The Start of Something Great

I am so excited about the launch of a new Challenge Blog – and focusing on Stampin’ UP! products! yay!!! of course all products are welcome but to see lots of new ideas with stamp sets I might actually own is just fab!

JUST ADD INK (click this link and check it out) is run by a bunch of Stampin’ UP! Demonstrators and I can’t wait to see what they will come up with every week!

Their first challenge is focused on colour – So Saffron, Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip and White…

Here is my design for their first challenge:

I chose to play with a square card today, and couldn’t resist using stampin’ pastels because the taken with teal is really pretty when softened like this.  i like to use the applicators that come with the pastels as they give a subtle, blended look to the colouring.

The stamp set I have used is Embrace Life, and I have added a so saffron DSP mat to the central image.  I stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink and added an understamped layer of branches from the same stamp set.  My sentiment is from the Occasions for All hostess stamp set (so useful) – and this is highlighted by some hodgepodge hardware.  The ribbon is Whisper White Grosgrain.

Dont forget to pop on over to JUST ADD INK and leave some comments for the fab design team and all the other crafters joining in for this weeks challenge! I know I will be checking this great challenge blog out EVERY WEEK!

Have a great Saturday!

Jan x

11 thoughts on “The Start of Something Great

  1. What a beautiful use of the pastels – just gorgeous! I love how you’ve spotlighted the flowers and the ribbon feature is so sweet (I’ll have to try that one). Thanks for visiting us at Just Add Ink!

  2. Hello Jan! I love how you have coloured the flowers with pastels. I don’t use mine enough. Your card IS elegant as your lovely blog name, suggests! Thanks for participating in Just Add Ink’s very first challenge.

  3. Hey I love the originality of this card…the pastels, the ribbon lacing and the layout with the circle. It’s just great. Chantell

  4. Hi Jan, Love your take on the colour challenge! This has to be one of my favourite sets too, it’s a classic. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink. xx Amanda

  5. Hey Jan – that’s gorgeous! Especially love your So Saffron matting – very cool. Will be seeing you weekly at Just Add Ink – great eh? 🙂

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