Friday, March 25, 2016

JAI #304 Just add inspiration

Hello there,
finally, finally the cooler Autumn weather has hit which has been such a delightful change. I love the freshness in the air (especially early in the morning) this time of year. There is still time for flowers to give an Autumn display and perhaps it was the bright pops of colour in this week's Just Add Ink inspiration challenge from Jodene that made me pull out flowers. Here's the inspiration picture. Remember you can pull out whatever elements you like from the inspiration picture - the colours, patterns,umbrella's ;) whatever inspires you!

And here is my flower filled card!

Can you see what elements I pulled from the inspiration picture? Certainly the colours. I also tried to keep the colour balance the same as in the inspiration picture with all the bright pops of colour on the blue background and then changing that to kraft for the bottom. The footbridge ?? element that goes across the picture also inspired my use of the leafy border as a divider between the top and bottom. To add some sparkle I used Iridescent Ice embossing powder for the sentiment and the little white flowers are punched from shimmer white cardstock.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT projects. Hope you can join us.

Happy Easter to you all too!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Botanical Blooms
Cardstock: Kraft, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Shimmer White, Cucumber Crush
Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobler, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Night of Navy
Accessories:  Botanical Builders framelits, Itty Bitty Accents punch, Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper, White and Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Jewels - rhinestones, Cherry Cobler baker's twine, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. This is a gorgeous card Kim and a great take on the inspiration pic! :)

  2. I definitely do not agree with you about enjoying the new crisp Autumn mornings. Just a reminder that Winter is on its way :(

    I do love your flowery bright card though, awesome take on our inspiration pic this week! Lots of fun. Happy Easter to you and yours, my friend. xx

  3. This is so pretty Kim! I love the waterfall effect of your blooms following the line of the leaves - such a fabulous take on the photo this week! Happy Easter xx

  4. I love this Kim! So pretty, bright and fun! Those flowers just pop right off the card and I love the embellishments on the inside too! Just all round gorgeous. Rochelle xo

  5. Very clever and creative lovely! Such a happy take on the inspiration...Give me blooms over a brolly any day..:0) xx

  6. Beautiful card! Love the bright colours. Here in Europe we can't wait for the heat to arrive...its been a long Winter.


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