Friday, 3 June 2016

Swirly Inspiration for JAI #314

Happy Winter friends - or Summer if you happen to be in the Northern Hemisphere :-) Here in Melbourne we have had a week of crisp and chilly mornings and beautiful sunny days. Surely the best we could hope for!!

And it's time for a brand new challenge at Just Add Ink! This week, Di has found a fabulous photo for us all to use. You can take whatever inspires you from the photo - the fruit themselves, the shapes, or the colours. Our lovely team have all made stunning creations to inspire you so I hope you can pop on over and take a look :-)

Here is the photo:

And here is my card:

Yes, I must confess I am totally addicted to Swirly....and it does represent the fruit quite well from the  pic don't you think?? This did come together quite quickly in the end. Initially I was a bit thrown by the colours (and missed seeing the green) and I did start with another stamp set....but after a bit of a struggle I saw Swirly sitting there and an idea quickly formed - one of those lovely moments :-) The design was centred around the main flower of course and a little overlap of the swirls. The Blackberry and Daffodil ones have stamped and die cut centres and the green are left plain to represent leaves. Then all it needed was a greeting and some of the now ever present Wink of Stella :-)

Card stock: Whisper White (Thick for the base, and standard), Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Emerald Envy ( a new favourite too!), Versa mark
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Suite Sayings
Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, White EP, Triple Banner Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the wonderful cards our fabulous team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun photo challenge too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. LOL, I'm a bit in love with the swirly bundle too! Your card looks amazing.

  2. I love how your swirls travel up the card Jan, adding just that little bit of overlapping is really effective too! xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Jan. Can't wait to receive mine and start playing. You sure are providing a lot of inspiration for this bundle.

  4. Oh lordy! Absolutely love these colours and such a great design Jan. C'mon Aus post...l so want to play..:0) I love everything about this crisp clean beauty...May have to case at some point. xx