Friday, May 18, 2012

JAI 118 Just add Mae Collins

Hello there,
well we had our first -5 degree night here this week - it was just wee bit chilly and alot frosty the next morning. I must admit to chickening out of my walk that morning - I had a cup of tea instead ;) 

This week the Just Add Ink challenge is to CASE one of the team and this time round it is the lovely Mae Collins who I had the pleasure of meeting last year at Convention. So go check out Mae's blog and find something to inspire you. Mae's card below was my choice - I loved the watercoloured flowers and the slightly distressed look.

Now my take on it.
I definitely went with the distressed vintage theme for mine. I kept Mae's layout pretty much as was and coloured my hydragea bloom using ink pad lids and an aquapainter. Twice. The first time was the base image, which served as a good practise. Then an extra bloom that I then trimmed out and mounted on top of the base. I finished off the bloom by adding little dots of clear glaze pen to the centre of the tiny blooms. You can't go past a bit of distressing, sponging, and inky layers to get a bit of vintagey feel. I also dug out a bit of long retired hodgepodge to accent the ribbon and finish off the front. Got to say I was happy with how this turned out and I will be colouring that hydrangea again!

So do go and check out Mae's work, you will be sure to find something inspiring CASE and join us this week at Just Add Ink.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: French Foliage, Because I Care (R), Sending You (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red, Cherry Cobler, Stazon Black, Chamomile tea die (PTI)
Accessories: Newsprint DSP (R),  Word Window punch, Spiral tab punch (R), Corner rounder punch, Real Red Satin ribbon, Pewter hodgepodge (R), Aqua painter, Glaze pen (Spica), Sponge, Distressing tool, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Kim I love how you were inspired from my card and your hydrangea is gorgeous (can't believe I got rid of that stamp set!). I love how you have stayed with the layout yet made it a card of your own. A great CASE and I am so pleased you found something to inspire you on my blog. I am going to miss catching up with you again at Convention this year, have fun. Have a lovely weekend ♥

  2. What a beautiful card, Kim. I love the elements you've taken from Mae's card, and used with your own style touches. Just gorgeous!

  3. Kim I really like the colour combo you've chosen and that newsprint DSP looks great!

  4. Your card is absolutely stunning Kim. You have coloured the flower perfectly and I just love every little bit of this card. Brilliant!

  5. Kim, I love this CASE of Mae's card. I love colours you've used for the hydrangea and love how the red ribbon adds that bit of pop against the Newsprint DSP and the neutral background of the hydrangea

  6. Love, love, love this gorgeous vintagey creation - it's sooooo me and I'm so pleased to have received it for my birthday. Thanks heaps Kim I LOVE it!


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