Friday, November 25, 2016

JAI #338 Just add inspiration

Hello there,
well another hectic week has passed. The most recent highlight was seeing my Mr8 perform in his first guitar concert. He only started learning this year and he did great - and so did the other kids! They were all so amazing, clever and brave to get up in front of an audience to show what they had learned.

Despite a busy weekend I did manage to snatch a little time to make something for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week Jan wants you to Just Add Inspiration. She picked a great vibrant filled image to get you going. Use the image to inspire your project - it might be the colours, an object or patterns. Here it is.

And this is where I ended up.

You just knew it had to be another Christmas card didn't you!
Those vibrant colours made me think the aurora's - aurora borealis and aurora australis I looked them up and the colours were perfect. So why not a Christmas night sky filled with one! To start I pulled out watercolour paper and got my reinkers a paintbrush and set to work. I toned down the colours with a wash of Night of Navy over the top, then added some water splotches and Wink of Stella for texture. Once that was dry I added fine splatters of white gouache over the top to complete the starry sky, leaving a little gap for my silver embossed Christmas star. The perfect companion to a background like this is a sweet silhouette die (my first pick from last years SU! Holiday catalogue now sadly retired). I cut that from shimmery white and also silver foil and offset the two slightly. A scattering of sequins finishes it all off.

The rest of the team have lots of gorgeous inspiration for you so don't forget to drop past their blogs too.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Jingle All The Way (R)
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Ink: Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy
Accessories: Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Watercolour paper, Silver foil, Wink of Stella, White Gouache, Silver embossing powder, Jewels - rhinestones, Metallic sequins, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape


  1. WOW This card is beautiful. I love how you mixed your colors.

  2. I love how your mind works Kim. It never entered my mind to make a Christmas card, but as always you've created another stunning background for your Christmas scene...Love it! xx

  3. This is so spectacular Kim, a wonderful night sky and I love the touches of sliver peeking through too. Xx

  4. I'm sooo in awe of the amazing backgrounds you've been creating lately! Your card is stunning.

  5. What a totally beautiful background Kim - the colours are amazing!!! Kelly x

  6. Another masterpiece, Kim. Your background sky is very moody - love it. xx


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