Friday, 21 October 2016

JAI 334: Just Add Inspiration


How's the weather at your place? As crazy as it is here in Adelaide? Wednesday we needed the heater on in the evening, yesterday I nearly turned the air conditioner on, and today we are back to needing the heater again! What is going on?? Luckily I have some crafting to distract from the weather!

This week at Just Add Ink Di has chosen this picture to inspire our creativity. There's a wealth of things you can take inspiration from!

The thing that most caught my eye was the huge ampersand in the middle of the photo. Next was the colour palette, so those are what I went with on my card.

The colours are quite masculine, I think. I went with Night Of Navy, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. The ampersand is from Letters For You. It's a great size for a feature element on a card.

I think my favourite part of the card is the bow! Not very masculine, but I just had to include it. I lightly twisted together strands of Night Of Navy and Whisper White Baker's Twine with a length of Linen Thread.

This card will be for my hubby as a thanks for taking on so much while I've been recovering from my ankle surgery. I wanted to let him know how much I appreciate all he's doing, so I left plenty of room on the inside for a lengthy message,

You can see what the rest of the Design Team have created over at the Just Add Ink blog.

Bye for now,



  1. Great take on the inspiration Tina. I love the tri colour bow, it really ties it all together.
    Hope you're feeling better and ready to enjoy Brisbane. xx

  2. Great take on the challenge, Tina. You did an awesome job with that bow - it's my favourite feature, too!

  3. This is a really cool guy card Tina! I too love your layers of texture and colour in your bow and the large ampersand is such a stand out statement and paired with the Hardwood background they pair beautifully together. xx

  4. Aww that so sweet I bet you hubby will love it Tina. Honestly I don't think the bow takes away from the masculine feel at all, it just adds to the heartfelt feel of it! xxx


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