Today is the last day to enter this week's Just Add Ink challenge. I've been meaning all week to come up with something, but the school holidays seem to have just swallowed my time! I'm loving having time with my boys, and being at home.
This week the team at Just Add Ink have a sketch challenge, encouraging us to make something using this sketch as a starting point:
Now, I LOVE the sketch, but I don't love Clean and Simple - at least, when I try to pull it off! I'm not good at leaving a lot of white space, despite the fact that I admire it greatly in others' creations. I always want to add brads, buttons or ribbon, or a few layers!
The idea that I had in my head really didn't look right when I put it into practice. So, I found myself adding an extra flower to balance out my card! Here's what I ended up with:
This past week I've been playing around with the 'chalkboard technique', which is a lot of fun, and is a great way to use those Stampin' Pastels (chalks) that have been sorely neglected for far too long! I stamped the gorgeous flower, from my Eastern Blooms stamp set, using Whisper White craft ink on Elegant Eggplant card. Then, using a cotton bud (I like that I can control it better than a cotton wool ball), I picked up colour from my pastels, and applied it in a circular motion to my stamped flowers. I love the rich colours that resulted. Here's a close-up of the flowers:
The Stampin' Pastel colours I used are Taken With Teal, Whisper White and Lovely Lilac.
Here are the other ingredients used to make my card:
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Occasional Greetings
Card: Kraft, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White craft stampin' pad, Elegant Eggplant and Sahara Sand stampin' pads
Other: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, White 5/16" brads, sponge dauber, paper snips, dimensionals