait til then???  Join as a demo and enjoy all the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration products now!!!

Just $169 gets you into the chicken coop… actually it’s more of a free range situation at Stampin’ Up!  Email me if you want to talk details!!!

Please join us at Just Add Ink for our green, white & gray colour challenge.  You can find the linky on the Just Add Ink blog, along with the other great projects from the design team.

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Just Add Ink #332- Add Me To The Design Team!

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Guess what???

I’ve been asked to design for the Just Add Ink team for the next 3 months.

This is my first project – Just Add Ink – #332 Colour Challenge.

Just Add Ink #332 Color Challenge


I’m in love with all things “Cookie Cutter” from the Holiday Catalogue at the moment and this includes the Halloween set.

I’m not thinking Halloween though…

The wrapped up mummy makes a great centrepiece for a get well soon card!

Just Add Ink #332 Colour Challenge. Get Well Soon Wrapped Up Mummy. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The middle panel is made using the post-it note technique – have you tried this?

Cut your panel to size, then using the long edge of a large post-it note, sponge ink along – moving your post it note regularly to get a striped effect.

Some of the ink will go on the post-it note, some will go on your cardstock – creating a striped pattern.

I used three of the challenge colours (Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight) in a criss-cross pattern to emulate a bandage style.

Just Add Ink #332 Colour Challenge. Get Well Soon Wrapped Up Mummy. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Thanks to JAI for the opportunity to join the team.

See what the other DT members have made for this challenge by visiting the challenge blog.

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Marquee Messages Shaker Card – Roller Fun Party

Today the Little Misses went to a party at the local rollerskating rink!  It’s quite cute to see them tottering about on rollerskates.

I thought Marquee Messages with it’s old fashioned neon sign style was the perfect choice for a roller skating card.

Marquee Messages Shaker Card - Roller Fun Party. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Add a fabulous Festive Birthday DSP, a few “Bright” sequins and some gold glitz to make it fun for a 6 year old and we’re in theme!

Marquee Messages Shaker Card - Roller Fun Party. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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Muchas Gracias – It’s a Challenge Fiesta!!!

Hola!!!

On a complete stroke of good fortune, I’m managed to combine the needs of three different challenges this week to create a fun thank you card.

First challenge is the colour combination from Just Add Ink #317

And the sketch from Global Design Project #042

At this point I had my card planned out… and then what did I spy???  What Will You Stamp #70 is all about Birthday Fiesta – my already chosen stamp set.

So, of course, it was meant to be a threesome this time around!


Now, after all this challenge link up I bet you’re impatient to know what I created???

Aqui esta… Here is my “Muchas Gracias” (thank you very much) card…

Challenge Fiesta - JAI#317, GDP#042 & WWYS#70 - featuring Birthday Fiesta stamp set, Swirly Scribbles framelits & Labeler Alphabet stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I’m still putting the effort into decorating the insides of my card too…  I even added some bling to this one!

Challenge Fiesta - JAI#317, GDP#042 & WWYS#70 - featuring Birthday Fiesta stamp set, Swirly Scribbles framelits & Labeler Alphabet stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


How cool is the Labeler Alphabet stamp?  Create your own sentiments in any language!  Convert a “Birthday Fiesta” to a thank you fiesta!  Endless opportunities!

Challenge Fiesta - JAI#317, GDP#042 & WWYS#70 - featuring Birthday Fiesta stamp set, Swirly Scribbles framelits & Labeler Alphabet stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What a cool dude that llama is!  He’s quirky yet awesome all at the same time!

Make sure to click on the links above to visit the design team projects of each challenge and get more great inspiration for use of colour, card layout & stamp set ideas!!!  Kelly x


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