Friday, 19 February 2016

Just Add Ink Challenge # 299

Happy Friday everybody and welcome to a new challenge at Just Add Ink!!   We have the most Summery photo to inspire you this week:

Watermelon's are such an iconic Summer fruit and the green and pink colour combo is divine. The Gallery is going to look very refreshing and pretty this week!!

I happened to have a watermelon stamp that I have never used and I wanted to get back into my colouring for The Daily Marker - 30 Day Colouring Challenge, so my pencils came out to play:

I had to stay home with Max yesterday as he caught Phoebe's cold (she was sick over the weekend and Monday), so it gave me a chance to colour away and watch a movie. After I finished I fussy cut them all out and adhered them in a fanned circle pattern on the card front. I used a Couture Creation circle die to cut some vellum. I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed using black embossing powder. This is probably only the second time I've used black and you have to be so careful with random bits melting in the wrong place but I wanted the words to be shiny. I used some double-sided tape to put the sentiment in place.

The watermelon and sentiment stamp are both from a Kelly Purkey stamp set 'Summertime'.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Something New', which is the stamp set.

You have until next Wednesday to link your projects to the Just Add Ink challenge. The rest of the fabulous Design Team have some beautiful projects on the blog if you need any help with ideas. I can't wait to see what you make in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Now I know what those watermelon pieces were for. Clever girl. This really is the sweetest and most refreshing card, EVER. My favorite fruit from my favorite Kiwi.

  2. This is a great card! Love those watermelon slices and your design.

  3. OH MY>...this is just too darn cute! I love your yummy and sweet looking watermelon!

  4. Oh, this is so cool and so summer lovin, Shona!!! So cleverly done and very creative!!!! Really cute!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!

  5. You've got my mouth watering and my toes twitching to be in sand, Shona!! Love, love, love your card! I hope everyone is back to good health soon!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. How cute is that watermelon stamp! I love how you've used it - something I would never have thought of.

  7. So fun, Shona ... those watermelon slices look delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Hi Shona

    Your watermelon slices look so cool in a circle like this and the sentiment goes exactly.

    I hope your household all heals up soon - seems everyone in the universe has a cold these days. It's nasty and not so fun. I'm sure your family appreciate your tender care.

  9. I have some fun summer holiday memories of eating watermelon so I just love how you paired all those slices up with lets go to the beach sentiment Shona - its a perfect match. Love how you used the slices so decoratively too :) x