Hello again! Welcome back to another Colour INKspiration challenge. This week #CI94 is a lovely country style colour combo – Seaside Spray, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla & Misty Moonlight.

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.


For my creation, I used a card base of Seaside Spray. On the card front, I mixed a custom Embossing Paste. I didn’t have any Seaside Spray reinker, so I mixed 2 drops of Balmy Blue ink and 7 drops of Purple Posy ink into 1 teaspoon of embossing paste to get a colour as close to Seaside Spray as possible.


Once dry, I layered a circle of Vellum diecut with Stitched Shapes Framelits. On Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped flowers from Peaceful Poppies, using Misty Moonlight and Mango Melody ink. I let this dry thoroughly before lightly colouring with Stampin’ Blends. The Stampin’ Blends do absorb into the Very Vanilla quickly and can bleed, so work quickly and don’t go right up to the outline to avoid bleeding. As it dried it gave a slight watercolour effect.

For the sentiment label, I stamped ‘hello’ from Bloom & Grow with Misty Moonlight ink onto Very Vanilla. The label underneath was ‘hello’ stamped repeatedly with Crumb Cake ink, but stamped off for a lighter gradient. The card was finished off with Linen Thread.

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 #CI94 too.

‘Til next time x