Hello again! Welcome back to another Colour INKspiration challenge. This week (#CI106) is a bold, nautical inspired colour combo – Basic White, Real Red, Pool Party & Night Of Navy.

INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. 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 neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration 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.


I started with a card base of Night Of Navy, which I stamped randomly with a lighthouse image using Night Of Navy ink. On a card front of Basic White, I stamped the lighthouse image again with Night Of Navy ink, and used Blending Brushes to blend Pool Party and Night Of Navy ink together in an ombre gradient. I then flicked water over the sponging to add a slight bokeh effect to the gradient.

Once dry, the sponged piece was mounted on a slightly larger mat of Basic White cardstock. This was then mounted to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on Real Red cardstock with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, then layered this over a strip of Pool Party cardstock that had been lightly stamped with a flying bird image using Pool Party ink.

Thank you for popping in to have a look at my creation. Don’t forget to pop over to Colour INKspiration to take part in #CI106 too.

‘Til next time x