Friday, April 13, 2012

JAI 113 Just add inspiration

Hello there,
I hope everyone had a good Easter with some time to relax and bit of chocolate on the side too ;) I can assure you that some chocolate was definitely consumed in our household and there is still more to go. Needless to say the kids love it. Although I think they enjoyed hunting for their eggs as much as eating them.  

Right on to this weeks Just Add Ink challenge - the week we have an inspiration challenge for you, have look at the image below.
First up those chairs caught my eye, the colours and the striped carpet - so putting that all together I came up with this.

I started with my lounge chair, by stamping an outline image on DSP then trimming it out. I added some shading using copic markers and then mounted it on dimensionals. Adding a button as a cushion. Once I knew where the chair was going to be I could add the first half of the sentiment and the pile of books topped with steaming cuppa.  Once that medallion was done I could mount that over the vertical vanilla strip. (Having already added part two of the sentiment and the stitching detail). A bit of ribbon and some more stitching finish off the base. The inside was finished off to match. With a cat taking the chance to have a snooze on the chair now ;) It's a bit of a different birthday card but I hope the recipient will like it.

Hope you get the chance to be inspired this week - and see where it takes up - we will certainly enjoy seeing the outcome :)

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: On the Couch, On the Couch Additions (PaperTrey Inc), Happiest Birthday Wishes, A Little Bit of Birthday Cheer (R)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pure Poppy
Ink: Pure Poppy, Early Expresso
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Lucky Limeade 1/8" organza ribbon, Scallop Trim border punch, Lacey Circle and standard circles nestabilities (Spellbinder), Pure Poppy stitched polyribbon, Brights buttons, Copic markers (R20, 22), Tombow multi, Double sided tape, Dimensionals,  SNAIL adhesive


  1. Love it Kim - inside & out! Great layout & the sentiment looks perfect split across the two panels. Hope you're having a good holiday break.

  2. This is great Kim. I love how you have paper pieced the chair and the button looks just like a soft cushion! I'm sure whoever this card is destined for will love it.

  3. Gorgeous card Kim. Love the way you've paper pieced the couch and that button is so sweet!

  4. Kim that couch looks ohhh so relaxing!! Such a sweet card.

  5. I love the way this picture inspired you, Kim. Very cool that you used stripey paper, inspired by the floor covering! It's a lovely birthday card.

  6. Your stamped couch looks as cozy as the ones in the pic! Such a cute card.

  7. Great card Kim! l love that you picked up the striped carpet and chair and that button cushion is perfect...a very cool card.

  8. So cute! Love the stripey paper, and the comfy looking chair. I really like the inspiration you've drawn from the pic, Kim.

  9. I love, love, love this chair stamp Kim! I didn't even look at the carpet to notice it's the same stripe as our DSP - you clever thing!

  10. it looks just like the pic, the floor and the couch, well done, that couch sure does look comfortable though.


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