Friday, July 29, 2011
This week at Just Add Ink we have a colour challenge for you.
I have never tried this combination before but I liked how it turned out.
I decided to make a Thankyou card for a teacher from my daughter’s school, who gave up his entire Sunday recently to take a school team to an Epilepsy trivia challenge in Launceston. I just wanted him to know how much we appreciated it.
I had seen some really gorgeous cards by Jan Tink using the woodgrain stamp a while ago but I had only recently given in and bought it. I had been dying to try it out and when I saw the colours for this weeks challenge I thought that choc chip and sahara sand might work well with this technique.
Jan has a great tutorial on her blog here. Take a look if you’d like to see how it’s done.
I did the same as she does in the video except that I stamped and sponged with choc chip and sahara sand and I used white craft ink.
For the trees I “rock and rolled” the leaves using celery and NQN and the trunks are choc chip but I also used my white pen on one side to highlight them.
Stamps : Trendy trees, teeny tiny sentiments, woodgrain
Card : choc chip, sahara sand, vanilla, celery, white
Ink : celery, choc chip, sahara sand, white, NQN
Other : Big shot, square lattice embossing folder, choc chip button, linen thread, sponges, white pen
Please take a look at what the rest of the Just Add Ink design team have come up with using these colours and give them a try yourself.