Colour challenge

I took part in a colour challenge at the weekend, just for fun, over at the Old Stables Crafty Hangout on Facebook.  Sometimes you just need a little push in a new direction to recharge your creativity and this type of challenge is great for that.  Our challenge was to use 3 of the “2016-2018 in colors”, that we’ll be saying a sad farewell to on 31st May 2018.


I will be very sad to see some of these colours go, I must remember to stock up while I still can.

As this was my first ever colour challenge I decided to jump in with both feet and actually use all of the colours! Lol

I have also been itching to get my new Sale-A-Bration freebie Eclectic Expressions stamp set inky so decided it would be perfect for the challenge.  Here’s what I created….

Although I probably wouldn’t have used all of these colours together before, I think it actually suits the eclectic feel of this stamp set.   Such a colourful card clearly needs a colourful envelope so it got a similar treatment.

My card base is Flirty Flamingo, measuring 10.5cm x 29cm, scored and folded at 14.5cm to create a tent fold.  The next layer is Dapper Denim measuring 10 x 14 cm. Then I added a Sweet Sugarplum layer measuring 9.5 x 13.5cm.  My Whisper White layer measured 9 x 13cm.

I used the larger circle stamp from Eclectic Expressions in a random pattern in all 5 colours.  I also used one of the smaller stamps to add in more detail in 2 of the colours.

I added a piece of Dapper Denim ruched ribbon that I picked up in the Clearance Rack recently as it has already retired. The next best thing to a free product is a dramatically reduced one, right?

My Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Eclectic Expressions too and was inked in Sweet Sugarplum on Whisper White and then backed with Sweet Sugarplum card.  3 of the Dapper Denim glitter enamel dots just finished this off nicely.

Eclectic Expression stamp set is only available as a free product during Sale-A-Bration.  If you spend £45 (plus P&P) in my online shop before 31 March 2018 this is one of the many products you can choose as your FREEBIE!


If you’d like to make this project I’ve listed all the products I used below.  Just click on any of the images to visit my shop.

If you have any questions on this project or any Stampin’ Up! product please let me know, by commenting below or visiting my Contact Me page.

Happy crafting,

Heather x

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About stampwithnellie

Hi, my name is Heather Forgan, but my nickname is Nellie! I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I love being able to share my creations using their fabulous products.

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