Oh my! I just realised that Just Add Ink is only one challenge away from our 300th challenge! How exciting! But first we have our 299th challenge, which is a gorgeous Inspiration photo chosen by Jan.
Mmmmm, don't those drinks look amazingly yummy? They look like they'd be very refreshing on a hot summer day. My first thoughts when looking at the picture were vellum and a watercolour wash, so that's what I went with for my card.
I selected one of the UV Resist cards from the Memories In The Making Project Life Collection, which is a Sale-A-Bration choice. The little tear droppish shapes reminded me of watermelon pips, so I thought it worked well with the inspiration photo. I used Watermelon Wonder ink and an Aqua Painter to create the wash background.
This was the Valentine's card I made for Rob. He hadn't seen the inspiration photo, but when I gave it to him he said that it made him think of watermelon and Dr Who. I was pleased he said watermelon, but then my brain registered the Dr Who bit. Huh? He explained that the early TARDIS had a circular motif on the walls! I used the Large Polka Dot TIEF on my background. It's funny how these things work out!
I don't often make Valentine's cards, as it's not something Rob and I celebrate. I was pleased to note that Rob had it on his bedside table, so he obviously liked getting it!
What inspiration do you take from the photo? The Design Team had a lot of fun with it. You can see their work on the JAI Blog. I hope you can share your card with us at Just Add Ink.
Bye for now,