Friday, June 3, 2016

JAI #314 Just add inspiration

Hello there,
brr it's cold outside - we had our first frost this week and thick fog! There is an upside though - snugly doonas and hot chocolates while you watch a movie matinee with the kids on the weekend :) The challenge we have for you at Just Add Ink this week is filled with warm colours. This week Di has suggested we Just Add Inspiration. Here's the picture - you can take the colours, patterns, or elements whatever inspires you and use that as the basis for your project this week. Hope you play along with us!

Here's what I came up with.

The inside

All those lovely round fruits gave me the perfect excuse to pull out some new toys - the dies to match Swirly Bird. First I laid down a rich layer of water colouring. Once that was dry I splashed some water drops over, dried it again, and then added a fine splatter of gold Wink of Stella. I cut three swirls from Shimmer White cardstock and gold embossed a portion on each. I embellished those with a little clusters of tiny swirl flowers. A sentiment banner with hand stitched edging finished it all off.

I don't normally lean towards using oranges and purples so this was a nice change and I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

Don't forget to stop past the rest of the DT for some fabulous inspiration!
Thanks for visiting,

Recipes: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Butterfly Basics
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, very Vanilla, Vellum
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine tango, Mossy Meadow, Garden Green
Accessories: Swirly Scribbles thinlets, Banners framelits, Water colour paper, Gold glimmer, Gold embossing powder, Gold thread, Gold Wink of Stella, Tear and Tape, Dimensionals


  1. WOW! Your watercolour background is gorgeous! I love the white and touches of gold over the top.

  2. Hello dear Kim!
    WOW don't the new Stampin up goodies ROCK!! I love these colours and the splashes and the hint of that awesome gold glitter brush!! Such a stunning card lovely lady!
    SMiles Sharnee :)

  3. Just stunning Kim! Another jaw dropping creation of gorgeous vibrant colour and beautiful design...After seeing this weeks fab DT samples l can't wait to play. xx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous card Kim! I adore your layers of colour and the splashes of your water colour and the partial gold embossing on the white des adds such a sense of luxury too. Stunning! xx


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