Thursday 2 November 2017

Just Add Ink #384 - Inspiration

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you are having a great day. The warmer weather is finally on its way to Western Australia. I walked into my craft area this morning to find the sun had been beaming through my window, onto cards I had laid out the night before. The ends of all the card bases had begun to curl slightly. Time for the blinds to be permanently drawn!! Such a shame as its lovely working under the natural light, with the sunshine warming my back.
Its challenge time over at Just Add Ink, and this week, Jan has chosen a stunning inspiration picture for us to work with. I just adore all the blue tones, especially the centre of those amazing blooms. For my card I chose to use the vibrant colours in the picture - the blues, white and yellow.

The card starts with a Thick Whisper White card base. The next layer is WW card embossed with the Softly Falling EF. The layered panel has been created by extending the square stitched framelit and the square scalloped edge framelit to make rectangle layers.

The flower die cuts were created using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits - again extending the die so the stems were longer. Dapper Denim, Tempting Turquoise and a little Marina Mist inks were splattered onto some, others had a brush apply ink directly to the die cuts.
To incorporate the yellow from the challenge picture, the sentiment was white heat embossed onto So Saffron card and adhered to the card with mini dimensionals.

The Just Add Ink Design Team have created some gorgeous cards inspired by this weeks challenge picture, be sure to check them out. Inspired to play along? We would love for you to join us, you can add your creation to the JAI challenge gallery, here.
Until next time, stay crafty


  1. This is fab! It looks like you had a wonderful time playing with ink to get the different effects on the die cuts. Worth the effort, as they look amazing.

  2. Wow!! This is gorgeous! So so pretty!

  3. So stunning Jackie!! I love all your elegant white on white layers and the inking details are exquisite!! The touch of yellow for your sentiment is so striking too. xx

  4. Gorgeous card Jackie - it seems so strange hearing you talk about the sun when we are dealing with the cold!

  5. This is simply gorgeous, Jackie. I especially love all the inky techniqes you've combined to make each stem special. The whole card is just a little wonder, as it makes you keep looking at all the details.
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  6. Another stunner Jackie. I love the way you have coloured the flowers. Just so beautiful.


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