Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Summer Silhouettes and My First Challenge

Well this is my first attempt at participating in a challenge. I had lots of time while we were away on holidays to read websites and I came home with lots of patterns I would like to try. It has been nice just creating for the sake of being creative and I have made quite a few things. I will post them over the next few weeks.

I had a look at quite a few Challenge sites, there are so many out there but I like a lot of the work done by the design team at Just Add Ink - and I love that it is anAustralian site so this is my first attempt.

I do love summer Silhouettes and have had a set of Thankyou cards half completed for a while so I used that for the inspiration to complete this card for Just Add Ink Challenge199
I have used Elegant Eggplant as the base, Wisteria Wonder and Crumb Cake cardstock, with Gumball Green, and Pistachio Pudding inks. I have quite a few buttons in my stash and these are from the regals collection, along with some Linen Thread. I have also used the Tiny Tags and Jewellery Punch for the Sentiment. I have come home determined to use some of the stamp sets I love that haven't seen much ink for a while.
It was also good to finish off the Thankyou set. They are all one layer cards utilising sponging and masking using the fabulous Summer Silhouettes set in Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Pool party with Crumb Cake. They also use a bit of scoring, seam binding buttons and bling.

Thanks for looking, Liz


  1. Liz, all of your cards are gorgeous!! I love the card you put together for our challenge this week; so pretty. My favourite elements are the off-set circles, and the sentiment on the tiny tags. So glad you were inspired to join us at Just Add Ink this week, and congrats on entering your first challenge! We hope you'll play along with us again. :)

  2. Welcome to challenge world Liz! Good on you for taking the plunge and thanks so much for choosing Just Add Ink..:0) Your card is lovely! The layered circles and texture are a fab use of the sketch.

  3. What an exciting way to start the year Liz by doing your first challenge! You did a fabulous job with the sketch. I love the soft natural feel you got with your colours. Love the layered circles too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  4. What a fabulous card as your first submission for a challenge! The colour combo you've used is absolutely gorgeous and the love how you've layered your circles - really creative! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  5. Welcome to your first challenge - I hope you enjoyed it. I love the colours you have used and how you have offset the circles. Chantell JAI

  6. WOW you smashed your first challenge!
    I love the pretty pallet of colours you've used with the sketch.

    JAI Design Team


thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz