Friday, December 2, 2016

JAI #339 Sketch

Well hello,
I actually had a weekend at home last weekend and that meant I had some time to craft (but only after I got our overdue tax paperwork sorted - groan! It was a good motivator to get that job out of the way though!). This week's Just Add Ink challenge proved to be perfect for my purposes. This week Narelle wants us to Just Add a Sketch. Here it is.

And here is what I made of it.

The inside.

As you can probably guess this is for a very significant anniversary (the tag is a tiny clue ;). This year just before Christmas my parents reach the truly inspirational milestone of 60 years of marriage. So a special card is warranted that reflects that lifetime together. Flowers were my first thought and so I pulled out Jar of Love and started by creating a watercolour background using reinkers. It ended up with a lovely worn feel and is much more luminescent in real life. For the panel on top I stamped up a bunch of branches and flowers and created a bouquet to come out of my shaker jar (I included a few heart sequins in there if you look carefully). A little tag, a scatter of sequins and a liberal dose of Wink of Stella finish it all off.

I know Mum and Dad will like it regardless and while I was uncertain for a while if it was going to turn out ok I think it did in the end.

Hope you can join us this week. The rest of the team have lots of fabulous inspiration to get you going so do check them out!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Jar of Love, Express Yourself (R)
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Old Olive, Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories: Everyday Jar Framelits, Tiny Tags dies (Papertrey Ink), Number Time Trio dies (PTI),  White and Clear embossing powder, Red glimmer paper, Stacked with Love DSP (R), Window sheet, Assorted sequins - SU! and Pretty Pink Posh, Memento 0.3 marker, Fine Tip glue pen, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape


  1. 60 years of marriage is such a fabulous achievement and you've created a gorgeous card to celebrate!

  2. Ah, no, this didn't "turn out ok", Kim. This is a breathtakingly beautiful card!! The colours, and lush details, are stunning.

  3. Ok???? I think it is absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Such a beautiful card! The colours are eye catching and I love how you arranged the flowers.

  5. Beautiful! The perfect card for such a milestone anniversary. Love the little sequins in your vase. xx

  6. This is a spectacular card for a very special anniversary, Kim :-) I love your bold background and gorgeous bouquet and the fun sequins inside the jar are just fabulous! xo

  7. Oh Kim, what a truly beautiful card for a truly wonderful celebration. How could you doubt it? That background, the bouquet, the details... Lush!
    Please pass on my congrats to your lovely Mum & Dad too.
    Hugs, D


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