Friday, 26 May 2017

Just Add Ink Challenge # 361

Happy Friday everyone on my side of the world. For those of you on the other side, don't worry I will save lots of Friday for you!! Another week has gone by and its time again for a new challenge theme at Just Add Ink!

This one gives you lots of options!! With flowers and water colouring being so popular at the moment, I just know the Gallery is going to be overflowing with gorgeousness this week!

For my card I actually got a little carried away and used all three ideas...that's me, 'no inbetween' as my husband would say. I'm either all or nothing...or procrastinating:

Mmmm, I know your thinking to yourself 'that flower looks familar'. I suddenly realised when I was photographing this that I used the exact same flower on my last JAI card. What can I say, I love it!!

To start off I stamped the flower on some white CS and coloured using my Faber Castell pencils. I fussy cut it out, went around the edge with a black pen and popped to the side. The leaves were stamped on some water colour CS with Versafine black ink and then immediately heat embossed with clear powder. I then used my Gansai Tambi water colour paints to colour them in, and then fussy cut out.

I cut a panel of white CS slightly slimmer than the card front and added a strip of black and white striped washi tape down the side of the card front. The panel was then added on some foam tape. I glued the leaves in place and put the flower on foam tape, along with the sentiment. And you know I can't finish a card without some yummy sequins!!

The flower image is from Studio Katia 'Thank you so much'. The leaves are from My Favourite Things 'Fancy Flowers'. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Pretty Posies'. The sequins are from Neat and Tangled, and unfortunately I don't know where the washi tape is from.

You have until Wednesday 31st May to link your projects to the Just Add Ink challenge and if your looking for ideas pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created just for you. Looking forward to seeing you in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. So pretty! Love the soft lilac bloom Shona, it really pops on the crisp white.xx

  2. Great design, Sho, and amazing penciling and watercoloring!! I'm "all or nothing," too, so I get you!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Apparently you aren't having any trouble watercoloring. All you have to do is look at this beautifully colored bloom. Absolutely adore the soft color...and that strip of washi is divine.

  4. So beautiful, Shona! I love how your softly coloured bloom and vibrant leaves pop on your white background and the grounding strip of washi. xx

  5. What a gorgeous big bloom, & you've coloured it so beautifully, Shona. x

  6. It is a beautiful flower Shona, so I'm not surprised you were drawn to it again! Love it done in this soft shade of purple. x