Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Inkspirations Challenge 30- 4 You

Yep back again,

I've had ideas churning around in my head and just had to get some of these ideas down onto paper. Makeesha Byl's challenge this week was a colour challenge. A nice combo of colours so I couldn't resist :).

The combo does include Kraft, which if you read my previous post blogged today you'd know is not my favourite to work with. But I know colours can stand out well on a Kraft background so that is what I tried to do with this card, which I think is quite different from anything I've posted (or done) before. So without further ado here is the result...

I had several starting points for this card...I wanted to keep it simple no layers (shock horror)... I wanted to use the cosmos like flower from Fifth Avenue Floral, and I wanted to use my Prismacolor pencils as they will lay the colour ontop of the Kraft... and lastly flowers+vase.

Sooo I started with a Kraft base cut square about 12 x12 cm (4'6), rounded two of the corners, than faux stitched using the white gel pen to make a frame (except for the corner where the flowers were to go). For the flowers I stamped three onto Kraft, coloured the central dots with the white gel pen, then used the Prismacolour pencils to create Razzleberry centres that blend out to white at the tips. I then cut the three flowers out. I also made a vase using some Cottage Wall DSP, using the curly label punch to get the curves below the rim. To finish the vase I tied some linen thread around it and threaded a sentiment tag onto it, using Tiny Tags which was perfect, lucky for me it arrived on my doorstep that day ;) Having worked out where I wanted the flowers and vase to go I then added in my flower stems direct to the Kraft base, coloured them in and then added all the flowers and vase mounted up on dimensionals. The inside was finished off very simply to match using another cosmos flower and some DSP leaves.

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting,


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise mentioned
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Kraft, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Medium Jewelery Tag punch, Corner rounder punch, Linen Thread, White Gel Pen, Cottage Wall DSP, Curly Label punch, Prismacolor pencils, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. Wow, this is so fresh & pretty Kim & I love the vase idea. Definitely saving that idea for later. love it. Hugs, D

  2. Great card. Love everything about it!

  3. Kim, this is GENIUS!! I love the striking colours, and especially the way you've coloured the flowers ... I must give my Prismacolor pencils some love I really, really love your card, and may just have to copy it, if that's okay with you :)

  4. Just beautiful Kim! The colours are striking against the Kraft background.

  5. Just gorgeous Christine! You have done a fantastic job with the colours!
    Kirsty xx

  6. oh wow, this is sooooooooooooooo pretty!


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