Friday, October 12, 2012

JAI #139 - Just Add Something Brand New

Hi there.  This week at Just Add Ink, Tina challenged us to use something brand new.  This threw me for a bit of a loop as I haven't bought any new crafting supplies since I placed my last order with SU! before resigning.  I couldn't really even remember what I ordered!  After wracking my brain I remembered that I had purchased Tim Holtz's Summer collection of Distress Inks recently and not used them yet.  This is what I made

I've used Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean for the background - a technique I learnt during Tim's Creative Chemistry 101 course that I took earlier in the year.  Originally I thought it would end up being a birthday card but the sentiment that I wanted to use was just a little bit too big.  I wish the sentiment that I ended up using was just a bit bigger because it has become a little 'lost'.

I made the card base from watercolour paper because I wanted the panel to match the base.  It wasn't until about 20 minutes ago that I realised that I have completely covered it with ink and you wouldn't be able to tell what colour it was to begin with.  Der!!!!  I think I need a holiday.  It's hard to see, but I have actually scored a border all around the focal panel, just to add a bit of extra interest.

The image is from Tim's Nature's Moments stamp set and the sentiment is from SU's Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  Both have been stamped using Archival Black ink.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team have designed for this challenge.  Lots of beautiful things to see!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes - Stampin' Up!, Nature's Moments - Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous
Ink:  Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean Distress Inks, Archival Black Ink
Cardstock:  Watercolour paper


Narelle Farrugia said...

Jo this is such a stunning effect! You've created a really lovely card. I think I need to do this class myself - thanks for the reminder!

KimB said...

Love the colours Jo and that unique mottled background effect. That combined with the black image makes for a striking contrast. xxx

Patrice said...

Wow Jo what a gorgeous vibrant background you've created. Terrific card. x

Debi said...

this is a gorgeous card Jo- I love it :-) Debi x

Nikki Spencer said...

That background is really cool Jo! Your colours are so striking and the black silhouette stamping just pops!