Why do short weeks always feel like they are extra long??? School went back on Tuesday, so I'm all confused with my days, the kids are tired and only one of them is happy to be back at school. So it seems like its taken years to get to Friday.
Glad to be here though and welcome to another challenge at Just Add Ink. Firstly I must say thank you so much to everyone who joined the 'Nature' challenge last week. We had so many entries and all of them incredible. Wonderful to see so many people I know and admire too!! This week we have a colour combo to get your creative mind working:
These are such soft and beautiful pastel colours and perfect for us lucky people experiencing very warm weather at the moment. I've still be playing around with a new stamp set and thought it was a good idea to try a bit of water colouring:
I started off by stamping the circular image in a pattern on water colour paper, using Versamark Ink. After heat embossing in white, I started water colouring using Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. I played around with them until they were very soft and pale. After drying with my heat gun, I cut the pattern out and adhered to a white square card base.
For the sentiment, I die-cut a circle from vellum and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white. I was then able to place small pieces of double-sided tape behind the words, so they wouldn't be seen and adhered over the pattern. A few coordinating sequins gave it a bit more shine.
The sentiment and circular stamps are from Concord and 9th 'Love you. Mean it.'. The sequins are from Neat and Tangled and the circle die is from Couture Creations.
You have until next Wednesday 10th February to link your projects to the Just Add Ink challenge. The rest of the Design Team have some gorgeous creations on the blog to help with any inspiration or ideas. I hope you get the chance to join in and play, and look forward to seeing you in the Gallery!!