Friday, April 10, 2015

Just Add Ink #258 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
well it's mixed feelings here today as school holidays start. Half of me is happy - delighted with the break in routine (no lunch boxes!) but the other half is already exhausted knowing that I have to keep the munchkins entertained for two weeks - eeeek! But before the onslaught begins it's time to tell you about this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a gorgeous colour challenge for you from Rochelle. You'll enjoy it for sure! Here's the colours.

And here is what I came up with.

I finally got to break out a new flower set that had been sitting in a pile of stamps for months - no joke! I love the impact of this botanical style image. I thought the little flower from Petite Petals was a great match to accent that main flower too. To add some depth I wanted to stamp some flowers direct on the DSP but didn't want them to compete with the punched flowers on top. So I broke out some gesso and brushed it over the DSP and stamped flowers. (I discovered in the process that you need to heat set your stamped flowers BEFORE you paint over the gesso!). I was pretty happy with the way this turned out. Just a simple mix of ink, DSP and gesso but a lot of fun to do.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's gorgeous creations this week.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Petite Petals, Petal Potpourri, Four You
Cardstock: Smokey Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo, Versamark
Accessories: First Edition DSP (R), Flower Medallion punch, Petite Petals punch, Flower Frenzy BigZ die, White and clear embossing powder, Gesso, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Kim I love the background stamping and also how you've broken up the background to make room for the sentiment!!! Enjoy the kidlets :)

  2. I love this effect Kim, you've used Gesso beautifully, the muted blooms make a lovely backdrop for the stronger Blackberry Bliss one. xxx

  3. You were so right about the Petite Petals being a good match to the larger flower - they look great together. Love the split panels on your card, and have to agree that gesso is pretty fun to play with. Beautiful card! xox

  4. This is just gorgeous Kim! Love the softness the Gesso gives your background - will have to try it. And the split panels around your greeting are so effective! xx

  5. I love those flowers, especially the flower in the blackberry colour, its gorgeous!!! Stunning card and your so good to decorate on the inside too!

  6. As always you've finish off your cards perfectly inside and out - I love, love, love all the little details you add!

  7. Fantastic card. Love the distressed background with the pretty flowers.

  8. Beautiful use of the colours Kim, I love the softness and subtle changes of colour. Really pretty!


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