Friday, February 15, 2013

JAI 153 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
well we survived the birthday festivities last weekend - the kids had a ball, and I enjoyed it too, even though my feet ached for hours after!! I was still totally knackered the day after so just as well I was able to get my card for this week's Just Add Ink challenge done ahead of time. This week we have an interesting (and good) colour challenge for you. Here are the colours.
I've had roses on the brain for a bit, as a dear friend of mine, Patrice Easton, also on the JAI DT has been producing some gorgeous rose cards. So blue roses it was going to be.

I have to admit by the time I was finished I had very VERY blue fingers, and it took a day or two to get it all off. But it was worth it. I loved the effect I got by only using Midnight Muse. I just had to remember how many times to stamp off for each layer. Twice for the base, once for the mid level and not at all for the shadow accents. I used the same procedure for the leaves with So Saffron. Then arranged them all in a wreath like effect around the sentiment with just a few rhinestones to accent it. It was time intensive to stamp all the roses but I'd do it again :) So that's my take on the colours, but do check out the rest of the JAI DT for some awesome ideas how to put this colour combo to good use!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Blooming with Kindness, Everything Eleanor, This Sweet Life (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse, So Saffron
Accessories: Fancy Fan embossing folder, This Sweet Life dies (PTI), Jewels - rhinestones, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)  


  1. Wow Kim this is such a beautiful card, those roses are sooo striking, and the colours are divine! It's sooooooooooo gorgeous!
    Thank you for the constant inspiration that you give, you really are such a clever stamping lady!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    SMiles Sharnee :)

  2. Kim thanks for explaining how you used just one colour to get the different shades!
    This is a very pretty card and it looks like you've put in a lot of work!

  3. Great tip for the stamping Kim, they look devine! Your leaves in SS look wonderful too, would never have thought to do that! Love that you have done the inside too! xxx

  4. Beautiful use of the challenge colours, Kim - very inventive! I love the wreath effect of the roses, around the sentiment panel.

  5. Oh this is so lovely Kim- I just love that flowers - it's really stunning! Great use of the challenge colours (I found them a bit tricky!)


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