Friday, August 30, 2013


This week at Just Add Ink, Nikki has set the challenge to "Just Add ...  Colouring" to your papercraft project.  We'd love to see what you create, colouring images with markers, crayons, pencils, ink .. whatever medium you choose.

I recently bought the gorgeous Regarding Dahlias stamp set, and decided the lovely bloom would be perfect for this challenge.  I inked the dahlia in Versamark, and used white embossing powder, on Crumb Cake card.  My rather neglected Prismacolor Pencils came off the shelf, and I had a lovely time colouring the dahlia with the pencils and mineral spirits (to blend).  I then fussy-cut the flower, to sit atop a background of subtly stamped dahlias.

Stamps: Regarding Dahlias, Four You
Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
DSP: Perfect Plum Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Whisper White craft stampin' pad, Versamark inkpad, Perfect Plum stampin' pad
Other: Whisper White organza ribbon, Perfect Plum taffeta ribbon (retired), basic rhinestone, White stampin' emboss powder, paper snips, sponge dauber, flag die (not SU!), glue dots
Make sure you visit Just Add Ink to see what the rest of the Design Team have created.  We hope you'll join in the fun, and link up your own card/paper creation on our site.


  1. Wow Christine, what a beautiful card and fantastic fussy cutting! The background stamped with the same stamp in craft white adds nice, yet subtle, detail. Really nicely done!!

  2. First Nikki, then you tempting me to buy this stamp, Christine. I LOVE how you've coloured it. Carolyn x

  3. How gorgeous does it look in purple! The crumbcake/purple combination is just lovely Christine and beautifully coloured too! xxx

  4. An other beautiful card.

  5. Your coloured dahlia is stunning Christine and I love the subtle background you created by stamping it too. Truly an elegant card :) xxx

  6. Lovely card! Your fussy cutting and colors are fantastic.

  7. This is stunning, such a beautiful image and I love the colours. Amazing cutting out too!
    Thank you for you kind comment on my challenge card.
    Sue xx

  8. OMG your card and coloring is stunning. Fantastic card, Christine!

  9. This stamp hasn't grabbed me until now, Christine. Looks fabulous white embossed and coloured! Love the background, too. Looking forward to seeing it IRL!