Friday, May 20, 2011

Just Add Ink #68 A colour Challenge........

Well it's back to reality and time for a new JAI challenge, this week is a colour challenge provided by the lovely Tania Gould .

                                   These colours are such a lovely soft combination to play with.

  Here is a close up of the emboss resist technique used on the butterfly and side panel, hopefully it will show the colours a little better. 

                                                     And the last pic is one of the inside........

This is the same technique l used on last weeks card, but as you can see the results are very different when used with colours, rather than the Crumbcake to achieve an antique look.
I hope you are inspired to have a go at this technique and hopefully you will find time to play along with the challenge.....Here is the link to check out the fantastic samples the rest of the design team came up with..JAI

Belle Toile-Thanks for caring & Wings of friendship stamp sets.
Perfect plum-Pear pizzazz-Baja breeze & Whisper white C/stocks.
Perfect plum-Pear pizzazz & Baja breeze Inks.
Versamark & Clear E/P.
Beautiful butterflies Die- Beautiful wings Embosslit.
Perfect polka dots Emb/folder.
Whisper white taffeta ribbon.
Scallop trim border punch.
Non SU corner rounder and Rhinestones.

Enjoy your weekend, thanks for popping by,


  1. A very beautiful card Nikki and I am itching to get out my butterfly die and try some new techniques and ideas learnt at Convention...alas the housework must come first!

  2. That card is just divine. I never bought the Presto Patterns but thought Belle Toile would give similar result, you've proved it. Stunning!!!
    Fi x

  3. Oh, this is gorgeous!! I thought at first you HAD used the Presto Patterns paper .... should've known you are cleverer and more resourceful than that, shouldn't I?! Gorgeous sponging; love how you use this technique, and it is soooooooo beautiful in these colours.

  4. I thought the same as Christine as I've been itching to do a butterfly with the Presto Pattern Papers but you went to greater lengths for your lovely emboss resist technique. You're really showing off now with the inside of your card - just gorgeous.

  5. Oh wow Nikki this is just stunning. I've only just realised it wasn't presto paper - what a fabulous effect you've created. Love it.
    Kim xxx

  6. A gorgeous card Nikki, love those adorable butterlfies, and love the technique, just beautiful.

  7. Very Pretty Nikki.

    Such a sweet soft look you've created. I also loved the added baby butterfly inside.

  8. What lovely colours, images and layout and the inside is almost as gorgeous as the outside.
    Heather T.

  9. This is an absolutely beautiful card Nikki. The emboss resist technique looks fabulous on the butterfly and I really love the ribbon detail too. So beautifully finished inside too. Gorgeous!

  10. Gorgeous butterfly and card! ;)

  11. This is such a lovely card Nikki, you've done a fabulous job of the emboss resist technique and I love your blingy bits :o)

  12. The butterfly is gorgeous Nikki and the inside is just as beautiful as the outside. That's a real achievement.

  13. Breathtaking! Perfect colours & elements. :)