Friday, November 11, 2011

JAI 93 - just add a colour combo

Hello there :)

welcome back for another Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a colour combo (and yep umm I did come up with this one!).  Here are the colours.

The first thing that popped into my head was gelato icecream. So what flavours? Well Mambo would have to be watermelon, the celery - perhaps pistacio or lime - but I must admit - Pool Party had me stumped - not to many foods appears on your plate blue!! Any suggestions? But in the end I went with flowers as I had a new (free!! ) flower set - Fabulous Florets (prize patrol at Regionals yah :) - just calling my name to play with it. So here is the outcome.

I coudn't resist rock and rolling again - it adds such a great random shading effect. So first up I inked up my solid flower in Pool Party and then rock and rolled in Melon Mambo - alot of times. Then I trimmed out a whole bunch of different layers for each flower (alot of times - lol - its a good idea to do this watching tv! but the end effect is worth it). I also stamped and trimmed out one foliage spray for layering as well. The layers were piled up on dimensionals, and once they were finally placed I also went around each petal with a glitter pen which if you catch the light the right way really adds a lovely sparkle.  The rest of the card is pretty straightforward using a recent Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge sketch (#133) as its starting point. So Mambo base, then Pool Party mat, then DSP (old and new), I zigzagged around all that to add some subtlish detail (subtle cause the thread was white and mostly disappears). The flowers are framed with a Blossom Spellbinder diecut and the sentiment was added on a flag ended banner - Melon Mambo embossed (more new stuff to play with :) A few hot pink pearls finished off the front and the inside was finished off to match.

I certainly enjoyed playing with some new stamping stuff and this gelato rainbow of colours. Thanks for visiting and I hope you get the chance to play along this week :) and don't forget to check out the rest of the design team!


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Versamark
Accessories: Flirtaceous DSP, Fall Flowers DSP (R), Melon Mambo scalloped dotty grosgrain, Melon Mambo embossing powder, Blossom and circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), Doubled ended banner die (PaperTrey Inc), Pink pearls (Kaiser), Spica glitter pen, sewing machine, Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals


  1. This is beautiful Kim, reminds me of exotic fabric and the work you have put into it is amazing, so many gorgeous layers.

  2. Wow, Kim, this is GORGEOUS!! The flowers look amazing; I love how you've inked them. I thought I didn't like this stamp set, but boy have I got some serious re-considering to do!!

  3. Wow!!!! The flowers are layered so beautifully against your stitched 'mat'. What a great colour combo this week, Kim.

  4. Pretty pretty pretty! I just love what you've done with these gorgeous colours and your lovely new freebie set! Great fussy cutting, and yep definitely a good set to 'rock n roll' for the different shades you've got here.

    Love this card!

  5. My lovely friend Kim!
    The detail you put in your cards is really out of this world!!!! I love the flowers and the dollies and the stitching and the layering! AMAZING beautiful lady!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

  6. I love how you have inked these flowers Kim. I wasn't sure I needed this set but now I think I do. I didn't win it at Regionals - I did try the Kevin Bacon theory - If you build it, they will come, but it wasn't to be this time around :)


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