Friday, May 26, 2017

Just Add Ink #361 - Just Choose Two

Happy Friday crafty friends ~

Kelly gave us a choice of two for the new Just Add Ink challenge this week - Flowers or Washi or Watercolour - I chose to do a watercolour wash and a little posie of flowers using the Jar of Love stamp set.  How do you like the vibrancy of Berry Burst?  Such a pretty pink!

Our neighbour's teenage daughter had an urgent surgery last week so I made this card for her.  She'll be at home recuperating for six long weeks.  I don't think she's complaining much about missing school lol.

To get the watercolour wash I used a panel of watercolour paper, spritzed it quite heavily with water and painted the ink on with a wide wet brush going from dark to light, bottom to top.  I then used my heat gun to speed up the drying process and finished by dipping a couple of fingers in water and splattering it across the panel to get the splotches you see.  I used Distress Inks Seedless Preserves (very similar in hue to Berry Burst), Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar.

If you'd like to choose your own two elements and join our challenge fun this week pop over to JAI and get some inspiration from the design team.  Lots of loveliness to whet your crafty appetite.


We've been a bit of a sick house again of late.  Sniffles and head colds aplenty.  Not so fun.  Looks to be a quiet weekend ahead for us.  Thanks for stopping by today, and enjoy your weekend!

Patrice x


  1. That background is just gorgeous P. Stunning colours and so smooth. Perfect for showcasing your sweet posy.
    Hope you are all on the mend soon. xx

  2. Really gorgeous- where is that sentiment from? I love that font!

  3. Thank you, Petra. It's certainly fun to splash a bit of ink and water around. Something I usually steer clear of. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, you can find it here >>>

  4. Oh wow P, that is one vibrant background :) Loving the in your face hit of pink and then the delicate little cluster of blossoms. xxx

  5. Hope your having a relaxing weekend and everyone is starting to feel better. Your card is so gorgeous and love the flower images you used too. I'm sure the teenage girl will love the card, the poor thing, hope she's ok too!!

  6. Such a fabulous background P!! Your ombré is so smooth and I really love your water effects and sweet posy. Hope all are well soon. Xx

  7. Great card! Your watercolor wash is amazing!


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