Friday, July 5, 2013

JAI #172 - Just Get Inspired!

Hello, this week at Just Add Ink, in celebration of the brand new Stampin' Up! catalogue going live in Australia/New Zealand, we are asking you to create something using the front cover of the catalogue as your inspiration

This is what I ended up making

This challenge started off a little hard for  me as I thought that I had a colour challenge this week and had something completely different in mind.  When I went to double check what the colours I needed to use were, I noticed that it had changed.  OMG, back to the drawing board.  I went looking for the Papaya Collage set that I thought I  owned.  Turns out I don't.  After a bit of searching through sets, I came across my PaperTrey Ink - Take Note set.  The frame was a bit small for a standard size card and also for the lined notepads that co-ordinated with this set so I used my paper cutter to trim it down to a size to suit the frame.  Then I went searching for something 'lacy' to represent the dress.  I didn't find anything lacy but I did find this new Chole stem from Memory Box - it's pretty, isn't it.

I embossed the frame in White EP and the Notes sentiment in Pool Party EP.  When I added the diecut, it looked a bit flat against the embossing so I added some Crystal Effects to it, after I had stuck it down.  Eeek!  It was a bit of a mission because of how fine the diecut is, but I was really happy with how it looked after it had dried.

Now to decide what to order now the catty has gone live.  This is the first time in 7 years that I haven't had my order planned and submitted.  Maybe this weekend I'll finally get some time to go through it to figure out what my 'must have's are.

Anyway, thanks for visiting and make sure you check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with.

Supplies Used:  Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise.
Stamps:  Take Note - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Strawberry Slush
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Pool Party Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Chole Stem - Memory Box, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects.


Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Wow what a pretty image! Love the colour combo you've picked.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Wow what a pretty image! Love the colour combo you've picked.

KimB said...

Love the clean graphic lines of this Jo. The crystal effect makes it really textural too. xxx

Nikki Spencer said...

Ah...Jo, you make me laugh! I have missed your humour..:0) Maybe you lent Papaya collage to
Love your take on this weeks challenge and now l can see the crystal effects, looks great and such a pretty notepad gift idea! xx