Friday, July 18, 2014

JAI 223 Just add a sketch

Hello there, 
well we made it through the school holidays - all bar the last weekend anyway. We fitted in a trip to Sydney, a movie and a nasty cold. Mr 6 is a real magnet for colds. But that's done and dusted in time for school to start again. And right now its time for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we want you to Just Add a Sketch. Tina has brought something a little different this week and it was fun to play with!

Here's my take on it.

We were lucky enough to receive the Blended Bloom stamp at the South Pacific convention in May. It only took me  - oh 5 weeks to ink it up and then after spending the time to colour it what do I do but chop it into pieces!!! LOL - well it was for a good purpose but I did take a deep breathe when I chopped it in half!

I coloured my bloom with alcohol markers. This does take a while but the saturated colour you get and the control you have of light and shadow is a lot of fun to play with. The bloom pieces were mounted up on dimensionals following the sketch and became the focal for my shaped card. I coloured a second flower centre and mounted that on top adding a little of Dazzling Diamonds for some sparkle (and it does beautifully!). The inside was finished off simply with some punched flowers given a little more dimension by running a marker around the edges.

Do check out the rest of the DT for some fun and fabulous ideas for the sketch. Hope you can join us.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Dictionary, Blended Bloom, Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Window Frame framelits, Bitty Banner framelits, Autumn Accent BigZ die, Classic Circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), Boho Blossom punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack (R), Alcohol markers (Copic), Two way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Jewels - rhinestones, Dimensionals


  1. Kim you've done a fab job to colour such a large image! I love that you took the time to colour it in then had the guts to cut it up :)

  2. Beautiful, Kim! I could imagine you holding your breath to chop up that wonderful bloom lol. The end result is amazing!! xx

  3. Kim what an impact this card makes! I love that you used your Window Frame framelits to shape a unique card base to offset this beautiful flower. Adding the flower center on top of the cut flower is also a nice touch. Beautifully done Kim. TFS.

  4. Where did my comment go?
    Well, as I was saying....Blown away!! This card is absolutely stunning. The blended bloom jumps off the page! LOVE IT!! Louise xo

  5. I've just now found your blog and went back through a lot of it (and pinned a bunch!). Your work is exceptional and your creations are very inspiring. I especially love how you finish the INSIDE of your cards as fabulously as you do the outside. (I always try to finish the insides of mine--but you've inspired me to push it to a whole new level now.)
    Your coloring on this card is phenomenal!

  6. This is such a lovely take on this sketch! This flower looks terrific here. Great inspiration for what can be done using this flower.

  7. Kim I think this is probably the most stunning card I've seen using the Blended Bloom stamp. So vibrant and beautiful colouring. Divine! xox

  8. Kim this card is really beautiful. The lovely smooth colouring is, as P said, "STUNNING" and so beautifully finished as always. xxx


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