Friday, June 14, 2013

JAI 169 Just add inspiration

Hello there,
well we have a fun challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink -  a gorgeous Just Add Inspiration photo. Funnily enough what it reminds me of is the sunrises I'm seeing out the kitchen window (well some days anyway), as I get the kids lunch boxes and breakfasts prepared in the early hours of the morning. My reward after all that's done is a big cup of fragrant Earl Grey tea - yummmm and a daily pinterest catch up :) Here's the inspiration photo.
And here's what I came up with. A birthday card for a friend who lives far across the ocean. May'be even the one in the photo!

It was the graduation of colour and the black that really struck me about the image. Having decided I would use a white base that meant black foliage. To bring the colour in I die cut layered delicate flowers that followed the colour transition in the inspiration image.  Then blinged them up with some shimmer spray and rhinestone brads. Embossing the sentiment in black on the Pure Poppy cardstock brings in a bit of that black against colour effect from the picture and a scattering of coloured rhinestones finished it all off. 

Where will the picture take you? Hope you can join us this week at Just Add Ink and find out :)

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Fillable Frames #1 and #11 (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Versamark
Accessories: Bloom Builder # 3 die, Fillable Frame # 11 die, Linen and Canvas impression plate (PTI), Black embossing powder, Frost White shimmer paint, Clear rhinestone brads (R), coloured rhinestones (Kaiser), Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X press)


  1. Kim what a lovely card - I think those flowers are just so pretty :)

  2. Kim I like how you have gone away from the backgrounds most of us tried to achieve and picked the colours to inspire such beautiful flowers and using a touch of bling is always lovely!

  3. Such a lovely interpretation of the pic Kim. I love that your sample is so different. Using the flowers for colour is such a clever idea...beautiful! xxx

  4. I absolutely adore your card Kim - those flowers are just stunning!


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