Friday, July 26, 2013

JAI 175 Just add a sketch

Hello there,
well its back to our normal routines this week which is a relief. Although the kids and I really enjoyed the week we had up in Sydney. We even went to the beach - yes in mid winter! - ostensibly to build a sandcastle but of course getting wet turned out to be part of the experience.

Now onto this weeks Just Add Ink challenge - this week we have a great sketch for you. I loved this one and found it really easy to work with!
And here is what I came up with.

Ooh look another tag/banner ;) - but this time the sketch made me do it - lol! I went into this knowing I wanted something soft, pastelly and sort of shabby chic - well my version of it anyway. I decided that a jar full of flowers is just what I need for a birthday card. I didn't want to take the focus from that so to represent the ribbon element of the sketch I used an embossed border.To ground the flowers and also to also create a soft background for them I stamped some text and added a few stamped off Pool Party splotches as well. I did scratch my head a bit about what to use for the little banner up in the top corner but then decided to link it back to the jar by cutting a banner from the same stamped polka dot pattern and then added a bit of faux stitching. 

Hope you can join us and try your hand at this great sketch. Do go check out the rest of the DT for some awesome ideas!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Gorgeous Grunge, Tiny Tags (R), Friendship Jar (PaperTrey Ink), Background Basics: Text Style (PTI)
Cardstock: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Basic Black
Accessories: Large scallop edgelit, Bitty banner framelits, Needlepoint border embossing folder, Jewelery Tag punch (R), Friendship Jar die (PTI), Calypso Coral Baker's twine, Piercing tool and mat, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. This is gorgeous Kim - love that little jar of flowers! xox

  2. A real stunner Kim! Love the soft shabby colours and your very cute polka dot mason jar and pretty flowers. Combined a lovely combination. xxx

  3. dear Kim, sooo love this card!!! my you;ve totally got the shabby chic look, its gorgeous, and that faux stitching..... looks sooo real!!!
    you really are a card making star lovely lady!!
    hugs Sharnee :)

  4. The detail you've added to your card is amazing and so, so pretty!

  5. This is just beautiful Kim! You've created a lovely bunch of flowers coming from your spotted jar - pretty effect!


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