Friday, 12 August 2016

Thankful Hydrangea for JAI #324

Happy Friday to you and I hope your week has gone well. With the sun rise slowly getting earlier and sunset later, it is encouraging - the daffodils are starting to sprout and the garden is beginning to show some positive signs of new growth. Just waiting on the temperatures to warm up :-)

We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink where Trish has suggested this soft and pretty floral pic to inspire our crafting this week. The design team have created gorgeous cards and have many ideas to inspire you with so I hope you can take a moment and pop over to take a look and join us.

Here is the photo:

And here is my card:

There were some new products on my craft table - the lovely new Copper Embossing powder and metallic thread and the Thoughtful Branches stamp set all begging to be used :-) So, I created a background scene by sponging ink onto white card and then created the 3 layers of colour for the hydrangea from water colour paper - lightest on top and gradually darker and offset - with some Razzleberry card as the base layer. Then it was just a matter of adding some (ok maybe too much? ) bling!

Card stock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Garden Green, Watercolor Paper
Designer Series Paper: Serene Scenery Stack
Inks:Rich Razzleberry, Versamark, Pear Pizazz, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps: Thoughtful Branches, Flourishing Phrases, Jar of Love
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Everyday Jars Framelits (bow), Copper EP, Copper Metallic Thread, Linen Thread, In colour sequins (2013-2015, Retired), Aquapainter.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the gorgeous cards our team has made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this beautiful scene too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. I'm not sure one can ever add too much bling, Jan. In fact I absolutely love the sequins on your gorgeous flower - it's the best looking hydrangea I've seen! Just love it. xx

  2. Oh this is pretty Jan!I love the layers on your flower head (they add so much depth) and all the lovely glints of bling (definitely not too much ;) xxx

  3. Such a pretty card Jan! I love the bling, less is more does not apply here..:0) They add the perfect finishing touch to your gorgeous bitty blossoms. Xx

  4. This layered and dimensional flower in different shades of pink looks gorgeous!!

  5. Do love how you made the pink hydrangea.

  6. Thank you all so much ladies for your lovely comments - so encouraging and really appreciated xx