Friday, 24 March 2017

JAI 352 colour challenge - More balloons

Friday means a new challenge at Just Add Ink & Nikki has given us a colour challenge using tempting turquoise, flirty flamingo & smoky slate.

I can't think of the last time I used tempting turquoise, but it's been a long time - not because I don't like it, but I just get distracted by others. Happily, it turns the colours play really nicely together. This is what I made. 

I started by clear heat embossing a sentiment from the 'Big On Birthdays' stamp set. Have you checked this one out yet? It has lots of large sentiments that make a statement on card fronts or insides. Check it out below in the supply list.

I used my aquapainters & good squeeze of juicy tempting turquoise & flirty flamingo ink from the ink pad lids to create an ombre watercolour wash on shimmer white cardstock.  I spritzed the whole sheet before adding the ink to help get the ink moving around & applied additional layers until I was happy with the colour. I trimmed down the watercolour card,  cut strips off each side for a bit of extra interest & mounted them on foam strips.

Let's talk balloons - I have no desire to go up in a hot air balloon but I seem to be continually reaching for the Lift Me Up bundle stamp & when making a card, based on my current stash of cards. They're just so fun to arrange on a card & work well for all sorts of cards & peeps. The silver glimmer on the large balloon added some fun.
I kept it simple on the inside, with more balloons & another sentiment from Big on Birthdays.

So, colour challenge done!  I hope you'll try this combination. I think you'll love it too. Pop over to the Just Add Ink blog to see all the great ways the team have used it too.

Back soon with more ideas to share.

Inky wishes

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To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.

Versamark Pad
Aqua Painters
Heat Tool
Big Shot


Nikki Spencer said...

The balance of colour on that background is stunning Di...Love this sparkly creation. xx

Kim Fehon said...

Hi Di,
I love your card. I might have to CASE it. Thanks for sharing. x

Karren said...

This is fabulous, Di! Your background panel is so cool and cutting the strips down the sides adds so much interest.

Jan said...

Love the details in the background Di and how you use combined the large sentiments with the sparkle and interest of the balloons. So pretty! xx

Kelly Kent said...

Totally fabulous card Di! I love how you've used the large sentiments - they do scare me a bit so I'm going to follow your lead this week and see if I can make an awesome card like yours. Kelly x

Nancy said...

Totally fabulous card in every way! Pinned it for sure! WOW!

KimB said...

Just beautiful Di! I love how you used the colours. What a fabulous background they make for those silvery balloons gliding and sparkling across the sky. xxx