Friday, February 25, 2011

JAI 57 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
well I'm glad I left it to write up my post till today (Thursday night) because I have been feeling headachy and tired for the last couple of days and not at all cheery - but the headache cleared up late this afternoon hurray!! So feeling much more chirpy at the momment - just in time to welcome you to a new Just Add Ink challenge and this week we have a colour combo for you. Here it is.

I have got to be honest this one was seriously challenging! in fact I binned my first go at it. Overall the colours struck me as leaning more to the masculine side so that's what I went with.

Since I making a boys birthday card I kept it pretty clean and simple - a Cherry Cobler base, then a white mat stamped with the train engine in the three colours. I tried to generate a bit of interest by staggering the stamping in each row. To finish off a strip of River Rock stamped with the sentiment and one more train engine trimmed out and mounted and framed. Lastly a couple of brads in the wheels to finish up.

Thanks for visiting and if you have a chance have a go at the challenge too!


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Choo Choo, Occaisional Quotes
Cardstock: Cherry Cobler, Whisper White, River Rock
Ink: Cherry Cobler, Daffodil Delight, River Rock
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, Distressing tool, retired brads, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. I think any little boy would love such a card Kim! love the popped up train too. Hope you are feeling better soon my friend!

  2. Hope you feel better soon Kim. This card is super cute and I know a few little boys who would absolutely love to receive this fantastic card, well done!

  3. This is such a cool card! The colours work perfectly!

  4. What a great use of this combo, very clever Kim, you have nailed it perfectly!

  5. I love your take on the colour combo Kim, terrific card.

  6. This is a great card Kim! I would never have known you had struggled with this combo :) Love that train, it makes a great dramatic background!

  7. Hi Kim!! Another very cute card from you. If my son was 'little' this stamp would definitely be in my stash!! I love what you have done with the colour combo this week.

  8. I love trains and I think that card is fabulous!! Great use of colours and I like how you created your background by stamping the locomotive various times :)


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