Friday, August 12, 2011

JAI 80 - just add a sketch

Hello there,
welcome back, again ;) this week for a new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a sketch for you, it puzzled me a bit at first, but I solved that by flipping it. If you're stumped I suggest going and checking out the rest of the DT samples - they are fabulous!! Here's the sketch.

 And here is what I made of it.

I made this card with a special friend in mind and that dictated my colour selection somewhat but I must say the combo of Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla and Rose Red appeals to me too!! Convention goers might recognise the main inspiration for this card - the coloured in flourish (from a new stamp set coming soon). A sample card was up on the boards with the flourish delicately coloured in and I loved it!!  Basically I paired up the flourish with a large decoratively stamped die cut label mounted up on dimensionals. I coloured the flourish using ink pad lid and blender pen. The final elements were some linen threaded buttons for the sentiment label, and a sprinkling of little Rose Red flowers, edges daubed with shimmer paint then finished off with pearls. Oh and I added tiny dots of shimmer paint to the little circles in the flourish using a toothpick - hard to see this in the photos though :(

Thanks for visiting, have a good week and perhaps a play with the sketch!
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Creative Elements, Mat Stack One (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Rose Red
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Rose Red
Accessories: Mat Stack One die (PaperTrey Inc), Itty Bitty punch shape pack, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber, Blueberry Sky Vintage buttons (PaperTrey Inc), Distressing tool, Jewels - Pearls, Bella Blue DSP (R), Blender Pen, Double sided tape, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Linen Thread.


  1. I love the colour selection too and your take on the sketch is fabbo!! The punched flowers on the flourish are just gorgeous.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card Kim! I love your colour combo and the little red flowers are perfect 'pop'

  3. I love this flourish all colored in like that Kim! So pretty. Your card is lovely, especially with the bursts of red on blue ♥

  4. This is gorgeous Kim. I love the colours on your card but don't think I've ever tried them myself, so thanks for the inspiration :) I love the way you've coloured in the flourish, really pretty.

  5. Such a pretty card Kim, love your little red flowers and that gorgeous flourish.


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