Friday, 6 March 2015

Just Add a Photo Inspiration

It is incredible how quickly the night and morning temperatures have dropped - it is only the first week of Autumn and yet the change of Season seems definite.  I hope it is the same for those waiting for Spring :-)

This week at Just Add Ink we have a wonderful Inspiration Photo Challenge for you chosen by Nikki. Aren't they just just fabulous :-) From the photos below you can choose as much as you like to include in your project and the Team have come up with some awesome ideas to inspire you so I hope you can pop on over and have a look :-)

For me there is a lot to love about these photos : a fabulous colour combo and I just adore the butterflies arriving over the pool of water.

So in theory this should have been an easy challenge for me but in actual fact it wasn't - I found I was wanting to include all the elements - particularly the beautifull butterfly, and the silver circles. But it's just this sort of challenge we all love really isn't - one that stretches us a little out of our comfort zone:-)

And so initially  I decided to make a circle Easel card -  silver and white with a pink/black butterfly 
and included the lovely Silver Vellum as a background….

 And although the butterfly is the hero as it is supposed to be…
it all looked a little washed out to me.

So I changed it up a bit…

And pulled it together  - literally :-0 - into a stand up circle card.
I think I like this better but what about you?

Card stock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White,  Silver Foil Specialty
Designer Series Paper: Silver Vellum specialty
Inks: Versamark, Melon Mambo Blendabilities Markers
Stamps: Crazy for You
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Hello You Thinlits, 1/3/8 Circle punch, Decorative Dots EF, Silver EP, Silver Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the wonderful creations the Team have made to inspire you this week. And I look forward to seeing what you will create for this fabulous Inspiration Photo challenge :-) 

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. They are both awesome Jan! Love the luminosity of the first one and the striking depth of colour and contrast in the second. x

  2. Louise (ON, Canada)7 March 2015 at 04:45

    Tough choice if one has to make one! There are both gorgeous and I love them both. If I have to decide which one is my fav I too do prefer the second one for the colors but I am still in love with the easel card!!! So maybe I should combine both and see what I come up with... LOL P.S. Sprint is NOT here yet and it is still freezing cold!!!!

  3. Both of these cards are just gorgeous Jan! Would be tough to pick a favourite :)

  4. I love both of these cards Jan! Your second creation sure packs a punch though :)

    I too struggle with choosing just a couple of elements in an inspiration challenge, which is why I stayed away from silver and circles this time, choosing to go with colour instead.

    Not enjoying the cooler mornings and evenings of Autumn that's for sure!

  5. Both looks are just gorgeous Jan! The black is so bold and striking..l love it! Clever change over..:0) xx

  6. Amazing cards, Jan! The butterfly is the star on both in soft silver background or striking black! I think this time I'll go for the soft tones of silver!😉-Katerina