Friday, 5 December 2014

JAI #243: Just Add Colour!


Wow, where did that week go?  It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting at my computer typing up last week's Just Add Ink post.  I swear that time goes faster at this end of the year.  Anyway, this week at Just Add Ink Kim has challenged us to use a colour combination in our papercrafting.

Now, I don't know about you, but I was always taught that you don't mix red and pink, or blue and green for that matter.  The best part of being a grown up is that you get to break the rules whenever you like, and this combination ended up being really fun to work with.

I should add that I'm really not much of a rebel, so when I break the rules it's more like I bend them, or dip a toe over the line.  In this case I decided to opt for a tiny splash of Real Red, Strawberry Slush and Wild Wasabi.  By keeping most of the card Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White I was able to avoid the colours clashing with each other.

The card didn't look quite finished with just the hearts and the sentiment on the circle, so I added a row of piercing to the circle and some rhinestones to the hearts.  Done!

So I guess I cheated a little by leaving the Strawberry Slush and Wild Wasabi out of the middle, but I was nearly in hives over my rule breaking on the front of the card so I decided to go simple on the inside.

How are you going to bend or break the rules?  Are you a rebel or not?  I can't wait to see over at Just Add Ink.

Bye for now,



  1. Tina you cracked me up! I love the way you dipped your toe in - the hearts add just the right amount of colour and interest to the front. xxx

  2. Aced this one Tina! You have used these colours to perfection!

  3. I'm with you with the rule breaking! I love that this challenge makes us think outside of the square! And you've nailed it with this card. So cute and the chevron is so bold and bright, it's hard not to feel happy when I look at it. Love it! Lou xo

  4. I am loving your bold use of the turquoise on this card Tina, it's just gorgeous! And I love the little trio of hearts with their bling too :)


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