Friday, August 31, 2012

JAI 133 Just add mustard and metallics

Hello there,
well when I first heard what the Just Add Ink challenge was for this week, I was, like really? How on earth am I going to do that!! But then an idea popped into my head and I was right. I just love it when I get that light bulb momment - what you have in your head may not always translate to paper but when it does it's great (big smile). So what is the Just Add Ink challenge? It's.......Just add mustard and metallics.

 And my idea? Well it was sunflowers. I must admit I redid this front panel at least three times, first working out the layout, then I smudged a flower then on the last leaf, forgot to stamp it off first - grrrr. Even this one isn't as perfect as I would like it to be but at that point I decided to live with it! The flowers were inked up in So Saffron and then I rock and rolled them in More Mustard. I used Garden Green for the leaves but stamped it off first as it was just too strong otherwise. Once I finished the stamping I impressed a plaid pattern across the whole panel. The last step was to add some stitching around the edge. Oh and of course add the sentiment banner. With more, mustard and an embossed gold sentiment - there you see I didn't forget about the metallics ;) I added one more sunflower to the inside to finish it off. I was pretty happy with how it turned out - these sunflowers certainly added some sunshine to my day :)
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Simple Sunflower, Half and Half (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, So Saffron, Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories: Half and Half die, Simple Sunflower die (PTI), Picnic Plaid impression plate (PTI), Large oval punch, Gold embossing powder, Early Expresso twine, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love those colours and the gold embossing on kraft!

    1. Hello there lovely Kim (and Cindy as I've had to reply to you to get a comment in!!)
      I love this challenge, wow I sooo hope I can play!!
      Your sunflowers are stunning and a perfect way to bring on a smiley face!! I love the added texture of the background and of course the stitching!! Super job beautiful friend!
      Hugs and smiles Sharnee :)

  2. Kim, this is beautiful! You never cease to amaze me with your talent! xx

  3. Well worth the effort Kim, it is really lovely! I love the sunflowers, it has such a pretty spring feel and your sentiment panel is so

  4. Kim, ditto to what Kylie said! LOL. What a gorgeous way to use More Mustard. Love your happy, sunshiney card.

  5. Gorgeous card Kim. Clever idea to think of the sunflowers - I wouldn't have thought of them.


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