Happy Friday and welcome to a chilly mid Winter's day here in Melbourne. Whilst we didn't see much of the sun today as it's been pouring with rain - and there is apparently hail and more wintery delights on the way... it's a good time to be resting up, nursing the annual dose of cold and flu - hopefully it doesn't stay too long - both the rain and the flu!
And with the beginning of the school holidays, we have a new challenge at Just Add Ink to spark your weekend crafting. Kim has suggested a really pretty, Spring-like Colour combo for us all to use. The design team have created fabulous cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look :-)
Here are the colours:
And here is my card:
The colours seemed perfect for using flowers and leaves so I decided to play with the new Jar of Love stamp set :-) The roses are two step stamping to give the shading and detail (I used a stamping off technique) and masked off the top of the jar with a Post it Note to stamp the stems. Being photopolymer you can bend the stems to be any shape you like and I was wanting a natural-ish looking curve to them. Cutting out the jar with the framelits and using another Post it mask for where the jar would be, meant I could lengthen the stems a little to make room for all the blooms too.
This card is in the post on it's way to a lovely aunt. My uncle passed away a few weeks ago and whilst there was much love shared at the time, it's often a little while later when the phone stops ringing and there is a new normal routine to be made where a card can make a difference too :-)
Card stock: Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Stack
Ink: Rose Red, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizazz, Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Jar of Love
Accessories: Big Shot, Everyday Jar Framelits, White EP, Basic Rhinestones, Strawberry Slush Twine (retired)
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to see what the rest of our fabulous Just Add Ink team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this pretty colour combo too!
Happy stamping until next time,