Sunday 14 June 2015

Just Add Ink 266 FMS 190

This weekend has flown by and although I've done lots of good things, I haven't spent a lot of time in my craft room. Partly it was because my mojo deserted me. Usually when I look through the week's challenges one or two pop out with an immediate idea. But this week - nothing. Fortunately, this morning I got the glimmer of something that morphed into this effort for two challenges: the colour challenge at Just Add Ink and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Not having any Pink Pirouette, I've substituted Blushing Bride. Although not obvious in the photo, the front panel is split and the white part raised on dimensionals.

After stamping the navy leaf, I masked it and used a circle mask before stamping the pink music. The sentiment is gold embossed and this is echoed with the use of the gold metallic thread on the butterfly.

Update: Delighted to be Weekly Winner at Just Add Ink.

Card: Whisper White, Night of Navy DSP, Blushing Bride.
Stamps: Heidi Swapp Music, Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents, SU Papillon Potpourri, SU A Dozen Thoughts
Ink: Night of Navy, Blushing Bride, Versamark
Other: Gold embossing powder, Elegant Butterfly punch, Brad base, Blushing Bride candy dot, gold metallic thread, dimensionals


  1. Beautiful, Jan. I love all that white space, with a gorgeous little cluster of pretties. The side panel looks lovely too. x

  2. Jan, this is so beautiful! I love that all the white space really draws the eye in to the cluster of beauty that is the butterfly, stamped music and leaves, and the thread. The small, gold-embossed, sentiment is sheer perfection! So glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  3. Hello young lady!!! There must be something in the air as a lot of people seem to have lost their mojo lately. Maybe its the change of season's??? It always scares me that I will never make a good card again but it always comes back. Like with this card, its gorgeous and love the way you used the challenge colours. Love the criss-cross navy paper you used, its so crisp and the tiny strip of pink beside is genius! Always so happy to see you at Just Add Ink and I know you will be back to constant card-making in no time!

    1. Thanks Shona. I think you're right about the seasons. LIke you recently, I've had a winter bug all week and even had a day off work and it's hanging around - still not back to 100%. Glad to see you are back on form - you've been turning out some beauties lately.

  4. Love the focal stamping Jan, your masking and gold details look so pretty! Such a lovely use of the Just Add Ink colours. xx

  5. This is so clean and pretty! I love your mix of elements and I love the gold embossing. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  6. I love this, so elegant. Might just have to CASE this.

  7. Very pretty - I love all the white space and abstract laying of images. The embossed sentiment looks great. Chantell JAI

  8. Your mojo seems to be well in place with this one! Such a pretty card! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  9. This is gorgeous Jan. Kelly x

  10. What a lovely little cluster of elements, Jan & I love how you've used the colours. Glad the colours got you playing with us at JAI this week.
    Hugs, Di