Wednesday 10 April 2019


I was delighted to be chosen as the winner of the Colour Inkspiration challenge #CI51 and offered the chance to be a guest designer on their blog hop. The Crew are all a group of SU demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand. A long way away from me here in the UK!  I wonder if this is the closest I will ever get to going to NZ or Australia?   

Our inspiration colours for this challenge were as below - luckily I had all these colours!

I started off with SU Timeless Textures as the background inked in Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Petal Pink. I used a stitched framelit for the square and sponged it with the Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Night of Navy.  The birds are from SU Wetlands.  I did a wash of Ink of Stella over the inks to make them sparkle - sadly they don't show up in the image.  The square was layered onto a strip of the gorgeous Shimmer Ribbon in Powder Pink.  The chair was cut out of the Colourful Seasons framelits - sponged with ink and also covered in Wink of Stella.  

The sentiment is from Colourful Seasons and I added some Happiness Blooms enamel dots.  It's a pet hate of mine that I don't like full stops (periods) after sentiments and sadly SU seem to do this a lot so I always have to cover them up with something!

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as Metallics. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Pop along to Kelly's blog to see what she has in store for you on the Hop.

If you love SU both retired and current why not come and join my Facebook Group the Joy of Sets.  It is open to Demos and non Demos alike. You can ask to join here.  We celebrate all things SU and have lots of swaps and challenges as well as RAK groups where we send out cards all over the world and spread the love.



Sue Duffy said...

Just love this!

Julia said...

Wow. What a great way to use these colours. The beach scene works so oerfectly. Love the chair overlapping the image too. Gorgeous.

Jan Clothier said...

It's great to see you guesting with us, Fiona! I like the way you've used Timeless Textures (another favourite of mine) to create the illusion of sky, sand and sea behind your main panel.