Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Just Because for Just Add Ink

It has been a strange day today - warm overnight and quite humid and then as the afternoon came so did the rain! So it was a good opportunity to create a card for the lovely colour combo at Just Add Ink this week.


What a fabulous combination! Calypso Coral is my favourite colour of late so I decided to make it the hero in my almost one layer card.


For the background I turned to my favourite background stamp - Gorgeous Grunge and stamped the lines stamps to form a frame in Smoky slate and I wonder if it was the fact that it was raining outside that helped with the dotted images in the middle??



The largest butterfly from Papillon Potpourri was stamped in Versamark and then Smoky Slate before being Clear Embossed to enable colouring with an Aqua painter - and yes, I'm loving adding extra colour to the butterflies lately!! I then stamped and coloured the butterfly on the base card stock as well so as to be able to see the Antennae and added the brighter version on a dimensional.

For the Sentiment I used the lovely scripted words from A Dozen Thoughts and added a Navy Bakers Twine bow onto a Vintage Faceted button for a little touch of bling :-) 

Card stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Inks: Smoky Slate, Pacific Point, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Papillon Potpourri, A Dozen Thoughts
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Clear Embossing Powder, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Not Quite Navy Bakers Twine, Hexagon punch

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you can take time to check out the lovely cards the Design Team at Just Add Ink this week and maybe you are inspired to enter the Challenge too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

12 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful, clean, card Jan. I love the pops of colour against all the white space. The Gorgeous Grunge stamps frame the butterfly beautifully. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Thank you so much Christine :-) yes, lots of white...maybe a bit too much

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  2. I love your stamping and use of the challenge colours. Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Thank you very much Tina :-)

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  3. Beautiful Jan! You can never have too much white! Your overall design is beautifully balanced and you treated a hard colour combination like a walk in the park! Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

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    1. Thank you very much Paula :-) I do like all three colours individually so that definitely helped I'm sure :-)

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  4. Lovely pop of the Butterfly Jan! I love the white space! Thanks for playing along with us this week at JAI

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    1. Thank you so much Delys :-) Am so glad you all like the White space...I like it then too :-)

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  5. Well there you go Jan! I knew you were on a winner when I first laid on eyes on this card. And I was proved right! Beautiful card.

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki! I was really blown away to be chosen as the Winner this week as there were so many gorgeous cards including yours!!

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  6. What a lovely card Jan! Simple & elegant at the same time!!!-Katerina

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    1. Thank you very much Katerina :-)

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