Friday, January 15, 2016

Just Add Ink #294 - Just Add Something New Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome back to Just Add Ink for 2016! We are kicking this year off with a blog hop of all the Design Team Members with the theme - Just Add Something New. With all the new products from the new Stampin' Up! Catalogues that won't be hard to use and play with some new and fabulous products. But if you don't use SU products you can join us with whatever new products you have.

You may have come from Trish's blog or you may be starting here. Wherever you have started you are in for a crafting treat!

To make the blog hop extra special the design team have donated new SU! SAB items as prizes to the winner and two honorable mentions participants. 

Please note, to be eligible, you must ........
:Create a "NEW" project using "SOMETHING NEW TO YOU".
:Leave a comment on all the design team blogs. 
:Be or become a follower Of the JAI challenge blog.
:Blog your project exclusively linked to Just Add Ink. 
Entrants that link to additional challenges will be ineligible. 
Prizes are open to both international and AUS/NZ participants.

My 'Something New' is the Birthday Blooms stamp set, which is just perfect to watercolour, and a little bit of the Birthday Bouquet DSP.

I embossed the image with White Embossing Powder on Watercolour Paper and then coloured it in using an aqua painter. I really like this way of watercolouring with the embossed lines. It just means you don't have to be so particular when you are colouring and it just makes it a little 'easier'

I used Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo for the flower and Old Olive and Mossy Meadow for the leaves. The stamens in the middle I used Daffodil Delight.

The image I then fussy cut by hand and then accented it with some Gold Metallic thread, Crochet Trim and some 1/8" Gold Ribbon. It really didn't need much else to accent it.

I really hope that you enjoyed my 'Something New' and I hope that you will be inspired by the rest of the Design Teams 'Something New'.

Click on the next button below to see what crafty goodness the fabulous Narelle Farrugia has created. You are in for a treat.

Remember to enter your 'Something New' creation at the Just Add Ink Blog. Got to be in it to win it!

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  1. A very pretty card, and I love the layout too.

  2. Beautiful colouring, gorgeous ribbon detail and choice of background DSP = one gorgeous project!

  3. Your watercoloring is so pretty. I love the way you fussy cut the flower to pop it up. Just lovely.

  4. Oh, your card is just gorgeous, Rochelle! The flower looks so delicate, and the gold thread behind is a lovely touch.

  5. What a fresh, beautiful combination of classic & modern, Rochelle. The fussy cut (!!!) bloom sits so perfectly in that lovely cluster of elements, with so many nice details like the stamped hearts, thread, scalloped sentiment... Love, love, love!
    Happy blog hop!
    D :)

  6. This is a really pretty, romantic card. The water colouring looks fantastic - and great fussy cutting!

  7. I love the contrast between the soft, delicate, watercoloured flower and the bold Mossy Meadow elements Rochelle. Gorgeous card.

  8. So pretty Rochelle with gorgeous colouring! Kelly x

  9. Just stunning!! Love all the different elements and the watercolouring is perfect! :)

  10. Such a gorgeous card Rochelle! The white embossing gives such a soft feel to your bloom - so beautifully coloured and I love your mix of ribbons and the touches of gold thread too. xx

  11. Rochelle this is gorgeous!! I love the contrast between the soft colours of the flower and darker background as well as the tiny but special details you added like the heart border and gold thread.

  12. Love your card design and your beautifully colored and fussy cut flower! Fabulous!

  13. Wow your flower is so soft and pretty and I love it paired with the mossy meadow in the background :)

  14. I love your layout. It's in my layout idea file! Gorgeous watercolouring.

  15. Just. Stunning. Rochelle!!! Your colouring is gorgeous, and the soft pink is just lovely layered on that dramatic Mossy Meadow paper. I love your embellishing....I just really love love love this card.

    I white heat embossed this image a week or so ago, and coloured with daubers, then fussy cut. Once it's put together into a card I'll share - mine is very deep in colour compared to your soft and pretty bloom. I like yours better lol. xxx

  16. Such a stunning design! Love your pretty layers!!!

  17. Absolutely love your design Rochelle and fabulous watercolouring and details...Love your work! xx

  18. Lovely card, like the ribbon accents

  19. Love the embossing and then coloring the big blossom.


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