Friday, 30 September 2016

Pink Wings for Jai #321

Hello and a very happy Friday to you! Here in Melbourne it is a Public Holiday as we have the Grand Final of the footy on Saturday and there will be a parade today. It basically will be a Melbourne vs Sydney kind of thing the way it's worked out - and the local team, the Western Bulldogs haven't made a Final match in 62 years so even though I don't follow the game...Like most locals, I'm hoping the "Dogs" get over the line as would be a once in a lifetime event for their fans :-) EDIT: Am pleased to be able to say they DID win - woo hoo :-)

So just in time for the long weekend is our new challenge at Just Add Ink this week. Nikki has suggested a fabulous and fun theme for us all to use - to Just Add WINGS!! Now there are all sorts of different wings - fixed, floating and coloured and colourful. Our wonderful team have all created a beautiful and wide variety of Winged ideas to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment and fly on over and take a look and join us :-)

For my wings, I went with a mix of stamped and water coloured ones I haven't played with butterflies in a while and decided to aim for a soft and pink and girly look for the layers. The base layer is stamped in Melon Mambo - stamped off x5 for the lightest shade and then one less each time for the rest. The next butterfly is water coloured and die cut from water colour paper. And the top layer is of course some shiny gold foil for a bit of bling :-)

And many thanks to Di Barnes for creating this lovely new watermark too :-)

Card stock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Water color Paper
Designer Series Paper: Pop of Pink
Inks: Versamark, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate
Stamps: Watercolor Wings, Timeless Textures, Sunshine Sayings
Accessories: Big Shot, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Gold EP,  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Black Metallic Thread

It's all go for us at the moment too as we have now found our new home - less than 5mins drive away and there is much to do and organise in the next 3 weeks.  I am really blessed by the many offers of help already - from neighbours to old and new friends it really is awesome!! 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the rest of our lovely team's amazing cards and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun theme this week too.

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Very pretty Jan. Love all the 'circles' elements you used, gives it movement. And good idea for the antennae (or antennas...hum). And let's not forget the bling.
    So happy you are moving very close by to your current place. Wish I was not so far or could afford the trip LOL I too would be there to help you. Good luck! xo

  2. Thank you so much Louise :-) It's Spring and starting to warm up - a lovely time to visit - altho if one day you were able to come would be wonderful whenever!! Wish I could travel your way too. I've made me "to do" much to do. But it will be good and Sally will love the new garden and I know the Vet Specialist will be glad there are no steps too... the outdoors was what sold me, inside some compromises. . I must email you :-)xxx

  3. Who knew you got a PH for grand final! Lol what next. In saying that Canberra has had two in the past fortnight.

    I so love your card, Jan. Those colours are right up my alley and just so fresh and pretty. Love the gradation you gave your pink butterflies. Just a gorgeous card. xxx