Friday, May 15, 2015

Just Add Ink #262 - Just Add a Colour Combo - More Convention Pics

Woohoo it's Friday ~

This week the new Just Add Ink colour challenge was suggested by Di.  Her colours for us to use are Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz.

I knew what I wanted to do with this card ... but I was struggling adding the Pool Party ... as it was I ended up having to substitute my seam binding with Soft Sky.  Anyway it all came together in the end.  Once again I left it to the very last minute to photograph so it was taken in poor light and I've over exposed it in editing - the upside is that you can see the shimmer I added to the Stippled Blossoms :)

This is already in the post to a special birthday girl, although I doubt it's going to make it on time. Happy birthday for Saturday dear Narelle.  Hope your boys spoil you thoroughly and your day turns into a whole week of celebrations.

We'd love you to join the colour challenge fun this week.  For more inspiration head over to JAI and check out what the design team have posted for you.  Don't forget to link up.

As mentioned in my previous post here are a couple more Convention pics (I'll share the last of them next week).

A bit blurry but this is the only pic I have of my beautiful friend (and upline) Christine Blain and myself

Poor lighting has made this a very pink pic - from left Jodene, me, Nikki and Narelle

Look at this bunch of fresh faced girls early Sunday morning - a quick selfie before saying our goodbyes and heading home to our respective States (and Territories)

A quick wrap up of my week ... I had a really lovely Mother's Day and was thoroughly spoiled with lots of kisses and cuddles from the kids, all meals cooked for me, no housework and lots of time to sit and read my book which resulted in a little afternoon nap!  The weather was freezing so it was the perfect indoors day.  Canberra has cooled significantly this past week! Not at all looking forward to more of the same as Winter gets closer.

Special birthday wishes today to my mum.  I'm sure you're watching over us and know we are all thinking of you today.


  1. Beautiful card, and thoroughly gorgeous blog post, P. Missing our time together!! xx

  2. Beautiful card, Patrice! Love those sparkly roses. And very cool photos!

  3. Your card is so bright and cheery! I think shimmer mist adds a pretty touch to flowers :)
    You've certainly got some great photos from convention!!!

  4. What a gorgeously bright Calypso card P.The depth of tone in the flowers really makes them pop and I love how your photo shows how the sparkle on the flowers is carried through to the rhinestones. xxx

  5. Loving those sparkly blooms P, love that the focus is totally on them...Beautiful card!
    I'm sure your mum is watching P, it's a lovely thought and one l too would like to believe. xx
    Ha...and here l was thinking we'd finished with the

  6. Hi Patrice, Lovely card I think the way you have used the Pool party works perfectly. Thank you for sharing the wonderful Convention pics, looks like you had a great time. Chantell x x

  7. Love the shimmer on the blooms - it's a great detail! I like the detail in the background Calypso Coral paper - have you stamped that or did it come like that?

  8. Such a gorgeous card Patrice - love the shimmer and sparkle and such lovely soft textures too! Wonderful GC photos too - looks like you had a lovely time. And lovely way to honour your Mum - I too would like to think our Mums are looking down on us xx

  9. Have really enjoyed all of the convention photos. Everyone looks like they were having such a good time and no wonder you all look forward to it each year. Do they always have it on the Gold Coast?? Your card is stunning and just love those flowers you used. I wish I could use ribbon etc on my cards but I just never know what to do with them. Will live vicariously thru your creations instead!!

  10. Love the cluster of elements you've created & the touch of sparkle, Patrice. Very pretty & I'm sure the birthday girl will love it. I'm with you on the joy of poor lighting...& late night pics for me ;-)
    Inky hugs, D

  11. Oh P I received my card today! I absolutely love, love, love it! It's so me especially with the flowers you've used. I love your addition of the sparkle to the flowers - it really makes them shine. Thanks for making me feel special - you're a gorgeous friend! xxx

  12. Fantastic card Patrice! Love the Stippled Blossoms and the little hint of sparkle! Just gorgeous!


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