Hello again! Welcome back to another Colour INKspiration challenge. This week #CI99 is a lovely earthy blend of Mint Macaron, Just Jade, Smoky Slate and Soft Suede. I felt this combo was more masculine, and seeing as I don’t do masculine cards very often; that was my additional challenge for this week.

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.

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I started with a card base of Smoky Slate card. On Watercolor paper, I blended a mixture of Mint Macaron and Just Jade inks with an Aqua Painter. This was then stamped diagonally with a rope image using Smoky Slate, and the whole piece was splattered with ink from a Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker.

I then layered strips of Vellum, and Soft Suede cardstock. On the Soft Suede cardstock, I had stamped anchor images and sponged with Soft Suede ink, then crumpled the card to add texture.

On a circle of Basic White, I stamped a sailboat image with Smoky Slate ink, and added a hint of colour using a Pool Party Stampin’ Blend. On Smoky Slate cardstock, I heat embossed half the cardstock with Heat & Stick powder and adhered Gold Leaf to it. Brushing off the excess, I then cut letters using Playful Letters dies. These were adhred to the card front.

The card was then finished off with a small sentiment label of Just Jade, and Silver Metallic 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 #CI99 too.

‘Til next time x