Friday, July 15, 2016

Just Add Ink #320 - Best Birds Sketch

Hello to you and a big welcome back! The Just Add Ink team are ready to go with another fabulous sketch challenge just for you! Sketch challenges are my all time fav! Love the starting point that they give you and then you just have to jump off from there and get creating!



So I've had this set, Best Birds, since the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue went live but this is the first time I've had a proper create with it. And of course I had to do some water colouring with it! When stamp sets like this one have open images in it I just have to get that Aqua painter out and get colouring!


I started with the base layer of the card sponging a very soft and very faint ombre look using Mint Macaron ink and then built the card up from there.


The vellum circles are the new Layering Circles Framelits. They layer so beautifully together and the scallop edge is so pretty! I've then embossed the cross-hatch image on the vellum using the copper embossing powder. Gosh that stuff is gorgeous!!!


When the larger 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon was retired from the last catalogue I thought 'What am I going to use now?' but after using the new Burlap Ribbon on a few of my recent creations I'm now like 'What 1-1/4" Burlap ribbon?'. Ha! Loving the new trims and the lace and the burlap go so well together. 

Head on over to the Just Add Ink blog to see what the fabulous Design Team have come up with this week to provide you with inspiration and while you are there check out all the details on how you can enter your creation.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. Wow, such a beautiful card and I'm loving the ombre looking. Very clever way of using those little white accents too!! Love everything about this beauty!!

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  2. Your card is just gorgeous! The ombre background is fabulous, and a lovely backdrop for the bird.

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  3. This is so fresh & lovely, Rochelle. I love the colours you've used & the touch of copper & the colouring is gorgeous. There are so many little details that make it so special.
    Di :)

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  4. This card has such a beautiful Spring feel to it Rochelle - I just love it! Your ombré green is a beautiful starting point and all your colouring and details are all gorgeous and as always, love the mix and layers of textures you've used. xx

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  5. LOVE this card, Rochelle! The sponged background is so beautiful, as is your colouring of the image.

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  6. The beautiful simplicity of this card makes it wonderful. I loved the embossed texture behind the bird and the color combination. Exquisite! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Gorgeous!! I didn't like this set but WOW you made something just WOW. I laughed about the burlap ribbon..I felt the same way but oh my I LOVE the new burlap so much more! lol

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  8. I think this card is just stunning. I love the softly sponged mint as a background for the bird. The vellum layered circle with the copper embossing is fantastic ... it's just a masterpiece!

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  9. A lovely card, Rochelle. Gorgeous colouring and I do love the way you layer all the pretties....haven't checked out the new burlap yet but on your recommendation I will (I hoarded the wider burlap before we lost it). x

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  10. This is just plain gorgeous Rochelle! I love the colour gradient in the background and how you carried the delicate luminous colouring through to the bird and branch. xxx

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Thank You for taking the time to comment on my creations! I really love to hear what you think and will try to respond as soon as I can! Rochelle xo