Friday, 29 January 2016

Just add Nature...JAI #296

Welcome to another Friday and the end of the first week back at school for the year those here in Australia. I hope your little ones are feeling excited to be back seeing their friends again and that it means a little more "me time" for all parents and grandparents too!

Now, in case that means you are looking for some inspiration to go with the extra time you have to spend in your craft room....then you'll be excited to know we have a brand new challenge at Just Add Ink!
The lovely Di has suggested that we Just Add.....Nature!  So what do we mean by "nature"? Flowers, animals, birds, fish, sun.....yes, anything found in Nature that you'd like to star (yes, stars too!) on your project, we would love to see. The design team havel come up with gorgeous creations as always to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop over and take a look :-)

Here is my card:

 The first version of this card was actually made before Christmas and this set is my favourite of all those in the new Occasions catalogue so it was an easy choice for this challenge. The large rose and leaves image was first stamped onto Water colour paper and coloured with Zig markers and an Aqua Painter and then I snipped the leaves away so that I could layer the images.
 The same was done with the white die cut layer and it means you can then position the images any way you like and makes the set so much more versatile too!
Also, instead of using plain black card stock for the banner and behind the sentiment, I went for a little added bling with the black glimmer paper  - it is quite sparkly in real life but is a little hard to see here.

Card stock: Whisper White (Thick), Black Glimmer, 
Ink: Black Archival
Stamps: Rose Wonder
Accessories: Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch, Iced and Basic Rhinestones, Aquapainter,
Non SU: Zig Clean Colour Markers

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the design team and I look forward to see what "nature" you will use on your creations this week!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Well this is a definite WOW from me Jan! I love the saturated bold colours and the contrast to the white die overlay. I think you may have convinced me to get the dies! xxx

  2. Stunning Jan! Love the tip about clipping the leaves, makes it more 'manageable' on a card front (I believe ours are a tad smaller at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches). Very lovely.

  3. This is just beautiful Jan! I LOVE it! The bright bold pink of the rose is stunning and I love that you tucked the leaves behind the rose. Makes it easier to to put the rose on a card front! Just WOW! Rochelle xo

  4. ACT schools only went back today, and yesterday (brand new to primary and high school kids only). The twins went off to preschool and had a lovely time. Wish I could say that I have more time on my hands, alas I've lost a few hours of each day and find I have to watch the clock more :(

    Stunning card, Jan. The bright colour of your rose with all that white space is so eye catching. Love the touch of black glimmer, and the bling is the perfect finishing touch! xxx

  5. I love the gorgeous stained glass effect of this die! This is such a beautiful card :)