Thursday, August 10, 2017

JAI #372: Just Add Colour

Hi!




This week at Just Add Ink, Nikki has chosen a gorgeous selection of colours to inspire creativity. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them as soon as I saw the palette.

Aren't they just stunning? I pulled out my trusty sponge brayer, and off I went!

scissorspapercard, Stamping' Up!, Just Add Ink, Flourishes Thinlits, Flourishing Phrases, Sympathy, Sponge Brayer

I started by using sticky notes to mask off the area I wanter to brayer. I held it all down with some sticky tape too - just to be sure nothing moved while I was using the brayer, as that would have been disastrous! I started by rolling on some Powder Pink ink from the bottom up, and then some Pool Party ink from around 3/4 of the way to the top, running down into my Powder Pink area. I finished by brayering some Tranquil Tide ink down from the top. I had to be really careful to go easy with the Tranquil Tide, as I didn't want the darker colour to overwhelm the paler colours. I was very pleased with the end result!

scissorspapercard, Stamping' Up!, Just Add Ink, Flourishes Thinlits, Flourishing Phrases, Sympathy, Sponge Brayer

I die cut the large flourish from the Flourish Thinlits in Basic Black to add a lovely, strong point of interest to the card.

scissorspapercard, Stamping' Up!, Just Add Ink, Flourishes Thinlits, Flourishing Phrases, Sympathy, Sponge Brayer

I always find the inside of Sympathy cards the hardest to do - I'm not sure why. I do think that the leaves provide a nice backdrop to the sentiment though.

The rest of the Design Team have had a blast with these colours. You can see their gorgeous cards over at the Just Add Ink blog, where you can also link up your entry for the challenge.

Bye for now,

Tina

8 comments:

  1. Such an elegant Sympathy card, Tina! I love the dreamy look to your brayered panel and how your flourish anchors it so beautifully. The inside is so pretty too! xx

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  2. Tina your ombre panel is just so impressive. Gorgeous!

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  3. Fabulous job with the brayer! Such a smooth transition between colours and the black die-cut really pops!

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  4. Your brayering is divine Tina, so soft and smooth! Love the dramatic effect of the black diecut too! xx

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  5. CAS perfection, Tina. I love the ombre effect layered with that fabulous flourish. So perfect for a sympathy card too. Brilliant way to use the colours.
    D :)

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  6. Your brayered strip is so simple but so effective (and extremely well done), lovely!

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  7. This is really striking Tina! I love colour gradients and layering the black die cut over the top adds simple but again very striking detail. xxx

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  8. Stunning card Tina. I love that coloured panel, its so striking. The leaves on the inside are such a lovely addition x

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