Just Add Ink #338 – Paintbrush Photo Inspiration

Just Add Ink Design Team

Hello & welcome to another week at Just Add Ink!

For challenge #338, it’s a photo inspiration chosen by Jan.

Love this artsy paintbrush picture???

Just Add Ink #338 - Photo Inspiration

There are so many places it could take you!

Colours, themes, shapes, elements!

You can see what the Just Add Ink Design Team came up with by visiting the main blog.


I tend to be quite a literal thinker, so when I saw the paintbrushes, that got me thinking about paint… and then paint splatters.

So, going with the blue, red & purple paint pictured (yep, literal!), and the gold from the brush handles, I created this one-layer card using the Perpetual Calendar stamp set.

Just Add Ink #338 - Paintbrush Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love one-layer cards with a masked centre to create the illusion of layers.


Once I’d made this card – it got me thinking… what other cards could I quickly whip up using the same technique, but other ‘splatters’ and sentiments???

How about stars?

Just Add Ink #338 - Paintbrush Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com..

Or butterflies?

Just Add Ink #338 - Paintbrush Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I could have kept going all night using the other splatters and a trio of pretty colours.


Make your own one-layered card using masking…

First, cut a shape from photocopy paper (ie, an oval, circle, butterfly) and stick it to the middle of your card front with temporary adhesive.

Stamp around the outside edge of the copy paper.  For these cards, I went all the way to the edge, creating a ‘background’.

Remove your copy paper and stamp / emboss a sentiment in the middle.


The sentiments in these cards come from the Watercolor Words stamp set- the font is lovely and the sentiments are a great size!

If the photo inspiration gets your creativity going, please join us for the weekly challenge.

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

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4 thoughts on “Just Add Ink #338 – Paintbrush Photo Inspiration

  1. What a fabulous design for a one layer card Kelly. I love your bright paint splotchy one, and the star one, and I’ll just bet the butterfly one will be a big hit with lots of girls! xxx

  2. These are all so very pretty Kelly 🙂 I love the first one and the paint splatters – so unique and suitable for guys as well as girls, such a clever idea! xx

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