Just Add some gorgeous colours!

We're up to week 10 over at Just Add Ink and we have another fun challenge for you to play along with.

This time, you need to put something together using this delightful palette....

When I saw it, I had thoughts of submitting my blog header as my challenge entry, as it pretty much fits perfectly, but given that none of it is Stampin' Up! and it doesn't involve any ink, I thought better of it and moved on...

I love the soft, prettiness of this combination, but my own stamped creation is somewhat busy and loud as it turns out...


I think it's the combination of the stamped upper panel and quite detailed DSP at the bottom that sort of shouts at you...

What do you think?

For the top part, I repeatedly stamped the decorative scrolly-type stamp from  Framed with Love out of the soon to be defunct Summer Mini catalogue, turning the stamp each time so as to fill the space with a fairly regular and tight fitting pattern.

You probably determined for yourself that the Stamp-a-ma-jig is pretty much a must-have for this  part...

See that Close to Cocoa 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon across the centre...?   Well it's not actually Close to Cocoa at all, or at least it wasn't when it started out.  It's Whisper White that has simply been coloured in with the brush end of my Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker.

How cool is that?!

Aren't you just so glad that you popped in today and had your ribbon colour possibilities extended in direct proportion to the number of Stampin' Write Markers that you own?

If you own every colour, then a roll of Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain and some Very Vanilla in the 5/8" will enable you to custom make your own ribbon colours in varying widths as well!

You're welcome ;-)

The main stamped image is another from Framed with Love, as is the long skinny stamp that stretches across the card underneath.  I wanted to get the most out of the one stamp set, and aside from the greeting out of Vintage Labels, managed to stick to just the one stamp set.


Check out the neat and perfect cutting out in this shot (whilst trying to avoid the less than stellar stamping if you would....)

The perfect border here is due less to my scissor wielding talents, and more to the fact that I now own a very exciting piece of die-cutting machinery plus a die that matches this stamp perfectly!

It's coming up in less than a week's time with the amazingly extensive Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue, and without going into too much detail, I can tell you that it starts with "B" and ends in "ig Shot", so deduce from that what you will ;-)

I have another card to show you tomorrow that uses the same decorative scrolly-type stamp in a similar way, but in an entirely different colour combination, so pop in over the weekend to check that out.

In the meantime, head on over to Just Add Ink to check out the amazing array of projects inspired by this combination of colours, and play along for yourself if you like!

Oh, and don't forget that both the Summer Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration are all done and finished come April 1, so if you *need* anything out of either of those catalogues, you'd best be contacting me quick smart!

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Just Add Ink Challenge #10 - Colour Challenge Stamps: Framed with Love, Vintage Labels Paper: Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Kraft Ink: Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Vintage Brads, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain (coloured with Close to Cocoa Marker), Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' dimensionals