Its been a busy but exciting week.

Last week my lovely Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator friend Sonia Garbut announced she was a guest designer for a new online class called Inkspirations4U and was offering a free pass … well…. Sonia’s 2yo daughter pulled out my name so I won a free pass!

How exciting is that?  I never win anything!

Before the projects started rolling in Madeline gave us a colour challenge to get us started.

Now those colours happen to be some of my favourites but boy did I have a hard time putting them together!

Here is what I came up with ….

I love this flower image from Asian Artistry. Its just gorgeous … and so is that dragonfly!

I used my Stampin Write Markers to colour the image however I wanted it to have a soft feel to it so I coloured the leaves and stems with the Basic Grey marker and then stamped it off once. I then inked the flowers with the Pretty in Pink marker, huffed and then stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock.  I also sponged around the edge of the naturals ivory piece but again after dabbing the sponge on the Basic Gray Ink pad I dabbed it off first to give a softer edge – it tends to blend into the Basic Gray piece behind it this way.

Using the Rich Razzleberry as the base card fulfilled the ‘colour challenge’ although I wasnt totally sold on the card. I thought the Rich Razzleberry was too dark for this sympathy card so here are a couple of variations …

with ribbon
changed base card to Pink Pirouette

Now as much as I love Rich Razzleberry I think the softness of Pink Pirouette on this last card fits the ‘soft sympathy’ feel I was after.

The projects coming through the Inkspirations4U classes are so nice and its not too late to join and well worth the US$20 it costs so why not pop over to Inkspirations4U and join up – would love to see you there!


  1. Leonie;
    I came to visit your site and I was so surprised to see you are posting info about the challenges and promoting it for us…from the bottom of my heart…THANK YOU SO MUCH! You have a wonderful blog and the cards you made are so pretty, I’m telling you, I”m CASING them, LOL. Keep participating and I’m opened to any suggestions or projects you guys want to see. Thank you!

  2. Sincere Congrats on ur winning Leonie!! I love both the cards, but I actually like the Razzleberry one better. Sadly may have something to do with my pink phobia!! I am always amazed at how the rearranging of colours can dramatically change the feel of a card. Brilliant job on all of the cards. ooxx

  3. These are such beautiful cards. I haven’t had time to try this challenge!

    Congratulations on winning the free pass! I see you are enjoying it!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.