Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop – Colour Challenge

Hi friend,

Welcome to Stamping Flair on this ANZAC day. We have freedom because of the sacrifice made by so many. On ANZAC day 34 years ago, I migrated to Australia from Sri Lanka and I truly am blessed to be in this country. 

I’m taking part in the Ink. Stamp. Share blog hop with a colour challenge. I kept looking at these colours to work out what I was going to create.

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop April 2020 Colour Challenge

The more I looked, it just reminded me of spring and Easter and I couldn’t do an Easter card as that was past and spring, well, it’s getting a bit chilly here! However, my favourite In-Colour from last year was there – Rococo Rose. I picked my stamp set to work with first and then built my card around it. 

I started off by stamping the birds in Stazon ink on Shimmery White cardstock and watercoloured the image using Rococo Rose, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green ink refills. The panel behind has been watercoloured with Highland Heather. Then I coloured the flowers with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Marker as I wanted it to be a little bit brighter. 

Free as a Bird stamp set, Handmade card with watercolouring


I wanted a strip of black and white Designer Series Paper under my image. My favourite Botanical Prints Medley had sold out and I wanted to use products that were available so I created my own DSP. I stamped a strip of Whisper White cardstock with the leaves from Very Versailles stamp set to create a custom black/white paper. (Note: Don’t delay getting your favourite items on the retiring list as they do tend to sell out).

I layered Best Dressed DSP and one of the die cuts from the Peaceful Poppies Elements to create the border. 


If elements that are hidden behind images don’t fit across your project, cut them up and adhere the 2 halves to fit on each side. This is what I did with the black Peaceful Poppies die cut border. It was a very short strip but I ‘extended’ it by cutting it in half to just show on the two ends.

Birds watercoloured with Stampin Up ink refills


My card has been inspired by the sketch challenge Just Add Ink and All About Occasions Challenge at WaterCooler Wednesday Challenges

I hope you have been inspired with the project I have shared. Colour challenges do get you thinking! I’d love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. All the products used to create this card are listed at the bottom of this post so you can create this card at home.

Click on the ‘Next’ button to check out what lovely Dana has created using this colour combination.

Jo Blackman

Stacey Marsh

Tricia Butts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Sue Allen

Laura Mackie

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Libby Fens

Anastasia Radloff

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Dana Sullivan

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Gez Carpenter

Jill Chapman

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