Friday, June 17, 2011

JAI #72 - Just Add Colouring

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to Just Add Colouring - either using markers, inks, blender pens, aqua painters etc, etc, etc.  I've been dreading this one cause I'm not all that good at colouring, a fact that is evident by the amount of solid stamps I have in my collection :)

Anyway, after much deliberation and at least one other attempt that met the round file, this is what I managed to come up with.


I really wasn't sure where to start so I just stamped a few of the daisies onto the watercolour paper and started colouring.  The placement of the daisies is very similar to the M&T that we did at our  Regional Seminar last November - I have used different colours though!  Once I was finished, I had to decide how I was going to finish it off, so I turned to my trusty layout folder and picked this one from CAS.  The sentiment is from the retired A Little Birthday Cheer which has been embossed with Black Sparkle embossing powder.  In the end, I'm quite happy how this has turned out (just don't look at how many times I've gone out of the lines *ooops*)

Make sure you check out what the rest of the Design Team has come up with - some gorgeous creations for your inspiration :)

Thanks for visiting

Supplies Used:  (All Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise)
Stamps:  Every Moment, A Little Birthday Cheer (I think - retired)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolour Paper, Vellum
Ink:  Black Staz On, Versamark, Old Olive, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Heat Gun, Black Brads, 1/16" punch, Black Sparkle Embossing Powder (American Crafts), Dimensionals

10 comments:

Mae Collins said...

Jo I think you are too hard on yourself as this is a lovely card and your colouring is beautiful. I like your colour choices. I think we are our own worst critics too often...as I didn't even photograph the card I made for this week's challenge (so glad it wasn't my turn to design).

Danielle said...

"Met the round file"!! That's priceless! More of my watercolouirng has met the round file than envelopes... you're not alone!

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Christine Blain said...

Not very good at colouring? Oh, please! This is stunning, Jo, and your colouring is AWESOME; love those flowers.

KimB said...

Great choice of colours Jo and fab-U-lous!!! colouring - seriously this is just gorgeous. So bright and happy. Love the vellum label too!
Kim xxx

Nikki Spencer said...

You crack me up Jo! took me a min to figure out what a round file was...lol.
The colours and "Colouring" look pretty great to me!...a very happy card!

Jodene said...

I love your card this week Jo, glad it didn't find itself in the 'round file'! LOL The colours are gorgeous and I love the vellum strip with the sentiment.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Your colouring is gorgeous Jo. Love the vellum over the top of the flowers too.

Patrice said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Jo. Can't fault your colouring here at all. Is a really lovely card and love the bright colours.

Marlena M. said...

I think your coloring is beautiful! ;)

delysc said...

Gorgeous Card Jo and your colouring is gorgeous too.