Friday, 4 September 2009

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #12 and DT member

I'm super excited to bring you this weeks colour challenge from Makeesha's Inkspiration Challenges as a design team member. I've been chosen to join her fabulous team and am really looking forward to working with all of Keesh's fabulous challenges, her other design team members and viewing all the wonderful creations from everyone. There's so much talent out there, so I'm really honoured to be a part of this and I hope my creations inspire you just a little.... So a big thank you to Makeesha.

As you know, I LOVE all kinds of challenges - they are a really good starting point to creating and for me, they give me that little bit of motivation that I sometimes need.

So for this week, Keesh has come up with some very 'Spring' like colours. Although the weather over here is not much like Spring; it's still rather chilly.

Here's my creation.

I went with the whole Spring theme and chose to use the Good Friend stamp set. It's such a cute birdie!

So I've started off with a base card in Regal Rose, then added a layer of Real Red and then a smaller piece of So Saffron in the Designer Series Paper. I'm using so much of this lately, it really is beautiful.

For the main image, I've stamped up the bird in So Saffron, then rolled the edges into Regal Rose, just for some added colour. I have used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to have the legs and beak in the correct position. I've cut out an extra piece of DP for the wing and attached with a small piece of tape. The bird also has a small rhinestone for her eye!

At the bottom of the image I've tied some wide grosgrain ribbon in the Rose and made a flower embellishment with the flower image in the same set. I've simply stamped the flower three times onto Whisper White, cut out and attached with a brad. The picture below gives a better view of the flower.

Then I've finished off the card with a row of paper piercing at the top of card and also the sentiment from the Cheep Talk stamp set.

Usually after one creation, my desk has an array of coloured cardstock, stamps, ribbon and other pretties; so rather than pack it all away, I like to use up the left-over cardstock that I've already cut up. Whether that be for another card, a scrapbook page, maybe a 3D item.

Well, I had the perfect photo to use with these colours, so I've also made up a scrapbook page with this colour challenge.

This picture is of my beautiful neice, who you will see here in other posts as well. My sister-in-law has given me pictures of her, so I can make some pretty pages with pink and lots of ribbon!

So now you've seen some inspiration, have a go for yourself and be sure to check out all the lovely creations from the other Design Team members.

and of course Makeesha, who wows us continually with her amazing creations.
Enjoy yourself with this challenge and see you again soon.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely Chantelle! They are both just stunning! Welcome to the DT. You will have a blast I'm sure.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

CONGRATS Chantelle!!! How awesome huh!!! And your card and Scrap Page... BEAUTIFUL!!! Have a wonderful weekend.

xx Sarah

Kristy Young said...

Wow Chantelle your card and layout are gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what you come up with every week for Keesh's challenges.
Kristy xo

Nikki Pascoe said...

Congrats on the DT position Chantelle. 2 gorgeous creations to start off with... you've set the bar pretty high!


Renée said...

Wow, Chantelle, you've really done a fab job with these colours! Love each one of your projects :) Congrats on joining the Inkspirations team, I look forward to seeing your work each week!!!


Chantelle Congratulations I sooooo love your work!!
Looking forward to working with you every week and seeing your cards:)
BTW I love your card and scrapbook page this week :)
You have inspired me to pull out that stamp set that has only been collecting dust! heheh
Take care

Bruce and Sarah said...

Congrats on joining the DT! You'll do great! Love your creations for this challenge.

Fiona Harrison said...

Congratulations Chantelle, that is great news. Love this card, esp the flowers. Look fwd to seeing your contributions in the future,
Fi xox

Fiona Harrison said...

PS the scrap page is perfect, wish I could scrap!

Anonymous said...

Hi Chantelle,
Congratulations on your design team membership - well deserved! Your card is just lovely as is your scrapping page.
Love Ngaire

Jo said...

What a sweet card - beautiful use of the colour scheme, Jo

Liam said...

Congrats Chantelle on being chosen. Love your work so definitely well deserved. Thanks for sharing all your lovely work on a daily basis. Always inspiring.


Tui Nathan said...

Congratulations on becoming a DT member with Inspirations - I often follow along (when I can) and I really look forward to following you on your blog too!!!
Love your scrap page - these colours really are beautiful aren't they, especially so for such a little princess!!!
Oh, and thank you for your wonderful comments you left on my blog, so much appreciated!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Wow Chantelle, I am so behind the news after taking time off from the computer. Congratulations on your DT position, it is so well deserved as you do such awesome work. I love your card and scrapbook page, so beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the weeks ahead.
Have a wonderful week.

Keesh said...

Oh Chan you have really outdone yourself with these two beautiful creations! I LOVE both of them, and I know Renae will love that gorgeous page of Amber! Thanks so much for your inspired creations this week. Love Keesh x