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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Inkspirational #74


Hello my crafty friends,

This week at Inkspirational is our Designer's challenge week and it is the very creative Pia who has challenged us to create an 'ombre' project-that means when the colour is graduated in tone e.g. a colour that fades from dark grey to light grey." Of course any colour can be used on the project.





And here is my ombre card:



I have heat embossed a dotted border stamp from Uniko and then used watercolour paints adding the colour at the top near the birds and just adding more and more water to make the colour lighter. I got this idea when I saw this card from Greta. I loved what Greta had done so gave it a go but in a more CAS version. I ended up by adding a few splashes of the paint and some gems.

This week our Guest Designer is Deepti. Deepti is super talented and we are so pleased that Deepti plays along at Inkspirational in many of our challenges and has won on a number occasions.

You can see what Deepti and the rest of the DT have created here

I will enter this into the following challenges:

CASology-nbus-my bird die cut was a gift from a crafty friend and has been sat on my desks for month!

     


31 comments:

  1. Lovely card Sandi, and the purple is stunning, my favorite color combo!

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the purple ombre and the splatters!

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  3. Fabulous card, Sandie! I love that bird die! Love the purple ombré section and all those splatters! :-)

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  4. I absolutely love this, Sandie - the dotty border grounds the birds perfectly and I must try the ombré watercolour effect!

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  5. So pretty in its softness - love those birds and the splatters!

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  6. Love the ombre look and the splatters Sandie and those sweet little birds are great! Hazel x

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  7. What a fabulous idea!! Love the ombré in water color... Card looks beautiful. So glad to be Guest designing at Inkspirational :)

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  8. Sandie, WOW, I can never say it enough, LOVE your CAS cards!
    Thanks for joining us in the CASology NBUS challenge this week! So glad that you did!

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  9. Gorgeous! Water-colouring your ombre border is brilliant; the birds add such a special touch! So pretty! I've fallen behind in commenting, but please know: I've gazed at and admired allll your lovely creations...you've lifted my spirits over the past few days more often than you can possibly know! Giant hugs heading your way!
    ~c

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  10. Beautiful ombre watercolouring Sandie. And in your favourite colour too! :) Such a pretty design and love the splatters. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Loll xx

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  11. Really atmospheric with those bird silhouettes. The splatters and the watercolouring are gorgeous.

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  12. Your card is so beautiful Sandie - I love the pretty ombre and the birds are so cute:) Hugs xx

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  13. Watercolouring and ombre! You are an expert at this. Fantastic card, my friend! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  14. Oh I love the birds! Such a great ombre card.

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  15. Brilliant design for using the ombré technique! And purple is my favorite color too!
    Nice job.

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  16. Lovely card, great design and colour....love that birdy die.

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  17. Another pretty little card from you, Sandie! I love the color, of course, and the sweet birds all in a line! Fantastic job of ombre watercoloring!! Thank you for entering both the CASology NBUS challenge and my NBUS Challenge #3 (again)!! Have a great week!! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Hey... what a coincidence that we used the same technique for this challenge! Your dots look fantastic and I love the addition of the birds. Great design!
    - Shauna

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  19. Sandie, what a pretty card! I love the ombre purple water colored background, so very pretty behind the silhouetted birds. Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology and for using your NBUS!

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  20. I do love this ombre technique! Your card is so fantastic, Sandie... love that your spatters look like a flock of birds coming in to join the group!
    =] Michele

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  21. Great how you made the dotty ombre border, Sandie! Lovely CAS design.

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  22. The ombre is gorgeous Sandie, love the way the birds sit on it.

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  23. Gorgeous effect, Sandie. And those birdies are just too darn cute!
    hugs, Asha

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  24. Sandy, your card is yet an example of you mastering the CAS style to perfection! Looks awesome....might have to CASE that look one day :)

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  25. Love how the ombre looks over the polka dots, Sandie, and those birds have been on my wish list for ages! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  26. This is such a great ombre-card! Love the colours, birds and the splatters; all of it! Hope you don't mind, but I have pinned it to use as inspiration... Have a good week, Gerrina

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  27. This is so pretty, Sandie ... the soft ombré wash is gorgeous over those embossed polka dots ... and the silhouetted birds are perfect against it! Anita :)

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  28. That bird and that purple oooh dear
    I love the serene I feel calm looking at your card
    this is a great CAS card again from you
    love it Sandie..hugs, Monika

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  29. What a sweet and adorable card...love all the shades of purple and your cute collection of birds!

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  30. This is such a cool card -artsy yet CAS! I love the design and water color look.

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  31. Beautiful design and amazing coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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