Friday, April 15, 2016

Just Add Ink #307 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Happy Friday ~

It's an exciting day, yay, yay, yay....I'm off to Sydney this afternoon to catch up with a few of my crafty friends for On Stage tomorrow.  Totally looking forward to the reveal of the new annual catalogue and playing with a few new toys as well.

Over at Just Add Ink today we're kicking off a colour challenge that Nikki has given us this week -
Delightful Dijon, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White.  I didn't find these colours difficult to work with at all - although I admit to this being the first time I've used Dijon which is a bit slack considering it's due to retire.  My card came together in next to no time - thanks to Jan.  I loved the birthday card she sent me recently so much that I CASEd (copy and share everything) it for this challenge. You can check out Jan's original to see what I mean.  Is it not stunning?

I've given it the royal 'Wink' treatment, however, it was quite late in the day when I snapped this pic so the sun was going down and you can't see any of the gorgeous sparkly stuff here.

I'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge.  Pop over to JAI and have a look at all the lovely design team creations.  They're sure to inspire you and have you pulling out these colours, or similar, to whip up your own paper craft project.

So last week I mentioned we're off to New York soon....Hawaii is first up with a quick couple of days just to break up flights.  We'll be staying right in the heart of Honolulu at Waikiki.  My plan is to check out the beach, perhaps a little evening shopping....I might even rent a moped to get around.  On our return from NY in late May we'll be staying on the island of Kailua-Kona (about 45 minutes by air from Honolulu).  We chose this for the opportunity to unwind and completely relax after a hectic NY experience.  My Mister will go diving and I'm going to give night snorkelling a try (eeeek I'm not a fan of large bodies of water).  My main aim is to laze around with a book.  I'll share a bit more about my NY plan next week.

Have an awesome weekend, and thanks for stopping by today.


  1. How exciting! I bet you'll love seeing all the new goodies :) You're card definitely has it's own personality compared to Jan's. It's wonderful to hear your NY plans are coming together.

  2. Beautiful card, Patrice! Great use of the colours. Your NY trip sounds fabulous - have a great time!

  3. This is gorgeous P! I love how the dark panel and slate leaves really show off the Dijon blooms! Yu have definitely made this one your own. Hope you have a fabulous time at the weekend catching up with friends and playin with new goodies. And so great to hear your trip is coming together. Xx

  4. This looks stunning P! I love how bright the Dijon flowers are against the gray and how just a few details like the leaf veining and rhinestones step it up to fabulous. Enjoyed the weekend together very much :) xxx


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