Friday, 27 January 2017

JAI 344 inspiration challenge - Special Reason

It's inspiration challenge week at Just Add Ink & the lovely Kim has given us this fresh summery image to work with.

I choose both the layout & colours as my inspiration to make this floral card.

The gorgeous flower & leaf is from the new & very clever Special Reason - Stylish Stems stamp & die bundle.

I've used the 2 largest flower dies & the 2 large leaf dies here. It may be hard to see in the pic but I've only attached the white flower back & navy stems together at the flower centre to add some extra interest & movement. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the white layer too.

The ombre look on the navy & white Floral Boutique dsp was really easy to do using just a sponge brayer & pool party ink pad. Simply ink up the brayer & start just off the edge of the paper where you want the deepest shade of ink, then keep rolling across & down the paper, reinking the brayer until you get the depth of colour you want.

I kept the inside simple with sentiments from Special Reason & another die cut flower.

What do you think? Can you see the inspiration pic in my card? Hope so (smile).

Thanks for visiting today. Remember to pin the project for later inspiration & if you'd like to recreate it, all supplies are listed & orderable below. Now head to the Just Add Ink blog to check out the a-maz-ing creations the rest of the team have made & play along with your own project.

Inky wishes, Di


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Karren said...

Fabulous card, Di, and how clever you are to have used the layout of the photo in your card!

Jan said...

This is so pretty, Di! I love how you've layered the deleicate blooms over your coloured DSP and the vibrant pop of coral in your banner makes for a gorgeous colour palette too. xx

Nikki Spencer said...

Beautifully done Di! The brayered dsp is very effective and the colours are stunning together. xx

Kelly Kent said...

Great card Di - and clever tip for colouring the DSP. It adds a whole extra dimension! Kelly x

KimB said...

Love how you coloured your DSP into a gradient Di - it really takes that DSP up a notch! And what a background it makes for that lovely flower in the centre. You showcase the delicate dies perfectly! xxx

Trisha said...

So very pretty Di. Great job!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is such a beautiful card Di! I'm loving these colours together and your flower is just stunning!