Friday, January 13, 2012

JAI #100 - Just Add Crowns

Well, hello there.  Just Add Ink is celebrating its 100th Challenge this week and as a part of our celebrations we are having a Blog Hop.  If you're following along the hop, you should have arrived here from Delys' blog.

As it is our 100th Challenge, we decided that the theme would be Just Add Crowns, as a salute to the Queen and the birthday messages that she sends out to those turning 100, LOL!  We are also offering a prize, to be drawn randomly, selected from all of those that comment on ALL of the Design Team's posts.

Anyway, this is what I came up with.  Surprisingly, I found that I had quite a few crown images, not so surprising was that fact that I'd never used any of them.  I also decided to finally put to use my Simply Adorned pendant I got during our pre-order (and which is now available to purchase in the Summer Mini)



(I found it hard to photograph, i.e. I had nothing to hang it on, so cheated a little and put it back in the box)

I've used the Clearly for You set, with the main background stamped in Soft Suede, but stamped off once.  The crown is stamped in full strength Soft Suede and then I ran my Quickie Glue Pen over the top and added some gold glitter from the Fine Galaxy glitter set.  The No. 5 is stamped in Peach Parfait.

This is what the back looks like



Same colour scheme as the front, the sentiment is from the Tiny Tags set.  I really like how it turned out and it was quite a bit of fun to make and it's super easy to change it up so you can coordinate it with any outfit (which, of course, we all know is super important)

The next stop on the hop is the very talented Jodene's blog, just click on the button below:
  
 Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the Design Team's posts to be in the running for the prize on offer. 

Supplies Used:  All Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise
Stamps:  Clearly for You, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Soft Suede, Peach Parfait
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Fine Galaxy glitter, Simply Adorned Chain, Simply Adorned Pendant, Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)

32 comments:

inkeverywhere said...

This is fantastic - very cute and just perfect for JAI 100. Love how it's reversable too. Chantell

DianeL said...

I have to learn how to do these because I always love the results. TFS

Alison said...

Lovely

Helen Williams said...

I love both pendants Jo.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh my, how gorgeous are these?? I haven't stamped anything for my pendant yet - must do something about that. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy 100th, JAI. X

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Jo I just love how you have added the glitter to the crown, it really makes it stand out!!!

Paula Reid said...

Very nice - great take on the challenge.

Carole Stedman said...

Your charm is beautiful and so fitting for JAI's 100th.

Tania Gould said...

WOW very cool Jo! & I love the glitter too!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow Jo ... what gorgeous pendants, they really look super, and perfectly packaged too!

Ann G. said...

Very pretty - love the ability to customise the necklaces

Zarna said...

that little glitter crown is to die for! It looks amazing!

handmadebynarelle said...

these are adorable, TFS.

handmadebynarelle said...

very cute, love the necklace.

Paula said...

I am going to have to get one of these pendants Jo - you have sold me on them after seeing your gorgeous, glittery creation ♥

Rhonda said...

Love the pendant and the cute sparkly crown

Tina said...

I love it!

Ruthy said...

Very elegant charm project Jo :-)

Sally W said...

WOW these are fabulous love them

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Your pendant looks lovely Jo. The gold crown is spectacular!

Monique said...

Jo this looks great - I haven't yet decorated mine. The glitter on the crown really gives it a nice lift.

KimB said...

This is just gorgeous Jo! You've got the balance of images just right - which is not easy to do in miniture!!
Kim xxx

Patrice said...

Gorgeous Jo! Had to laugh at your comment about having lots of crown images - yet not using them. So me! And...

...because I'm only doing the hop now, I can wish you a super wonderful happy birthday for today. Enjoy!

xox

Nikki Spencer said...

You have sold me too Jo, love-love your pendant, very sweet!

I hope your day was wonderful & full of fun, "Happy Birthday".xxx

narellefarrugia.com said...

Gorgeous Jo - love the added glitter to the crown - it gives a really nice effect.

megan mcdonald said...

i love what you have done. Great gift for someone.

debfearns said...

I really like your pendant designs - I think the glitter looks great too!

Nikki Spencer said...

This is such a lovely use of the chalenge Jo, your pendant is beautiful, l think l may need to get one now that l have seen it up close...love!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

beautiful charm.. and great idea to put it in the box to photo. I always get flash from the metals when trying to photo. great idea. TFS

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Jo
Great minds think alike! I am only just doing the blog hop after I have just posted my entry for this weeks challenge and I see you have used the Simply Adorned Charm also. Very pretty.

Allison said...

OH WOW the pendant looks awesome !!

Annymaree said...

It's just amazing!! Wonderful!!