Friday, April 5, 2013

JAI 160 Just add inspiration

Hello there,
I hope everyone enjoyed the break at Easter. I love having the luxury of some time at home just to putter around and get some of those - I'll do one day - jobs done. And some chocolate to go along with it doesn't hurt either ;) This week at Just Add Ink we have a Just Add Inspiration challenge for you. Here's the pic.

Just recently, all of sudden in fact, Autumn just kicked in. I must admit I love Autumn weather - that cool tingle in the morning and the warm, but not too warm sun during the day - just lovely! Anyway that's what this photo made me think of. But what I really wanted to add in was lots of that texture and then some tinges of colour. I went with pink (cause this was going to a friend who likes a hint of pink) and I reckon if your squint there is a hint of pink in the inspiration photo.

I wanted to bring in texture through embossing but also using some lovely natural ribbon. I even stamped a lace pattern on one! I also inked up the embossing folders to get some extra contrast. I must admit I couldn't resist using a doily too - have you noticed them popping up? Definitely a favourite with me at the moment. It was fun to build this one to play with the elements and I did love mixing and matching all the bits.

Hope you get the chance to play along and see where inspiration leads you - a good starting point is to check out the rest of the DT for some fabulous ideas.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Delicate Dollies, Oh Hello, Viola's Lace, Vintage Labels (R)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Vintage Cream (PaperTrey Ink)
Accessories: Hearts a Flutter framelit, Two step Bird punch, Corner rounder (R), Embossing folder (Lacy Brocade, Delicate Designs), Natural 7/8" cotton ribbon, Natural 7/16" Trim ribbon, Blushing Bride pleated satin ribbon (R), 5/8" Flower trim, Vintage trinkets, sewing machine, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Kim this is a very feminine card and I love the little flowers you have used.

  2. I LOVE all the layers of texture and lace on your card, Kim

  3. Wow, Kim - you've outdone yourself!! Love all the beautiful texture, and soft colouring, on this card; what a special creation for your friend.

  4. Beautiful texture and layers Kim and the soft shabby colours are so pretty! xxx

  5. So many pretty details Kim - I'm loving all that texture and interest you've added! Gorgeous card!


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