Friday, October 30, 2020

Just Add Ink #529 Colour


Hello there,
time for another Just Add Ink challenge and this week we have a lovely colour challenge for you from Kelly. Here it is.

It might seem a bit odd to use such a strong pink for a masculine card, but mixed with blue you get purple and the ability to create a fabulous sky backdrop for my gleaming lighthouse! 

Sometimes I'm just in awe of what you can do with just a few shades of ink. As I mentioned I used the Magenta brayered over the Misty Moonlight to create the graduation of tones in the sky. To finish off the sky I splattered with water, then patted it dry, then splattered with white gouache and finally with Wink of Stella. The layers of the sea was created by stamping the base layer in stamped off Misty Moonlight, then the top layer in full strength Misty Moonlight. White gouache applied with a stiff dry brush helped create the texture of sea foam. To make the light house shine I embossed the image on silver foil and then to add a bit of drama added some beams of light using vellum. Embossing, texture (in this case from ink and paint) and die cut stitched detail are often the best way to add detail to masculine cards without them getting too fussy.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of fabulous projects to show you so please go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,


  • Stamps: Sailing Home, Mountain Air, Itty Bitty Birthdays
  • Dies: Stitched Rectangle dies, Smooth Sailing
  • Cardstock: Misty Moonlight, Whisper White, Silver foil, Vellum
  • Ink: Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Versamark 
  • Accessories:1 inch circle punch, White and Silver embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Vellum tape (Scotch), White Gouache
  • Non SU!: Text and Texture: Ocean (PaperTrey Ink), Big Shot die cutting machine

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