Friday, October 28, 2016

JAI #335 Sketch

Hello there,
well I am recovering from some travelling and a germ overload but am back into the swing of things here at home. One of the fun things to get into at this time of the year is Christmas preparations, the shops are all decked out, and it is truly time to get on with making some Christmas cards. This week's Just Add Ink challenge was just perfect for that purpose too as this week Tina has asked us to Just Add a Sketch.  

Please note this challenge will run for two weeks, closing November 9th, as nearly all (hooray) of the JAI design team will be at Stampin Up!s OnStage event in Brisbane, in early November. Here's the sketch.

Here's what I came up with using this serious cute mouse set from Stampin Up!

The inside

I pulled out some water colour paper and got to work colouring this carolling mouse. I kept very much to traditional Christmas colours, as they look good, and the red and green really pop against the blue background. After I was done with my mouse I trimmed him out and mounted him over the same image stamped in Stazon On on some vellum (that way you get some of the extra details and very importantly his tail!). I always think of carolling as an image of people out in the snow so out came some trees and a starry sky to make the background. Last thing to add was some silver details (and a fun jingle bell) for that all important Christmas bling. This was a fun card to make (it did take a while though so it will truly be a one off).

Do check out the rest of the JAI DT for some fun sketch inspiration! Hope you can join us.

Thanks for visiting.

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Merry Mice, Foxy Friends, Jingle All the Way (R)
Cardstock: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Vellum, Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Garen Green, Wild Wasabi, Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Stazon Black, Versamark
Accessories: Water color paper, Gift card envelope and trims thinlets, Layering Circles framelits, Silver embossing powder, 1/8" silver taffeta ribbon, Silver metallic thread, Metallic sequins, Mini jingle bells, Tear and tape, Dimensionals, Fine tip glue pen, Aquapainter


  1. Oh this is just the cutest! Your background is amazing and that mouse is adorable!

  2. So cute! Your colouring is just lovely Kim, as are the little details you..Perfect! xx
    Now l really need this

  3. This is truly the sweetest little mouse, and I absolutely adore your watercoloured background. What a gorgeous combination of colours. Love the pop of red! Yay for some time away soon, can't wait to see you at the airport on Wed. xx

  4. Love your adorable scene! It's lovely on the inside too~

  5. Kim your card is adorable. I hope you've gotten over your germs. I have not even made one Christmas greeting yet, this year I may just do a "blanket" design due to calls on my time. But your card is truly cute and inspiring.

  6. Love the way you colored the cute little mouse and the background. I just received my stamps and will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.


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