Friday, 6 May 2016

Water Coloured Rose JAI #310

Happy Friday folks, and welcome :-) The start of May and already we are almost half way through Autumn and the evening's are getting darker so much earlier - starting to impact on our evening dog walk. It is time to bring out the red LED light that attaches to Sally's collar as being black, she sure disappears in the dark and her selective hearing seems to kick in if she knows she can't be seen!! Something common in more than dogs, I'm sure ;-)

And it's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week Tina has created a fabulous sketch for us all to use that is really versatile and our lovely and talented Team have had such fun using it so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and be inspired to join us.

Here is the sketch:
Just the circle ...:-)
So cool isn't it?!
And here is my card:

Yes, I've used the lovely Rose Wonder image as my circle and made a top folding card - and kept the background and leaves white to highlight it.
To create the background for the rose, I first watercolored blocks of colour onto water colour paper using ink pads and an Aqua painter. Whilst it was drying, I stamped and embossed the Rose image onto vellum and then fussy cut it really close to the image so could use it to trace around over the watercoloring and then fussy cut that too. The "you" is die cut from the same - going over the joins in the blocks of colour. 

So how to adhere the vellum so it can't be seen? Hide your adhesive under the top layers! A little Snail under the banner, and a touch of the Fine Tip Glue under where the word is attached. 
If you'd like some tips on using Vellum, there is a new "Sheer" class at Online Card Classes  which covers using acetate as well. So many great ideas :-)

Card stock: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Basic Black, Water colour paper, Vellum card stock
Designer Series Paper: Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack (Saleabration)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Stamps: Rose Wonder, Work of Art
Accessories: Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, Hello You Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch, White Embossing Powder, White Perfect Accents, Brights Sequins Assortment. Fine Tip Glue Pen, Snail.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop over to Just Add Ink and see the fabulous cards the Team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun and versatile sketch too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. This is stunning Jan! I really love how you interpreted the sketch... I am always so "literal" i.e. if it's a circle I HAVE TO use a circle LOL.

    Our own Spring probably feels like your Autumn. Still not very warm around here. But it will come and then we will complain it's too hot!

    Selective hearing works for DH too....! Hope you and Sally are doing well.

  2. This is breathtakingly beautiful, Jan. The colours in the rose are gorgeous, as are the contrasting white and black elements.

  3. Really beautiful Jan. The Ombre effect on your diecut is gorgeous, as is everything about this card. xx

  4. Jan your rose is just amazing! I love the vibrant yet muted water colour effect which is beautifully accentuated by the fine embossed detail over the top. xxx

  5. This card showcases the rose wonder amazingly. It looks elegant & stunning & beautiful. Wow!!!-Katerina