welcome to another Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have an interesting sketch for you. A good sketch I might add but it might take some thinking ;) Want to see? Ok here you go.
And here is what I did with it.
Hmm now that I compare my card to the sketch well it looks like I took a bit more lee way with it than I intended - thats what you get for working from memory instead of actually looking at the sketch! This might be my first official Christmas card for the blog this year - but then Christmas has been on my mind for the last couple of months as for the first time I am running Christmas card classes this year!! So I have been busy prepping designs for that and this card arose from that. One motivation being to create a green and purple Christmas card. So I translated the zig zag element going up the card into the Plum swirls from which I could hang my ornaments. I arranged my ornaments to represent the three staggered blocks of the sketch (well I thought I had - see what I mean about not looking at the sketch when I was putting it together). I actually knotted some silver cord and threaded it through a hole pierced in the top layer for each ornament, then mounted each ornament up on dimensionals. The Christmas sentiment represents the flower element coming up from the bottom of the sketch. My own personal addition was to add a extra section to the card at the bottom, using some Perfect Plum Pattern Stack DSP and Saffron grosgrain at the division. You can probably tell - but the card is quite a bit longer than the standard A5, 10.5 cm x 21 cm (4 1/8 x 8 1/4") in fact (to fit a business sized envelope). I haven't made a card this size for ages and I must admit it was nice to play around with that size for a change!
Well thanks for visiting :) If you can give the sketch a try and have some fun this week.
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Contempo Christmas, Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Ornament punch, Modern label punch, Subtles Pattern DSP stack, So Saffron wide grosgrain ribbon (R), Silver cord (R), Purple rhinestones (Kaiser), Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals