Friday, July 12, 2013

JAI 173 Just add water

Hello there,
we have another fun challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink. We'd like you to Just add Water! Now this week here in Canberra there were a few morning where it would have been more appropriate to say just add ice!! But the upside of the big freeze was that we did have some lovely sunny winter days! 
Now for the challenge you can use any technique that uses water like water colouring, for example, or water associated images. I did both :)

Is that the new SU! Chevron background stamp you see before you - ah no it's not! I had to make do with what I had and that was an embossing folder. So taking my ink pads in turn (working light to dark), I dabbed them onto the chevron pattern. From top to bottom the colour sequence was Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Soft Skye, Island Indigo. Then I spritzed the inked folder with water and gently pressed my paper onto the ink. After peeling it off I used my aqua painter to pull some of the ink around to make the colour transitions more blurry. (As an aside from experience if you get a weird dotty pattern try inking the other side of the embossing folder). After it had dried I splashed some splotches over the top (including some shimmery ones) then punched out a big circle. That fun fishy was stamped and coloured on the base white layer so you could see him peeping through the circle window. A couple of banners and a button finished off the front. I was really chuffed that this actually worked - and it was a lot of fun as well :)

Why don't you try just adding water this week! Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for fabulous watery ideas.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Itty Bitty Banners, Fishy Friends (R)
Cardstock: Bermuda Blue, Whisper White, X Press blending white
Ink: Bermuda Blue, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Island Indigo
Accessories: Hearts a Flutter framelits, Bitty Banner framelits, 2 1/2" circle punch, Chevron embossing folder, Copic markers (BG), Mr Huey Calico Shine mist, Aqua Painter, Naturals Designer button, Island Indigo bakers twine, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Wonderful card! I love the background and it's always great to see old favorite stamps used in new ways.

  2. Kim this is a great card. I especially like how you have used the pieces from the front of your card to carry over into the inside. Love the effect you created with the Chevron embossing folder. Have a great weekend.

  3. Your card just blew me away this week Kim! The background is amazing and combined with your layout, it's a stunning card! TFS the folder inking tip too. xxx

  4. I am totally in love with this card and the technique you created for the background - just sayin' ♥

  5. How creative you are to make this fabulous background Kim! Love the graduation of those blues and your little fish makes me smile!

  6. SOOOOO gorgeous!! Really clever use of the embossing folder, and colour, Kim. I, too, love how you used the punched circle inside the card. Everything about this card is just beautiful.

  7. KIM! This is an amazing card! I love the look you've created with the embossing folder :)

  8. What a great card - love everything about it, including that very cute fish.


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