Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Colour INKspiration 06

Hello there,
well a crafting window of opportunity opened for me Sunday afternoon so I was able to join in with the Colour INKspiration blog hop for the new challenge (06).

If you are hopping your way around the blog hop, you will have arrived from Monique Fielder's blog and I'm sure you were delighted by her project! If you are starting the hop here but would like to go to the start at the  Colour INKspiration challenge page over on Facebook, just click the link or banner up top to be redirected and ask to join the group, that way you can load your projects directly to the Facebook group and join in the fun every 2nd and 4th Wednesday.

Here's the INKspiration swatch for the new challenge - the colours are gently intense this time!

The two blues made me think sky and that naturally led me to balloons. What could be better than gilded coral balloons floating across the sky!

I started by watercoloring my background (I embossed the clouds first). I also used a sponge brayer to colour a piece of whisper white in a gradient of Calypso Coral, then embossed gold balloons over the top and die cut them out. I just needed one large balloon, so I die cut that from Calypso Coral, clear embossed the front and backed it with vellum - oh and added gold tassels. Can you imagine how pretty that would look floating across the sky! A little twine bow and some clear accents (white ones with the backings peeled off) finish the card off. 

The challenge runs till April 3. Hope you can join us ! Now next up, on the blog hop is Jacque Williams in New Zealand. Enjoy!

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Lift Me Up
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Vellum
Ink: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Accessories: Up and Away thinlets, Gold foil, Gold, Clear and White embossing powder, White Baker's twine, White Perfect Accents, Dimensionals, Tombow multi, Tear and Tape


  1. Beautful water colouring Kim. I love your tassles on the hot air ballon too, a gorgeous touch!

  2. That watercolour background is just perfect for this card, just gorgeous Kim x

  3. Simply amazing - as always Kim. I just get so much joy from the colouring on your cards. Kelly x

  4. Simply stunning. That background is superb and I love the clear embossing on the balloon. Glad you had a crafting window open up!

  5. Beautiful colouring Kim. That background is lovely, and that gold balloon inside the card! Wow!

  6. Another stunning background! I just love those beautiful bold balloons Kim...Inspiring as always! xx

  7. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous - love the watercoloured sky, and those tassles are fabulous!! Love your card.

  8. Really lovely Kim. I'm going to have to try that water coloured sky background behind the hot air balloons. So effective.

  9. Superb! Love the blues in the watercoloured sky, adore the gold embossing. Truly a work of art.

  10. The background on your card is simply stunning, and the inside is as gorgeous as the front!

  11. Wow! This is simply stunning, Kim. Love the background, the gold embossed balloons and tassels. A real work of art.


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