Friday, May 15, 2015

JAI #262 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
I have something delicate and spring-like for you this week which is a lovely counter balance to the cold wintery windy weather and the house full of germs we've been dealing with for the last week or more. This weeks new Just Add Ink challenge was perfect as this week Di wants you to Just Add a Colour Combo. Here it is.

And here is what I came up with.

The colours just made me think of nature so I started with a Hardwood stamped base and for the pop on the top I made my flowers a bright Calypso. Special touches include trimming my flowers out and mounting them up over clear embossed fern fronds. That subtle sheen adds another texture to compliment the rough burlap and soft seam binding. Finally the sparkle of the sequins finishes it all off.

Hope you can join us this week - I'm sure you'll find the colour combo a favourite. Don't forget to check of the rest of the DT for some gorgeous inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Hardwood, Gorgeous Grunge, Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Naturals White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Bitty Banner framelits, 2013-15 In color sequin assortment, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Clear embossing powder, Edgers #3 die (PaperTrey Ink), 1 1/4" Burlap ribbon, Pool Party seam binding (R), Pool Party Bakers twine (R), Aquapainter, Tombow, Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals


  1. Kim you've coloured in these flowers so beautifully! Great choice of stamps to go with this colour combo.

  2. Just delightful as always Kim. The depth of colour on your flower is striking, it has a real 3D look and l love the rustic details too! xx

  3. Hi Kim, Great layers, I really love how you have put the image panel right to the edge of the card - very effective. Chantell xx

  4. Your colouring is amazing - so vibrant, it looks as though it should have a scent!

  5. This is so beautiful Kim! The depth of colour in your flowers is amazing and I love all the layers of shapes and textures. xx

  6. I know what you mean about germs, we have been having the same thing here this past week. The only one who hasn't been sick is my husband (thank goodness!!!!) and we all know how awful that can be..... Hope everyone is feeling better. Your card is so pretty and love the card base wood pattern. I really like all the different layers too and I always forget about using twine, it adds such a lovely finishing touch. Gorgeous card.

  7. Well this is just so delicate and pretty, Kim. This set really suits the colour combo, and as usual lots of little details from you! Hope your germs are on the way out now. xox

  8. Wow, Kim. This is soooo full of lovely details as always. Just when I think I've taken it all in, I find another little treasure. The coloured & cut out (!!!) flower is beautifully coloured, the shaped embossed mat, hardwood background (which I'm still to use) & texture from the twine, burlap, sequins.... really, really lovely.
    Inky hugs, Di :-)

  9. Just divine, with so many beautiful details to look at, Kim. Your cards are always so beautifully put together.

  10. Wow - this card is just amazing Kim and it's finished off perfectly inside and out!

  11. This is such a stunning card Kim!! So beautifully detailed on the inside as well! Love the colouring and all the texture and elements! Just love it!


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