Sunday, 10 June 2012

Just Add Ink #121 - Just Add Pearls

Very wet, windy and miserable in Perth, Western Australia today.  Just ideal weather to be inside playing with paper, ink and glue and making some cards without feeling guilty that you should be outside doing the gardening.

I have finally finished re-organising my crafting space and it is now a lot easier to find things when they are in storage cupboards instead of cardboard boxes and sorted into the same category and all in the same container.  All the storage containers are labelled, so I now know where everything is (well sort of, I just have to open the cupboard doors and peruse until I find what I am after).

Being such an ideal day to papercraft, I have entered the challenge this week at Just Add Ink which is to just add pearls.

I have used the colours of Pool Party and Basic Black and created a piece of Faux Patina, with Whisper White cardstock, Basic Black and Pool Party ink and gold embossing powder, which I used as my backgound paper along with a piece of Basic Black DSP. The border around the oval was made using the Doily Triple Layer punch an idea that Teneale Williams showed on her blog.  I thought it was a great idea and it created a lacey effect to set off the oval.


  1. Just stunning Carolyn! I love everything about it! Isn't it a great feeling to be organised in your craft room? I'm in the process of doing this myself! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. Wow! Carolyn, this is such a beautiful card. The bird stamped on the heart, and the little cluster of embellishments beneath it, really 'make' this card, I think. LOVE how you've framed the oval (what a great idea - thanks for sharing!), and I just love the elegance of the whole card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Oh I like working in a freshly cleaned and organised space!!
    I really like the detail you've created on the background paper and of course the pearls just make it so elegant.

    JAI Design Team

  4. I too love a clean and organised crafting space. Sounds like perfect use of a wet, windy and miserable day to me :)

    Great card Carolyn, love all those little embellishments and of course pearls are the perfect finish. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. This is so pretty Carolyn, and perfect for a wedding card! Just love that sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week :)

  6. Gorgeous colour combo and technique and love your little details!



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