Friday, June 3, 2011

JAI 70 - Just add a sketch

Hello there!

well another week has whizzed past here in chilly Canberra - I do love to snuggle up in my down quilt every night though - definitely one of the pleasures of winter :) Now this week we have a sketch challenge for you at Just Add Ink and ooooh its a nice one :) Here it is.

(Note: While the sketch is a circle you can frame it in a square - see some of the design team samples at Just Add Ink)
Now I must admit I am developing quite a fondness for circle easel cards so I couldn't resist making one for this. Now despite the need to build up a stash of girl's birthday cards I had an idea in my head and I just had to get it out. Want to see??

How cute is this little alien - I've been wanting to ink him up for ages - and todays he's a party alien! First up I actually cut all my Night of Navy base layer pieces with the Circle Scissors plus - I was quite surprised but very pleased when (with the assistance of alot of dotto) I was able to cut the double layer of cardstock. So with the base cut I added a mat of Real Red, then the image layer. This started out as Whisper White but with the assistance of my brayer I created a gradiated night sky. A bit of "crater" patterned embossed Sahara Sand cut to fit down the bottom and I had a planet for my alien to stand on. I coloured him in with copics, trimmed him out, then made him some balloons using a circle punch, scraps, white gel pen and silver cord. The final touches for the front included inking up the party sign with markers, and colouring a little rocketship, and adding some rhinestone stars. For the inside I used the Modern Label punch with the sentiment as the stopper for the easel card. The inside was a much for the outside just plainer - as I had to leave some room (lol) to write a birthday message! I have to admit I was delighted that this one turned out just the way I imagined it. My Mr three has already put dibs on this for his next birthday - mind you since he has to wait till Feb 2012 he may change his mind.

Thanks for visiting and if you can why don't you give this fab sketch a go!

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Greetings Earthling, Party this Way, rocketship (non SU!)
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red, Versamark
Accessories: Circle Scissors Plus, Classic circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), Copics (R08, 24,27,29, C001, 01,7, N2, Y13, 15, BG11), Brayer, Cuttlebug embossing folder, White embossing powder, Jewels - Rhinestones, Modern Label punch, 3/4" circle punch, Crystal effects, Silver cord (R), Dimensionals, Mini glue dot, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. This is super cute. I love all the little added extras. I'd CASE it if I had those stamp sets.

  2. Kim your card is just 'out of this world', love it!

  3. Kim, this is fantastic! I always love checking in to see what you've made. LOVE the colour scheme, and the way you made those cute little balloons (rather simple idea, but I hadn't thought of it!). Gorgeous card; such fun.

  4. Very cute Kim, your brayered background is so smooth, love the space scene you have created, a fantastic Kids card.

  5. This is such a cute card Kim. I love it!
    The way you've graduated the sky is wonderful and so are your craters.
    When my girl's see a card I've made they say they would really like it for their birthday but they can't have it now because they've seen it and it would ruin the surprise. So then I have to make something different. I have learned to try to hide kids cards from them now! :)

  6. What a great kids card!! The colours are great together :)

  7. my son would love this, its super cute, and I love how you embossed the crater, it looks fantastic.

  8. Awesome card. Love the crater effect too! That embossing folder is very versatile! TFS Cheers Donna Zammit

  9. Love this one Kim, THE perfect boys card. You've done a super job with this and I love how you've incorporated a little bling!


  10. This is such a super fun and cute card Kim. Love the brayering and the fun little alien. The little boy who gets this card is very lucky!

  11. That little guy is adorable and fun! ;)

  12. Cute - what a fab kids card. That embossing folder is perfect for a moon/planet surface. And your alien looks so happy. Chantell

  13. My dear friend Kim!
    MATE YOU HAVE SUPER STARED WITH THIS ONE LOVELY!!! I mean look at that sky, the alieen and that sky!!! I know i've already said that but your sky is soooooooooo amazing!!!! THen with the rhinestones and the embossing and..... i could go on and on!!! Best leave some room for some more comment love!!!Cause lovely you're sure going to get it!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
    SMiles and hugs SHArnee :)


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