Friday, October 7, 2016

Just Add Ink #332 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Hello! I hope you've had a fabulous week and a getting ready for the weekend. My kiddies have had their first week back at school for term 4 and we are back in the swing of things. The two week break seems like a distant memory already. I did feel a bit sorry for my kids though as they didn't get to do to much as I was fighting off a cough, cold and generally feeling unwell, that is still hanging around. Might have to do something special with them this weekend to make up for it.

Its a new Friday and an new challenge over at Just Add Ink. Its a fabulous colour challenge to definitely get you thinking. Well it got me thinking that's for sure. The Pumpkin Pie colour threw me a little but I got something made. Phew!
I had another play with the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and co-ordinating framelits. This was one of those cards that the idea came to me as I was drifting off to sleep. I do that often. Maybe I should have a note book on my bedside table to help me remember the ideas in the morning.

I've started by sponging the Shimmery White layer with Blushing Bride but only sponging up the layer half way. I still wanted a little bit of the white to show through at the top.

I've then used  'Sweet'  word from the Cupcake Cutout framelits to repeatedly glue on the Shimmery White layer for a 'Sweet' background. I've then flicked the Gold Wink of Stella over top of that for another added element to the card.

I've then used the stamp set for some triple-step stamping for the cupcake using Blushing Bride and the Memento Black stamp pad. I like to use the Memento with the photopolymer stamps as it doesn't stain the photopolymer like the Basic Black Archival Ink does.

I didn't want too much of the Pumpkin Pie colour on the card. I felt because its such a bright and overpowering colour too much of it would detract from the overall look of the card. I wasn't sure how I was going to tie in the Pumpkin Pie colour for this colour combo and then like a light bulb went off in my head, I remembered there are Pumpkin Pie sequins in the Brights Sequin Assortment. I love using the Metallic Sequin Assortment but always forget about the Brights Assortment. Bingo! Pumpkin Pie sorted!

A bit of a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, Gold Metallic Thread and some Daffodil Delight DSP to bring it all together. Now to write a message to my niece who turned 12 this week. Shh! Don't tell her. I still have to give it to her on Sunday. I don't think her parents read my blog.  If they do,"Happy Birthday Jem!"

For all the details on this weeks challenge and for more fabulous creations from the Just Add Ink Design Team, click here and I hope we see you play along this week.

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  1. This is so pretty - and sweet Rochelle :-) I love the Polka Dot frame you've created and how the soft background colour and :sweets" compliment your yummy cupcake so beautifully! So clever! xx

  2. My kids return to school today! I'm surprised to share that I was up bright and early and all went to plan....a first on the first day of a new term lol. Sorry to hear you've been sick :(

    Your card is so shimmery and sweet (no pun intended). I love the way you've softened the colours and added all the little details that are so you - gold thread, little banners and sequins. I can spot a Rochelle card almost anywhere :) that's a good thing by the way . xxx

    1. Thanks Patrice. First day back is always the hardest. Glad to hear all went to plan. Rochelle xo

  3. Fabulous Rochelle (as always!). I love how you've repeated the 'sweet' wording as your background. Great effect - I'm going to give that a try! Kelly x

  4. Love the soft shimmery sponging Rochelle. As always, you make the colours work so beautifully together. xx


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