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.  

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  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

  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!

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

  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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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