Friday 19 January 2024

Just Add Ink #685 Blog Hop!


Happy New Year and welcome to the first Just Add Ink Challenge for 2024! To Just Add....Flowers.
And as is our tradition, this first challenge is a Blog Hop from all our Design Team. So a big welcome if you've just come from Kim's blog and her gorgeous flowers and inky background.

After spending the last few weeks of the year making Christmas cards, I always love to revisit the SU Main Catalogue and especially stamp sets that I might've had for a little while and try something new with them.
Well, this isn't a new technique - a bit of rock 'n roll - but it has made for a new look.

I used the background image from the Artistically Inked set and inked it up using Granny Apple Green with a little Shaded Spruce for the effects. I stamped this twice - to created a sort of inky butterfly. 

The same sort of thing is done with both the flowers and leaves though the darker colour is sponged onto the stamps to give a softer image. For the flowers I used Fresh Fresia and Berry Burst and the same colours for the leaves as the back ground. The sentiment is from the same set and a little bling is all that is needed to complete my first challenge card of the year!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are enjoying seeing all the different flowers from all the team.
Next you are off to see Di Barnes and her gorgeous Lavender project . If you happen to get lost at all along the way, just click on the JAI Blog challenge picture to return to the main Blog with a full list of all design team members links.  And whilst you're there, have a look at the wonderful new JAI Team graphics that we have for this year! So fresh and lovely don't you think?!

'Til next time,


  1. Gorgeous card Jan, love your colours.

  2. A real beauty the inky background and the twine wrapped through out.

  3. All your little details are lovely Jan and the watercolour effect on those flowers and leaves are just beautiful.

  4. Thanks for the reminder about the rock'n'roll technique. It loof=ks fabulous on your flowers.

  5. Beautiful card Jan, I love the colours and all the details.

  6. Love the new format for this challenge and love the floral theme for this week!

  7. I love how your vibrant flower cluster pops right off the page. So much lovely colour variation.
    Happy new year blog hop.

  8. Very Pretty, like the background butterfly.

  9. Oh! I love how this turned out Jan. The rock and roll technique is such a fun one and I love how it gives such great shading on your stamped blooms. Love!

  10. I just love all those pretty colors peeking out from under the sentiment. Beautiful!

  11. Very pretty card Jan - you have used wonderful pops of colour and great colour techniques. I must revisit that Rock and Roll again. Chantell xx