Friday, June 24, 2011

JAI 73 just add a sketch

Hello there :)

I'm going to keep it short and sweet this week as I am plain tuckered out - may'be its the cold (or perhaps getting up at 6 am to get the brekkies and lunches etc!!) but this week, at Just Add Ink, we do have something special for you. Firstly a sketch challenge (see the sketch below) and to thank all you wonderful folk who have followed Just Add Ink (we hit the 500 mark last week) and play along with our challenges - we have some blog candy up for grabs. To the winner of the challenge (yes from this week onwards we will announce a clear winner and two runners up) and also for a random player in this weeks challenge. Here's the sketch (and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for some awesome inspiration!!).

And here is what I came up with - a bit out there for me colour and design wise.

Now I love my layers, so a one layer card is kind of scary - and to top that off I ended up going bold in the colour scheme. I picked out the Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry and Early Expresso combo using the Color Coach, and it is a great colour combo. I started out thinking a white or Pretty in Pink base but it just ended up that it looked best with Razzleberry as the base. To distract myself from the scary one layer base I impressed the front with a diamond pattern. All the flowers were cut with a flower die and then stamped with a mix of Pretty in Pink and Rich Razzleberry. Then I layered them up in a cascade down the card, using dimensionals, then embellished them with buttons and rhinestones. To create the horizontal at the top of sketch I added a couple of leaves on one side and the sentiment on the other. The inside was finished off simply to match.

Well I hope you have a chance to join in our festivities this week by playing along with the sketch challenge. Thanks for visiting,


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Afterthoughts, Sending You (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Early Expresso
Accessories: Spellbinder Blossom nestabilities, Diamonds Impression Plate (PTI), Bold and Subtles buttons, Jewels - rhinestone, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Kim, this is BEAUTIFUL! All those gorgeous flowers make me feel very happy. Love the embossed background too. I have trouble getting Pretty in Pink and Rich Razzleberry to work well together, but they look fabulous on your flowers. Love this card!

  2. A beautiful take on the sketch Kim, love the bright colours and layering.

  3. Kim, your card is gorgeous. I love the colours you've used and you've made all the different buttons and bling work beautifully together. I love the cascade of flowers you've created.

  4. I really like your take of the sketch.Those leaves and flowers are lovely. ;)

  5. These flowers a just lovely, what a fab card :)

  6. I love the cascading, bright flowers. Very pretty card. ;)

  7. A lovely card and beautiful flowers too.

  8. Great take on the sketch Kim. Lovely card
    Hugs Julie P

  9. Hi Kim, this is such a beautiful card - I love your take on the sketch, it's quite a work of art! Hugs Kate x


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