Friday, November 11, 2016

JAI #336 Just add a Colour Combo

Hello there,
well life has been busy busy but also lots of fun as I had the pleasure of attending Stampin Up's OnStage in Brisbane last week and catching up with lots of special friends. While I was straight back work as soon as I got home I did manage to snatch a little time for this week's new Just Add Ink challenge from Nikki. This week Nikki wants you to Just Add a Colour Combo. Here it is.

Here's what I came up with.

Now some of those special stamping friends of mine will recognise the design as a variation of the swap card I made for OnStage. You can see that just below. Ironically I think I like the new version better :o However, I have to admit replicating 20 of the original, especially when I had a helping hand (thanks Patrice :) was probably easier than replicating my new version.

As you can see there is lots of ink involved in the new version. First I brayered my background and once that was dry silver embossed snowflakes over.  Next I watercoloured my mice, once they were dry I added some sparkle to the lead mouse's hat, and shine (using the fine tip glue pen) to the light globes and ornament.

Hope you can join us this week. Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for some fabulous colour inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Merry Mice, Stitched with Cheer
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Night of Navy, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Smokey Slate, Stazon Black
Accessories: Gift card envelope and trims thinlets, Watercolor paper, Aquapainter, Fringe scissors, Silver glimmer paper, Silver embossing powder, Sewing machine, Silver metallic thread, Jingle bell - silver, 1/4" natural trim silver, Dazzling Diamonds, Fine tip glue pen, Tear and tape, Dimensionals


  1. Sigh! Once again you've created a stunning background and your mice colouring is so lovely!...You know you and P convinced me l needed this set with your gorgeous creations. xx
    I just "LOVE" my swap..:0)

  2. You've used the challenge colours so beautifully on this gorgeous card, Kim. What a stunning background. I love all the special details you add to your cards. x

  3. Both cards are so beautiful Kim, and these mice are so fun - I am going to see the Nutcracker Ballet just before Christmas so this may well end up on my List in time for that :) I love your variations in colouring and your night sky is simply stunning and love the stitching details on both cards. Xx

  4. So lovely Kim - the colouring tiara IS yours!!! So glad I got to sit with you at dinner, it was an OnStage highlight for me! Kelly x

  5. Adorable cards, Kim! Love this set and you have done a fab job with it!

  6. Well this is stunning! I love the graduation of background colour and the softness of your base card. These are the cutest little mice. Both cards are beautiful, your details are always second to none. Was a pleasure cutting and embossing a little c/s for you. xox


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