Friday, June 17, 2011

JAI 72 - just add some colouring

Hi there,

well did you enjoy the black and white challenge last week - I can tell you there were some absolutely stunning entries!! This week at Just Add Ink it's all about colour again - or more specifically we want you to just add some colouring. Now you can use a wide variety of tools and media. For example blender pens, aquapainter, markers, chalks, copics etc. I have acquired a growing collection of copics, so I figure I had better put them to use and I must admit they are very fun to use (the hard part is keeping Mama's special texta's out of the hands of her beloved offspring!!). Now I am very much on my L-plates so please look kindly on my colouring efforts. I'm hoping to get some sort of hands on lesson soon! So here is the end result. The colours are a bit dull in this one unfortunately :(

And a super simple inside.

This is intended as another card to go in my girl's birthday party stash, so I started by looking through my DSP and pulled out an old favourite (now retired)- Candy Lane. I picked out one of the striped patterns and used that as a mat on my base (Regal Rose then Choc Chip), and also stamped my image on it so I could paper piece the girls dress. Aside from that little bit of paper piecing I bravely (or perhaps foolishly) coloured the rest of the image in using Copics (see Recipe below for marker details). After fiddling and adding layers of colour I trimmed the whole image out and mounted her on square of Pink Pirouette, with piercing detail, that in turn was mounted on a scalloped Choc Chip mat. Finishing touches included adding the sentiment using oval punches, and a knot of Choc Chip grosgrain, Oh and to the image itself, dazzling diamonds to all the cupcake sprinkles and crystal effects to the cherry, the little heart hair clip and shoes.

Well I had fun! Hope you get the chance to play along too. Thanks for visiting.


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Pure Innocence Hello Cupcake (My Favorite Things), Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, X Press Copic blending card
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Candy Lane DSP, Scalloped square nestability (Spellbinder), Extra large ovals (small and medium), Scallop border punch, Wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Red rhinestones (Kaiser), Copics - my best guess at what I used, wrote them down on a scrap and of course that has now disappeared!! Note to self do not write on scraps of paper!!! Ok skin E000, E01, Shoes and cupcake icing R81, R83, R85, Cupcake wrapper YR 04, YR16, YR18, Hair E74, E77, E79, Cherry and Heart hair clip R24, R29), mat pack and piercing tool, Two way glue and dazzling Diamonds, Crystal effects, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Very cute Kim, that greeting go so well with that lovely image and your colour choice is great!

  2. This is fabulous, Kim! You've done a great job with your Copics, and I love the paper piecing!

  3. Oh, Kim, this is so CUTE!! Your colouring is fantastic - what are you talking about??? Gorgeous card, as always; your creations always make me happy.

  4. I "love" your card Kim, it really is such a gorgeous image and you have done a beautiful job of colouring, wish l new lots of little pink people l could make this for...:0)

  5. This is so gorgeous Kim. Love your colour choices and your colouring is wonderful. Such a sweet card!

  6. This is such a cute card Kim. You've done a fabbo job with your Copics. One day soon both of us will be showing off our new talent :o)

  7. Such a whimsical, colorful card. I love it. ;)


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