Friday, 7 July 2017

Shelter From The Storm JAI #367

Hello and welcome!! This week has seen the Winter chills and ills hit with a bit more vengeance as is usual for July. We have had some delightful sunny moments though so we can't complain :-)

Yes, it's Friday and time for a fun new challenge at Just Add Ink! This week we have an intriguing colour palate for you from Patrice. Three neutrals and a fabulous pop of colour that the design team have done a fantastic job with to inspire you as always so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and join with us.

The colours this week seemed perfect for creating a stormy scene so that was my starting point. You may not be able to see that the umbrella handle is coloured with Crumb Cake ink so I added some Linen Thread as well. In true Melbourne form,  I had to duck out in between showers to take these photos so the rain theme was definitely on show!

Once the water coloured background and umbrella were all dry, I added some rain drops in the same direction as the brush strokes and to the umbrella using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. The aim with the rain drops is to allow a little "droplet" to form before lifting up and away in the direction you are wanting to get a tear shape. This was my first try at this technique and practice will make perfect as they say :-)

Card stock: Whisper White (thick and standard), Smoky Slate
Designer Series Paper: Fresh Florals
Inks: Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Weather Together
Accessories: Big Shot, Umbrella Weather Framelits, Linen Thread, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Aqua Painter

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the fabulous inspiration from our lovely team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this intriguing colour combo too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Lovely card Jan and your raindrop technique is such a fabulous effect...Well done! I love how you've balanced the colours too. xx

  2. Jan, your stormy card is terrific! I love those rain drops. Hope your Melbourne weather improves, it's been pretty miserable in Canberra of late too. xx

  3. Oooh, the tear drops with the glue pen look amazing! I will have to give that technique a go.

  4. Love your idea of using the colours for a watery stormy scene Jan - they're perfect! The raindrops look awesome too - you can really see the shiny raised dimension. xxx

  5. Oh - this is great Jan! The smoky slate is perfect for your stormy scene! And the LLT brightens it up beautifully! Kelly x