Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Helping Me Grow for JAI

To start off the new year Just Add Ink have a challenge to add something new.  And as there are so MANY amazing new wonderful products to play with from our New Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues, this was most certainly a challenge!!

So I'm using one of my new stamp sets AND trying a new technique I've just discovered!!

I discovered this new idea when I was too lazy to get out my heat tool to do white embossing for watercolouring!!  Instead I used white Stazon Ink and then watercoloured, and the effect is almost the same and just as gorgeous!!  I've used Helping Me Grow stamp set which has 2 lovely floral images and quite a few greetings along with the little embellishments which create a 'seed packet' look - and I think this stamp set is just lovely!!  The only extra I've added is some splotches from Gorgeous Grunge and some fibres from our lovely white jute ribbon which I've tied in a knot.

I hope you like it!!  And be sure to hop on over to see the incredibly amazing creations from the design team at JAI!!


  1. This is a beautiful card Julia, and I love the technique with the Staz On, great idea! Thanks so much for joining us in the Just Add Ink Blog Hop :)

  2. Beautiful! Love your colour choices, and gorgeous watercolouring; I must file that tip away in my memory. Thanks for joining the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. What a fab effect Julia, thanks for sharing that little tip..:0) Such a lovely serene card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  4. The water coloured effect is lovely, soft and atmospheric Julia really adding to the gentle vintage feel. What a great idea to use White Stazon too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week for the blog hop.

  5. Julia I didn't even realise they made a white stazon! What a cool idea and thanks for sharing it with us :)
    I'm sure the recipient of this card will love receiving it. Thanks for playing along with our blog hop challenge.

    JAI Design Team

  6. A beautiful card, Julia. Love your watercoloured flowers & the supporting stamped elements. The colours look so soft & pretty, & the layout is really balanced. Thanks for sharing the white stazon tip. I've never thought to try that but it's def on the list now.
    Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.
    Di :-)

  7. Very pretty image Julia - I really love how it dominates the card while at the same time is subtle. Chantell JAI


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