Friday, July 12, 2013

JAI #173 : JUST ADD ..... WATER

The inspiration for this week's Just Add Ink challenge came from, of all things, a humble bottle of water! 

All of the Just Add Ink Design Team members who travelled to Brisbane for Stampin' Up!'s Convention in May, stayed in apartments that had complimentary water in the fridge on arrival.  Check out the bottle label - these waters were placed there especially for us (at least we can  pretend!).

So, our challenge this week is to Just Add Water, to your card or other papercraft project.  You may interpret this how you like - weather it be water-related stamp images, or watercolouring, or maybe even a Sweet Treat cup filled with water.  Let's see what you come up with!
Here is my card, using some beautiful "watery" paper from the Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper Pack, just retired.

..... and the inside of the card:
Stamps: The Open Sea, That's the Ticket, Up Up & Away (retired)
Card: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
DSP: Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink: Pacific Point stampin' pad and marker, Marina Mist marker, Soft Suede stampin' pad, Crumb Cake stampin' pad, Soft Sky stampin' pad
Other: 2 1/2" Circle punch, Ticket Duo builder punch, Basics Glimmer Brad, Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, Pacific Point stitched grosgrain ribbon, sponge dauber, Linen Thread, Sea Charms dies (not SU!), stampin' dimensionals
Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team's samples. We hope to see you playing along with our challenge this week!


  1. I love the nautical theme on your card Christine and all the little embelishments. Thanks for noticing this label it surely has inspired us and hopefully our JAI followers too! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Very Nautical indeed! Love the design and colours Christine. Another great guy card. xxx

  3. You always ace Open Sea cards and this is no exception Christine! Love the blue/brown colour mix and how you used the tickets to accent the image. xxx

  4. This is one of my favourite man stamps Christine and as usual you've used it to perfection! Love all the little accents you've added!

  5. Love the colour combo and all the details, Christine. This is also one of my favourite sets for masculine cards.

  6. Oh love the nautical theme! Perfect for the water challenge :)

  7. Great card, Christine! It's a fantastic set for a masculine card, and the color combination you've used lends itself perfectly to a nautical theme. The charms are great embellishments. Love it!