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INK4U! Inkspiration Challenge #5


Hi there!

Our 5th Challenge for INK4U! this time was a gorgeous INKspiration challenge … using the picture shown here! The great thing about INKspiration challenges is that you can use anything you see in the challenge pic. Colours / Lines/ Images / Embellishments etc etc. It is almost a FREE challenge. I loved the colours in this pic … including the tiny hint of Cherry Cobbler (the phone) … so I chose to use the Colours as my Inkspiration! I was desperate to ink up my brand new “Bliss” (Sale-a-bration) stamp set … so this is what I came up with!

I have had several comments on the INK4U site … that it looks like I have created my own background DSP. The main flourish image has been stamped off on scrap paper before stamping on the card. This means that the bird stamp stands out a little better … because it has been stamped directly onto the card and so … is a little deeper in colour. I have seen so many gorgeous cards around using this set … it is so divine! And … so versatile! I have this vague idea that I saw a card like this via my blog travels recently. I didn’t deliberately CASE this … and I have tried searching for my inspiration … but if this was something I saw in cyberland and you would like acknowledgement … please let me know! 😉

The Cherry Cobbler seam binding (ribbon) is some “contraband” (ie. not available in AUS) from Fiona who has a lovely friend in the US who often shares some of her SU! purchases with Fi. Wouldn’t it be lovely to get some “happy mail” like that from time to time! I do hope we get some of this seam binding in the next catty. It is so soft and easy to work with! I want to hoard it … because I only have a small amount. But … I do love it!!! 😉

You will all be pleased to know (for those who have been nagging me!!!) that … I finally got to the docs this morning. Typically … by the time you go to the docs … you are feeling better … BUT … the cough is still driving me nuts … so I am glad that I went. It have an Rx for antibiotics … and have to contact her if I am not finding any improvement in a few days. I am hoping to do some stamping soon. I don’t think I have picked up a stamp for about 10 days!!! I am running out of things to show you! Don’t forget to add a comment to my 150,000 hits post … to enter the blog candy comp! Anyway … gotta go … C U soon! Hugs xxaxx


5 thoughts on “INK4U! Inkspiration Challenge #5

  1. Firstly – good on ya for heading to the docs – if nothing else you scared some of the lurgies away and the Rx will knock the rest off!

    Now onto this card – I’m thinking I should send you a queen size white doona cover – wouldn’t this make stunning bed linen!?!?!?!? May you should sell your design to Sheridan – LOL. It’s just gorgeous Andrea – LOVE the ribbon!
    Andrea adds: Hey my blog pal, Debbie! You are soooo right … this would make an amazing linen design! Do you think they would pay heaps of $$$$??? I imagine SU! would want a cut … seeing it is their image design! (sigh!) :d Hugs xxaxx


  2. I so love this card Andrea…BOTH times I have seen it…hee hee hee. I am always in awe the different takes on people’s ideas givent eh exact same picture!! Bliss (I think) certainly was the winning set on Ink4U this round….by far!!! The CC is beautiful & I think the collage background is devine. Shd get around to posting my challenges…hee hee hee. ooxx
    PS…so glad u wnet back to the docs…it has been a recalcitrant lurgie to say the least….on the upside with all the coughing….ur abs are getting a better workout than the gym offers!!! (had to give you that silver lining!!) ooxx
    Andrea adds: Trust Lynda to find the “bright side” of things! You are the queen of positive! Thanks for the lovely compliments! Hugs xxaxx


  3. This is awesome – the perfect blend of colours, patterns and prettiness! What a great effort!!
    I am glad to hear the you are sorting out that nasty cough, and that you might be winning! Hoping your energy, mojo and fulfilling stamping return real soon!
    Congrats again on your blog milestone, and for inspiring so many.
    Thanks for sharing (especially this beauty!).
    Andrea adds: I honestly think it would be hard to do a bad card with this set! It is such an easy set to stamp with! Thanks for your encouragement … hopefully I might stamp today! I have a free day … and the inclination is gradually recovering too! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  4. The seam binding ribbon looks lovely, so glad you like it. REally hope we get it in our next IB&C. By the way, my mate is a customer not a demo so she is not breaking any rules. She is just a sweetheart who likes to send me goodies 🙂
    Andrea adds: I really hope it will be in the next IB&C too! Maybe even in the July Mini???? Fingers crossed. I love how soft and easy it is to work with. Absolutely gorgeous! I have updated my post … sorry … I didn’t imagine she was doing the wrong thing. Gifts between friends are allowed even for demos … I think??? 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  5. I love the colours in this card! I think I like to added Cherry Cobbler – or perhaps to see it more, than in the Inkspiration picture.!

    I am hoping those antibiotics helped improve your nagging cough… and if not, I think a few days may have passed, and you should be heading back to the docs.

    Andrea adds: Oh Sonia! You are a hunny. Thanks … the cough IS improving … but hasn’t gone altogether! I’m not sure if it is the antibiotics … or simply that after 3 weeks … it would have started improvinging anyway!!! 😉 Thanks for your concern! Cherry Cobbler … definitely a new fav in the new range … just need to remember to use is more! Hope you are having a good day. How are those little babies going??? Hugs xxaxx