Friday, August 7, 2015

Just Add Ink #274 - Just Add Inspiration

Helloooooo ~

It's been a long time, and so much has happened in the fortnight I haven't been online.  We settled on the new house!  We auctioned our other house - with results that exceeded our expectations.  We even made it to the Canberra Times newspaper - for achieving a street record price!  Since then, life has been all go.  I'm still emptying boxes and finding new homes for everything.  But - loving our new home for sure!

My craft room is a work in progress, however, once it's back in use (soon I hope) I'll post a few pics for you.  I'm itching to get my stamps, inks and pretty papers out again....alas too many other things to do before that happens! Yes my design team cards were made weeks ago, knowing everything would be in boxes for some time.

Trish has given us an inspiration pic over at Just Add Ink this week.  Once you see the pic (I'll add it at the bottom of my post) you'll notice I changed things up a bit.  Normally I stick fairly close to the sketch, or inspiration but this time I felt the need for a pop of colour.

Once again I've used the awesome new Thick Whisper White c/s as my base.  I've used Smoky Slate for the inlaid chevrons, and cut/trimmed some Pear Pizzazz leaves and added a handmade Watermelon Wonder flower and a couple of little raindrop embellishments that match perfectly in colour.  You'll see I did incorporate the main colours of the pic, the chevrons, and a touch of black....but couldn't resist brightening things up.

Why don't you pop over to JAI, check out the challenge and join us this week?  We'd love to see your take on the inspiration Trish has given us.  Here is the inspiration pic for you.

Special birthday wishes today to one of my favourite people, Christine Blain.  Hope you have a truly wonderful, fantabulous birthday beautiful!


  1. This is fabulous P! I love the detail you added in by inlaying the chevrons - and I can't help think that your splash of colour is just divine. Hope you get those boxes unpacked soon. xxx

  2. Congrats on your new house and selling your old one! How exciting! And what a beautiful card! The pop of colour really is gorgeous against the chevrons.

  3. Fantastic card Patrice! Love the chevrons and the pop of colour is gorgeous. Hope you get all those boxes unpacked soon and your able to get back into your craft room. Rochelle xo

  4. So elegant Patrice! I love your inlaid chevrons and the rustic twine behind your fabulous flower! Hope the last of the hard work flys so you can enjoy your new home and craft room. xo

  5. Glad to hear the new house is coming together, Patrice. Looking forward to seeing your new space. I love how you've managed to capture the pics with your clean, chevrons & neutrals then & added your own twist of Patrice pizzazz with the pretty, bold flower.
    Di :-)


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