Friday, 31 March 2017

Stacking Animals for JAI #353


Happy Friday everyone and welcome! Here in Australia it is the end of Daylight Savings this weekend.  Even more than the cold, I am not looking forward to the darkness of Winter...but lets not get ahead of ourselves -we are not there yet and there is still the odd warm day in next week's forecast and hopefully for a while yet  :-)


And we have a challenge for you that we think you will enjoy at Just Add Ink this week!! Karren has suggested that we Just Add....Critters to our projects this week. A "Critter" according to Google is "a living creature, an animal" so there are many options for you to consider and we hope that you can join us. The design team have all had such fun with this and it shows in their amazing creations so I hope you have a moment to pop on over and join us.


For my card, I turned to  a stamp set that hasn't seen as much ink as these adorable images deserve. It's called Stacking Animals and so that is exactly what I did  with it :-)  I was initially inspired by a card on Pinterest by Laura Bassen and then decided to see how many "critters" I could get on the page as it is all about them this week after all. I do like how they appear to be looking at each other once they are stacked up!  I coloured them with Copics and added them over a light Distress Ink with some Wink of Stella and water flicked background for interest and sparkle.


Card stock: Whisper White thick and standard
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Suite Sayings
Accessories: Wink of Stella
Non SU: Tim Holtz Watercolor Card Stock, Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Stacking Animals Bundle (SSS), Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week and can take a moment to join in the fun at Just Add Ink .  I so look forward to seeing what "critters" you will add in your projects :-)

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan


14 comments:

  1. Oh my this is so fun Jan! I love those quirky animals, the lovely bright colours and your wonderful colouring! xxx

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  2. Beautiful Jan! Your colouring and shading....WOW.... awesome. Very pretty card. Hope you are staying dry in your part of Australia. Here it is raining and cold, but that's better than the snow they are still calling for tomorrow!!!! Hugs. Louise

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    1. Thank you very much Louise! Yes, we are safe and dry down here in Melbourne thanks, a rough week for those up North. Still snow in April?! I hope you get to enjoy warmer days soon. It has been chilly overnight here lately- definitely feels like Autumn now. xxoo

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  3. Boo for losing dls :( I hate the dark days of winter.

    Your card is fabulous, Jan. I love those brightly coloured critters (and their cute eyeballs), and the way they stack like this. So fun. Your colouring is amazing! xx

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    1. Thanks so much P :-) I did a few of each critter and practiced. To be honest, I think this is prob my best ever colouring - I had to go back and look at the finished card to believe it was done by me LOL xx

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  4. Oh, how adorable are these critters? Your colouring is beautiful, and the card is fabulous.

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    1. Thanks very much Tina :-) xx

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  5. This is just too, too cute! I love these images but have told myself I don't need them. Not sure how long my resolve will last after seeing this card!

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    1. LOL Karren :-) It is a fabulous stamp set - I'd love to see what you could do with it as I know it would be awesome! xx

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  6. Your critter stack is too cute for words Jan! And your colouring is perfect. So in awe of your talent! Kelly x

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    1. Thank you so very much Kelly - you know it is a very big "like wise" regarding your talent too. xx

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