Friday, 27 January 2017

You're So Cool JAI #344

A belated happy Australia Day for yesterday to all the Australians and hope that you had a fabulous day. We had a lovely relaxing day and enjoyed time spent with friends and especially the cooler temperature :-)

Also having a cool theme is this week's challenge at Just Add Ink. Kim has suggested this wonderful Inspiration Photo for us all to use in our projects this week.It seems so perfect a reflection of the hot summery weather we have been having in Australia lately! With photo challenges you can take as many elements you like from them and our lovely team have all created fabulous projects so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and join with us.

For me, the starting point of any card is always a stamp set. The lady standing in the pool looked so very cool and relaxed so I started with that in mind and the Cool Treats set. And worked some water and some of the patterns into the design as well.

For the background I used the grunge image from Happy Celebrations and the Rock 'n Roll technique with a little spritz of water. I love how every time you do this, the results are different. You can easily do this without the water but I wanted the two colours (Turquoise and Pacific) to blend a little and it also fitted well with the water in the photo :-) The "Cool" is stamped using both colours again and the rest of the sentiment was a blend of the two stamp sets. This will be heading off for my art loving and soon to be 8yr old Nephew :-)

Card stock: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party
Designer Series Paper: Go Wild Stack (Retired)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Cool Treats, Happy Celebrations
Accessories: Big Shot, Frozen Treats Framelits, Stitched Circle Framelits, White EP, Clear EP, Silver EP, Burlap Ribbon, Sprinkles Embellishments, Brights Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella (flicked over background)

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 inspiration from our fabulous team and I look forward to seeing what you create with this beautiful photo this week!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. This is such a cool card, Jan (no pun intended!) The arty watercolored look to the background works beautifully with the rest of the element.

  2. LOVE IT! Jan, there is so much to love about this fun creation, you have aced this challenge, it's such a great card design. xx

  3. Such a clever & wonderful card Jan with great balance and texture. I can't wait to try the rock n roll technique! Kelly x

  4. What a cool card for an 8 year old Jan. I just bet he'll love the luscious icecream! I love the great grungy watery effect stamping you did in the background - it looks great! xxx

  5. Oh Jan - this card is awesome! Love the ice cream, love the background and totally love the sentiment!