I’ve missed a couple of the Colour INKspiration challenges and I was determined to submit at least one card to this fortnight’s challenge. The colours for #CI40 are Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive, Early Espresso, with neutrals or metallics. We had this gorgeous image to inspire our creativity:
I’ve been fussy cutting this image from Blended Seasons all month, so that was where I began:
A special shout out to Vicki Boucher, who frayed her Copper Trim and inspired me to do the same. It’s addicting to pull those threads this way and that and play with the shapes that result.
I used Old Olive Stampin’ Blends on the leaves, but there’s no Gorgeous Grape Blend (at least not yet!) I ordered a set of the Watercolor Pencils available this month, and sure enough, there was Gorgeous Grape! Problem solved.
- Stamps: Blended Seasons, Waterfront
- Colour Palette: Whisper White, Shimmer White, Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Copper, Daffodil Delight
- Accessories: Paper Snips, Copper Trim, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils 2, Versamark Ink, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Wood Textures DSP, Petals and More Thinlits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Blender pen, Corner Rounder (retired)
I was a little challenged to add Early Espresso to the card, but when I added the Wood Textures DSP and the copper ribbon, foil and embossing powder, the tones of the card changed. I used an Early Espresso card base and tucked in a few little die cut embellishments from Petals and more. The Shimmer White card stock added to the overall gleam of the card.
To keep the intensity of the Gorgeous Grape Watercolor Pencil, I used a Blender Pen to smooth the strokes out. The Blender Pen does a beautiful job but doesn’t dilute the color in the way an Aquapainter might.
Colour INKspiration challenges are open to anyone – visit the Facebook group to see the quality images that are submitted.
Looking for supplies to create your own card? Blended Seasons and Watercolor Pencils 2 are only available until the end of August, so time’s a wasting! If you’re in the United States, shop HERE.
3 thoughts on “Colour INKspiration #CI40: Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive and Early Espresso”
Beautiful card, Anne. How are you doing with hurricane Lane at your back door? Thinking and praying for you!
Thanks, Annette. Lane decreased in strength and took a westward turn before reaching Maui. We have had a couple of days of gentle rain on our part of the island, although other areas had more rain and heavier winds. I made a lot of cards!
Glad to hear you were safe and crafty.☺️