Friday, 6 November 2009

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #15

I'm back after a lovely break and holiday in Bali with our boys.  It was a real treat to spend some time just relaxing, eating out, sun-baking and enjoying each others company.  Now it's back into normal routines again; always a little hard after doing 'nothing' for a week. 
So here's this weeks challenge from Makeesha.  We had these lovely 'earth' colours to work with:

And here's my creation:

I've made up this small card using the Organics Outlines stamp set, one of my favourites. 
I've started off with a base card in the Close to Cocoa, then added layers in each of the colours - Rust, Choc and Vanilla.  Onto the Vanilla cardstock, I've stamped up one of the images in Choc Chip and Rust ink.  Then I've added a strip of Choc cardstock onto which I've used the Eyelet border punch.  Then sentiment is from Best Yet (hostess set) and I've used various punches to cut out.  Then I've added a small crochet flower with a half pearl.
I found some lace doilies and table clothes this past week at one of the local op-shops.  If you've seen them, you will notice they have crocheted flowers on them.  So I've been busy cutting them out to use on my craft projects.  I think they are just gorgeous.

Product used:
Stamps: Organic Outlines, Best Yet
Cardstock: Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Choc Chip, Really Rust
Others: Crochet flower, half pearl, eyelet border punch, SU punches

I couldn't leave this challenge with just a small card, so I've also made up this 8x8 scrapbook layout, with this super cute photo of my Caden.  The photo was a perfect match for these colours!

For this page, I've used the Wild about You stamp set.  It's such a great set to use for boys.  I've stamped them onto Vanilla cardstock, cut out then mounted with dimensionals.
You will notice another lace doily - this one has been dyed in coffee - delicious.  It adds such great texture to the page. I've also used some twine and stamped the 'wild about you' sentiment on it in Choc Chip.  Then I've added a small button with some twine.
The final embellisment is a heart using the heart SU punch.  I've added some buttons, the bird image from the same stamp set and a little paper clip with twine.
Here's a closer look:

Product used:
Stamps: Wild about you, Sprinkles
Cardstock: Choc Chip, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Ski Slope DP
Ink: Choc Chip, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
Others: Twine, Twill, Buttons, Lace Doily, Heart punch SU, dimensionals, Mat pack, Clips assortments
So I hope you love what I've come up with this week.  I enjoyed creating once again.  If you'd love to join in with this challenge, pop over to Makeesha's website to find all the details and more inspiration.
And be sure to check out the amazing creations from the Design Team as well:
Hope you can have some fun with these colours and I look forward to checking out some 'earthy' creations. Til next time....


Karen said...

Hi Chan! Just LOVE what you've done here this week! Crikey you've been a busy girl! So glad you all had a lovely time in Bali!


Keesh said...

WOW, WOW, WOW.....Chan these both are fabulous! I really love both of them and you have made the colour challenge look so easy! I would never have thought to cut up doilies!!! That is certainly a much cheaper option than buying them! THanks for your inspiration this week Chan! Love keesh x

Fiona Harrison said...

You have to stop making such gorgeous creations with Organic Outlines, I simply can't buy another stamp set right now LOL. fab card & great scrap page!

Cindy Major said...

Oh, your two projects are just so lovely!! I'm in love with the doily accents - such a nice vintage touch!

The page is so wonderful. I love seeing pages done with SU! supplies. :)

Have a great weekend!

Archana said...

What a gorgeous card!
After looking at these challenge colors, people like me thinking about making a card for Thanks Giving or something like that but you used these colors very differently. This is good learning experience for me. Thanks for sharing!

Renée said...

Wow, gorgeous projects! Love them both. The crocheted flower is a fab touch and I love the popped up animals!

Mary J said...

Really lovely! Great use of the colours and keeping it so fresh, great job!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What a cute little crocheted flower. The colours seem to really suit the Organic Outline's stamp. Your scrapbooking is also amazing!