Friday, July 17, 2015

JAI #271 Just add a sketch

Hello there,
well by the hair of my chinny chin chin (speaking metaphorically that is!!) we have (almost) made it to the end of the school holidays. There have been times when I've welcomed the relaxation of routine but this time I am looking forward to the return of school. It also means (I hope) a return to crafting time for me! Luckily I could plan ahead so I have something to show you for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have another lovely sketch from Narelle for you.
I had fun mixing up different colouring mediums for this one.

I wanted a mix of soft pinks and yellow for this one. I actually coloured my flower and put it aside, as I wasn't quite happy with the pink tones. Luckily I managed to find the right tone in the end to go over and blend in to bring it down to a more dusky pink tone. (It started out what I can only call fluorescent pink - not joking!). I'm still loving watercolour texture and strong stripey patterns at the moment so of course both of those had to go in there as well, oh and lots of gold. 

Do go check out the rest of the DT, their creations will knock your socks off! Hope you can join us this week - we'd love to see what you do with the sketch.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Blended Bloom, Crazy About You
Cardstock: So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Accessories: Copic markers, Banner triple punch, Autumn Accents BigZ die (R), Stacked with Love DSP (R), Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (Gold), White embossing powder, Metallic thread (Gold), Champagne glimmer paper (R), watercolour paper (non SU!), Aquapainter, Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals


  1. Pink, yellow and gold - what a colour combo! Not one I'd think to use, but it is swoon-worthy on your card, Kim. Beautiful job.

  2. I just love your big, beautiful blossom! and what a great color combo you chose: pink and yellow. Very inspirational, thank you!

  3. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!!! What an exquisite card you have created....I love the watercolouring, the design, the vellum, the stitching....divine!! xx

  4. ....and which paper did you use for the pink and white stripey banner?

    1. Hi Alison,
      thanks for your lovely comment :) The pink stripey banner is from a retired paper stack called Stacked with Love that was in the 2015 Occasions Catalogue.

  5. Just beautiful Kim! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Just stunning! The colouring of your flower is amazing and I love the idea of the white embossing on the background and then washing over it with colour. So pretty!

  6. Very pretty Kim - love the way you added the metallic thread. Coloured beautifully. Chantell x x

  7. Such a fabulous colour combo Kim and I so love the soft pinks mixed with the vellum and gold touches - gorgeous card! xo

  8. I just love this, Kim. Your colour choices are beautiful and I really love the white embossing on your background piece. Such a lot of detail in one really gorgeous card. xx

  9. A stunning piece of art Kim! Such beautiful soft colours and your colouring is amazing. Another stunner from you....Love it! xx

  10. This really is a beautiful work of art, Kim. So many of your gorgeous signature details that I had to open up the image for a closer look. You amaze me, lovely lady.
    Hugs, D


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