Friday, September 4, 2015

Just Add Ink #278 - Just Add Inspiration

I do love a Friday morning ~

We have a brand new inspiration challenge over at Just Add Ink for you today.  Nikki chose this one for us, and it's perfectly timed with Spring starting this week.  I love Spring.

I'm a bit rusty as it's been a good six weeks since I played in my craft room (packing and moving house and all that).  What I had in my head didn't really come out on paper the same way.

I white heat embossed a bunch of PTI flowers and coloured them with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers. The colours were really vibrant and bright whilst wet.  Unfortunately once dry they had toned down quite a bit. Still pretty but not as bright as I'd planned.  A little sponging, some spritzing and a few sequins and blingy bits....

It's been pouring rain here again the past couple of days, not complaining as I put a few tomato plants in the garden yesterday.  I'm thinking it's going to be a good day to play with some of my new goodies from the Holiday Catalogue. Have you seen it yet?  If you go to the right hand sidebar you'll find a link.

If you'd like to join the JAI challenge this week, here is the inspiration pic for you.  Need a little direction?  Pop over to look at the design team inspiration and let your imagination run wild.

We're off to a mad hatter/steam punk themed 40th birthday party tomorrow night.  Good grief!  Yep I had to google the latter...obviously I don't get out much because steam punk seems to be quite popular, and I really had no clue. More on the party next post :)

Have a great weekend!


  1. Oh so pretty P! I love the soft colours and hint of sparkle, lovely on the yellow stripes and crisp white.
    Enjoy your party...I do hope there will be pics forthcoming..:0) xx

  2. Heya P your cluster of little flowers is delightful - they are soft and subtle just like the sunshine on a spring morning. Enjoy the party! xxx

  3. So beautiful Patrice! I love your coloured flowers - so soft and delicate and the contrast of your dark greeting in amongst the bold yellow is so striking. Love it! xo

  4. This is so beautiful, Patrice! I adore those little flowers and your colouring is fabulous.

  5. This is so pretty P, and I love the flowers stamped and embossed in white! Just gorgeous :) Hope you are all settled in your new place and making the most of that great craft space.

  6. I had trouble with my colour fading after using the Zig Marker and it was Phoebe who suggested doing more layers (as that's what she does with them). It worked perfectly. Nothing like my 10yr old knowing more about the painting than I do! I love your flowers, they are so pretty with that shine from the embossing. We had a very warm, sunny day today so lots of gardening was done. Can't wait for the morning frosts to finish though, then Summer will definitely be on its way!


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