Friday, December 17, 2010

JAI48 - Just add a sketch

Hi there,

how is everyone coping with the lead up to Christmas - kind of crazy and leaving you breathless!! - yep I know the feeling. This week we have a sketch challenge for you at Just Add Ink but so you might find the time for it we have it running for two weeks. Here's the sketch.

Now for some reason I struggled with this sketch - I think perhaps its because it didn't seem to have a clear focal point - so in the end I kind of made my own. I'm still not 100% happy with the overall outcome. Here it is so you can see for yourselves.

For a change - I didn't make a Christmas card - I needed one for a baby girl. So I started with a Riding Hood Red base and then added a Regal Rose mat. For the top layer I used some old DSP patterns in pinks, I also did some (occaisionally wobbly) ziz zag stitching around this layer. Next I stamped one of my baby Tee's onto some matching DSP. Trimmed it out, and layered on some white trimmed out sections. I coloured the star on the Tee with a Ruby Red marker (I still haven't updated my markers - soon I hope!!) then added some crystal effects and sprinkled over Dazzling Diamonds. The baby Tee was "hung" off the sentiment that I stamped directly onto the DSP. It dawned on me when I was making this that with a clear mount stamp you can, to a certain degree adjust the shape. So I pressed mine down in a bowed shape onto the acrylic block. The main hazard is possibly getting some side imprints from the crumpled up edges of the stamp - hence the little butterflies flying above ;) I anchored my sentiment banner with buttons and then added a labelled tag to each. For something different I just added a few folds to my ribbon running along the bottom. The large scallops for the bottom border I created by chopping apart a couple of punched fancy flowers. I saw this idea somewhere in the last few months but I didn't tag it and can't remember who posted it - my apologies. The inside was finished off to match. This one is already winging its way to the UK.

Thanks for visiting and if you can snatch a momment in the lead up to Christmas or perhaps have some chill time after why don't you have a play with the sketch and link your creation back to Just Add Ink.


Recipe: All SU!
Stamps: Baby Tees, Curly Cute, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red markers
Accessories: Button Bouquet (R), Fire Rhinestone, Ruby Red brad (R), Berry Bliss and Sweet Always DSP, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Medium Jewelery Tag, Fancy Flower punch, Scallop border punch, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, Embroidery thread, Crystal effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Double sided tape, Dimensionals


  1. THis is beautiful Kim! Love the idea of the cloths line with the words and the butterflies fit wonderfully!! (who would have know what they were covering unless told!!)
    Gorgeous baby card dear lady!!
    Smiles Sharnee :0)

  2. A very cute card Kim! I love the buttons and little tags.

  3. Cute card Kim! Love the little onesie on the line.


  4. Clever use of the Congratulations stamp. Lovely card, as always, Kim!

  5. As the recepient of this really fantastic card, I have to say it was spectacular. A proper thank-you awaits for lack of a proper address to send it to.


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