Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Colour INKspiration - #10 - Picture Perfect


Hello and Welcome to another Colour INKspiration Blog Hop - the challenge is to use these colours in your project and only add a neutral or two.  Our challenge happens every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and we kick start your creative inspiration with a design team blog hop full of great projects featuring the challenge colours.


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This time our colours are:  Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate, and Delightful Dijon - and the inspiration photo is full of richly coloured autumn themes.  Now I know there are LOTS of you who are not too keen on Cajun Craze - but I like it - it's perfect for Foxy Friends (which I didn't use today), falling leaves, and natural images.  It goes really well with my favourite colour family of the neutrals!!

I've used these rich colours with Picture Perfect - for no other reason than that I wanted to use this stamp set again before it retires!!  The roses were stamped with the Delightful Dijon in the first 2 layers of colour, and then the Cajun Craze for the top level of stamping highlights.


The bird is stamped all in Island Indigo - a truly gorgeous colour!!  And I've used the Smokey Slate for the card base and most of the sponging on the Irresistibly Floral DSP in the background.    My additional extra is the silver satin ribbon (which is identical to Smokey Slate) and some silver sequin trim. 


And because this stamp set has the leaves in it, I stamped a few to go around my floral bouquet - but they looked dreadful!!!  What to do with all of them?  After 3 step stamping and fussy cutting, I wasn't to keen on putting them in the bin, so I have falling leaves on the inside of my card!!  teehee


I love the richness and opulence of these colours together, and I really do like my finished card (even those crazy leaves!!!).  I hope you've been inspired too!!

Now it's time for you to hop along to see  Moniques lovely card.


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Happy Stamping! Julia


26 comments:

  1. I love this card Julia. I barely used this set, but you have just made me want to ink it up again! It makes the most beautiful flowers! The way you have incorporated these colours is just stunning!

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    1. Thankyou Mel. I agree these flowers are gorgeous. Such a great stamp set!

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  2. Wow! AMAZING use of the challenge colours, Julia. Such a beautiful card.

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    1. Thankyou Christine. These colours were great!

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  3. Beautiful card Julia and perfect use of the colours! Kelly x

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  4. Love the detail in this card Julia! Those leaves didn't go to waste the are perfect on the inside! X

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    1. Thank you Nicole. It's good to use up the leftovers! And a bonus for the inside too! Teehee.

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  5. I'd have never, ever thought to use Cajun Craze on a rose but it sure looks good!

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    1. Thank you Rachel. I'm pleased with these flowers. And the colours are so rich that it works!

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  6. Look at those flowers Julia! This card is amazing... Just lovely.

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    1. Thanks Rose. I loved the richness of these colours. And this stamped image is just lovely and easy to create.

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  7. Wonderful and beautiful. I love how you have used the colours, Julia. D xox

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    1. Gee Thankyoy Denita. This stamp set made it so east!

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  8. Love the depth that Cajun Craze give the roses. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Lou. The combination io Dijon and Cajun works so well together!

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  9. What a beautiful piece of art Julia! So many beautiful details. xx

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    1. Thank you Nikki. I loved this colour combination!

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  10. Beautiful card Julia, those roses are amazing, who would have thought the colours would work so beautifully. Love how rich it looks, and it doesn't need the leaves on the front but they are perfect on the onside.

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    1. Thankyou Elizabeth. These roses stamps are so gorgeous and easy to stamp!

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  11. I just love the rich, lush vintage look of this Julia (and the little twinkle of sequin trim) - so much colour and depth!

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    1. THankyou Kim, I love the lushness too!!And the sequins!

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