Friday, 18 March 2016

JAI 303 - Just add E & birthday blooms

Friday means a fun new challenge at Just Add Ink & this week Tina wants us to just add 'E'. This can be a thing, theme, technique, or anything beginning with E, & the team have all sorts of exciting E's to share so make sure you check them out.
As for me, eggs & Easter came to mind first since Easter is next week but I wanted to make a birthday card for a friend so that's what I did. Can you pick my E's?
Well, they're elegant eggplant card & ink, & embossing (dry & heat embossing). Can you believe this is the first time I've inked up that gorgeous flower from Birthday Blooms? Here it us up close & 'Winked'.
I stamped the image in elegant eggplant ink on thick whisper white card, then watercoloured it with an aquapainter & elegant eggplant ink from the pad, then fussy cut it out. I stamped & roughly coloured another image on the white layer too.
In case you're wondering, yes - you can watercolour even though the elegant eggplant outline isn't waterproof. I only have a little water in the aquapainter, work quickly & try to minimise going over the lines too many times. The result won't be as blended as on watercolour paper but I still like the look. Isn't it cool that you can use the same pad for the outline & colouring?!
Footnote - I could also have heat embossed the image in eggplant, but I liked the soft look... & didn't think of it until after ;-) I did emboss the base card though with versamark & clear embossing powder.
I carried the theme to the inside & added a sentiment from the Cottage Greetings stamp set.
Well that's all from me except to say thanks for visiting & here's a pic for you to pin for later before you go. Remember to check out the team's E' projects & try the challenge too.
Inky wishes, Di


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Patrice said...

Your card is absolutely divine, Di! I'm surprised that this is the first time it's seen ink - but well worth the wait. It's beautifully 'winked' - well done on getting such a great pic. Love the sentiment on the inside.... I just love this card in its entirety. xxx

KimB said...

Utterly gorgeous card Di! The deep tones give it elegance and depth and I love the softness of the water colouring and the fabulous glints of shine from the embossed background. You thought of everything! xxx

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Loving all the E elements and your colouring in is fab! I bet you don't put that set down for a while now you've opened it :)

Jan said...

This is so pretty Di! I love the softness to your water colouring and the touch of wink. And how elegant do your strips of Washi look too-beautiful! xx

Nikki Spencer said...

Oh where to start drooling..:0) Just brilliant Di! From the colours, design and your jaw dropping colouring it is absolutely beautiful.xx

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