Monday 19 December 2016

Just Add Ink 341

There's a very smart colour challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

In the act of tidying up my desk after Christmas cards and my December classes, I came across a set that was a favourite of mine earlier in the year but haven't used much lately. Botanical Blooms is a lovely set and Timeless Textures is another favourite of mine so taking them in hand with those lovely challenge colours, this is where I ended up.

The sentiment is from a set that will be available in the new Occasions catalogue, released on 4 January, called Big on Birthdays.

The central flower was cut from white card. Originally, I was just going to sponge the edges in Old Olive but I ended up softly sponging all of it with the edges darker. I like the little vellum fern leaf slipped into the bouquet. The background stamps is a mix of elements from Timeless Textures and the little flower cluster from Botanical Blooms. Then there's a few rhinestones scattered to finish off.

I like the freshness and elegance of this colour combination. Thanks for a great challenge!

Update: Very happy to get an Honourable Mention at Just Add Ink for this card.

Card: Basic Gray, Old Olive, Whisper White, vellum
Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Timeless Textures, Big on Birthdays
Inks: Basic Gray, Old Olive, Tuxedo Black
Other: Botanical Builder framelits, Rhinestones, dimensional, sponges


  1. This is is pretty Jan! I love how you've anchored your pretty posy with the grid lines and the soft sponging to your bloom really makes it pop amongst the lovely layers of leafy texture. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  2. Such a beautiful composition of leaves and flower, Jan. You've used the challenge colours perfectly; love this! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Very pretty - I love the clean sentiment font and great flowers. Chantell JAI