Friday, August 10, 2012

Get Well Blues


This week at Just Add Ink the challenge is to Just Add Blue and Bling.

I decided to use my new stamp set Bordering on Romance and try colouring it with Stampin Up markers and a blender pen on watercolour paper. I’ve never tried that technique before.

I actually don’t have many markers and I wanted 3 blues.  The strange thing is that I do have my most favourite SU blues in a marker (Baja and NQN) and yet amazingly I decided to try some different blues for a change.  I must have been in a daring mood that day!!!

Anyway I used bashful blue, pacific point and night of navy.  I don’t think I have ever made a card with night of navy before and I’m not real sure about pacific point either actually.  But the gamble paid off, I love how this card turned out.




Ingredients :

Stamps : Bordering on Romance, Perfectly Penned

Card : night of navy, vanilla, subtles dsp stack, watercolour paper

Ink : stazon, crumb cake, markers (night of navy, bashful blue, pacific point, celery, olive)

Other : bashful blue taffeta ribbon (ret.) rhinestones, big shot, labels framelit, blender pen


These blues could never replace my favourites but I should use them more often because they’re beautiful too!  I hope you’ll take a look at what the rest of the JAI team came up with this week.  Join us and make a card with your favourite blues, or like me, try some blues you’ve been neglecting.




  1. Kathy, this is gorgeous!!!!! You are my brayering and coloring idol. :)

  2. Kathy you are right these blues look fab together!!! Such a pretty card :)

  3. Beautifully done Kathy, such lovely shades of blue and wonderful colouring as

  4. Kathy this is a fabulous card and your leap of faith, so to speak, in playing with different colours than usual definitely paid of for you...lovely flowers.

  5. The striking contrasts of blue really give this so much depth Kathy! Great colouring of the flowers! and I love how you arranged the flowers and sentiment together on the die cut.

  6. Your colouring is absolutely beautiful Kathy - I can't believe you haven't coloured like this before, you would never know this was your first time! Just beautiful!

  7. Absolutely beautiful Kathy. Love love love this!

  8. Lovely colouring Kathy...that Pacific Point really pops!

  9. This is really lovely, Kathy. Those blues really make the flower pop off the page!

  10. Great card! The blue flowers are very striking.


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