Friday, April 26, 2013

Just Add Ink #163

Hey stampers, it's time for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge and we want you to Just Add a "Fun Background". This can be absolutely anything you like as long as you have fun with it! The Design Team girls have some great examples of "Fun Backgrounds" to give you an idea. There are so many great techniques and ways to add a little interest to your project, so have fun and share what you create, we love to see your projects too!
For my "Fun Background" l pulled out my re-inkers in Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise and my Aqua Painter. Then pretty much dipped and flicked.
I put a few drops of each colour in a paint palette and put a small amount of water in my Aqua pen, dipped it into one ink colour, applied a little pressure to the pen and just dripped and flicked randomly on my cardstock and then rinsed the pen tip and repeated with the other colours until l was happy with the look.

I first saw this technique when we used it to add some splotches to a scrap page at Convention last year and thought this was the perfect challenge to explore it further. It's heaps of fun and gives a very different result each time.
"Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend"
Daffodil Delight-Melon Mambo-Old Olive & Tempting Turquoise Re-inkers & Cardstocks
Curly Cute Stamp set & Basic Black Ink-Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon-Elegant & Bitty Butterfly Punches.
Enamel Accents (Ranger)
All Supplies are Stampin-Up Unless Noted.


  1. Nikki how cool!!!!
    I love the background and the fun bright colours you've chosen too :)

  2. Another great technique, Nikki! And I love these bright colors! The matching butterflies are perfect!

  3. Love the scattered bright droplets Nikki - such a fun random effect perfect for fluttering butterflies. xxx

  4. I love this, Nikki! The background looks so fun, and sounds fun to make!

  5. Nikki I am so glad you suggested this challenge for us as I can see not only did we all but you also had fun making your own background. This is one bright and cheerful card and it has inspired me to have a play with that technique sometime too! xxx

  6. What a fabulous effect Nikki! Those gorgeously bright and happy colours you've used on your card would bring a smile to anyone's face - love it!

  7. Now THIS is a fun background! Looks like a heap of fun to make, and the result is just gorgeous. Loving all the bright colours; such a lovely card, Nikki.