Saturday, January 11, 2020

Colour INKspiration #70 - 3rd Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Welcome crafty friends ~

I am thrilled to participate in the third Birthday Bash Blog Hop with the Colour INKspiration design team. Do you know that it's exactly three years to the day since Colour INKspiration launched on Facebook on 11 January 2017?

The theme is BIRTHDAYS & you can choose your 3 favourite SU colours as well as neutrals & metallics which are allowed. You may enter as many times as you like.

This challenge will run for a whole month over the summer 'break' until 10 February.

Here are my chosen colours. I've also used neutrals - Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake & Smoky Slate.

I've created two cards using the gorgeous new SAB stamp set Happy Birthday To You. This cake is so fun to colour. I heat embossed the image onto watercolour paper & used an aqua painter to apply colour straight from my ink pads.

I've used Shimmery White embossing paste on my mat layer, which is popped up on foam for dimension. The paste adds lots of texture & a lovely sparkle.

On my second card I fussy cut the top of the coloured image, & popped a circle die over my cardstock, & under the top part of the image & ran it through my machine. Then I've layered it on a scallop & popped up on foam.

So both cards are the same, but different. I couldn't choose a favourite so decided to share both. 

If you'd like to join the challenge fun too click on this link & request to join the Colour Inkspiration facebook group to play. Now click on the next button below to check out Nicole's fabulous project. 

Thanks for stopping by today, & enjoy the hop!

Patrice x


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous watercolouring of the cake and flowers. Love them.

  2. Love the brickwork behind the first cake - it looks so good against the bright flowers. Then the second one: also ab fab! The angled line just makes all the difference.

  3. Just the prettiest P! I'm really warming to this stamp set after seeing gorgeous creations like yours. Kelly x

  4. Ohh I so can't choose my fav out of these two cards P. I love, love, love the sparkly white embossed brick wall on the first. BUT, the yellow DSP just sings out to me. Colouring on both are perfect. TFS xx

  5. Stunning cards. Stunning Watercolouring. Stunning layout for both cards. Stunning. Love love love.

  6. Oh I love them both!! The shimmery embossing paste looks great but then I also love the fussy cut cake on the other one.

  7. What beautiful cards Patrice. Superb colouring. x

  8. love the sparkling brickwork backdrop Patrice, bet you can't wait to get your hands on those matching thinlits too!

  9. Absolutely adore these cards.

  10. Wow! Patrice, both of your cards are absolutely stunning. The flowers are coloured so beautifully. Thank you for joining in with our 3rd Birthday Blog Hop.

  11. Hi Patrice
    I just stumbled on your post! You are so artistic! Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy in Colorado

    1. Thank you, Nancy, so sweet of you to take the time to comment. x

  12. Beautiful colours and stunning water colouring. Blackberry Bliss is a favourite colour of mine lately.


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