Friday, November 11, 2016

Just Add Ink #336 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Happy Friday crafty friends ~

On Stage Live has been and gone and I have to tell you that I had a wonderful time in Brisbane last week/end.  It's always great to catch up with old and new friends.  There was plenty of time to play with lots of exciting new craft items, socialise, eat and of course chat into the wee hours.  Trips like these are exhausting and as such I slept a full 13 hours straight when I got home late Sunday afternoon. Oh Em Gee that never happens.

I had some lovely time with my godson who I am going to call LC (Little Cutie) on my blog from now on - you'll need a pinned list of acronyms soon enough to follow my chatter.  We had some special time together over ice cream! Something his mummy and I always enjoy when we get together.

There is a new colour challenge starting today over at Just Add ink.  Nikki is asking us to add Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Night of Navy & Smoky Slate to our projects this week.

The centre panel of Navy & White is popped up on fun foam - love the even dimension it gives.   I matched my copics as best I could to the challenge colours, and used the sweet Christmas set Merry Mice. I used a mask and my airbrush for the soft background blue/grey colouring (mainly because I didn't trust myself to have a light enough hand).  The little splatters you see are actually where Stella has taken the ink away - a reasonably happy mistake I guess.  In real life this card is pretty and sparkly and I just love him - the inside greeting is Merry Christmouse!

Head over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration, and hopefully you'll find yourself wanting to play along with us.  I know there is a new stamp set (not yet available) used on one of the projects - this was written in a sing song voice that I just can't convey in text :(

Before I go here is a pic of some of my favourite people, taken last Thursday at the end of the first General Session. It was hard to get everyone together at the same time for pics.  We did have a number of present and past JAI team members together at dinner on Saturday night, however, those pics are on someone else's device.  Perhaps one of them has posted on their blog today.

From Left - me, Nikki, Kim, Narelle and Kelly

I'll be back in a few days to share my roomie gifts with you.  Right now I'm preparing for my dear friend Andy to arrive from New Zealand.  We're having a lovely long weekend together.  Enjoy yours!

Patrice x


  1. Hehe...Love the pic, you guys are awesome and it was lovely to spend time with you all.xx
    Well, between you and Kim, you convinced me l needed these cute mice. I absolutely "LOVE" this card, your colouring is fabulous and l think l need one of those airbrush thingys now too! xxx

  2. Wow, such a cute and gorgeous little mouse, P! I too love the airbrushing background- is that that the Copics airbrush thingee? It certainly gives a beautiful soft effect. And a lovely photo of the happy group at Brissie- so glad you all had so much fun :-) xx

  3. This card is so adorable, Patrice! You did a fabulous job with the colours! And I saw the photo of Andy on FB and it is indeed a small world. I worked with Andy for many years - say hi to him from KJ if he's still there :)

  4. Oh my Patrice - what stunning colouring!!! So glad I got to meet you at OnStage and put a smiling face to your lovely online presence!!! Kelly x

  5. Very cute, I love that mouse, your colouring is fantastic!!! Glad you had a great time in Brisbane, its one thing I really miss each year, along with catching up with all you girls x

  6. I love your mousey P - he's perfect and so beautifully coloured! The airbrushed background is awesome too and I love the sparkle splotches. We did have fun didn't we! xxx

  7. Love the way you have used this sweet colour combination, your background shading is perfect! Thanks for the photo share too, looks like you had a blast!


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