Just Add Some Eggplant...!

So I have only just managed to make good on my promise to be back "later today" (at least according to my West Australian clock), but here I am with my entry for this week's Just Add Ink challenge.

This week it's another colour challenge for you and it was a large challenge for me as it involves Elegant Eggplant, which I can just never seem to make anything decent with!

Here are the colours...

And here is my contribution, that I'm not at all sure about, so please be kind...


As it turns out, the greatest challenge for me was finding a sheet of co-ordinating DSP to go in the background of the photo, but as you can see, that was a challenge that I didn't manage to meet.

I got out my Circle Scissors Plus for this one, which I must do more often, as I am rather partial to a circular element on a card, but quite often forget to include one.

I also dusted off Garden Whimsy for the first time in ages, which is another thing I try to do with challenges - incorporate a recently neglected stamp set at the same time.

So there you have it, a very bright and very challenging combination of colours.

The challenge for the week closes at midnight this coming Wednesday, so if you'd like to have a go at these colours for yourself, pop on over to Just Add Ink and play along!

Some extra stampin' tips for you to try....

  • Add some visual interest by popping your feature images up on Stampin' Dimensionals and extending them outside their "frame" as I've done with the butterflies
  • Tone on tone stamping - as I've done with the curly stamp with Elegant Eggplant ink on the Elegant Eggplant background - fills a bare space, but without being too busy and 'in your face'

"Just Add Ink Challenge #19" Stamps: Garden Whimsy Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal, Melon Mambo Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal, Melon Mambo Accessories: Circle Scissors Plus, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Melon Mambo Polka-Dot grosgrain, Scallop Edge Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals