Friday, June 26, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge 9

Hi there,

Well this is my last week as guest designer for
Makeesha Byl’s Inkspiration challenges, so I want to start today by saying a big thanks to Keesh for asking me. It has been lots of fun and I’ve loved the challenge. I would also like to say a special thanks to the design team members (Karen, Cindy, Amy, Renee and Kirsty) and anyone else who has dropped by and left me a comment. (As an aside if anyone has had trouble with that please scroll down and read the brief post and comments before this one).

So on to today – here are the colours Keesh picked for this week.

Yep I’m definitely sure I find colour challenges the hardest, and perhaps my cards this week reflect that. Yes two cards again – well I couldn’t only do one after the last three weeks.

As I started to say, while I am happy with the way they turned out, better than I expected actually, they don’t quite have what I would call “that certain something – a zingy – I got it right” quality. Anyway enough babbling here are the cards.

And a side view so you can see the butterfly that has been cut out and mounted over the first one, as well as a glimpse of the inside.

Well this first one is the girly one. I’ve seen some lovely meadow/butterfly cards and so I decided to try my hand at that. First using Pocket Silhouettes I stamped the “meadow”, then cut out a large oval from the stamped image and a framing scalloped oval using oval nestabilities. To balance the butterfly in the upper right I added a punched flower/filigree brad topped with a Ruby Red brad. Then finally to balance that and to carry the Ruby Red through I added the sentiment in the lower right corner. A little bit of piercing and some DSP basically finish it off.

Here's a side view to give you glimpse of the inside.

My second card is my go at a masculine card – one for Father’s Day coming up in September here in AUS. I broke out my new Jumbo Outline alphabet to stamp dad on some Basic Gray DSP from the hostess set in our new catalogue. At the very end I decided I needed more impact from the letters and then layered each one onto either Whisper White or Ruby Red cardstock. The letters are laid over some crimped Baja cardstock (which at the very end I ended up piercing the borders of). To bring in the Ruby Red I rolled my (retired) Builders Bits wheel in Ruby Red over some white cardstock. The base Baja layer was also stamped with the Canvas (retired) background stamp. The finishing touches are two large pewter brads and hemp twine which I pulled over my Basic Gray ink pad and some distressing of edges.

Well that wraps it up from me, please go and check out the other examples from Keesh and the design team members.

Recipe: All SU unless otherwise noted

Best Wishes
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Short and Sweet, Touch of Nature (R)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Ruby Red
Ink: Basic Gray, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Oval nestabilities, Urban Garden DSP, Spring Bouquet punch(R), Word Window punch, ¾” circle punch, Scallop edge punch, Silver filigree brad, Silver and Ruby Red brad, Mat pack and piercing tool, White taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape.

Stamps: Jumbo Outline alphabet, Builders Bits (R), Canvas (R)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze
Ink: Basic Gray, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Crimper, jumbo Pewter brads, Hemp twine, Cropodile, Piercing tool, Cutter Kit, Dimensional, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape


  1. Wow, Kim, both of your cards are fabulous! I LOVE how you've used the colours!!

  2. Hi Kim! I'll be so sorry to see you go and I've really enjoyed looking at your creations each week! Your a beautiful stamper and I'll continue to visit your blog to see what you've been up to!

    Big Hugs


  3. Just gorgeous Kim! -Thanks for sharing your talent with us over the last month!


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