Friday, 13 March 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge # 254

I don't think anyone told in the sun in Blenheim (where I live in New Zealand) that its now Autumn and it doesn't need to shine so brightly or with such heat anymore. I got very sunburnt while gardening on Tuesday but only realised when I hopped in the shower Wednesday morning....ouch!!! So Autumn hasn't really started here yet and there is still no rain....





The colours for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge remind me a bit of Autumn, with the leaves eventually turning orange, then brown and the lawns getting lush and green from all the rain (hopefully...).

I'll be honest, I was a little stumped with these colours because they are colours I never use. However, it was a great chance to experiment with them and learn to use them in a different way.


I purchased a second hand set of waffle-edged square dies a few weeks ago and had this design in my head ready to go. Since I don't have any inks in the button colours, I thought it best to use kraft cardstock for my 'brown sugar' and some patterned papers for the rest. I think the colours worked out perfectly!

It was pretty simple to make. I die-cut lots of squares from both papers and arranged them over the card front, trimming back any over the edges. The squares were then all popped up on foam tape while trying to keep them in line and have the same spacing. I wanted to keep the sentiment simple, so cut a piece of white CS and heat embossed the sentiment in gold. No sequins or enamel dots needed.

Unfortunately I don't know the company who made the waffle-square dies. The sentiment is from Hero Arts 'Year Round Sentiments'. The green paper is from Echo Park 'Dots and Stripes' and the orange paper from Kaisercraft 'Happy Snaps'.

The challenge runs till next Wednesday 18th March 10pm. Hopefully this will give you plenty of time to mix these colours into something amazing that might encourage me to use these colours more!! The rest of the Design Team have created some amazing projects for you on the Just Add Ink blog if your needing some inspiration. I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Take care
Shona

14 comments:

  1. Clever sketch you made Shona
    and clever use the color combo
    hey I love your idea to combine the color like this
    great CAS card as always..
    see you soon maybe on my last post..:-)
    big hugs, Monika

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  2. What perfect colors for Autumn! We're having cold days then hot days then cold days...well, you get the idea. March is up and down for weather. I love the squares in your card with the various patterns in the papers. Looks real nice!

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  3. This is so sweet. Looks like a beautiful warm and cozy quilt. I love those sweet squares with those fabulous colors.

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  4. I was just thinking what Kim wrote, Shona ... this is just like a cosy quilt, all warm and snuggly in those gorgeous autumn colours ... fabulous! Anita :)

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  5. It's a warm cosy quilt! Oh so warm and cosy. LOVE it.
    You could send the sun over to the Northern Hemisphere. 6ºC in mid March just seems wrong! :) Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, Shona. Following you. :)
    hugs, Asha

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  6. Shona such a great use of the colour combo this week and I love that sweet little sentiment.

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  7. This colour combo stumped me a bit too - I'm not an Autumn fan at all (just another reminder that the cold of Winter is on its way). Your card is pretty cool - looks a lot like a quilt as others have said and I love that sentiment! x

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  8. I LOVE how you've used the challenge colours Shona - it gives a really lovely effect!

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  9. Fabulous way to use the colours Shona! Lovely clean design and cute sentiment too :-)

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