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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Colour INKspiration #08


It's time again for another Colour INKspiration blog hop.  Today we are working with some lovely earthy colours.  I have to admit I have never used these colours together.  I haven't used Tip Top Taupe or Delightful Dijon in ages so I am giving them one last hurrah before they leave us to make way for 5 new In Colours.

Here's the inspiration photo:

What comes to mind when you see these colours together?  I had an aha moment & decided to use my Best Birds bundle.  Surprisingly I have never inked up this stamp set, even with a blog called the Speckled Sparrow!  I have to say after making a few cards today with it I really love it.

Here is my card.

Best Birds Speckled Sparrow Card
 So, today as you can see, I have made a card for ME!  It's an interesting concept isn't it, making a card for yourself.   What would you make yourself?  Have I totally lost the plot?

As you can see this card is a little different. It has an acetate panel so you can see the beautiful grassy sunrise or is it a sunset?   I just love that Serene Scenery DSP.  The Delightful Dijon spots on the front are also from that DSP pack.

Acetate Panel Best Birds
 I have added a little oval & scallop background for the sentiment. I chose this one for me however, it would make a nice card for any occasion.  I stamped my sparrow in Early Espresso onto watercolour paper & let it sit for a little while. I then coloured the bird in using Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon & Tip Top Taupe with an Aqua Painter.  I added a smidge of Garden Green for the leaves & a piece of Linen Thread.


Here is the inside of the card.  I left a vanilla panel to the left of the card to write a little note.  I just might send it on to someone else one of these days.  After making this card, I am really sad to see these colours retire! 

During the week I made another card using all carrying over items plus a little bit of a sneak peek NEW stamp set & punch, using the same bird.   


I have used the new In Colour Berry Burst ink for the little bird's belly along with Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is from Hang Your Stocking stamp set & the lovely new punch & stamp set sneak peek is a new bundle coming soon called Label Me Pretty. 


Next on the hop is Denita with her lovely project.  Click the next blog button to head on over to her blog & continue the hop.  




Thanks for stopping by
Tricia


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10 comments:

  1. Such a sweet card Tricia! I totally love that you made it for yourself. We spoil others with our handcrafted creations, why not ourselves!? But... if it's ever looking for a home.... Kelly x

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  2. oh I love it! I have wanted that bird set but never acquired it so now that it's staying I think I might. your colouring is lovely and I love the surprise of the acetate panel. So clever. - and the christmas one is gorgeous too. look forward to seeing some more!

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  3. Love the clear pannel! Beautiful colouring on your project TFS xx

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  4. I didn't spot the acetate till I looked closer. I have this bird too and I am still yet to ink it up!! Thanks for the inspiration x

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  5. What a totally brilliant choice for the colours! Gorgeous watercolouring too. And the clear panel idea is sooooo clever!

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  6. Think I'm about to order this bundle, your birds are very sweet, Tricia. Like the way you used Serene Scenery DSP to build the picture.

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  7. What perfect set for this colour combination and for a card for yourself. I love the acetate panel. I hadn't spotted it at first. I love your Christmas version as well. I hope he gets more inkings soon!

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  8. So lovely Tricia! The acetate panel is amazing - showing the fabulous Serene Scenery DSP, and your Christmas card is beautiful too. D xox

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  9. Lovely Tricia! The acetate is a really lovely addition and your choice of dsp is perfect.xx

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  10. Oh so gorgeous, Tricia. I almost inked up that cute bird too. Both cards are beautiful. Love the use of the acetate.

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