Friday, November 19, 2010

JAI 44 - Just add a colour combo

Hi all,

did you have a go at last weeks Just Add Ink Christmas challenge? we had some awesome and inspiring entries! This week of course we have a new challenge for you - it's add a colour combo. Here are the colours.

Now I have to admit these are not colours I would naturally gravitate to, although having said that they do go well together. To me they said "earthy, something natural" and with that thought my mind turned to a lovely Aussie wildflower set we have in the SU! catalogue (Edited to add: oops retired now). Here's the result.

One of my starting points for this card was wanting to make the checkboard weave backing panel to the image. But can you believe it took me three goes. In fact I nearly had a whole panel of strips woven together before I realised that it wasn't checkerboard - a BIG doh momment!! Before I wove the Wasabi and River Rock stips together I ran them through the crimper and also gave them a good scrunching up as I really wanted to get some texture in there as well as softness. The focal image was done very simply by stamping the Waratah image in versamark and embossing with white embossing powder. I worked out where I wanted the sentiment strip to run and then added some piercing detail to the image panel as well. That was then matted onto some Whisper White and then mounted onto the woven panel of Wild Wasabi and River Rock. Which was then mounted onto a Choc Chip mat. Originally I had planned to have this just added to a Whisper White base but once I'd put it there is just seem to float on the white - it didn't feel anchored. So changed the card base to Choc Chip, then added a white mat and then...finally added the woven mat and image. The last thing to do was add the sentiment - and for this I got to use a one of my new sets with a lovely simple but ornate and flowing font. I stamped that in Choc Chip, mounted it up on dimensionals and added large Choc Chip brads to either end. The inside I finished off simply with three more Waratahs.

So - what do you think? I like the clean but textured style in all honesty its not one of my favourite pieces of work. But then again may'be I'll change my mind with some more contemplating ;)

Thanks for visiting and why don't you give this colour combo a crack this week and link up your creation to Just Add Ink.


Recipe: All SU!
Stamps: Bloom Away (R), Curly Cute
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: White embossing powder, Mat pack and piercing tool,Jumbo brad 5/16 Chocolate Chip, Crimper, Dimensionals, Double sided tape.


  1. Looks like you work with these colours all the time Kim. Love all your little details on this card. Nice job!

  2. This card is 'wild' in more ways than one! ;) Gorgeous, Kim.


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