Friday, October 14, 2011

JAI 89- just add inspiration

Well hello there,

I've been enjoying a few days holiday in Sydney squeezing in some shopping for me :) and beach visits to the kids delight. But even better was the chance to meet up a with a really lovely stamping friend Di Barnes. Hi Di :) As it happens the card I made for todays challenge is the one I gave to Di for her birthday. So what is the Just Add Ink challenge this week? Well cast your eyes down at the photo below as the this weeks challenge is an inspiration photo.

What a gorgeous scene! There are so many things to inspire in this photo! I decided I wanted to reflect the colours and how the tree seems to spread both up and down. So here is the end result.

As you can see I had a lot of fun using some still new crafting goodies. Usually I shie away from lots of white but it just seemed to work for this project. So I started by impressing a pattern on my front white panel. Then I stamped the large leafy flourish twice after working out where I wanted my central frame to go. Then embossed my black frame, trimmed it out, and then stamped my butterfly and sentiment. The butterflies were all inked up using markers and I used a blender pen to just blur the colours together a little. Another butterfly was mounted on top, embellished with a rhinestone and a few more rhinestones scattered about. That top white panel was mounted on dimensionals above the base card.

I was quite pleased how this one turned out - definitely more CAS than usual for me.

Thanks for visiting and do try and check out the other DT members as it will really inspire you!
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Creative Elements, Vintage Labels (R)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Designer Frames embossing folder, Corner rounder punch, Linen/Canvas impression plate (PaperTrey Inc), Jewels - rhinestones, Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. This is really beautiful, Kim. I love your tip about colouring the stamp with markers, and blending a bit with a blender pen ... I often colour direct onto my stamps, but haven't blended the colours that way; very clever!

  2. I love the CAS style of this card and how you have captured the colours so beautifully and left plenty of white space. The bling gives it a special touch.

  3. STUNNING Kim!! I'm sure Di loved it!

  4. Your card is lovely Kim. You have coloured the butterflies so beautifully. A great CAS card!

  5. You have done a gorgeous job on this challenge Kim, l love your CAS style with all the white space and focus on that stunningly coloured butterfly.


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