Friday, October 30, 2015

Just Add Ink #286 - Just Add anything with W

Happy Friday ~

Tina has suggested something a little different for our new challenge over on the Just Add Ink blog today.  Use anything starting with W on your project, technique, theme, whatever you like!  Here I've used Water Colouring (on Whisper White c/s lol).

I heat embossed my Doodle Bloom flowers (love them) on water colour paper, added some water with a paint brush, using the same brush quite wet I added some ink (Lilac Posies from Memento) and moved it around with yet more water.  The card uses Soft Suede striped paper from the Neutral Designer Pack, with a strip of the matching c/s underneath.  It has quite a gold look don't you think? I have added some clear Wink of Stella to my flowers, it has a really subtle shimmer which doesn't show up so well in photos unfortunately.

A little over exposed, I just can't get my pics right lately.  It took me forever to take halfway decent pics in our last house, and now that we're in the new house I'm having trouble again.  Despite all the lovely large north facing windows that I thought would be wonderful in helping me get good photos, there is just too much sun.  In time I'm sure I'll find the perfect spot.  My light tent hasn't been too helpful either :o(.  Certainly this card is really pretty, and vibrant irl.

I've been baking this past fortnight.  Lots.  Chocolate chip biscuits, Caramel slice, Chocolate coconut slice - several times because it's a favourite and just so easy to do.  I'm hosting a little gathering on Sunday so I'm going to make some scones - nothing nicer than a batch of fresh warm scones with delicious raspberry jam and whipped cream.  Now if this was a food blog, and I was a decent photographer I might share pics of all these

Hope your weekend is shaping up to be a good one.  Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Oooh I love the combo of the bold stripes and then the bright pink flowers P. The flowers are beautifully 'Watercoloured' ;) All that cooking sounds yummy too especially the chocolate coconut slice! xxx

  2. Love your watercolor pretty!

  3. Your water colored flowers turned out beautiful, Patrice. It's a very pretty and elegant design, well done!

  4. Beautiful P, love the effect of the stripes and pretty blooms. Xx

  5. Such a pretty combo of beautiful pink flowers and the stripes are such a fantastic contrast. The baking sounds totally scrumptious too! xx

  6. This is a truly gorgeous card P! I love the softness to your flower with your watercolouring and your colour choices. Love everything about this one x

  7. Your combination of those sweet flowers teamed with the stripes gives such a great prettty, yet modern look & work together so well, Patrice. I feel your pain about finding a good photo spot too. The baked yummies would make me feel much better though ;-)
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