well we had our first -5 degree night here this week - it was just wee bit chilly and alot frosty the next morning. I must admit to chickening out of my walk that morning - I had a cup of tea instead ;)
This week the Just Add Ink challenge is to CASE one of the team and this time round it is the lovely Mae Collins who I had the pleasure of meeting last year at Convention. So go check out Mae's blog and find something to inspire you. Mae's card below was my choice - I loved the watercoloured flowers and the slightly distressed look.
Now my take on it.
I definitely went with the distressed vintage theme for mine. I kept Mae's layout pretty much as was and coloured my hydragea bloom using ink pad lids and an aquapainter. Twice. The first time was the base image, which served as a good practise. Then an extra bloom that I then trimmed out and mounted on top of the base. I finished off the bloom by adding little dots of clear glaze pen to the centre of the tiny blooms. You can't go past a bit of distressing, sponging, and inky layers to get a bit of vintagey feel. I also dug out a bit of long retired hodgepodge to accent the ribbon and finish off the front. Got to say I was happy with how this turned out and I will be colouring that hydrangea again!
So do go and check out Mae's work, you will be sure to find something inspiring CASE and join us this week at Just Add Ink.
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: French Foliage, Because I Care (R), Sending You (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red, Cherry Cobler, Stazon Black, Chamomile tea die (PTI)
Accessories: Newsprint DSP (R), Word Window punch, Spiral tab punch (R), Corner rounder punch, Real Red Satin ribbon, Pewter hodgepodge (R), Aqua painter, Glaze pen (Spica), Sponge, Distressing tool, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)