Friday, July 21, 2017

Just Add Ink #369 - Just Add Inspiration

Happy Friday ~

We've survived our first week back at school! Yay us! It's been a tough gig getting up early and back into routine. We've had extra cold mornings of late. Totally can't wait until the warm weather returns.

Rochelle gave us a lovely inspiration pic to use for our new Just Add Ink challenge kicking off today. I'll post it at bottom for you.  My interpretation was quite literal (as usual), and I had lots of fun sponging a background of blue with my distress inks and splashing a bit of water around.

Using the Up & Away Thinlits I cut the hot air balloon several times and glued each layer together to give it dimension. On the top layer I used a dauber to sponge several inks - Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Real Red - then slathered it with Fine Tip Glue Pen. It gives a lovely shiny, textured finish. My little clouds have been covered in Wink of Stella so they're super glittery in real life!

The design team have created some fabulous projects this week so head over to JAI to check them out. If you'd like to join the challenge fun with us then get busy and link up (details on the blog). Here is the Inspiration Pic for you.

I'm off to dinner with my girlfriends tonight, while hubby goes to the footy - Brumbies - (I don't know why he punishes himself watching Australia play New Zealand, we all know who's going to win hehehe). Have a wonderful weekend all.

Patrice x


  1. Patrice, this is stunning! Your background is gorgeous, and the balloon is fabulous.

  2. Just love that brightly coloured glossy balloon P it looks gorgeous against your lovely blue background! xxx

  3. Gorgeous ink-blended background, Patrice, which really makes that fabulous balloon pop off the card.

  4. Gorgeous Patrice! Love the shiny balloon!!! I gotta try the water splattered background! Kelly x

  5. This is stunning P! I love your beautifully blended background and how your shiny balloon just pops - truly fantastic with all its shine and dimension. xx

  6. Beautiful Card! Love the hot air balloon.

  7. I know what you mean about going back to school, we went back this week and we are all struggling with getting up in the morning. Especially when its so cold!!! This card is so fabulous and perfect for the challenge. Your blended sky is gorgeous and you know I love a 'rainbow' anything!! Hope you enjoyed your night out with the girls and I haven't seen the rugby but I'm thinking your hubby may not have enjoyed himself.....

  8. Love your beautifully coloured glossy balloon P and that background is fabulous too! Xx


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