Friday, March 23, 2012

JAI 110 Just add a sketch

Hello there,
welcome back for a new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a sketch for you.  To be honest this sketch really did my head in. I really struggled with how to work with this layout. In the end I had to toss my first go and thankfully I was much happier with my second. It was well and truly a challenge! So are you intrigued? Want to see the sketch? Here it is. Just add a border around it, not sure why its dropped out of my graphic.

I found it easiest to deal with by rotating the sketch so the three box elements were at the bottom. Here's the outcome - second time around.

I'm definitely going through a bit of butterfly phase at the momment and this card was no exception! I started  by stamping a background pattern of butterflies. Overlaid that with vellum cardstock to mute the pattern, so that the central coloured panel would pop more. To secure it I stitched a border around with my sewing machine. Then I coloured the butterflies in the top panel with ink from the ink pad lids and a blender pen.  To add a sentiment I used a double ended banner with the sentiment over the top of the coloured panel.  The three box elements of the sketch become butterflies. I reckon my butterfly embosslit is worth its weight in gold! The inside was finished off with a few extra little coloured butterflies.

Thanks for visiting, and do give the sketch a try! And check out the rest of the DT there is some great inspiration on offer.

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Kindness Matters, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Perfect Plum
Ink: Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Accessories: Vellum cardstock, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Double Ended banner die (PaperTrey Inc), Silver brads, Blender pen, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press) 


  1. Love the look the vellum has created - I'll have to keep that idea in my files to use!!!
    Fantastic idea :)

  2. Very pretty card Kim. I love the way you've coloured your butterflies and the addition of the vellum was a perfect touch.

  3. Kim - the card you've created is so pretty - it doesn't look at all like your head was done in. I lovebutterflies - you can never have too many!

  4. I am glad you were 'challenged' with the sketch challenge otherwise it would defeat the purpose of having a challenge. Kim I love how you have used the sketch, turning it on its side, to make the elements fit your card design. I love the colours you have used and how you have carried the butterflies through to the inside of your card.

  5. Kim, I love how you have used the butterflies to create the background and the focal element. They look so pretty all coloured in like that. Great job, I'm glad this was my week 'off' (seems that I'm the only one that does though). Oh, I just wanted to thank you too for the cake instructions. I got them on Friday but haven't had a chance to sit at the computer. Luckily my boss is away for the rest of the afternoon and week :D

  6. Your card is so beautiful Kim, I love how you have used all of those butterflies!


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