Friday, March 7, 2014

JAI 205 Just add a sunburst

Hello there,
well its not often you'll see a scrap page from me even though I began my stamping journey originally with the intention to scrapbook! I find it quite an intensive process that I have to plan and want to perfect (probably too much). However, I did capture some recent moments at my first scrapbooking retreat - such fun! 

This particular page was perfectly suited to the new challenge at Just Add Ink this week. This week we want you to Just Add a Sunburst to your project with ink, paper, dies for example. The DT have lots of awesome examples to inspire you.

This particular moment was very special as it marks a turning point - the moment when my beautiful girl realised she could read books all by herself. Having been an avid reader since I was about her age seeing her take this step was very special and while the page isn't perfect (I can't help self consciously cringing about my hand written journalling) I'm so glad I have it down on paper!

TIP: To add some depth to the sunburst I sponged Melon Mambo ink to darken the areas closer to the centre and used Whisper White towards the edges to lighten the colour.

Hope you can join us this week at Just Add Ink.
Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Betsy's Blooms
Cardstock: Basic Black, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Ink: So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories:  Top Note BigZ die, Scallop circle punches (1 3/4", 1 1/4", 7/8" ), Boho Blossom punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Itty Bitty punch shapes, Classic circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), Script alphabet Upper and Lower dies (PaperTrey Ink), Cheerful Treat DSP (R), Vellum cardstock, So Saffron brads (R), sponge, Jewels- rhinestones, Two way glue pen, Tombow Multipurpose glue, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. What a gorgeous page to preserve such a precious memory Kim. I love the attention to detail. A mother's love sure sunshines through on this page!

  2. Great page to mark a special achievement. I like how you have sponged your sunbeams to give them depth, deeper at the centre and lighter on the edge. Beautiful.

  3. Kim what a lovely moment to capture on your scrapbook layout. I really like the bight colours you've used too.

  4. Oh what a gorgeous page! I love those striking colours and your flowers are just so pretty! What a great moment to have forever captured!


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