Friday, 7 August 2015

Celebrate Inspiration JAI #274

The days are slowly getting longer if still very chilly. Apparently this has been Melbourne's coldest winter in 20years! Just over 3 weeks until Spring so not long to go now :-)

And as it's Friday we have a brand new challenge for you at Just Add Ink. The lovely Trish has found these fantastic Photos to inspire us. The talented Team have created fabulous projects from them so I hope you can pop on over and have a look :-) Photos can be a great starting point for creativity as you can take as little or as much from them as you like.

Here are the Inspiration Photos:

Lots of layers of texture - neutrals and whites - and a fabulous chevron pattern too!
And here is my card:

The layers of texture are what first jumped out to me - the fabulous lampshade and placemat along with the rounded chair..and of course those amazing chevrons. So I decided to use those elements and make a masculine card. Although as it turned out with all the addition of the gold bling, it could possibly work for females too now lol! I started with the Hardwood background stamp using Sahara Sand ink. The next layer starting point was the newThick Whisper White card stock to be strong enough to hold the heavier items and then came the gold Vellum and balloon with it's trailing hemp twine.

Card stock: Sahara Sand, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White (standard), Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Gold Vellum Specialty
Inks: Versamark, Sahara Sand
Stamps: Celebrate Today, Hardwood
Accessories: Big Shot, Balloon Framelits, Chevron EF, Wooden Accents, Hemp Twine (retired), Burlap Ribbon
(Non SU, Stitched Rectangles from My Favourite Things)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop over to Just Add Ink and see the wonderful inspiration from the the Team and I can't wait to see what you will create with these fabulous photos this week!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Such an elegant card,Jan! Love the use of hardwood as a background & the wooden sentiment! - katerina

  2. Jan you have captured the textures and patterns beautifully - love the touch of gold you brought in. It has a natural feel but also very luxurious one. x

  3. Awesome card Jan! Love the hardwood background and all the layers and textures! Love the sahara sand balloon and the gold embossing on top. Just love it! Rochellexo

  4. Oh wow, Jan, this is so gorgeous. I loved reading about which elements you picked & how you used them & can totally see them in your card. I would definitely give this to a girl...& may indeed case it myself. I agree with Kim, too. So natural but very luxe. Love!
    Hugs, D

  5. Thank you all so much for your lovely and encouraging comments Ladies! xo

  6. STUNNING! What a gorgeous card Jan. xo