Friday, February 26, 2016

JAI#300 Just Add a Sketch

Hello there,
I'm going to be a little brief this week - it's been sweltering hot here. Summer was clearly determined to make it's last stand and I'm feeling a bit like a limp lettuce. Bring on Autumn I say!!!  So on to the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we want you to Just Add a Sketch and this week I had the fun job of designing it :) It is also our 300th challenge - yes really!! To celebrate we are giving a prize to our challenge winner and two runners up. So jump in and join us celebrate this milestone. Here's the sketch to get you started.

And this is what I came up with.

I haven't had the opportunity to make too many cards to celebrate someone buying their first home. So it was fun to make one for a change. It's such a significant event so the first thing that sprung to my mind was to incorporate a sunburst. Sun rising=new start - following my logic there ;) So I broke out an old SU! wheel to stamp my little apartment block then coloured it with copics. As a fun finishing touch I added crystal effects to the windows to get that glossy window gleam. Did you notice the misted sky on the front. I scattered a few little die cut clouds over the front and then misted with turquoise ink. Then all I had to do was remove the cloud die cuts to have some fluffy white cloud in a blue sky!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for some fun ideas of what you can do with the sketch. Hope you can join us!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Alphabet Rotary, Neighborhood Jumbo wheel (R)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black. Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Accessories: Scene it: Skyscapes (PaperTrey Ink), Petite Places: Pop Up Trees die (PTI), Copic markers, Neutrals DSP stack, Crystal effects, Bermuda Bay Baker's twine, White embossing powder, Mini mister, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Darling cards! I love the black and white strip on each and their whimsy~

  2. Nooooooooo, leave summer here. I'm not a fan of autumn at all. Such a fun card, Kim, with lots of cuteness - loving the little trees, the soft clouds, the sunburst....I'm sure your friends so appreciated your thoughtfulness. xx

  3. Such a gorgeous new home card Kim! I love the sunburst sitting behind the apartment and the soft pretty and fun! xx

  4. You are just so inventive, my friend. I would love to be a fly on the wall (or maybe a cute ladyird instead) to watch your creative process as your cards are always so unique & deceptively full of detail. This is such a fun & whimsical card & I'm sure it will have brought a smile to the recipient's face. Hugs, D

  5. I'm really loving the pops of black in your crafting Kim, always the the perfect balance...Beautiful inside and out! xx

  6. SO gorgeous Kim! Love everything about this card! Love the black strips, love the spritzed clouds, love the starburst, love the house, love the crystal effects windows. Just LOVE!!! Rochelle xo


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