Friday, April 28, 2017

JAI #357 Colour

Well hello there,
this week has been a study of contrasts it started down at the beach as we finished off the school break with a little holiday down the coast and as soon as we got back plunged full on into the daily school and work routine. Before we headed to the coast; however, I did put together a project for this week's new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we want you to Just Add a Colour Combo from Jan. Here are the colours.

I found this colour mix to be quite intense so I decided to balance them out with a fair bit of white. It struck me they might be perfect for a sympathy card and having been caught out a couple of times when I should have sent one but haven't, I decided it was a good chance to make one to tuck away in my stash.

Having stamped and arranged a bunch of flowers I didn't want to cover them up too much but muting them a little with vellum was the perfect solution. So I white embossed my sentiment on the vellum strip. Given that I was intending this to be a sympathy card I have also kept bling to a minimum - there's shine from the embossing on the base mat and a scatter white sequins.

The rest of the team have come up with lots of (more cheerful) inspiration for you so do go check them out!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Penned and Painted, Window Shopping
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand,Vellum
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), White embossing powder, White baker's twine, Metallic sequins, Fine tip glue pen, Tear and tape


  1. I love everything about this card Kim - it's amazing, you have such an eye for colour! What a difference this will make to someone's day, just as they need it! Kelly x

  2. So beautifully executed Kim. The attention to detail is what makes your projects a real wow card..Love the embossed background effect too!xx

  3. Such a beautiful card, Kim. Adding the white-embossed sentiment on vellum was the perfect choice - softening, but not taking away from the beauty of, the glorious flowers and leaves.

  4. This is stunning, Kim! Your balance of these colours is perfect and your colouring is exquisite! So many details to love here. xx

  5. Absolutely beautiful! The vellum is the perfect solution to adding in a sentiment so you didn't cover up any of the gorgeous flowers.

  6. Absolutely divine, Kim. I love your vellum panel - the white background is a great balance too. I think I really want this stamp set (even though it's retiring soon) - you've created so many beautiful cards with it. The scattering of sequins is a perfect finish. xx

  7. I really love your card too. Very pretty.


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