Friday, April 27, 2012

JAI 115 Just add a sketch

Hello there,
there has been a bit more toe dipping this week as well as some nice walks on the beach, well there was before the weather closed in! However while I've enjoyed the change it will be nice to get home. 

Now on to this weeks Just Add Ink challenge, this week we have a sketch for you. Here it is.

I knew life was going to be hectic once we got back so I prepared this one (or should I say two) ahead so I was already for Mothers Day in early May. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees and then mirror imaged it. Here's the outcome.

I started with the idea of making the flowers. I seen a few recently on the blog a lovely friend Di Barnes here. She mentioned using three layers each of fancy flower, triple doily and boho blossom punches. I used three different colours for each flower. Secured them together with a vintage brad and then liberally sprayed with platinum shimmer mist, scrunching the layers up to give the flowers shape. Then set them aside to dry. The top layer of the cards are portioned as one third DSP and one third white impressed cardstock. With the separation being covered by pleated lace (secured with sticky strip) and ribbon. The white section was also stamped with some flowering swirls, embellished with some little blossoms, that lead the eye to the sentiment. The flower was partially laid over the DSP and stamped swirls and I finished it all off with a few little leafy sprigs. To be honest I found this sketch to be another challenging one!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Creative Elements, Elements of Style, Well Scripted (R)
Cardstock: Card 1: Riding Hood Red, Peach Parfait, Apricot Appeal (R), Baja Breeze Card 2: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Perfect Plum, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Peach Parfait, Riding Hood Red, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, More Mustard
Accessories:  Punches (Fancy Flower, Triple Doily, Boho Blossom, Extra large Oval, 1" circle, Itty Bitty Bits, Two step bird), Linen/Canvas Impression plate (PaperTrey Inc), Regal pattern stack DSP, Everday Enchantment DSP, Vintage brads, Elegant Eggplant scalloped dotted grosgrain, Riding Hood Red taffeta (R), Victoria lace, Jewels - pearls, Platinum shimmer paint, Sponge, Dimensionals, Sticky strip, Double sided tape


  1. So glad you've had a lovely holiday and some time on the beach! What a novel idea lol, weather has cooled somewhat in Canberra while you've been away.

    Absolutely love these cards. Your flowers are divine and look gorgeous in the rich colours you've chosen. Oh to be so well organised. Seems a thing of the past to me *smile*.


  2. I really like your handmade flower!!
    Great colour combos too.

  3. Kim these are stunning cards and flowers, love the addition of the shimmer mist.

  4. Stunning cards Kim! I love the combination of colours you've used for both cards and those flowers are gorgeous!

  5. The colours on both cards are great, Kim. Love the way you've interpreted the sketch - just fabulous!

  6. What a great idea to make the same card in different colors think I like the purple one the best but both are so lovely :)

  7. Hi Kim, I hope one day that I will be able to make cards as wonderful as yours!

  8. Gorgeous Kim. The colours combinations are fantastic on the flowers (aren't they so much fun to make?) & your take on the layout is brilliant. Hugs. D


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