Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Just Add Ink

Today I thought I would play along with the challenge over at Just Add Ink. And it is such a fun challenge. I love the inspiration this week as the colours are so subtle and the drink looks so refreshing. With the scorching temperatures predicted for Sydney the remainder of this week, I think I might just have to print this picture out so I have something cooling to look at.

I used the colours in this picture as my inspiration. They are so soft and delicate. Here is the card I made.

Rose Wonder and Rose Garden Thinlits - Simply Stamping with Narelle - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

I used the stunning Rose Wonder Photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. I just love this big rose as it lends itself so well to watercolouring. I must though, look at doing something different with it. After I water coloured it, I then went over it with the clear Wink of Stella. It is so hard to get a great picture of it, but it sparkles oh so prettily.

I cut two of the Rose Garden thinlits and just cut them where the flower and leaves met. I was going to leave the white background blank,but to me the card appeared to be a little lacking. So I used the small dots from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. I did them randomly all over the card front in hree different colours - Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Old Olive. To make them paler, I stamped off first before stamping onto the card.

I hope you like my card and I have inspired you to get creative.
Have a great day.

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  1. Very pretty and so nice to see the close up of the Rose. Sweet background paper. Chantell JAI

    1. Thank you for your kind comments Chantell

  2. Lovely watercolouring Narelle! I love how soft the colours are but that the rose is still a really dominant feature and what a great contrast that that lovely dotty background. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Very pretty card Narella, I love all of the sparkle on the flower petals! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink :)