Friday, July 7, 2017

JAI #367 Colour

Hello there,
we are in the middle of our winter school holidays here, and the kids and I enjoyed a week off. We took it pretty easy, heading out for an excursion or some exercise in the fresh (very fresh!) air, and then snuggling in for afternoons at home. For once I actually got some stamping done! The proceeds of that stamping time will arrive here on the blog in future weeks. Right now I have something for you for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week Patrice has asked to Just Add a Colour Combo. I loved this one! Here are the colours.

When I looked at these colours they seemed to me to be perfectly suited to use with a new set I have been keen to ink up.

I couldn't resist the new mermaid set in the 2017-18 SU! annual catalogue. To create an appropriate watery background for her I started by inking up my biggest block with Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb Cake at the bottom. Then spritzed the block with water until I could see beads, then pressed my watercolour paper into the wet ink. I dried my panel and then using more ink and a sheet of acetate I smooched ink over the first layers to get more texture and depth. Dried the panel again and then sprinkled water over the panel to add some water splotches. My mermaid and seeweed I coloured up with copics and then fussy cut out. For the sentiment panel (and inside) I brayered a gradient of Smoky Slate, flicked Wink of Stella over it and then silver embossed my sentiment. I then finished it all off by adding a sprinkle of iridescent sequins.

I loved putting this card together, the inkiness of the background and the meditation of colouring. We'd love to see what you make with these colours. Don't forget to go check out the rest of the Just Add Ink DT, they have loads of beautiful inspiration for you.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Magical Mermaid
Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Watercolor paper, Copic markers (E41, E43, E44, E87, C00, C01, C03, C05, YG0000, YG01, YG17, YG23, YG25 ), Iridescent sequins, Silver embossing powder, Sponge brayer, Linen twine, Silver metallic thread, Fine tip glue pen, Dimensionals, Tear and tape


  1. You got the mermaid! She looks amazing with your beautiful colouring Kim..So vibrant and the background is fabulous. As always, beautifully done, it's an artwork! xx

  2. Oh, WOW! A magical card for a magical birthday. This is amazing, Kim!

  3. You've achieved amazing colour variations with the way you've inked your background, Kim. Your magical mermaid card is stunning (and I've seen it irl so I know lol). xx

  4. Wow, your inky background and colouring details are stunning Kim! Such a wonderful underwater scene for your delightful mermaid to relax in and I love the added texture details and seaweed additions and am sure will be loved by many young maids :-) xx

  5. Wow, this card is gorgeous Kim - perfect use of the colours. Your background & mermaid colouring is sensational! Kelly x

  6. OMG Kim - Stunning Stunning Stunning!!! I have been trying to resist buying the Mermaid set, but your card just made me add it to my next order xx

  7. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing the details. Love the green colors.


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