Friday, August 3, 2012

JAI 129 Just add a sketch

Hello there :)
welcome back for a new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a great sketch for you - lots of fun :) Here it is.

The idea for this card popped into my head while I was putting my little boyo to bed one night. I always stay with him for a cuddle, and I find the dark quiet environment works wonders for creative thinking. So having had the idea I had to put it to paper and I did from scratch that night. It was so nice to go to bed feeling happy with the outcome! 

My starting plan was to go with a browns plus blue colour scheme and then add a few eyecatching accents of pink.  So I used the balloon, the owls belly and the tags as the three accent features and kept the rest in the brown/blue palette. I almost went with DSP for the background layer but then pulled out a text stamp and used that instead. Fading the text as it travels down and also transitioning from blue=sky to brown=ground. To add a little extra interest I dottoed on a few clouds before I stamped the text and then pulled them off when I was done stamping. The rest is pretty straightforward - an owl, a branch for her to sit on, and sentiment tags :)

I had fun making this one! Hope you can join us for the challenge.
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Party this Way, Tiny Tags, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Background Basics: Text Style (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Regal Rose
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Punches (Owl, Scalloped Dotted Ribbon border, Jewelery Tag, Cupcake, Scalloped Oval, Modern Label, Decorative Label), Parisian Breeze DSP (R), Sweet Always DSP (R), Early Expresso twine, Tombow multi, Double sided tape, Dimensionals


  1. Kim this card is very cute and I love that DSP!!!

  2. What a lovely way to find inspiration and think creatively. So sweet.

    Love what you've come up with for this sketch, and the colours you've chosen. His little wings look cute!



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